Lubricant Specifications

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OEMs Agree to Mention Oil Specs

Lube Report EMEA - June 1, 2021

The German subsidiaries of Seat and Skoda have added engine oil specifications to owners manuals of their vehicles, as p ...

The Long March to PC-12 Begins

The Long March to PC-12 Begins

Lubes'n'Greases - June 1, 2021

Automotive I’ve been in this business for a long time. For many years, the introduction of a new oil category was ...

Spec Development Slogs On Through Pandemic

Spec Development Slogs On Through Pandemic

Lubes'n'Greases - June 1, 2021

People from many organizations must come together to advance lubricant specifications, ensuring that engines old and ne ...

Railway Greases Stay on Track

Railway Greases Stay on Track

Lubes'n'Greases - June 1, 2021

There are over 140,000 miles of freight and passenger railroad tracks in both the United States and Europe. As train wh ...

ACEA Releases Updated Oil Sequences

ACEA Releases Updated Oil Sequences

Lube Report EMEA - May 4, 2021

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association published a long-awaited update to its passenger car engine oil specif ...

Gauging Interest

Gauging Interest

Lubes'n'Greases - May 3, 2021

A crossover test will allow quick, easy and inexpensive grease particle counts  An industry working group is ne ...

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IFC Bids to Replace Regional Oil Specs

Lube Report Americas - April 14, 2021

A representative for a new automaker association unveiled its plan yesterday to create a framework to develop global spe ...

Provisional Licensing Invoked for HDEOs

Provisional Licensing Invoked for HDEOs

Lube Report Americas - March 31, 2021

The American Petroleum Institute invoked provisional licensing this month for most active North American industry heavy- ...

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 ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2021

Transmission Fluids  Back in the Twilight Zone (also known as 2020), I commented on a note that I had received ...

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API Begins 2021 Monitoring Program

Lube Report Americas - January 13, 2021

The American Petroleum Institute announced the start yesterday of the 2021 cycle of its Aftermarket Audit Program, sayin ...

Mexican Standard Modernizes Requirements

Mexican Standard Modernizes Requirements

Lube Report Americas - December 16, 2020

Mexico’s new engine oils standard launched in mid-June introduced test methods and technical requirements to help ensu ...

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NLGI Launches Grease Certification

Lube Report Americas - December 16, 2020

The National Lubricating Grease Institute launched on Dec. 2 its new High-Performance Multiuse Grease Certification, kno ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

The Readers Have Spoken  My wife and I were watching beach volleyball in Laguna Beach, California, on January 1 ...

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 ...

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. ...