Volume 1 Issue 14
Adrian Brown is away. His column will reappear in the April 11 edition of Lube Report Americas.
The American Petroleum Institute advised yesterday that May 1 will be the first licensing date for API SN Plus, the supplemental classification for passenger car motor oils.
Lubricant industry insiders predicted an EPA decision to ditch ambitious fuel economy targets may slow the shift toward 0W engine oils but wont reverse past progress toward lighter fluids.
The next big, official push toward lower-viscosity passenger car motor oils in North America may still be several years off, but Toyota has already started recommending one of the thinnest oils available for the current model year of its best-selling car, the Camry.