John Loop

Technology Manager

Four Myths About API FA-4, Busted

March 18, 2022

Many in the heavy-duty trucking industry are forsaking an avenue by which they may be able to significantly impact their bottom line for the better. Neglecting the benefits of FA-4, which are concealed by myths, is a prevalent theme in the trucking space.

What Goes into Field Testing Low-Viscosity Lubricants

February 01, 2022

An extensive field testing process consisting of over 70 million miles of data, from over 400 individual engines, over the past decade has been carried out for FA-4 lubricants. This should provide fleets with enough confidence to explore and reap the benefits FA-4 lubricants have the potential to provide.

ACEA 2022 Heavy-Duty: Understanding the Tests - Caterpillar Oil Aeration Test

November 17, 2021

The Caterpillar Oil Aeration test (ASTM D8047) is the standard test method to evaluate an oils resistance to aeration.

ACEA 2022 Heavy-Duty: Understanding the Tests - The Volvo T-13 Engine Test

November 01, 2021

The Volvo T-13 Engine Oil Oxidation test (ASTM D8048) is a diesel lubricant performance requirement included within the ACEA 2022 Heavy-Duty Engine Oil Sequences upgrade.

The Case for FA-4 Lubricants

May 14, 2021

First introduced in 2016, API FA-4 lubricants have lagged in market share, with limited OEM adoption being one of the market limitations although there is a case to be made for more widespread adoption.