API FA-4

ACEA 2021: Understanding the Caterpillar Oil Aeration Test

November 24, 2021

Referred to as the COAT, the Caterpillar Oil Aeration Test (ASTM D8047) is an important test expected to be included in two new ACEA F categories.  

ACEA 2021 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.

Volvo T-13

ACEA 2021 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 expected to be included within the next ACEA Heavy-Duty Engine Oil Sequences upgrade.

Here's How Your Choice of Engine Oil Can Impact Your Bottom Line

May 21, 2021

Originally published in Fleet Equipment Magazine, this article discusses how switching to lower-viscosity lubricants can improve fleetwide fuel economy while providing robust protection. 

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.