November 2010

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Test Results 5W-30 Motor Oils

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PHYSICAL TESTS (click test for details)
Standards/ranges-a
Meijer Thorntons

Warren Oil

Spectrol Casey's Accel
   TBN, mg KOH/g, (ASTM D2896)
7.4 to 9.0
6.9 6.9 8.1 7.3 7.8 7.8

   Viscosity @ 100șC, cSt, (ASTM D445)

9.3 to 12.5
10.48 10.69 10.38 10.8 10.91 10.74
   Viscosity @ 40șC, cSt, (ASTM D445)
55.0 to 82.0
59.38 65.68 61.61 63.14 65.56 64.54
   Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270)

156 to 167

169 154 159 164 160 159
   Viscosity @ -30șC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293)
6,600 Max
5,720 5,630 5,760 5,710 5,980 6,140
   NOACK volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250șC (ASTM D5800)
15 Max
14.9 14.6 13.8

16.0/16.2

See footnote "d"

15.2

See footnote "e"

15.2

See footnote "e"

ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS-b,c
Additives Meijer Thorntons

Warren Oil

Spectrol Casey's Accel
    Nitrogen μg/g (ASTM D-5762)

720 to 1000

670 680 1,000 770 790 770
    Calcium, ppm
 1648 to 2301
1,869 1,883 2,120 1,829 1,706 1,705
    Magnesium, ppm
 6 to 43
7 7 8 7 7 6
    Phosphorus ,ppm
600 to 800
761 757 777 731 761 759
    Zinc, ppm

 789 to 887

838 833 855 811 841 835
    Molybdenum,  ppm

 <1 to 226

9 9 39 189 <1 <1
    Barium, ppm

 <1

<1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Additive and/or other Meijer Thorntons

Warren Oil

Spectrol Casey's Accel
    Boron,  ppm
 <1 to 246
<1 <1 250 65 <1 1
    Silicon,  ppm
 4 to 8
2 3 5 4 2 2
    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

3,092 3,203 3,815 2,463 2,370 2,262
    Copper, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
    Sodium, ppm
 <1 to 467
<1 <1 <1 <1 380 355
    Vanadium, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Contaminants Meijer Thorntons

Warren Oil

Spectrol Casey's Accel
    Silver, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
    Aluminum, ppm
 <1 to 2
1 <1 1 4 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
2 3 2 2 2 2

  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- Initial Noack test results of 16.0 was rechecked and gave 16,2% loss which is statistically repeatable with the original result.

  e- The specification of 15 max is expressed in two significant figures and therefore this result meets specification.

  Note: Should a lubricant manufacturer have independent test data (bench or engine) that shows its lubricant offers higher quality and/or performance than others, we welcome this information and remain prepared to publish it on this website if and when provided.

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