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Midwood Brands LLC

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
10611 Monroe Rd.
Matthews, NC 28105

Website(s): No Websites Found For MIDWOOD BRANDS, LLC.



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.

American XT Premium SAE 5W-30
High Mileage Motor Oil

Product: American XT High Mileage
Viscosity Grade: SAE 5W-30
Labeling: API SN/ILSAC GF-5

Packaged by: Warren Oil Company, Inc., Dunn, NC
Distributed by: MIDWOOD BRANDS, LLC, Matthews, NC

Purchased at: Washington, D.C.

Date of purchase: 7/1/2015


Website(s): No Websites Found for MIDWOOD BRANDS, LLC.

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 American XT
TBN, mg KOH/g (ASTM D2896) 7.7
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 9.3 to <12.5 10.5
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 62.2
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 158
Viscosity @-30ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293) 6,600 Max 5782
Volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250ÂșC (ASTM D5800) 15 Max -c 11.2
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Calcium 2126
Magnesium 14
Phosphorus, ppm 800 757
Zinc, ppm 815
Molybdenum,  ppm 81
Barium, ppm <1
Boron, ppm 241
Silicon, ppm 5
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 <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.