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July 26, 2017

Volume 17 Issue 52

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Automakers to API: Update GF-5 Now

American and Asian automakers have sent an official request to the American Petroleum Institute, urging that it create “as soon as possible” a supplement to the existing ILSAC GF-5 standard for gasoline-fueled engine oils. The automakers say a “GF-5 Plus” supplement would immediately beef up the existing specification by measuring how well oils protect engines from low-speed pre-ignition.