ENGINE OIL PERFORMANCE TESTS IN THE UNITED STATES

A system for classifying and describing crankcase oils is required to assure that correct lubricants are used in gasoline and diesel engines. Since 1911, when oils were simply classified according to viscosity, many revisions have taken place to arrive at the oil classification system now in use. This article describes the engine performance tests that are used to define oil quality levels for use in gasoline and diesel engines. Its sections are titled: Engine Service Classification System; Gasoline Engine Oil Tests; Diesel Engine Oil Tests; Energy Conserving Oil Classification; and Future Outlook.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Muller, R
    • Papageorge, S
  • Publication Date: 1988

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 28 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00657928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM