AOAP Meeting Summary – September 12, 2013
Published September 12, 2013
The auto-oil advisory panel (AOAP) met on September 12, 2013, to discuss progress on the new International Lubricants Standardization and Approval Committee. A collaboration between the American Automobile Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Chrysler, Ford, GM, and the Japanese Automotive Standards Organization. ILSAC GF- engine oil specifications target fuel economy, emission system protection, and enhanced engine oil robustness. GF-6 passenger car engine oil specification. Some members of the AOAP asked if two marks, ILSAC GF-6A and GF-6B are needed. ILSAC GF-6B is proposed by ILSAC for the SAE 0W-16 A measure of a fluid's resistance to flow. A fluid with a higher viscosity flows less easily. grade to avoid misapplication of this ultra-low viscosity grade where higher viscosity grades are recommended. Some members thought that all oils meeting the new specification should be marked ILSAC GF-6 plus the SAE viscosity grade. It was felt that most consumers are aware of the viscosity grade needed for their vehicle so misapplication would be avoided. The issue will be discussed further at the next meeting on October 10, 2013.