April 2010

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Test Results 5W-30 Motor Oils

       
PHYSICAL TESTS (click test for details)
Standards/ranges-a
Advanced AutoZone

CAM2

Proline Supertech

SureGuard

       
   TBN, mg KOH/g, (ASTM D2896)
7.4 to 9.0
8.1 7.8 6.6 7.8 7.6 6.5        

   Viscosity @ 100șC, cSt, (ASTM D445)

9.3 to 12.5
10.98 11.28 9.26-d 11.20 10.40 9.62        
   Viscosity @ 40șC, cSt, (ASTM D445)
55.0 to 82.0
66.52 66.43 53.97 67.91 63.37 56.69        
   Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270)

156 to 167

159 160 155 160 154 156        
   Viscosity @ -30șC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293)
6,600 Max
6400 6,190 5,260 6,190 6,000 5,520        
   NOACK volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250șC (ASTM D5800)
15 Max
13.4 14.8 14.7 12.6 11.6 14.6        
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS-b,c
Additives Advanced AutoZone CAM2 Proline Supertech SureGuard        
    Nitrogen μg/g (ASTM D-5762)

720 to 1000

830 810 860 800 810 480        
    Calcium, ppm
 1648 to 2301
1,739 1,735 1,887 1,732 1,995 2,080        
    Magnesium, ppm
 6 to 43
7 7 7 7 9 11        
    Phosphorus ,ppm
600 to 800
809 787 678 792 800 773        
    Zinc, ppm

 789 to 887

892 867 750 875 886 851        
    Molybdenum,  ppm

 <1 to 226

<1 <1 34 <1 152 8        
    Barium, ppm

 <1

<1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1        
Additive and/or other Advanced AutoZone CAM2 Proline Supertech SureGuard        
    Boron,  ppm
 <1 to 246
<1 <1 230 <1 <1 61        
    Silicon,  ppm
 4 to 8
3 3 6 3 4 4        
    Potassium, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1        
    Manganese, ppm
 <1 to 8
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1        
    Titanium, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1        
    Sulfur, ppm

5,000 max

2,369 2,309 3,611 2,378 2,704 2,667        
    Copper, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1        
    Sodium, ppm
 <1 to 467
428 436 <1 418 <1 <1        
    Vanadium, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1        
Contaminants Advanced AutoZone CAM2 Proline Supertech SureGuard        
    Silver, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1        
    Aluminum, ppm
 <1 to 2
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1        
    Chromium, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1        
    Iron, ppm
 <1 to 1
1 1 <1 1 1 <1        
    Nickel, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1        
    Lead, ppm
 <1 to 1
<1 <1 <1 <1 1 <1        
    Antimony, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1 <1 1 <1        
    Tin, ppm
 4 to 5
4 4 4 4 5 4        

  a- Standards, shown in black, are established by API, SAE and others. Ranges, shown in teal, represent the high and low data ranges for the majors.

  b-Test Method used for metal analysis is ASTM ASTM D5185.

  c- ASTM D5185-09 Reproducibility by Element.

  d- PQIA requested a viscosity rechecked. Recheck came back at 9.256cSt

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