Specifications

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A Brighter Future for Spec Development

Lube Report Americas - December 5, 2018

An industry group organized by the American Petroleum Institute is making headway on recommendations to improve the engi ...

Ford Recommends FA-4 for F-150

Ford Recommends FA-4 for F-150

Lube Report Americas - August 22, 2018

Ford Motor Co. recently amended its engine oil guidance for small-engine diesel-powered pickups, including the diesel ve ...

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Industry Shores Up Aging Engine Tests

Lube Report Americas - July 18, 2018

The automobile and lubricant industries spend lots of time and money developing new specifications for automotive engine ...

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Southeast Asia Shifts to Better Engine Oils

Lube Report Asia - July 6, 2018

Automotive engine oil demand in Southeast Asia is gradually shifting from obsolete grades to higher quality products, a ...

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GF-6 Timeline Yet to be Settled

Lube Report Americas - July 4, 2018

Now that all of its engine tests have been accepted, the countdown has begun for first licensing of the ILSAC GF-6 passe ...

China Drafts Diesel Engine Oil Specifications

China Drafts Diesel Engine Oil Specifications

Lube Report Asia - June 8, 2018

A group of major Chinese vehicle makers and energy giants are working on the nations first lubricant specification for d ...

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Progress on Tests, Test Limits for GF-6

Lube Report Americas - June 6, 2018

Work continues on a variety of tests, test parameters and engine and bench test limits necessary for completion of the I ...

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ACEA Works Toward 2018 Upgrade

Lube Report EMEA - May 29, 2018

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association is working to complete an upgrade of its ACEA automotive engine oil st ...

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Provisional Licensing Invoked for CK-4, FA-4

Lube Report Americas - May 16, 2018

The American Petroleum Institute invoked provisional licensing last week for its two newest heavy-duty diesel engine oil ...

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Sequence IVB Test Suffers Setback

Lube Report Americas - April 11, 2018

The last engine test for ILSAC GF-6 failed this month to gain acceptance into the passenger car engine oil classificatio ...

Toyota Recommends 0W-16s

Toyota Recommends 0W-16s

Lube Report Americas - April 4, 2018

The next big, official push toward lower-viscosity passenger car motor oils in North America may still be several years ...

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SN Plus First Use Set for May 1

Lube Report Americas - April 4, 2018

The American Petroleum Institute advised yesterday that May 1 will be the first licensing date for API SN Plus, the supp ...

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Wear Test Gets Vote Despite Debate

Lube Report Americas - March 28, 2018

The Sequence IVB engine test, the final test for the much-delayed ILSAC GF-6 engine oil category, cleared a major hurdle ...

API Proposes SN Plus Delay

API Proposes SN Plus Delay

Lube Report Americas - March 21, 2018

API staff members recommended last week that first licensing for the API SN Plus supplemental engine oil specification b ...

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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 ...

Asia Expected to Use SN Plus

Asia Expected to Use SN Plus

Lube Report Asia - February 9, 2018

North America may be the home of API, but the organizations next engine oil category, API SN Plus, should also spread to ...

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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 ...