Monthly Archives: January 2019

A New Oil Specification is coming mid 2019

A New Oil Specification is coming mid 2019

As engine-operating conditions grow more severe, so do the demands placed on your motor oil. New engine hardware such as turbochargers, direct injection and variable valve timing (VVT) place increased stress on your engine oil. This, in turn, has led to the introduction of more strict more oil specifications. ​ Here’s what we’re going to cover: How strict fuel-economy standards increase engine stress What is LSPI (low-speed pre-ignition)? How motor oil helps prevent LSPI GM dexos and API SN Plus oil specifications ​ Improved fuel economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require a fleet-wide average of 54.5 mpg by 2025 in the United States (although the Trump administration is expected to relax those standards). To meet these requirements the automotive industry has focused on smaller, more fuel-efficient engines. In fact, by 2020, industry experts predict that almost every new vehicle will feature gasoline direct-injection technology (GDI). The v ... read more

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