Specifications

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How to Label GF-6 Oils?

Lube Report - May 14, 2014

At the May 8 meeting of the Auto-Oil Advisory Panel, held in Detroit, the question of how to label the new GF-6 engine o ...

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Just In Time, ASTM Delivers

Lubes'n'Greases - May 8, 2014

Following years of fast-track effort, industry is getting a new heavy-duty engine oil specification. Come October, API C ...

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Indias CAFE: Cleaner Air, Better Lubes

Lube Report Asia - April 22, 2014

Indias new fuel economy standards will demand lower viscosity automotive lubricants and more bespoke formulations, an of ...

Infineum: Involve Asia in Lube Specs

Infineum: Involve Asia in Lube Specs

Lube Report Asia - April 8, 2014

Asia has become the worlds largest and fastest-growing lubricant market, but it still relies largely on specifications d ...

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Auto-ignition Impacts Engine Oils

Lube Report - March 19, 2014

LONDON – Growing concerns about the engine-destroying effects of low speed pre-ignition, likely caused by droplets ...

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JASO Revises Motorcycle Oil Specs

Lube Report Asia - March 11, 2014

The Japanese Automotive Standards Organization is working on a two-year schedule to update specifications for both two- ...

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PC-11 Team Ponders New Viscosity Grade

Lube Report - February 5, 2014

PC-11, the heavy-duty engine oil category upgrade being developed by diesel engine manufacturers and the lubricants indu ...

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Brugger Test for Hydraulics? Nein!

Lube Report - January 29, 2014

In a sometimes intense session at the 19th Colloquium Tribology at the Technische Akademie Esslingen in Germany last wee ...

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EMA Requests PC-11 Delay

Lube Report - November 20, 2013

EMA, the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association, has requested a delay in the first-licensing date for the next heav ...

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SAE Cancels Two Mil Specs

Lube Report - March 13, 2013

In separate notifications last month, SAE International cancelled two longtime military heavy-duty engine oil specificat ...

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Thumbs Up for SAE 16 Vis Grade

Lube Report - January 3, 2013

SAE International has fully approved a new viscosity grade. SAE 16 will take its place this spring in the SAE J300 Stand ...

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Industry Strides toward GF-6

Lube Report - July 25, 2012

GF-6, the next passenger car engine oil category proposed for first licensing in January 2016, is taking shape. Unlike i ...

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Packed House Hears of PC-11 Progress

Lube Report - July 18, 2012

The next heavy-duty engine oil upgrade, known as PC-11, took center stage June 26 during ASTM Committee D-2’s tech ...

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Timeline Fixed for Heavy-duty Upgrade

Lube Report - April 11, 2012

The New Category Development Team has locked in a strict timeline for creating PC-11, the proposed category upgrade for ...

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Mercedes Tightens Oil Specs

Lube Report - April 4, 2012

STUTTGART, Germany – Mercedes-Benz has adopted a wide-ranging upgrade of service-fill engine oil specifications fo ...

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Ford Issues Engine Oil Spec

Lube Report - March 7, 2012

LONDON – With the help of lubricants ally BP Castrol, Ford has created a proprietary engine oil for its innovative ...

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ROBO Is Ready to Roll

Lube Report - July 22, 2009

ASTM International has published RohMaxs ROBO, a bench test designed to replace the more expensive Sequence IIIGA engine ...