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7-Eleven Corporation

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
7-Eleven, Inc.
One Arts Plaza 1722 Routh St., Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75201


 7-Eleven is the world’s largest convenience store chain operating, franchising and licensing stores in 18 countries. Some 10,500 of the 56,600 7-Eleven stores worldwide are in North America.


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.

7-Eleven SAE 10W-40
Motor Oil

Product: 7-Eleven
Viscosity Grade: SAE 10W-40
Labeling: API SN

Distributed by: 7-ELEVEN, INC., Dallas, TX.

Purchased at: Washington, D.C.

Date of purchase: 7/1/2015


Website(s):  www.7-ELEVEN.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
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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 7-Eleven
TBN, mg KOH/g (ASTM D2896) 6.8
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 12.5 to <16.3 14.9
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 99.3
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 157
Viscosity @-25ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293) 7,000 Max 4416
Volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250ºC (ASTM D5800) 15 Max -c 12.2
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Calcium 1982
Magnesium 15
Phosphorus, ppm 600 Min 772
Zinc, ppm 817
Molybdenum,  ppm 40
Barium, ppm <1
Boron, ppm 180
Silicon, ppm 6
Potassium, ppm <5
Manganese, ppm <1
Titanium, ppm <1
Copper, ppm <1
Sodium, ppm <5
Vanadium, ppm <1
Silver, ppm <1
Aluminum, ppm 4
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.