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The Petroleum Quality Institute of America serves buyers and consumers of lubricants through the generous support of: 

 

 Afton Chemical
 
Chemlube International 

 

 
CHS Inc.

Chevron Products

CITGO

Eni USA R&M Co. Inc. 

Gulf Lubricants/Nu-Tier
 
 
Lubricating Specialties Company
 
Lubrizol

Phillips 66

Pinnacle Oil

Safety-Kleen


 Universal Lubricants
 
 

Lubricant Distributor Supporters

 


L.F. Powers
 

Ocean State Oil and Domestic Fuel and Lubes

Circle Lubricants

Leahy-Wolf

Keller-Heartt Oil

Dennis K. Burke

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May 19, 2014
CONSUMERS BEWARE - EVERCLEAR CAN CAUSE HARM TO ENGINES AND TRANSMISSIONS

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America issues DON'T BUYS on motor oil and transmission fluid manufactured and marketed by Everclear of Ohio. Test results reveal serious issues with the Everclear 10W-30, 10W-40, 5W-30 motor oil, and the Everclear Automatic Transmission Fluids (ATF). 

 

Each of the Everclear products tested have high levels of silicon which is typically associated with abrasive material. In addition, two failed to meet their labelled viscosity grade and each of the motor oils contained high levels of metals (iron, copper, tin, aluminum). These metals are typically found in used oil.

 

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Everclear 10W-30
DON'T BUY
Everclear 10W-40
DON'T BUY 
Everclear 5W-30
DON'T BUY 
Everclear ATF
DON'T BUY

This is not the first time PQIA has alerted consumers about Everclear lubricants.

The first Consumer Alert was issued on Everclear 5W-30 in a press release in March 2011.  Another alert was announced in July 2011 on its 10W-30. That was followed by a Consumer Alert on Everclear's automatic transmission fluid in August 2012, and in October 2013 PQIA announced a Consumer Alert when it found Everclear's 5W-30 did not meet its labeled viscosity grade and was contaminated with material strongly suggestive of used oil. 

PLEASE LET PQIA KNOW IF AND WHERE YOU FIND EVERCLEAR MOTOR OILS AND TRANSMISSION FLUIDS ON THE SHELVES. 



WILL OHIO TAKE ACTION?

While Everclear motor oils and transmission fluids remains on the shelves in Ohio, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services took clear and decisive action in December 2013 to get these products off the shelves in their State. They did so by issuing Stop-Sale Orders for Everclear 5W-30, 10W-30 and 10W-40 motor oil. In addition, Everclear Automatic Transmission Fluid was also pulled from sale for failure to meet any recognized specifications.

 

So Why Doesn't the State of Ohio take action to protect its citizens from these products?

 

PQIA opened communications with the Federal Trade Commission office in Cleveland Ohio early in 2011 regarding Everclear motor oils and other motor oils with serious deficiencies that are sold in the State.  Whereas the Ohio FTC office expressed concerns about the issue, they are reportedly "resource constrained" and, sadly, declined to take action. Although PQIA appreciates the Ohio FTC office's comments suggesting that action might be taken in the future, PQIA remains very concerned that automobile engines and transmissions will be damaged while consumers wait.

 

With that, Buyers Beware of Everclear Motor Oils and Transmission Fluids sold in Ohio or any other state. 

 

 

Bad Motor Oils Still on the Shelves 

News12 New Jersey - Kane In Your Corner,
in cooperation with PQIA, ran a three part investigative series exposing a serious issue all car owners should be aware of. That issue being dangerous motor oil for sale at gas stations and convenience stores; some of it was so contaminated that it could seriously damage a car or void its warranty.  
 
Now, five months later, a Kane In Your Corner investigation finds the brands that did worst in lab tests do not appear to have kept their promises to make things better.

   
Note: The Petroleum Quality Institute of America has issued several 
Consumer Alerts and "Don't Buys"on the MaxiGuard brand highlighted in the Kane in Your Corner news segment. PQIA is pleased to hear the 
manufacturers of MaxiGuard motor oil, Bass Oil & Chemical, have assured News12 NJ Kane in Your Corner they will address the issue and that they say the State of New York's Department of Weights and Measures recently visited its facility to discuss the product.
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Help support PQIA's efforts to assure the quality and integrity of lubricants in the market.

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America's mission is to serve the consumer of lubricants by testing and reporting on the quality and integrity of lubricants in the marketplace. It is expected that this improved visibility of quality will lead to wider conformance by lubricant manufacturers to specification and performance claims. 

We can't do it alone.  

      

To find out how you can help support PQIA's efforts, contact us at 732-910-0017

 or by email at tglenn@pqia.org.

 

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