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Golden Lubricants LLC

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
Golden Lubricants LLC
1333 Burr Ridge Pkwy Suite 200 
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Website(s): www.morgasoil.com


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.

Synthetic Blend

Product: MORGAS
Viscosity Grade: SAE 5W-20
Labeling: "is compatible with SN, SM, SL and ILSAC GF-5 service classification."

Distributed By: Golden Lubricants LLC, Burr Ridge, IL

Purchased at: Ford Heights, IL

Date of purchase: 11/15/2016


Website(s): www.morgasoil.com

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 Kinematic Viscosity @ 100°C is 14% lower than the minimum viscosity specification for this SAE grade. In addition, the Volatility result is substantially higher than the maximum allowed in the SN specification.

It should also be noted that the back label states this product "is compatible with SN, SM, SL and ILSAC GF-5 service classification." when in fact it does not meet any of these specifications.

Use of this product in the majority of vehicles on the road today may cause unsatisfactory engine performance.

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 MORGAS
TBN, mg KOH/g (ASTM D2896) 4.79
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 6.9 to <9.3 5.93
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 29.48
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 151
Viscosity @-30ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293) 6,600 Max 2,474
Volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250ºC (ASTM D5800) 15 Max -c 39.2
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Calcium, ppm 1,689
Magnesium, ppm 7
Phosphorus, ppm 600 to 800 720
Zinc, ppm 746
Molybdenum,  ppm 3
Barium, ppm <1
Boron, ppm 10
Silicon, ppm 8
Potassium, ppm <5
Manganese, ppm <1
Titanium, ppm <1
Copper, ppm <1
Sodium, ppm <5
Vanadium, ppm <1
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.