Lubricant Specifications

Heavy-duty Shifts to Lighter Oils
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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 ...

Worries Over Fretting Wear

Worries Over Fretting Wear

Lubes'n'Greases - October 1, 2020

The Fafnir fretting wear test, an important part of several grease performance specs, has produced unacceptable variabil ...

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Allison Announces New ATF Spec

Lube Report Americas - September 30, 2020

Allison Transmission announced yesterday its newest automatic transmission fluid specification for on-highway equipment. ...

New Grease Spec Coming to Market

New Grease Spec Coming to Market

Lube Report Americas - September 2, 2020

The National Lubricating Grease Institute will publish details of its new High Performance Multiuse grease specification ...

Why Are Engine Tests So Difficult to Develop?

Why Are Engine Tests So Difficult to Develop?

Lubes'n'Greases - September 2, 2020

It’s not just because stakeholders want better performance from engine oils in more demanding conditions—external fa ...

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Dexos1 Gen 3 Tests Available Sept. 1

Lube Report Americas - August 12, 2020

General Motors’ proprietary tests required for its Dexos1 Gen 3 passenger car engine oil licensing will be available b ...

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ACEA Amends Oil Sequences

Lube Report EMEA - August 4, 2020

The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association issued a revision to its 2016 European oil sequences last week, ahead ...

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Rules Require Diligence from Quick Lubes

Lube Report Americas - July 29, 2020

Enforcement of engine oil and transmission product labeling and receipt requirements that impact quick lubes and their d ...

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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.

A New LSPI Test for Aged Oil

A New LSPI Test for Aged Oil

Lubes'n'Greases - April 29, 2020

ILSAC GF-6 makes its debut this month, but trouble is already brewing around LPSI prevention as engine oils age. A new t ...

The Test that Keeps on Giving

The Test that Keeps on Giving

Lubes'n'Greases - April 29, 2020

The ROBO test brought significant savings as a stand-in for an engine test for low-temperature performance in aged oil, ...

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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.

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SPOTLIGHT ON ILSAC GF-6

Lubes'n'Greases - January 21, 2020

The looming introduction of one of the most complex specifications to date is top of mind for formulators. Two companies ...

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Publishers Letter

Lubes'n'Greases - December 21, 2019

In October, General Motors promised its Dexos1 Gen 3 gasoline-fueled engine oil specification would be published this mo ...

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ASTM Tackles Tractor Fluid Spec

Lube Report Americas - August 14, 2019

Adding its weight to recent efforts to rid the tractor lubricant market of poor quality products, ASTM International ann ...

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COAT Engine Test Back in Business

Lube Report Americas - May 22, 2019

The American Petroleum Institute announced on May 15 that the Caterpillar Oil Aeration Test, or COAT, was again availabl ...