Steve Swedberg

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Packed House Hears of PC-11 Progress

Packed House Hears of PC-11 Progress

The next heavy-duty engine oil upgrade, known as PC-11, took center stage June 26 during ASTM Committee D-2’s technical …

Lawsuit Hits at Jiffy Lube Intervals

Lawsuit Hits at Jiffy Lube Intervals

Jiffy Lube International has become the target of a class action lawsuit filed in California Superior Court for the Coun …

Timeline Fixed for Heavy-duty Upgrade

Timeline Fixed for Heavy-duty Upgrade

The New Category Development Team has locked in a strict timeline for creating PC-11, the proposed category upgrade for …

Work Starts on New Heavy-duty Oils

Work Starts on New Heavy-duty Oils

NEW ORLEANS – What was a foregone conclusion is now a fact: Work on the next heavy-duty engine oil category, PC-11, got …

ATIEL Eases Group III Interchange

ATIEL Eases Group III Interchange

ATIEL, the technical association of the European lubricants industry, has announced new guidelines for base oil intercha …

API to Tackle Diesel Oil Upgrade

API to Tackle Diesel Oil Upgrade

PC-11, the proposed upgrade for heavy-duty engine oils, has been given a green light for category development by the Ame …

API Ends Provisional Licensing

API Ends Provisional Licensing

With a key engine sequence test for oil sludging and deposit control available once again, the American Petroleum Instit …

OEMs Press for Light-vis Grades

OEMs Press for Light-vis Grades

The SAE J300 Engine Oil Viscosity Classification Task Force met recently to review the status of proposals for new, lowe …

VG Test Snarls Oil Licensing

VG Test Snarls Oil Licensing

The American Petroleum Institute last week invoked provisional licensing of its API SJ, SL, SM and SN passenger car engi …

Focus on Future Vehicles

Focus on Future Vehicles

Global vehicle population is growing at a faster rate than world population, from about 720 million units today to a lit …

Is SAE 5W-5 in Our Future?

Is SAE 5W-5 in Our Future?

SAN DIEGO – Is it time to rethink engine oil viscosity to allow multigrades even lighter than today’s SAE 0W-20 oils? Is …

API Completes Gear Oil Ballot (sort of)

API Completes Gear Oil Ballot (sort of)

The API Lubricants Group hasballoted a definition ofAPI GL-4 gear oil as a “Service Designation not in Current Use,” whi …

Sunset for API CF, CF-2 Oils

Sunset for API CF, CF-2 Oils

The American Petroleum Institutes Lubricants Committee has moved to drop two of its classic heavy-duty engine oil catego …

API Approves GF-5, Tackles SN

API Approves GF-5, Tackles SN

It’s official: The American Petroleum Institute ballot for the ILSAC GF-5 passenger car engine oil specification has clo …

API Sends Out GF-5 Ballot

API Sends Out GF-5 Ballot

On Thursday, Nov. 19, the American Petroleum Institute’s Lubricants Committee voted by conference call to issue immediat …

API Scrutinizes GM GEOS

API Scrutinizes GM GEOS

General Motors has been hard at work developing a global engine oil specification for its vehicles — and last week the …