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#4535925 - 10/07/17 06:16 AM "Min T" in the Lubrizol oil comparision tool?
uart Offline

Registered: 06/09/10
Posts: 739
Loc: Australia
Does anyone know what the "Min T" column means in the Lubrizol relative performance tool means. I know what all the others mean (HTHS, SA, S, P) but I can't guess the meaning of min T.

#4535972 - 10/07/17 07:45 AM Re: "Min T" in the Lubrizol oil comparision tool? [Re: uart]
Garak Offline

Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 24574
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
After playing with it with A3/B4 over the different iterations it shows, I would say it's minimum TBN.
Plain, simple Garak.

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#4535997 - 10/07/17 08:13 AM Re: "Min T" in the Lubrizol oil comparision tool? [Re: Garak]
uart Offline

Registered: 06/09/10
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Thanks Garak.

There certainly is a big difference in this figure for the various different oil specifications. Most of the ACEA specs (A3/A4 for example) have a minimum of 8.0, whereas dexos (1 and 2) have a minimum of only 0.6. Could a dexos rated oil really have a VOA TBN of only 0.6? Seems too low.