The Sequence IVB wear test was accepted into ILSAC GF-6 on May 10 despite lingering concerns about its validity. The action by the Auto/Oil Advisory Panel removed one of the last major hurdles for the long-delayed passenger car engine oil specification upgrade, setting it on track to come to market around the second quarter of 2020.
This months vote was the Sequence IVBs second before AOAP. In April members of the lubricant industry rebuffed urgings by automakers to move forward with the test, contending that it does not adequately distinguish between engine oils that provide adequate wear protection and those that do not – at least not in its current form.
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