Passenger Car Engine Oil Specifications

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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Handbook 130 Adds European Specs

Lube Report - July 30, 2014

The U.S. National Conference on Weights and Measures will amend motor oil guidelines to encourage the identification of ...

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GF-5: Bearing Down Fast

Lubes'n'Greases - May 16, 2014

Less than a year remains to complete the new passenger car engine oil category - but there are still thorny patches in t ...