The Lubrizol Corporation announced that Lubrizol® PV1510 engine oil additive technology, designed to meet the complex requirements of the ILSAC GF-6 specification, is ready.
Testing is underway in accordance with the ILSAC timeline to enable Lubrizol PV1510 availability ahead of the first ILSAC GF-6 licensing date of 1 May 2020, the company said.
Lubrizol says that with seven new tests that engine oil formulations must pass to meet the new ILSAC GF-6A and ILSAC GF-6B specifications, the complexity of these specifications “should not be underestimated,” the company said in a statement.
“Engine oils must pass seven new tests and offer performance that increases fuel economy and cleanliness, while mitigating the harmful effects of low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) in modern engines.”
“Lubrizol PV1510 is based on simplicity with one additive and one viscosity modifier. Our technology is flexible, providing customers with a choice of base oil and a cascading treat rate. We have performance that addresses test requirements while achieving optimal lubrication properties for modern engines,” says Martin Birze, regional business manager for Passenger Car Engine Oils at Wickliffe, Ohio, U.S.A.-based additive maker Lubrizol Additives, a business unit of Lubrizol Corporation, which is a Berkshire Hathaway company.