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Mystik Lubricants

Company and Product Information

Website(s): www.mystiklubes.com

Tracing its heritage back to 1922, Mystik® Lubricants offers specialized performance lubricants that meet the unique demand for consumer, commercial, agriculture, industrial equipment and powersports, such as personal watercraft, snowmobiles, outboard motors and ATVs. As part of the CITGO® Lubricants brand portfolio, Mystik products exceed industry standards and are available through local retailers, national marketers and online at www.mystiklubes.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.

Mystik Super Heavy Duty Engine Oil
SAE 15W-40 JT 8 Synthetic Blend

Product: Mystik JT 8 Synthetic Blend
Viscosity Grade: SAE 15W-40
Labeling: API CJ-4, CI-4 Plus/SM

Manufactured for: Mystik Lubricants, Houston, TX

Purchased at: Ulysses, KS

Date of purchase: 4/13/2016


Website(s): www.mystiklubes.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 Mystik
TBN, mg KOH/g (ASTM D2896) 9.59
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 12.5 to <16.3 15.06
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 112.40
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 139
Viscosity @-20ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293) 7,000 Max 5,226
Volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250ºC (ASTM D5800) 13 Max -c 11.5
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Calcium 1,191
Magnesium 848
Phosphorus, ppm 1,250 1,113
Zinc, ppm 1,256
Molybdenum,  ppm 46
Barium, ppm <1
Boron, ppm 2
Silicon, ppm 6
Potassium, ppm <5
Manganese, ppm <1
Titanium, ppm <1
Copper, ppm <1
Sodium, ppm 6
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.