Steve Swedberg

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Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg reports the latest on APIs CK-4 and FA-4 heavy-duty engine oil categories.

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg reminds us of the limitations of bench tests for motor oils.

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg watches the dance leading into suitable engine test limits.

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg gives an update on the saga of engine oil tests.

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg explains which oils will keep your classic cars purring.

Group IIIs Heavy Duty Aspirations

Group IIIs Heavy Duty Aspirations

As heavy duty engine oils lighten up, API Group III base stocks are elbowing into the diesel market.

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg busts several urban legends about engine oils and lubrication.

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg reviews historical trends in engine oil and base stock manufacturing.

A Volatile Situation

A Volatile Situation

Inconsistent results are casting aspersions onto ASTM D5800 – the only industry standard test for volatility in engine o …

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg fills us in on decisions and discussions at ASTM Committee D02s December semi-annual meeting.

Why Is Group III Interchange So Hard?

Why Is Group III Interchange So Hard?

Limited interchange data makes switching among API Group III base stocks a pricey headache for formulators. Will it alwa …

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg dives into Fords decision to forbid API CK-4 and FA-4 oil formulations in their trucks.

Is There Life in Universal Oils?

Is There Life in Universal Oils?

With increasingly divergent gasoline and diesel engine oil specs, some say that crossover oils are close to deaths door. …

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg highlights some of the most interesting questions hes received from readers this year.

Shudders in the ATF Market

Shudders in the ATF Market

As hardware and fluid specs for automatic transmissions continue to proliferate, will Californias proposed legislation n …

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg examines the upward trend in heavy duty drain intervals.

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg adds up the gains that come with lighter oils, and finds its not just fuel economy.

EPA Phase 2 Tightens Standards for Trucks

EPA Phase 2 Tightens Standards for Trucks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration jointly adopted a second rou …