Michigan Cracking Down on Substandard Lubes

According to an article from Lube Report, a Michigan agency recently issued a stop-use and stop-removal orders for motor oils and transmission fluids sold by City Petroleum of Dearborn and Star Petroleum of Detroit.

“The stop-use and stop-removal orders prohibit the sale, offering for sale, or use of motor oils or transmission fluids manufactured, packaged, and/or distributed by City Petroleum (doing business as City Star) and/or Star Petroleum,” the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said in a Sept. 12 news release.

“These products should no longer be used, immediately be removed from store shelves or other product displays, and no longer be offered for sale. These products may cause damage to vehicle engines.”

The agency said that as part of an 11 month investigation, it discovered the motor oil and transmission fluids sold by the companies don’t contain the amount of product claimed. In addition, the agency noted that the motor oil doesn’t meet the viscosity labeled on the containers. For example, a container may say the product is an “SAE 5W30” motor oil, but doesn’t meet that viscosity or other specifications for a motor oil.

Click here for the full article, from Lube Report.

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