Wolf Lubricants is thrilled to upgrade its portfolio with a line of lubricants that meet the new ILSAC GF-6 standards, demonstrating its commitment to always stay on the top of the market!
The recent technological developments such as engine downsizing, turbocharging, and gasoline direct injection, have placed much greater demands on engine oils. With such rapid changes, we see shifts and upgrades in the tests and standards, which determine the performance of lubricants.
An example of this happened in May 2020 with the International Lubricant Specification Advisory Committee (ILSAC), who announced that they have a new official standard – GF-6. Based on the API service categories, the ILSAC standards are a great combination for improved engine performances and with the latest API SP/RC.
As a brand at the forefront of automotive lubricant technology, we reacted quickly by developing six new low-viscosity products that meet these standards! While the developments prove that the ILSAC GF-5 tests do not measure up to the demands placed on modern lubricants, these new standards also specify more stringent engine oil performance requirements for spark-ignited internal combustion engines.
Compared to ILSAC GF-5/API SN, the latest ILSAC GF-6/API SP/RC oils raise the bar in almost every dimension of performance. They meet 8 new test parameters set by different original equipment manufacturers (OEM), including timing chain wear protection, a new test for very low-viscosity engine oils, and a test designed to detect low speed pre-ignition (LSPI). The automotive industry’s recent licensing of the supplemental lubricant category API SN PLUS to mitigate low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) observed in vehicles equipped with GDI engines is a good start, but there are still more issues that require better lubrication solutions. The new API SP/RC and ILSAC GF-6 will balance these equally important needs:
- Superior fuel economy
- Emission system compatibility
- Engine oil robustness to protect engines from wear due to start/stop systems and failures related to LSPI and turbocharger depositing
The performance standard will include two separate specifications – GF-6A and GF-6B. GF-6A covers the existing ILSAC viscosity grades (0W20/5W20/5W30/10W30) while offering backwards compatibility. GF-6B caters to the needs of the most recent engines and covers viscosity grade 0W16.
Johan Van Hove, Senior Technical Manager at Wolf Lubricants, commented: “Our ILSAC GF-6 range consists of six low-viscosity products that meet these latest ILSAC standards. This doesn’t only show our ability to stay on the top of the latest developments in our industry, but it also proves the premium quality of our products as they have shown excellent results on multiple levels including a very strict chain wear test.”
This new range is available in small and big packaging in the Wolf Lubricant’s product portfolio. For more information about our GF-6 range and the full range of Wolf Lubricant products, visit our website.