PQIA Issues a DON’T BUY on Orbit Motor Oil and ATF
The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) reports on a fraudulent brand of “Motor Oil” on retail shelves in Missouri and Indiana, and likely available elsewhere throughout the Midwest, that is capable of destroying your car engine in short order. The brand is Orbit and it’s manufactured by Orbit Oil in Gary, Indiana.
PQIA’s analysis of the Orbit samples show the products are extremely thin, as much as 74% below the minimum viscosity requirements for their implied viscosity grade. Motor oils this thin are not able to adequately separate and lubricate moving engine parts and can lead to rapid wear and even engine seizure. In addition, the samples tested lack the critical additives needed to protect car engines from wear, sludge, rust and corrosion, and may contain abrasive contaminates.
Accordingly, PQIA issued a “DON’T BUY” for Orbit brand motor oils.