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Passenger Car Specifications

The New Renault RN17 Specification

The New Renault RN17 Specification

Renault has simplified their list of specifications by replacing their older specifications, RN700 and RN710, with RN17—the latest 5W-30 mid ... Read More
Adoption of ILSAC GF-6A, GF-6B And API SP Categories

Adoption of ILSAC GF-6A, GF-6B And API SP Categories

Earlier this month, the American Petroleum Institute (API) officially announced the adoption of the new International Lubricant Specification Advisory Committee ... Read More

Specification Overviews

Learn more about the main passenger car industry and OEM specifications.
Low Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI): What's Really Going On?

Low Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI): What’s Really Going On?

As gasoline engine manufacturers have continued to optimize their engines for maximum efficiency and minimum emissions, a phenomenon called Low-Speed ... Read More
Preparing for ILSAC GF-6

Preparing for ILSAC GF-6

A new motor oil standard, ILSAC GF-6, is being introduced into the marketplace. In this video, we look at what ... Read More
SAE J306: A Closer Look

SAE J306: A Closer Look

The SAE J306 standard is critical when it comes to improving efficiency across all parts of the vehicle. Here, we ... Read More
SAE J306 Explained

SAE J306 Explained

SAE J306 is a key specification for automotive gear lubricants, defining the limits for a classification of automotive gear lubricants ... Read More

ACEA European Oil Sequences Update

The targeted release date for the next ACEA Oil Sequences has been pushed back to 2020. Here we explain the ... Read More

How Lubricants Can Reduce Emissions

Keith Howard, Strategic Technology Manager Ping Zhu, Director of Technology, Asia In previous articles, we touched on how high performance ... Read More

The Impact of Fuels on China 6 & Vice Versa

As emissions limits tighten, fuel quality becomes increasingly important.This is particularly true for China 6, with its added focus on ... Read More

One Step Closer to ILSAC GF-6 First License Date

An agreement in principle on the ILSAC GF-6A and GF-6B specifications has been set for a May 1, 2020 first ... Read More

Getting Real with Emissions in China

For many years, emissions measurement and certification has been performed under laboratory conditions, however it's widely recognized this didn't produce ... Read More

No Time to Spare – China 6 is Here, Now

Learn more about the timeline for China 6 legislation and tightening of limits, considering the implications for lubricant and fuel ... Read More

China’s Ever-Tightening Fuel Consumption Regulations

China 6 emissions, combined with equally tough fuel economy requirements, are leading to ever-tightening fuel consumption limits ... Read More

China 6: The World’s Most Challenging Emissions Standard

Keith Howard, Strategic Technology Manager Ping Zhu, Director of Technology, Asia Many of China’s cities have had serious air quality ... Read More