An agreement in principle on the ILSAC GF-6A and GF-6B specifications has been set for a May 1, 2020 first license date. Last week’s American Petroleum Institute. The primary oil and natural gas trade association in the United States. API operates a voluntary licensing and certification program that allows engine oil marketers to use the API Engine Oil Quality Marks if their products meet specific requirements. Lubricants Standards Group meeting had a unanimous vote to take 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-6A, GF-6B, API SP and API SP Resource Conserving (RC) to a 30-day ballot. The ballots have issued and carry with them the expectation of a May 1, 2020 first licensing date.
The ILSAC GF-6A and GF-6B specifications define the minimum performance requirements and chemical and physical properties for engine oils for spark-ignited internal combustion engines. This specification is critical for fully optimizing fuel economy and preventing catastrophic wear in modern turbo gasoline direct injection (TGDI) or gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines.
It is expected that many engine manufacturers will recommend ILSAC GF-6A and/or GF-6B oils.
For more information on ILSAC GF-6, contact your Lubrizol representative. Through our industry advocacy and close involvement in the ongoing process, we continue to monitor the development of this critical new specification and provide timely solutions and updates for our customers.