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Texas Gold

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
Texas Gold
Houston, TX 77325

Website(s): No Website(s) 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.

Texas Gold
SAE 30 Motor Oil

Product: Texas Gold
Viscosity Grade: SAE 30
Labeling: API SC/CC

Distributed By: Texas Gold, Houston, TX

Purchased at: Houston, TX

Date of purchase: 2/26/2016


Website(s): No Website(s) Found

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.

Note: This oil is rated API SC/CC, which are obsolete specifications considered unsuitable for engines built after 1967. Consumers should always read the entire back label, where this products clearly warns about its limited use.

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 Texas Gold
TBN, mg KOH/g (ASTM D2896) 3.13
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 9.3 to <12.5 12.3
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 90.1
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 131
Viscosity @-20ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293) N/A N/A
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Calcium 2,259
Magnesium 78
Phosphorus, ppm 618
Zinc, ppm 526
Molybdenum,  ppm 51
Barium, ppm 0
Boron, ppm 55
Silicon, ppm 13
Potassium, ppm 105
Manganese, ppm 0
Titanium, ppm 1
Copper, ppm 0
Sodium, ppm 50
Vanadium, ppm 0
Silver, ppm 0
Aluminum, ppm 0
Chromium, ppm 0
Iron, ppm 1
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. This specification is expressed to two significant figures, therefore results up to 15.5 are considered on specification.