The year 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of ACEA’s (European Automobile Manufacturers' Association) European Oil Sequences and the anticipated 11th revision to the European heavy-duty diesel sequences. Starting in 1996, ACEA E1 through to E3 were released to define the minimum quality of service-fill engine lubricants for use in member’s vehicles. Fast forward to today, and amongst its members; 15 major Europe-based car, van, truck and bus makers, ACEA is responsible for positive and significant development in the performance of service-fill engine lubricants.
The anticipated 2021 revisions to the ACEA sequences will occur during a period of significant change in the commercial vehicle industry with pressures of decreased emissions, increased efficiency, advances in hardware as well as the adoption of alternative fuels.
Please click the links to learn more about the planned revisions to the ACEA heavy-duty specifications.
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.
November 17, 2021
The Caterpillar Oil Aeration test (ASTM D8047) is the standard test method to evaluate an oils resistance to aeration.
November 05, 2021
Commonly referred to as the “T-13” test, the Volvo T-13 Engine Oil Oxidation test is a diesel lubricant performance requirement expected to be included in the 2021 ACEA Heavy-Duty Engine Oil Sequences.
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.
September 22, 2021
With one in every five trucks, vans and buses around the world being produced in the European Union, it's vital the latest ACEA Oil Sequences for Heavy-Duty Engines are used globally.
September 15, 2021
The proposed ACEA Oil Sequences for Heavy-Duty Engines take into account how heavy-duty commercial engine hardware and aftertreatment requirements have evolved over time to support increased efficiency and reduce emissions.