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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 ...

API Unveils New Logo for SAE 0W-16

API Unveils New Logo for SAE 0W-16

Lube Report Americas - June 12, 2019

The North American auto industry now has a formal schedule for commercial introduction of the next passenger car motor o ...

New Guide on EALs to be Balloted

New Guide on EALs to be Balloted

Lube Report Americas - June 5, 2019

A new ASTM International guide developed to help the marine industry determine whether a lubricant is environmentally ac ...

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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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Approvals Cease for P Industrial Lubes

Lube Report Americas - May 15, 2019

The laboratory that provided testing and certification for P hydraulic fluid and gear oil specifications has ceased oper ...

ILMA Calls for Economy THF Spec

ILMA Calls for Economy THF Spec

Lube Report Americas - May 8, 2019

Amidst efforts to rid the market of 303 tractor hydraulic fluids, the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association ha ...

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GF-6: First Use Now in Sight

Lube Report Americas - April 10, 2019

It has taken over seven years, many test development delays and missed schedules, but the end is finally in sight for IL ...

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ACEA 2018 Delayed Until 2020

Lube Report EMEA - April 9, 2019

The European Automobile Manufacturers Associations 2018 engine oil sequences will be delayed until at least mid-2020, AC ...

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Chinese Marketers Eye Chinese Standards

Lube Report Asia - April 5, 2019

Chinese lubricant marketers generally follow lubricant specifications developed in North America or Europe, but one of t ...

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JASO Preps Ultra-low-viscosity PCMO Spec

Lube Report Asia - March 8, 2019

The Japanese Automotive Standards Organization is preparing for adoption next month of a new specification for ultra-low ...

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Europe Tackles Read-Across, Interchange

Lube Report EMEA - March 5, 2019

Europes lubricant industry has fallen far behind in the development of base oil interchange and viscosity grade read-acr ...

Shandong to Phase Out Older Trucks

Shandong to Phase Out Older Trucks

Lube Report Asia - March 1, 2019

Shandong province aims by 2020 to replace all local diesel vehicles that dont comply with emissions standards newer than ...

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UEIL Battles Anti-competitive Practices

Lube Report EMEA - February 19, 2019

Competition rules in the European Union allow automakers to recommend certain brands of replacement parts, including eng ...

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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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Concerns Ease Over ACEA Use of ILSAC Tests

Lube Report Americas - December 26, 2018

Automaker and oil company representatives say their biggest concerns about European use of engine tests developed in Nor ...

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ACEA 2018 Adoption Delayed by ILSAC Tests

Lube Report EMEA - December 25, 2018

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association has delayed approval of its ACEA 2018 engine oil sequences because of ...

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 ...