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Orion Lubricants Inc.

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
Orion Lubricants Inc.
Worth, IL

Website(s): No Website Found



The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is an independent resource for information and insights on the quality of lubricants in the marketplace. Our mission is to serve the consumer of lubricants by randomly sampling and independently testing lubricants taken from the field. Test results are posted along with the brand names on the PQIA website. This webpage provides an analysis on the brand detailed below.

The following are the test results for the sample examined.

REV 360
5W-30 Motor Oil

Product: REV 360
Viscosity Grade: "5W-30"
Labeling: "...comparable to an SJ Motor Oil."

Distributed By: Orion Lubricants Inc, Worth, IL

Purchased at: Watervliet, MI

Date of purchase: 11/15/2016


Website(s): No Website Found

Test Results and Assessment:

The results of the tests conducted on this sample do NOT meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are NOT consistent with the listed API Service Category. The Low-Temperature Cranking Viscosity is nearly six times higher than the maximum viscosity specification for this SAE grade. The Kinematic Viscosity @ 100°C could not be determined due to the presence of water, but is also very likely higher than the specification based on the very high viscosities @ 40°C and -30°C. In addition, the phosphorus content is over five times the maximum level required by the referenced API specification which could cause damage to catalytic converters. Furthermore, the organometallic additive levels in this sample are exceedingly high, potentially leading to excessive piston deposits, and the silicon results indicate the product may be contaminated with abrasive material.

Use of this product in modern automobile engines will likely cause harm to the engine.

Note: This is the second time PQIA has issued a Consumer Alert on REV 360 5W-30, see link below:
REV 360 5W-30 2/17/2016


bottle icon Physical Properties pass
Elemental Analysis pass
Labeling warning

Note: 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.

PHYSICAL TESTS (click for test details) - a Standard REV 360
TBN, mg KOH/g (ASTM D2896) 31.3
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 9.3 to <12.5 - c
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 118
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) - c
Viscosity @-30ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293) 6,600 Max 38,788
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Calcium 10,236
Magnesium 155
Phosphorus, ppm 1,000 Max 5,128
Zinc, ppm 3,841
Molybdenum,  ppm 10
Barium, ppm 16
Boron, ppm 497
Silicon, ppm 21
Potassium, ppm 2
Manganese, ppm 0
Titanium, ppm 6
Copper, ppm 0
Sodium, ppm 448
Vanadium, ppm 0
Silver, ppm 0
Aluminum, ppm 6
Chromium, ppm 0
Iron, ppm 7
Nickel, ppm 0
Lead, ppm 0
Antimony, ppm 0
Tin, ppm 0
  1. Standards, shown in yellow are established by API, SAE and others.
  2. Test Method for metal analysis is ASTM D5185.
  3. Viscosity at 100°C and Viscosity Index could not be determined due to water contamination in the sample.