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#4582848 - 11/23/17 11:31 AM API SN Plus Update?
bigj_16 Offline


Registered: 07/03/17
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Loc: Douglas County, Colorado
Since we're on the subject, anyone have any credible update info on this?

https://fuelsandlubes.com/fli-article/api-sn-plus-fast-tracking-new-engine-oil-specifications/

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#4582884 - 11/23/17 12:05 PM Re: API SN Plus Update? [Re: bigj_16]
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Registered: 08/30/04
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#4582933 - 11/23/17 12:55 PM Re: API SN Plus Update? [Re: The Critic]
bigj_16 Offline


Registered: 07/03/17
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I'm looking for info past the October 25th date on the link I posted.

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#4582997 - 11/23/17 02:18 PM Re: API SN Plus Update? [Re: bigj_16]
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Other than GM's 1.5T engine, it's hard to find any reports of real engine problems resulting from LSPI, presumably because OEMs have tuned PCMs to avoid it, possibly by richening the mixture under conditions where LSPI could occur.

It seems likely SN+, GF6, Dexos1Gen2 will allow more programming flexibility, perhaps improving fuel economy and reducing fuel dilution. Has there been any indication that, once these new oils permeate the market, OEMs will give owners of older models a chance to take advantage of new PCM programming? Sure would be nice...

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#4583769 - 11/24/17 03:13 PM Re: API SN Plus Update? [Re: bigj_16]
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