ACEA EUROPEAN OIL SEQUENCES
SERVICE FILL OILS FOR
LIGHT DUTY DIESEL ENGINES
ENGINES WITH AFTER TREATMENT DEVICES and
HEAVY DUTY DIESEL ENGINES
Laboratory tests for gasoline and light duty diesel engine oils, Engine tests for gasoline and light duty diesel engine oils, Laboratory tests for engine with after treatment devices,
Engine tests for engine with after treatment devices,
Laboratory tests for heavy duty diesel engine oils,
Engine tests for heavy duty diesel engine oils.
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ACEA 2012 EUROPEAN OIL SEQUENCES FOR SERVICE-FILL OILS
This document details the ACEA 2012 European Oil Sequences for Service-fill Oils for Gasoline engines, for Light Duty Diesel engines, for Gasoline & Diesel engines with after treatment devices and for Heavy Duty Diesel engines. These sequences define the minimum quality level of a product for presentation to ACEA members. Performance parameters other than those covered by the tests shown or more stringent limits may be indicated by individual member companies. These sequences will replace the ACEA 2010 sequences as a means of defining engine lubricant quality from st
1 December 2012.
CONDITIONS FOR USE OF PERFORMANCE CLAIMS AGAINST THE ACEA OIL SEQUENCES ACEA requires that any claims for Oil performance to meet these sequences must be based on credible data and controlled tests in accredited test laboratories.
ACEA requires that engine performance testing used to support a claim of compliance with these ACEA sequences should be generated according to the European Engine Lubricants Quality Management System (EELQMS), but ACEA reserves the right to define alternatives in exceptional cases. 1
EELQMS which is described in the ATIEL Code of Practice , addresses product development testing and product performance documentation, and involves the registration of all candidate and reference oil testing and defines the compliance process. Compliance with the ATIEL Code of Practice is mandatory for any claim to meet the requirements of the 2012 issue of the ACEA sequences. Therefore ACEA requires that claims against the ACEA oil sequences can only be made by oil companies or oil distributors who have signed the EELQMS oil marketers’ Letter of Conformance (for details: www.atiel.org).
The ACEA oil sequences are underlying a constant development. Replacement tests and other changes required by the European automobile manufacturers are integrated and new issues are published on a regular basis. As new editions are published older editions have to be withdrawn. Validities of new and old editions are overlapping for limited periods of time as shown in the following table and the accompanying text below. When a new ACEA sequence is introduced, oils with claims against the previous can be marketed only for another two years. Sequence Issue
First allowable use
Mandatory for new claims
Oils with this claim may be
1st November 2004
1st February 2007
22nd December 2008
22nd December 2010
14th December 2012
1st November 2005
1st February 2008
22nd December 2009
22nd December 2011
14th December 2013
31st December 2009
23rd December 2010
22nd December 2012
22nd December 2014
Table: For the 2012 issue of the ACEA Oil Sequences: First claims can be made from 14th December 2012. For another year (until 14th December 2013), oil marketers can still make new claims against ACEA 2010. Starting with 14th December 2013 every new claim has to be made against the 2012 ACEA Oil Sequences. All engine oils using nd
claims against the 2010 ACEA Sequences can be continued to be marketed until 22 December 2014. - First allowable use means...
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