New EPA Requirements + Section 609


  • 2018 Year in Review

    Thursday 21 February 2019

    Click the links below to see images of the Year 2018 In Review in Pictures. Thanks for a great year! January February March... read more

  • June/July 2018 Newsletter

    Thursday 05 July 2018
  • Smaller Engines Report from Castrol

    Monday 08 August 2016

    With the need to continually improve vehicle fuel economy while delivering high performance, manufacturers are making engines smaller while incorporating technology to deliver high levels of horsepower.  Recent EPA data confirms this trend as highlighted in the following graphs: Source- EPA Report. Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Fuel Economy Trends 1975-2015 The data shows that horsepower continues to climb, while engine displacement - or size - gets smaller... read more

  • GF-6 Update - Part 2

    Monday 08 August 2016

    GF-6 is the upcoming engine oil specification from ILSAC and will be divided into two sub-sections: GF-6A and GF-6B.  GF-6A is the upgrade from GF-5 and covers traditional ILSAC viscosity grades such as 0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30 and 10W-30, while GF-6B is the new category for ultra-low viscosity grades such as 0W-16 and 5W-16.  As of now, the first license date for ILSAC GF-6A is April 2018, while the license date for GF-6B is still under discussion. With the introduction of GF-6, there are... read more

  • Castrol GF-6 Update - Part 1

    Sunday 31 July 2016

    Development of ILSAC GF-6, the new passenger car oil specification, is continuing to take shape. First allowable use of the GF-6 specification is targeted for December 2017. This date is dependent on a number of factors, but the two key factors are the completion of the new Heavy Duty oil specification (PC-11) and the development and completion of new tests for the GF-6 spec. Many GF-6 engine tests require new tests to be developed because the current tests are out of date with today’s en... read more

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