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How Specification Development Impacts Society

How Specification Development Impacts Society

The certification of lubricant performance has important ramifications—not just for product performance, but for society at large.
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The Real Impact of Engine Oil Performance

The current process for certifying engine oil performance has some major implications not just for engine performance, but for the benefit of society. Learn more.
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Delivering Necessary LSPI Protection—and Beyond

Delivering Necessary LSPI Protection—and Beyond

API SN Plus validates much-needed low speed pre-ignition (LSPI) protection to the lubricant marketplace, but it’s not the end of the LSPI story—the lubricant industry needs continuous evolution in its approach to solving this critical issue in Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) Engines.
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What the API SN Plus Process Can Teach Us

What the API SN Plus Process Can Teach Us

Test development tied to comprehensive specification development has a limiting effect on the lubricants industry. What we can learn from the API SN Plus process?
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Not All LSPI Protection is Created Equal

Not All LSPI Protection is Created Equal

API SN Plus helps deliver marketable protection against a critical new form of lubricant-related engine damage—but not all protection against that damage is created equal.
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API SN Plus Is a Step in the Right Direction

OEMs asked, and the passenger car lubricants industry has delivered an effective answer: API SN Plus, the supplement to ILSAC GF-5, which reached first license on May 1, 2018.
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Specification Updates

Disruptive Trends: Digital Disruption

Disruptive trends are different from standard trends in that they are expected to lead to radical changes in product usage, value, distribution, ownership, etc. Learn about one such disruptive trend — digital disruption— in this video.

LSPI Animation

To better understand the nature of LSPI, and how it occurs, a detailed animation has been developed. The animation includes in-depth graphics that visually explain engine efficiency, why this efficiency is needed, how can it be achieved and what challenges are involved.