Rich Ahern

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Spec Changes for PCMO on the Horizon: GF-6

Posted by Rich Ahern on Dec 19, 2019 2:24:20 PM

The next generation of passenger car motor oil (PCMO) is on the horizon. The new ILSAC (International Lubricant Specification Advisory Committee) is GF-6A and will be backwards compatible with ILSAC GF-5 and prior. The new spec will begin licensing as of May 1,2020. 

 EPA regulations that mandate enhanced efficiency and lower emissions have resulted in OEMs making changes to engine designs and that means the oil keeping that engine going smoothly needs to be adjusted as well. This new spec will offer better protection for new engine designs that have come online (or will soon).

The API spec that correlates with the new ILSAC standard will be SP and API certified products will still display the "donut" logo. There is also a GF-6B portion of the new spec and that introduces a new viscosity - 0w16 that will also have API certification. The API certification seals you'll see on the new spec look like this:

API Spec SP

From now through the spec hitting market, suppliers will be going through licensing processes for their products to be tested & re-certified. As always, remember to check for API certification on the items your fleet or shop runs on - it really is the simplest way you can ensure the highest product integrity, no matter what the change in spec. 

 

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Topics: API Certification, ILSAC, PCMO

AFS AWDA Cold Flow Additives Now Available

Posted by Rich Ahern on Dec 2, 2019 11:03:28 AM

plow truck

AFS AWDA Cold Flow Additive is now in stock for the winter months. This additive helps reduce diesel fuel pour point and CFPP  8-12 degrees below the fuel's non additized temperature rating.

We're stocking both  1:3000g and 1:1500g treatment ratios. 

 

AWDA 3000 - one gallon treats 3000gal (available in drums and pails). Product Info Sheet here: AWDA-3000

AW-3000

AWDA 1500 - one gallon treats 1500gal (available in drums) Product Info Sheet here: AWDA-1500

AWDA-1500g

If you have questions on the product, or whether bulk fuel additives make sense for your operation versus rack treated product, contact your rep or call the office 800-289-2875

 

 

 

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Topics: winter additives, winter diesel, Additives