Heavy-duty Engine Oils

Engine Oil Price Hikes Authorized in Iran
Trucks refueling at a gas station in Isfahan Province in Iran. Iranian regulators recently authorized a 41% hike in prices for gasoline and diesel automotive engine oils. © Fotokon

Engine Oil Price Hikes Authorized in Iran

Lube Report EMEA - July 27, 2021

Iranian regulators recently authorized a 41% hike in prices for gasoline and diesel automotive engine oils. The country‚ ...

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China Truck Standard Now Due July 1

Lube Report Asia - April 30, 2021

The Chinese government announced on April 25 that the parts of its China VI emission standard applying to heavy diesel v ...

FA-4 Gains Ground

FA-4 Gains Ground

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Protecting the internal components of heavy-duty engines is about more than efficiency. High-quality engine oil is the ...

Heavy-duty Shifts to Lighter Oils

Heavy-duty Shifts to Lighter Oils

Lube Report Americas - October 28, 2020

The heavy-duty diesel engine oil market is gradually shifting to lower-viscosity products, with advancing technology and ...

Valvoline’s China Blending Plant Completed

Valvoline’s China Blending Plant Completed

Lube Report Asia - September 18, 2020

Fluor Corp. announced on Sept. 15 that it safely achieved mechanical completion of Valvoline’s lubricants blending pla ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - June 2, 2020

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

Not by Oil Alone

Not by Oil Alone

Lubes'n'Greases - June 2, 2020

As heavy-duty OEMs struggle to improve fuel economy, the solution may lie on the surface of engine cylinders.

Let them Eat Coolant

Let them Eat Coolant

Electric Vehicles InSite - May 5, 2020

Once the market normalizes after the global lockdown, automakers and lube companies will need to look again at the long ...

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More Dirt, Less Ash

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2020

Engine oil advancements for off-highway applications seem to lumber along behind on-road and light-duty vehicles. Emissi ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - February 14, 2020

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

Mexican Standard Promotes Fair Practices

Mexican Standard Promotes Fair Practices

Lube Report Americas - January 15, 2020

A new engine oil standard that takes effect in Mexico in mid-2020 should help promote fair competition in the country's ...

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Worries Raised Over Heavy-duty Engine Tests

Lube Report Americas - January 8, 2020

The next heavy-duty engine oil category in North America is not expected for seven years, and industry insiders worry th ...

Balancing Viscosity, Wear in HDEOs

Balancing Viscosity, Wear in HDEOs

Lube Report Americas - January 8, 2020

Pressure is building for the heavy-duty engine oil market to begin shifting to lower viscosity grades, but lighter oils ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - November 20, 2019

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

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Gauging Past, Future Heavy-duty Engine Oils

Lube Report Americas - September 18, 2019

Maintaining older categories when the industry is at risk of not having the necessary engine tests to keep them alive is ...

FA-4 Oils Make Gradual Inroads

FA-4 Oils Make Gradual Inroads

Lube Report Americas - September 11, 2019

Although managers of heavy-duty truck fleets understand the fuel economy benefits of API FA-4 engine oils, many remain h ...

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Optimizing Specification Development

Lube Report Americas - July 10, 2019

A proposed new engine oil specification development process would disconnect engine test development from the specificat ...