Ahead of the 1st May first-licensing date, high demand for the new GF-6 ASTM ROBO test has led to a backlog in independent test laboratories.
The API is set to review the standards development process following the nine year development period for the lastest GF-6 spec. But the approved spec could now roll-out faster than expected across EMEA.
The much heralded, and much delayed, ILSAC GF-6 engine oil specification is finally approved and a launch date revealed. Meanwhile Japanese OEMs push specs harder.
The Japanese Automobile Manufacturers' Association (JAMA)'s Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) Working Group has announced a target release date for ILSCA GF-6B specification, ahead of ILSAC GF-6.
No final timeline set for ILSAC GF-6 engine oil licences, but likely to be 2019.
The ILSAC GF-5 engine oil specification may be interrupted before adoption of the next specification, GF-6.
Testing schedules are likely to lead to delays in development and the new specification launch
Newly developed ultra-thin oils will have ompatibility and labelling issues for retailers.
GM will be launching the next generation of GM dexos global oil specification in 2015.
Delays in engine test development have caused the postponement of the ILSAC specs upgrade .