With the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pushing emissions regulations and automakers under pressure to improve fuel economy, the latest ILSAC GF-6 spec is going to have to work hard to keep the lubricants sector ahead of the game.
Essentially, GF-6 needs to improve on its predecessor in a number of key areas:
According to Lube Report, hitting these targets is going to require even more stringent tests including:
Although many of the tests are on schedule, or at least very close, as OATS has previously reported the new API SN Plus supplemental category could delay progress.
Lube Report's latest analysis suggests that the latest realistic introduction date for GF-6 will not be before the first half of 2020.
Published 13th November, 2017
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