Lubricant Specifications

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.

Spotlight on Grease

Spotlight on Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - June 2, 2020

The grease industry has been under pressure to develop formulations that keep pace with the increased performance and ef ...

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GF-6, SP Hit Market May 1

Lube Report Americas - April 29, 2020

First licensing for ILSAC GF-6A and GF-6B and API SP is scheduled to begin May 1. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic’s impa ...

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 ...

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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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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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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 ...