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Ford Motor Company

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
Ford Motor Company
Dearborn, MI 48126

Website(s): www.ford.com

Motorcraft is a brand of auto parts sold by Ford Motor Company. The Motorcraft brand is sold through Ford and Lincoln-Mercury dealerships and select auto parts stores.


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.

Ford Motorcraft Super Duty
SAE 15W-40 Diesel Motor Oil

Product: Ford Motorcraft
Viscosity Grade: SAE 15W-40
Labeling: API CJ-4

Distributed By: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI

Purchased at: Edison, NJ

Date of purchase: 8-10-2016


Website(s): www.ford.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.

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 Ford Motorcraft
TBN, mg KOH/g (ASTM D2896) 8.30
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 12.5 to <16.3 15.03
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 114.16
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 137
Viscosity @-20ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293) 7,000 Max 5,980
Volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250ÂșC (ASTM D5800) 13 Max -c 12.4
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Calcium 2,411
Magnesium 8
Phosphorus, ppm 1,250 Max 1,103
Zinc, ppm 1,188
Molybdenum,  ppm <1
Barium, ppm <1
Boron, ppm <1
Silicon, ppm 4
Potassium, ppm <5
Manganese, ppm <1
Titanium, ppm <1
Copper, ppm <1
Sodium, ppm <5
Vanadium, ppm <1
Silver, ppm <1
Aluminum, ppm 2
Chromium, ppm <1
Iron, ppm 2
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 13.5 are considered on specification.