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NEW ACEA MOTOR OIL SPECIFICATIONS 2021
Today we’re sending you a notification regarding the latest update from ACEA. The ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers' Association) defines engine oil requirements for passenger vehicle and truck engines and records them in the ACEA specifications (e.g., the ACEA C3).
This year, ACEA has updated the engine oil specifications for light commercial vehicles (including passenger vehicles), which we would like to briefly inform you about in the following.
The changes in detail:
Categories ACEA A3/B3 and ACEA C1 have been deleted. These specifications may continue to appear on products provided that they comply with the latest version of these specifications (ACEA 2016).
2 new categories have also been added: ACEA A7/B7 and ACEA C6. These specifications include an LSPI (low speed pre-ignition) test for the first time in the history of ACEA engine oil specifications. Engine oils that meet these categories are therefore protected against accidental pre-ignition.
In addition, some obsolete tests have been replaced or deleted.
The following transition periods apply:
- The new ACEA specifications should be implemented from 01/05/2021.
- From 01/05/2022, all the new specifications for engine oils for light commercial vehicles (including passenger vehicles) must comply with the ACEA 2021 edition.
- Specifications based on the previous version (ACEA 2016) may still be marketed up to 01/05/2023.
Updates to the ACEA engine oil specifications for heavy-duty vehicles (including trucks) are scheduled for later this year. We will then notify you accordingly.
You can download the latest documents from the following links:
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