Testing Procedures

Mexican Standard Modernizes Requirements
A mechanic changes the engine oil for a truck in Monterrey , Mexico. © Monica Garza 73 / shutterstock.com

Mexican Standard Modernizes Requirements

Lube Report Americas - December 16, 2020

Mexico’s new engine oils standard launched in mid-June introduced test methods and technical requirements to help ensu ...

Tapping into a New Test

Tapping into a New Test

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

A key test for evaluating the lubricity of metal removal fluids has been retired and a new one screwed into place in Ja ...

Worries Over Fretting Wear

Worries Over Fretting Wear

Lubes'n'Greases - October 1, 2020

The Fafnir fretting wear test, an important part of several grease performance specs, has produced unacceptable variabil ...

Why Are Engine Tests So Difficult to Develop?

Why Are Engine Tests So Difficult to Develop?

Lubes'n'Greases - September 2, 2020

It’s not just because stakeholders want better performance from engine oils in more demanding conditions—external fa ...

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Aussie Group Checks Performance Claims

Lube Report Asia - August 28, 2020

The Australia Lubricant Association has begun a program aimed at identifying products that do not meet marketing claims ...

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ACEA Amends Oil Sequences

Lube Report EMEA - August 4, 2020

The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association issued a revision to its 2016 European oil sequences last week, ahead ...

The Test that Keeps on Giving

The Test that Keeps on Giving

Lubes'n'Greases - April 29, 2020

The ROBO test brought significant savings as a stand-in for an engine test for low-temperature performance in aged oil, ...

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Better Prescreening for Vane Pump Fluids

Lubes'n'Greases - January 21, 2020

Testing hydraulic fluids is pricy. Fortunately, a new bench test can help cut costs by weeding out inadequate fluids fro ...

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Worries Raised Over Heavy-duty Engine Tests

Lube Report Americas - January 8, 2020

The next heavy-duty engine oil category in North America is not expected for seven years, and industry insiders worry th ...

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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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A New Twist on Grease Testing

Lubes'n'Greases - May 21, 2019

When a unique application called for enhanced grease performance, a metalworking fluid test yielded the right results.

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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 ...

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New JASO Diesel Wear Test Adopted

Lube Report Asia - September 1, 2015

The Japanese Society of Automotive Engineers has adopted a valve train wear test for diesel engine oils that ends relian ...