Passenger Car Engine Oil Specifications

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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 ...

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 ...

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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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 ...

The Test that Keeps on Giving

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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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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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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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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The Cost of Using Group III

Lubes'n'Greases - July 22, 2019

With engine oils based on Group III picking up market share and the cost of approvals rising, discontent is bubbling up ...

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STM: A Sharper Tool for Engine Tests?

Lubes'n'Greases - May 21, 2019

With its ability to save time and money, can the Single Technology Matrix carve out a larger place in engine oil approva ...

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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 ...