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Request for GF-7 Motor Oil Category by ILSAC Received by API

ILSAC has requested that a new gasoline engine oil from API with a first licensing date of no later than the end of Q2 2028.

The new specification request includes a range of new engine tests against sludge, oxidation, corrosion and Low Speed Pre-Ignition.

The aim of the new specification is to maintain backwards compatibility with current licensed gasoline oil grades, evaluate ethanol fuel impact on tests, include 0W-12/0W-8 Low Viscosity Oils and protect for future Environmental Protection Agency/CARB requirements.

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