ACEA 2021

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.

ACEA 2022 Heavy-Duty: Overview of Changes

ACEA 2022 Upgrade for Heavy-Duty Engine Lubricants is Here

May 03, 2022

On May 1, 2022, the widely-anticipated 2022 ACEA European Oil Sequences for Heavy Duty Engines came into effect. The sequences prescribe the minimum quality level of service-fill oils demanded by the ACEA members for use in their vehicles. 

What’s New in the ACEA 2022 European Oil Sequences for Heavy-Duty Engines?

May 02, 2022

The ACEA 2022 sequences upgrade, represent a significant upgrade in performance and impacts the global heavy-duty commercial vehicle market. 

Global Significance of the ACEA 2022 Heavy-Duty Engine Oil Sequences

March 31, 2022

The 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.

Global Impact of ACEA in the Heavy-Duty Diesel Market

March 31, 2022

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.

ACEA 2022: Understanding the Caterpillar Oil Aeration Test (COAT) ASTM D8047

November 24, 2021

Referred to as the COAT, the Caterpillar Oil Aeration Test (ASTM D8047) is an important test included in the two new ACEA 2022 E categories.  

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.