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GF-6A Motor Oil #5465486 06/29/20 09:24 AM
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Here is a screen shot from api.org. It describes the benefits of the new API GF-6A motor oils and declares API GF 5 as obsolete. crzy

Edit: The fine print says Obsolete as of May 1, 2021.

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Re: GF-6A Motor Oil [Re: Snagglefoot] #5465489 06/29/20 09:25 AM
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Don't know what to think.


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Re: GF-6A Motor Oil [Re: Snagglefoot] #5465492 06/29/20 09:29 AM
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Just a normal progression of standards.
I would classify it as a "nothing to see" and move on.


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Re: GF-6A Motor Oil [Re: CT8] #5465493 06/29/20 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by CT8
Don't know what to think.


That was fast CT. I had just walked over to the coffee pot.
LOL Got it loaded.


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Re: GF-6A Motor Oil [Re: Snagglefoot] #5465495 06/29/20 09:33 AM
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Actually, I just read the fine print. Obsolete as of May 1, 2021. smile

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Re: GF-6A Motor Oil [Re: Snagglefoot] #5465496 06/29/20 09:33 AM
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Their choice of using the word obsolete is curious. Superseded might have been a better word to use.


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Re: GF-6A Motor Oil [Re: PimTac] #5465502 06/29/20 09:46 AM
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Obsolete meaning it can no longer be licensed.


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Re: GF-6A Motor Oil [Re: kschachn] #5465512 06/29/20 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by kschachn
Obsolete meaning it can no longer be licensed.




Then I and maybe some others here have misinterpreted the terminology. They are referring to the standard, not the oil.


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Re: GF-6A Motor Oil [Re: PimTac] #5465527 06/29/20 10:30 AM
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Sorry yes, I was not clear either. The API licenses oils that meet an ILSAC specification. But the ISLAC does declare the specification to be obsolete and then the API ceases to license oils against that standard.

https://www.infineuminsight.com/en-gb/resources/ilsac-gf-6/ilsac-gf-and-api-service-categories/


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Re: GF-6A Motor Oil [Re: Snagglefoot] #5465535 06/29/20 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Snagglefoot
Actually, I just read the fine print. Obsolete as of May 1, 2021. smile

It's a typical, cloudy-eyed Monday morning and this news was delivered on a Monday morning.

Typical Monday mis-wording, as I'll guess the word obsolete will eventually get changed to superceded.

Either that, or the rules have changed.

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Re: GF-6A Motor Oil [Re: 77Se7en] #5465541 06/29/20 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
It's a typical, cloudy-eyed Monday morning and this news was delivered on a Monday morning.

Typical Monday mis-wording, as I'll guess the word obsolete will eventually get changed to superceded.

Either that, or the rules have changed.

What are you talking about?

Again posting without either thinking first or knowing anything about what you're saying. ISLAC standards are not "superseded" they are always rendered obsolete.


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Re: GF-6A Motor Oil [Re: kschachn] #5465545 06/29/20 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by kschachn
Sorry yes, I was not clear either. The API licenses oils that meet an ILSAC specification. But the ISLAC does declare the specification to be obsolete and then the API ceases to license oils against that standard.

https://www.infineuminsight.com/en-gb/resources/ilsac-gf-6/ilsac-gf-and-api-service-categories/




Thanks. This is the clear explanation. It also helps to have more coffee on board. ☕️ ☕️


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Re: GF-6A Motor Oil [Re: Snagglefoot] #5466321 06/30/20 12:27 PM
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So when are the API SP oil will be on the shelves?

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Obviously the people here with a huge stash of GF5 now have to pour it down the storm drain

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Originally Posted by Jimmy_Russells
Obviously the people here with a huge stash of GF5 now have to pour it down the storm drain

Not yet, not until May 1, 2021.


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