Specifications

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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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Ford Progresses on 6.7L Diesel Test

Lube Report - December 20, 2017

HOUSTON - Ford continues to progress in its development of a shorter test for valve train wear in heavy-duty diesel engi ...

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ILSAC GF-6: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Lube Report - December 13, 2017

HOUSTON - The semi-annual ASTM meetings here last week included discussions by several groups at the center of engine oi ...

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API SN Plus Advances

Lube Report - November 15, 2017

The American Petroleum Institutes Lubricants Group met in Detroit last week to discuss the new supplemental API SN PLUS ...

ATIEL Expands Testing, Imposes Fee

ATIEL Expands Testing, Imposes Fee

Lube Report - November 8, 2017

The Technical Association of the European Lubricants Industry is expanding its program of monitoring engine oils certifi ...

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Most GF-6 Tests Shaping Up

Lube Report - October 18, 2017

The Sequence IVB may be attracting the lions share of attention, but the ILSAC GF-6 engine oil upgrade also has six othe ...

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GF-6 Timing May Come Down to Key Test

Lube Report - October 11, 2017

Much of the recent passenger car lubricant news has been focused on the proposed API SN-Plus supplemental category. Nort ...

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Dexos1 Gen 2 Taking Off

Lube Report - October 4, 2017

On Sept. 1, all licenses for General Motors first-generation Dexos1 passenger car engine oils expired - those products m ...

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Industry Strives to Correlate Engine Tests

Lube Report - October 4, 2017

When the auto and oil industries develop new engine tests for automobile engine oil specifications - as is happening now ...

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API Group Continues to Pursue SN PLUS

Lube Report - September 20, 2017

At its Standards meeting last week in Dearborn, Michigan, the American Petroleum Institutes Lubricants Group again took ...

Can API Shore Up SN Category?

Can API Shore Up SN Category?

Lube Report - August 23, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - While meeting here last week to consider a proposed supplemental engine oil category, the American Pe ...

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API to Work on Supplemental Oil Category

Lube Report - August 16, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Meeting here yesterday, the American Petroleum Institutes Lubricants Group voted unanimously to move ...

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ILSAC GF-5 Plus: Not if, But When?

Lube Report - August 2, 2017

With North American and Asian automobile manufacturers asking that a stop-gap GF-5 Plus category be inserted in the ILSA ...

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Automakers to API: Update GF-5 Now

Lube Report - July 26, 2017

American and Asian automakers have sent an official request to the American Petroleum Institute, urging that it create a ...

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GF-6 Timeline Wobbles Again

Lube Report - July 5, 2017

BOSTON - At last weeks semiannual gathering of ASTM Committee D2, both the Passenger Car Engine Oil and Heavy Duty Engin ...

Heavy-duty Tests Scrutinized

Heavy-duty Tests Scrutinized

Lube Report - April 26, 2017

Engine tests are the most expensive and time-consuming parts of engine oil specifications, so its no surprise that devel ...

JAMA Proposes SAE 0W-8 Spec

JAMA Proposes SAE 0W-8 Spec

Lube Report Asia - April 18, 2017

Members of the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association want to continue pioneering lower-viscosity oils by develop ...