Lubricant Specifications

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Panelists Encourage ILSAC-ATIEL Cooperation

Lube Report Americas - January 1, 2020

The world's two leading engine oil specification groups have developed a closer working relationship in recent years, wh ...

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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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GM Releases Dexos1 Gen 3 Details

Lube Report Americas - December 18, 2019

After previously saying it would release Dexos1 Gen 3 in January and begin commercial licensing during the second quarte ...

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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 ...

NLGI Pursues Future Grease Specs

NLGI Pursues Future Grease Specs

Lube Report Americas - August 14, 2019

The National Lubricating Grease Institute yesterday announced a collaboration with the Center for Quality Assurance to d ...

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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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The Best Bang for Your Bike

Lubes'n'Greases - June 24, 2019

Advances in four-stroke engines and emission regulations mean that passenger car oils arent a good deal for todays motor ...

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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 ...

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Agreements Near for GF-6

Lube Report Americas - February 6, 2019

Automakers and the lubricant industry are closer to wrapping up the long-delayed ILSAC GF-6 passenger car motor oil cate ...

ACC Offers GF-6 Timeline, Relaxed Limits

ACC Offers GF-6 Timeline, Relaxed Limits

Lube Report Americas - January 16, 2019

An American Chemistry Council committee proposed a plan last week for the ILSAC GF-6 passenger car engine oil category t ...

Taming an Unruly Test

Taming an Unruly Test

Lubes'n'Greases - December 14, 2018

A critical test for wheel-bearing greases has been returning wildly inconsistent results for decades. Could it soon be b ...

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ILSAC GF-6 Could Face More Delays

Lube Report Americas - February 14, 2018

A proposed engine test that is key to the ILSAC GF-6 engine oil specification is failing to discriminate between referen ...

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ASTM Passenger Car Panel Gets New Leader

Lube Report Americas - January 17, 2018

General Motors Angela Willis has succeeded Valvolines Thom Smith as chairman of the Passenger Car Engine Oil Classificat ...

SN Plus Date Still Up in the Air

SN Plus Date Still Up in the Air

Lube Report Americas - January 17, 2018

The American Petroleum Institutes Lubricants Standards Group formally adopted API SN Plus last week but still has not se ...

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Lubricants Group Ballots SN Plus

Lube Report Americas - January 10, 2018

The American Petroleum Institutes Lubricants Group closed its ballot on SN Plus Dec. 29, with a healthy majority voting ...

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API Engine Oil Licensing Fees Rise

Lube Report Americas - January 3, 2018

Fees for the American Petroleum Institutes Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System increased Dec. 1 in order to of ...