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Amazon.com, Inc.

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
Amazon.com, Inc.
410 Terry Ave N. 
Seattle, WA 98109

Website(s): www.amazon.com

 

AmazonBasics
Full SyntheticSAE 0W-20 Motor Oil

Product: AmazonBasics Full Synthetic
Viscosity Grade: SAE 0W-20
Labeled: API SN PLUS/ILSAC GF-5/dexos1

Distributed By: Amazon.com, Inc., Seattle, WA
Manufactured By: Warren Distribution, Inc., Omaha, NE

Purchased at: Lexington, KY

Date of purchase: 9/13/2018

 

Website(s): www.amazon.com

Test Results and Assessment:

The results of the tests conducted on this sample meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories.

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Elemental Analysis pass
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Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D445)

The results of the Kinematic Viscosity @ 100ºC test conducted on this sample meet the requirements of SAE J300.
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Cold Cranking Viscosity, mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293)

The results of the Cold Cranking Viscosity test conducted on this sample meet the requirements of SAE J300.
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Volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250ºC (ASTM D5800)

The results of the Volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250ºC test conducted on this sample meet the requirements of API SN/ILSAC GF-5.
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Phosphorus, ppm (ASTM D5185)

The results of the Phosporus test conducted on this sample meet the requirements of API SN/ILSAC GF-5.
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Note1: Although laboratory tests alone cannot be used to establish if engine oil meets an API Service Category, they can be used to determine if it doesn't. Note2: The specification for cold cranking viscosity includes only a maximum value; the minimum value shown in the “standard” area of the chart is truncated for illustrative purposes.

PHYSICAL TESTS (click for test details) - a Standard AmazonBasics
TBN, mg KOH/g (ASTM D2896) 8.35
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 6.9 to <9.3 8.89
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 47.19
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 171
Viscosity @-35ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293) 6,200 Max 5,774
Volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250ºC (ASTM D5800) 15 Max -c 9.9
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Additives
Calcium, ppm 1,299
Magnesium, ppm 562
Phosphorus, ppm 600 to 800 -d 752
Zinc, ppm 812
Molybdenum,  ppm 81
Barium, ppm <1
Boron, ppm 230
Silicon, ppm 6
Potassium, ppm <5
Manganese, ppm <1
Titanium, ppm <1
Copper, ppm <1
Sodium, ppm 6
Vanadium, ppm <1
Contaminants
Silver, ppm <1
Aluminum, ppm <1
Chromium, ppm <1
Iron, ppm <1
Nickel, ppm <1
Lead, ppm <1
Antimony, ppm <1
Tin, ppm <1
  1. Standards, shown in yellow are established by API, SAE and others.
  2. Test Method for metal analysis is ASTM D5185.
  3. This specification is expressed to two significant figures, therefore results up to 15.5 are considered on specification.
  4. This specification is expressed to one significant figure, therefore results between 550 and 849 are considered on specification.