With a further delay to the long-awaited specification, Automakers are aiming to beat the latest deadline, targeting the release date of April 2019.
In particular, the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers' Association (JAMA)'s Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) Working Group has announced the earlier target release date. This follows the development of a new Japanese Autombile Standard Association (JASO) standard to complement the ILSAC GF-6B specification.
JASO OW-8 will allow for extra low viscosity engine oils such as SAE OW-8. But ILSAC GF-6B's new Sequence VIF engine test will only evaluate fuel economy of SAE OW-16 oils and isn't applicable for SAE OW-12 oils or below.
What needs to be completed in the ILSAC GF-6 development?
Published 31st October, 2018
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