The relentless drive to improve engine efficiency and performance has led to the development of small turbocharged, gasoline direct injection (TGDI) engines. As governmental regulations on emissions and fuel efficiency become increasingly more stringent worldwide, original...

The ILSAC GF-6 Needs Statement forms the basis of new performances requirements and drives lubricant test development.

The proposed ILSAC GF-6 specification acknowledges that GF-5 era tests simply won’t measure up to the demands placed on modern lubricants. As a result, ILSAC GF-6 will include six new engine tests.

For the first time, additive chemistry must deliver improvements in every aspect of protection and fuel economy. New proposed GF-6A targets will reverse the trend to lower treat rates.