Specifications

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Lopal IPO Fetches $71 Million

Lube Report Asia - April 4, 2017

In its initial public offering, Jiangsu Lopal Petrochemical Co. raised 494 million (U.S. $71.68 million) to build severa ...

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API Invokes Provisional Licensing Again

Lube Report - March 8, 2017

The American Petroleum Institute last week invoked provisional licensing for the ILSAC GF-5 and API SN with Resource Con ...

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ICIS Panelists Debate Spec Development

Lube Report - February 22, 2017

LONDON – The process for developing automotive engine oil specifications has been a hot topic for the past several ...

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ATIEL Updates Code of Practice

Lube Report - February 8, 2017

ATIEL, the European lubricants industrys technical association, released a new version of its Code of Practice, which pr ...

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GF-6 Faces Two-year Lag

Lube Report - December 21, 2016

Many attending the Auto-Oil Advisory Panel meeting earlier this month in Orlando, Florida, were braced for unpleasant ne ...

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GF-6 May Be Delayed to 2019

Lube Report - December 14, 2016

ORLANDO, Florida – ILSAC GF-6, the passenger car engine oil upgrade now under development, has slipped behind sche ...

API CK-4, FA-4 Diesel Engine Oils Available Dec. 1

API CK-4, FA-4 Diesel Engine Oils Available Dec. 1

Lube Report - November 30, 2016

Diesel engine oils meeting the American Petroleum Institutes new standards, API CK-4 and FA-4, will begin appearing in t ...

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Ford Shuns New API Heavy-duty Oils

Lube Report - November 9, 2016

In a surprise move, Ford has issued a new diesel engine oil service fill specification, WSS-M2C171-F1, covering all Ford ...

EPA Phase 2 Tightens Standards for Trucks

EPA Phase 2 Tightens Standards for Trucks

Lube Report - August 31, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration jointly adopted a second rou ...

Diesel Engine Oil Oxidation Test Adopted

Diesel Engine Oil Oxidation Test Adopted

Lube Report - August 24, 2016

As a part of the new API CK-4 and FA-4 heavy-duty diesel oil categories, a newly proposed ASTM International test standa ...

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API Lifts Provisional Licensing

Lube Report - August 3, 2016

The American Petroleum Institute will cease its provisional licensing of ILSAC GF-5 and API SN, SM, SL and SJ passenger ...

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Into the Wild Green Yonder

Lubes'n'Greases - July 20, 2016

The U.S. Air Force is giving biobased automotive oils a chance to prove their mettle. Will green lubes win over this luc ...

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GF-6 Start May be Delayed to Aug. 2018

Lube Report - July 20, 2016

With testing for existing engine oil specifications becoming tenuous, the API Auto Oil Advisory Panel expressed concern ...

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Indonesia Writes National Lube Spec

Lube Report Asia - July 19, 2016

Indonesia is writing a national standard for lubricants and plans to implement it in the near future, according to a mem ...