Heavy-duty Engine Oil Specifications

The Long March to PC-12 Begins
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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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Quick Uptake Forecast for GF-6

Lube Report Americas - September 11, 2019

ILSAC GF-6 will be four years late by the time it comes to market next May, but it will take little time for the industr ...

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On the Heavy-duty Horizon

Lubes'n'Greases - August 19, 2019

With stricter emissions regulations looming, the industry is already catching a glimpse of PC-12.

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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 ...