Heavy-duty Engine Oil Specifications

ACEA Updates Heavy-duty Sequences
Mercedes Actros production plant near Aksaray, Turkey. © otomobil

ACEA Updates Heavy-duty Sequences

Lube Report EMEA - May 17, 2022

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association published this month an update to its ACEA Engine Oil Sequences for he ...

China Drafts Heavy-duty Gas Engine Oil Spec

China Drafts Heavy-duty Gas Engine Oil Spec

Lube Report Asia - May 13, 2022

A draft standard for lubricants for heavy-duty engines running on natural gas has cleared the project review stage and b ...

The Science Behind New Lubricant Testing

The Science Behind New Lubricant Testing

Lubes'n'Greases - May 2, 2022

New engine oil performance categories mean renewed attention to the testing protocols that accompany them. Discover how ...

New Panel Tackles PC-12 Costs

New Panel Tackles PC-12 Costs

Lube Report Americas - February 16, 2022

The development process that began last month for PC-12, the next heavy-duty engine oil category for North America, has ...

PC-12 Development Cleared for Takeoff

PC-12 Development Cleared for Takeoff

Lube Report Americas - December 15, 2021

The years-long process of writing the next heavy-duty diesel engine oil category began last week when the American Petro ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

How About Another Engine Test? As you all know, I think we may overdo the engine test requirements for engine oils. I ...

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API Closes Provisional Licensing

Lube Report Americas - September 22, 2021

The American Petroleum Institute closed provisional licensing, invoked in March for most active North American industry ...

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 b ...

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 new ...

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 l ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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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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.

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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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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 ...