EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENTS IN DIESEL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

The lubricant technical community in Europe (including the U.K.) has been developing a series of performance standards for lubricants resembling the API/ASTM/SAE tripartite system, but directed towards European needs. Whilst considerable use is made of the API categories such as SE, SF, CD, etc., there are nevertheless several areas where it is felt that the U.S. specifications do not fully address European needs. Because of this the European engine manufacturers under the aegis of the CCMC are developing a proposed set of gasoline and diesel engine test sequences oriented towards the European needs. This paper is only concerned with those in the diesel area. Also, individual engine manufacturers have their own specifications in advance of the adoption of a common European specification.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Fuels and Lubricants Meeting San Francisco, California, October 31-November 3, 1983.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Steinke, R
    • Bosse, J
    • Gairing, M
    • Nasch, H
    • RICHARDSON, J
  • Publication Date: 1983

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390935
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 831751, HS-036 857
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM