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Has anyone used an oil from certified labs. I have some certified labs 5w30 syn and my brother uses there 15w40 . He swears by there grease but they are kinda expensive.
 
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I find it amusing that their name is "Certified" oils, but as far as I can determine none of their oils have any certifications. Why would anyone bother to go through the gymnastics and cost of obtaining these oils? For what demonstrated benefit?
 

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The 5w30 syn I just used is sn rated and dexos approved. Atleast from the dexos websight anyways.
 
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You are correct, I found it on the API site, it is listed under the NCH Corporation. Well at least it does have SN and dexos, so it should be suitable for applications requiring either of those. How much does it cost compared to another oil that also meets SN and is dexos licensed?
 

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I dont remember the cost but if I'm correct I think it was over twice the amount as say pp or Castrol. I got a gallon for free so I figured why not. I guess in heavy duty use if your gonna extend your oci and do uoa,s then I guess it could be worth it. Sorta like amsoil I bet. My brother and father own big rigs and they swear by there oils n greases but idk. I don't do extended oci's so for me it doesn't make sense. I always use pp 5w 30 and a fram ultra xg9688 filter and I still do an oil change every 4000 miles. Gdi engine.
 
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I guess the certified rep stops by the shop and does his talk and for some reason people fall for it but he did get me interested in the stuff. He offered free analysis kits and says the oil is far superior and the oil analysis will prove it. Idk what to think of it really
 

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Like I said if I was to do extended oci's I might think about it. I guess if using thier oils with extended drains and if the samples come back with proven results then it might be worth it. Less oil changes and less filter changes and less downtime does have it's benefits
 
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I find it amusing that their name is "Certified" oils, but as far as I can determine none of their oils have any certifications. Why would anyone bother to go through the gymnastics and cost of obtaining these oils? For what demonstrated benefit?
All of our Certified Oils have the appropriate approvals. And you're welcome to verify that. Our primary focus as a lubricant company is Heavy Duty and Industrial applications. Our heavy-duty oils are outstanding products, engineered with intention, and contain comprehensive add packs. I routinely double or triple my customer's current oil intervals (always verified by a regular oil analysis program) and incorporate PM practices that help our customers save long term dollars as well as short term dollars. I'm new to these forms, I'm a certified lubrication specialist and ill be honest I'm impressed with the level of discussion on here. I'm biased so I believe our oils to be of the highest quality. The majority of the posters on this forum seem to be highly educated individuals debating the finest details of the top grades of commercial oils. The reality is - not all high volume consumers are making these intelligent decisions. We help our customers into these markets and so much more.

Our 5w30 and light-duty oils are high-quality oils and do an outstanding job for our customer's light-duty fleets. But our bread and butter is in the heavy-duty market. If you're running our Spectra Xtreme 5w30 you're in excellent hands.
 

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All of our Certified Oils have the appropriate approvals. And you're welcome to verify that. Our primary focus as a lubricant company is Heavy Duty and Industrial applications. Our heavy-duty oils are outstanding products, engineered with intention, and contain comprehensive add packs. I routinely double or triple my customer's current oil intervals (always verified by a regular oil analysis program) and incorporate PM practices that help our customers save long term dollars as well as short term dollars. I'm new to these forms, I'm a certified lubrication specialist and ill be honest I'm impressed with the level of discussion on here. I'm biased so I believe our oils to be of the highest quality. The majority of the posters on this forum seem to be highly educated individuals debating the finest details of the top grades of commercial oils. The reality is - not all high volume consumers are making these intelligent decisions. We help our customers into these markets and so much more.

Our 5w30 and light-duty oils are high-quality oils and do an outstanding job for our customer's light-duty fleets. But our bread and butter is in the heavy-duty market. If you're running our Spectra Xtreme 5w30 you're in excellent hands.

I'm somewhat concerned that a "Certified Lubrication Specialist" isn't familiar with SAE J300 per the other thread:

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When looking at an SAE Grade of 15w40 for example that refers to a viscosity of 15 at 100c and a winter (W) of 40.

Which is completely wrong.
 
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I believe this is the stuff I used for some short intervals on my truck after I did the lower intake manifold gaskets. Bought it at Sams Club.

It has the API approval. Run it.
 
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I find it amusing that their name is "Certified" oils, but as far as I can determine none of their oils have any certifications. Why would anyone bother to go through the gymnastics and cost of obtaining these oils? For what demonstrated benefit?

Weren’t you the one looking for an API approval on boat engine oil?
 
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