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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Smaller Engines Report from Castrol

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

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