A MOTOR Magazine Newsletter
August 23, 2016

In-Depth: Lubricant Standards

Changing Engine Oil Specs
Lubricant specs enable new engine hardware technology


Change is a constant in the automobile industry. Each year, new vehicle models are introduced, many with new technologies that require understanding. That applies to lubricants as well, which is why the American Petroleum Institute (API) strives to ensure its revised or new oil standards keep pace with the changing times. Here's the latest update on CK-4, FA-4, GF-6 and dexos:1 specifications ... More

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What are Lubricant Standards?

Lubricants have a number of different standards to make it easier to compare competing engine oils — API, ILSAC and others. This educational video will guide you through the jungle ... MORE


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Delphi shares how to explain the value of complex vehicle electronics to customers.

Timken new shaft guard technology helps prolong life and is easy to install or remove.
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