Specifications

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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 technical ...

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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 for its ...

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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 1.0-l ...

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GM Delays Dexos1 License Expiration

Lube Report - June 22, 2005

BOCA RATON, Fla. - It is taking longer than hoped for candidate engine oils to complete the testing and review process f ...

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Labels Debated for PC-11 Oils

Lube Report - December 8, 2004

SAN DIEGO -- Last week, the New Category Development Team took up the ticklish issue of how to label the coming diesel e ...

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ACEA 2010 Sequence Expires Dec. 22

Lube Report - November 24, 2004

The Technical Association of the European Lubricants Industry, ATIEL, reminds engine oil marketers that the ACEA 2010 Se ...

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More Delays for PC-11 and GF-6?

Lube Report - August 11, 2004

Straining under the workload of developing two new engine oil categories - PC-11 for heavy-duty diesel oils and GF-6 for ...

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How to Label GF-6 Oils?

Lube Report - March 10, 2004

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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Brugger Test for Hydraulics? Nein!

Lube Report - July 30, 2003

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