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Ford Motor Company

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
Ford Motor Company
20600 Rotunda Dr.
Dearborn, MI 48124

Website(s): www.fordparts.com

Ford Motor Company created its Motorcraft auto parts division in 1972. This division provides replacement parts and original equipment parts (including Motorcraft motor oil)

According to the Motorcraft website, "Motorcraft® parts are recommended by Ford Motor Company and offer high-quality, vehicle-specific applications for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles at competitive prices." 


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.

Ford Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend

Product: Ford Motorcraft Synthetic Blend
Viscosity grade: SAE 5W-30
Labeled: API Service SN, ILSAC GF-5

Marketed by: Ford Motor Company

Purchased at: Bourbannais, IL

Date of purchase: 1/5/2015


Website(s): www.fordparts.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 Ford Motorcraft
TBN, mg KOH/g (ASTM D2896) 7.8
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 9.3 to <12.5 10.9
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 65.5
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 158.0
Viscosity @-30ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293) 6,600 Max 6004
Volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250ºC (ASTM D5800) 15 Max -c 15.2
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Calcium 2297
Magnesium 10
Phosphorus, ppm 600 to 800 758
Zinc, ppm 817
Molybdenum,  ppm 16
Barium, ppm <1
Boron, ppm 188
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 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.