Steve Swedberg

SteveSwedberg@lng.com

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Automotive

Automotive

The Readers Have Spoken 

My wife and I were watching beach volleyball in Laguna Beach, California, on January 1 …

Automotive

Automotive

Quality Is Not as Simple as It Seems 

Quality is at the heart of the oil business. We all subscribe to the posi …

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg posits that aftermarket additives, often called “snake oil” or “mouse milk,” may have some useful …

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg discusses why the API CH-4 heavy-duty engine oil service category may soon be phased out.

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg compares several SUVs currently on the market and the lubricants that they require.

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg traces the evolution of used oil from careless disposal to rerefining.

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg makes an argument for more widespread adoption of API FA-4 engine oils.

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg disputes the notion that the internal combustion engine is on its way out.

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg clarifies the ambiguity of SAE engine oil viscosity classifications.

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg does an API 1509-themed version of his annual Q&A column.

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg explains the evolution of todays base oil market and proposes a future path.

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg ponders a lubricants industry without phosphorus.

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg laments the continued lack of standard specifications for transmission fluid.

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg explains the origins of ILSAC and API symbols and what they really mean.

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg asks whether universal engine oil can include natural gas powered vehicles, too.

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg tries to cut through the fog of engine oil jargon.

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg refutes the most common justifications for 3,000-mile oil changes.

What It Takes to Race

What It Takes to Race

Major marketers use racecar sponsorships to show off their expertise, but racing oils rarely look like their street-lega …