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Beck/Arnley Worldparts, Inc.

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
2375 Midway Lane
Smyrna, TN 37167

Website(s): www.beckarnley.com

Beck/Arnley supplies wholesale distributors, who sell to jobbers, and retailers. Founded in 1914, Beck/Arnley's broad product offering for the aftermarket is organized into six modules: Brake & Chassis, Electrical, Clutch & Driveline, Engine Management, Engine Parts & Filtration and Cooling Systems. Beck/Arnley now sells genuine OE quality fluids sourced directly from OEM suppliers. Headquartered near Nashville, Tenn., Beck/Arnley researches, sources and delivers parts to resellers through its Master Distribution Center in Smyrna, Tenn. and strategically located satellite distribution centers across North America. Additional information is available at www.beckarnley.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.

Beck/Arnley Premium OE Fully Synthetic
Motor Oil SAE 0W-20

Product: Beck/Arnley Premium OE Fully Synthetic
Viscosity Grade: SAE 0W-20
Labeling: API SN/ILSAC GF-5

Manufactured by: Beck/Arnley Worldparts, Inc., Smyrna, TN

Purchased at: Valencia, PA

Date of purchase: 4/1/2015


Website(s): www.beckarnley.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 Beck/Arnley
TBN, mg KOH/g (ASTM D2896) 7.5
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 6.9 to <9.3 8.5
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 45.7
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 167
Viscosity @-35ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293) 6,200 Max 5448
Volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250ÂșC (ASTM D5800) 15 Max -c 11.9
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Calcium 2121
Magnesium 10
Phosphorus, ppm 600 to 800 781
Zinc, ppm 837
Molybdenum,  ppm 84
Barium, ppm <1
Boron, ppm 238
Silicon, ppm 4
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.