ILSAC stands for International Lubricants Standardization and Approval Committee. ILSAC was formed through the cooperation of JASO (Japanese Automobile Standards Orgnization) and the AAMA (American Automobile Manufacturers Association) as a result of their concern regarding the slow response of the SAE, ASTM and API in updating lubricant performance specs to match the rapidly changing lubrication […]
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AAMA is an organization of North American automobile manufacturers which has a great deal of influence over the lubricant minimum performance standards as set forth by ILSAC, SAE, ASTM and the API. It was the AAMA along with JASO that helped to create ILSAC (International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee) which plays an integral role […]
The ASTM, quite simply, is an organization whose primary purpose is to assist in the development of international standards for innumerable processes utilized within countless different industries. With regards to motor oils and lubricants, the most common place that you will run into references to ASTM will be in regards to test methods utilized to […]
Besides the SAE viscosity of an oil, API ratings are the most commonly used and referred to in the US when deciding if an oil is right for a particular application. Although there are other motor oil specifications that are sometimes used to determine a motor oil’s quality and it’s appropriateness for a particular application, […]
The SAE is a long-standing organization which has it’s roots in the early 1900’s when automobiles were first becoming a reality. They serve the automotive community in a number of capacities by encouraging networking and education among those professionals that work in the automotive and related industries. They are also integrally involved in the process […]
JASO, as their full title suggests, is the organization responsible for establishing standards within the Japanese automotive market (which often overflows into the lubricants industry). It was JASO, along with the AAMA (American Automobile Manufacturers Association) that helped to create ILSAC (International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee) which plays an integral role in setting the […]
Well, first and foremost, do not overlook the fact that viscosity is not the only criteria critical to proper motor oil selection. You must choose an oil that is matched to your application with regards to it’s formulation and design, specifically basestocks and additives used. For example, if you are running a diesel engine, then […]
Found out that new cars that use synthetic from factory like mercedes don’t require oil changes until 13,000 miles. Does that apply to any other car that uses synthetic oil too?
I have a 2000 v6 honda accord and it needs an oil change. I want to switch to synthetic but I dont know if it will be better to switch to full synthetic, synthetic blend or just stick with conventional.