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Wholesale Club, LLC

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
Wholesale Club, LLC
320 Murphy Road
Hartford, CT 06114

Website(s): www.thekhalidgroup.com

SAMS1 Lubricants and Wholesale Club, LLC are subsidiaries of The Khalid Group.


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.

SAMS1 Lubricants Synthetic Blend
SAE 10W-40 Motor Oil

Product: SAMS1 Lubricants
Viscosity Grade: SAE 10W-40
Labeling: API SN

Distributed By: Wholesale Club, LLC, Hartford, CT

Purchased at: East Hartford, CT

Date of purchase: 8-8-2016


Website(s): www.thekhalidgroup.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 SAMS1
TBN, mg KOH/g (ASTM D2896) 7.39
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 12.5 to <16.3 15.30
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 106.34
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 151
Viscosity @-25ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293) 7,000 Max 6,486
Volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250ÂșC (ASTM D5800) 15 Max -c 8.9
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Calcium 2,138
Magnesium 11
Phosphorus, ppm 600 Min 769
Zinc, ppm 796
Molybdenum,  ppm 79
Barium, ppm <1
Boron, ppm 242
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.