Specifications

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ACEA Amends Oil Sequences

Lube Report EMEA - August 7, 2020

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

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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 ...

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Rules Require Diligence from Quick Lubes

Lube Report Americas - July 29, 2020

Enforcement of engine oil and transmission product labeling and receipt requirements that impact quick lubes and their d ...

NLGI Unveils New Grease Specs

NLGI Unveils New Grease Specs

Lube Report Americas - July 5, 2020

The National Lubricating Grease Institute has scheduled a January launch for a program to certify high-performance multi ...

Q1 Sales Up for Clean Harbors, HCC

Q1 Sales Up for Clean Harbors, HCC

Lube Report Americas - May 5, 2020

Clean Harbors’ Safety-Kleen segment and Heritage-Crystal Clean’s oil business segment both reported higher revenues ...

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GF-6, SP Hit Market May 1

Lube Report Americas - April 24, 2020

First licensing for ILSAC GF-6A and GF-6B and API SP is scheduled to begin May 1. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic’s impa ...

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API Invokes Provisional Licensing

Lube Report Americas - April 7, 2020

The American Petroleum Institute invoked provisional licensing for a key bench oxidation test for ILSAC GF-6 and API SP, ...

LSPI Concerns Center on Age of Oil

LSPI Concerns Center on Age of Oil

Lube Report Americas - February 19, 2020

ILSAC GF-6 is on its home stretch to commercial introduction on May 1, but automakers and the lubricant industry are que ...

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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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Panelists Encourage ILSAC-ATIEL Cooperation

Lube Report Americas - January 1, 2020

The worlds two leading engine oil specification groups have developed a closer working relationship in recent years, whi ...

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GM Releases Dexos1 Gen 3 Details

Lube Report Americas - December 18, 2019

After previously saying it would release Dexos1 Gen 3 in January and begin commercial licensing during the second quarte ...

Mexico to Revamp Motor Oil Standards

Mexico to Revamp Motor Oil Standards

Lube Report Americas - December 4, 2019

The Mexican government is preparing to publish new national engine oil standards that are modeled on those in the United ...

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Gauging Past, Future Heavy-duty Engine Oils

Lube Report Americas - September 18, 2019

Maintaining older categories when the industry is at risk of not having the necessary engine tests to keep them alive is ...

FA-4 Oils Make Gradual Inroads

FA-4 Oils Make Gradual Inroads

Lube Report Americas - September 11, 2019

Although managers of heavy-duty truck fleets understand the fuel economy benefits of API FA-4 engine oils, many remain h ...

VLS Files Complaint Over Toyota Oil

VLS Files Complaint Over Toyota Oil

Lube Report EMEA - September 3, 2019

A watchdog for Europes engine oil market has accused a British supplier of Toyota genuine oils of making false performan ...

NLGI Pursues Future Grease Specs

NLGI Pursues Future Grease Specs

Lube Report Americas - August 14, 2019

The National Lubricating Grease Institute yesterday announced a collaboration with the Center for Quality Assurance to d ...

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New Spec Impacts Base Oil Quality Demands

Lube Report Asia - July 12, 2019

Japans introduction of an ultra-low viscosity passenger car motor oil specification, GLV-1, in October will drive demand ...