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Smitty's Supply, Inc.

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
63399 Highway 51 North
PO Box 530
Roseland, LA 70456


 Smitty's Supply, Inc. manufactures and distributes lubricants and related products. The Company offers antifreeze, brake fluids, chemicals, gear oils, greases, heavy duty engine oils, power steering fluids, and synthetic oils.


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.

SuperS HD
FG-2000 Heavy Duty Motor Oil
SAE 15W-40

Product: SuperS HD FG-2000 Heavy Duty
Viscosity Grade: SAE 15W-40
Labeling: API Service CJ-4, CI-4 Plus, CH-4/SN

Marketed by: Smitty's Supply, Inc.

Purchased at: Ottawa Lake, MI

Date of purchase: 2/4/2015


Website(s): www.smittysinc.net

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.  The test results for this sample, however, show a higher than expeceted level of silicon, which can indicate the presence of abrasive material.


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 SuperS HD FG-2000
TBN, mg KOH/g (ASTM D2896) 9.3
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 12.5 to 16.3 15.9
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 124.8
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 135.0
Viscosity @-20ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293) 7,000 Max 5868
Volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250ÂșC (ASTM D5800) 13 Max -c 11.5
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Calcium 2237
Magnesium 9
Phosphorus, ppm 1,250 964
Zinc, ppm 1019
Molybdenum,  ppm 2
Barium, ppm <1
Boron, ppm 8
Silicon, ppm 19
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.