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Conatus Oil & Gas, Inc

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
Conatus Oil & Gas, Inc
Miami, FL

Website(s): No Website Found

"Q Motor Oil® is a Registered Mark of Conatus Oil & Gas, Inc" 
From the Back Label

Q 10•40 Motor Oil

Product: Q Motor Oil
Viscosity Grade: "Viscosity Range 10 to 40*"
Labeled: "10•40 Motor Oil"

Marketed By: N/A ("Q Motor Oil® is a Registered Mark of Conatus Oil & Gas, Inc") 

Purchased at: Lima, OH

Date of purchase: 4/19/2017

 

Website(s): No Website Found

Test Results and Assessment:

Q Motor Oil 10•40

Whereas the label on this product states "10•40” in large print (which could be interpreted by a consumer as meaning it’s an SAE 10W-40 viscosity grade), the label also states in smaller print “Viscosity Range 10 To 40*.”  This terminology is not consistent with any industry definitions for SAE viscosity grades. Also, the Viscosity at 100°C is 13% lower than the minimum viscosity specification for a 10W-40 SAE grade.

In addition, although the label on this product does not claim it meets any API Service Category (or any other specification for that matter), the test results on this sample indicates the product lacks any meaningful level of additives to protect engines from wear, sludge, and corrosion. Further, the metal analysis results indicate the product may be contaminated with used oil and abrasive material. For these reasons, the product is NOT suitable for use in virtually all automobile engines currently on the road.

Use of this product in virtually all automobile engines will likely cause harm to the engine. Similarly, although the back label on the product states “Suitable for Moderate Diesel Engines,” use of this product in virtually all diesel engines currently on the road will likely cause harm to the engine.

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

The Viscosity at 100°C is 13% lower than the minimum viscosity specification for this SAE grade.
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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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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 Q Motor Oil
TBN, mg KOH/g (ASTM D2896) 0.01
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 12.5 to <16.3 10.9
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 65.2
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 148
Viscosity @-25ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293) 7,000 Max 3,740
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Additives
Calcium, ppm 1
Magnesium, ppm 3
Phosphorus, ppm   494
Zinc, ppm 5
Molybdenum,  ppm 0
Barium, ppm 0
Boron, ppm 1
Silicon, ppm 222
Potassium, ppm 1
Manganese, ppm 0
Titanium, ppm 0
Copper, ppm 63
Sodium, ppm 1
Vanadium, ppm 0
Contaminants
Silver, ppm 0
Aluminum, ppm 8
Chromium, ppm 1
Iron, ppm 47
Nickel, ppm 0
Lead, ppm 2
Antimony, ppm 0
Tin, ppm 25
  1. Standards, shown in yellow are established by API, SAE and others.
  2. Test Method for metal analysis is ASTM D5185.