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API Debuts Symbols for Identifying New Diesel Oils

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<p><strong>The two donut symbols are designed to help identify the new FA-4 and CK-4 diesel engine oils</strong>. <em>Image: API</em></p>

The American Petroleum Institute is introducing a special Service Symbol Donut designed to help consumers identify the recently approved API FA-4 and CK-4 diesel engine oils.

The new donut features a shaded section to differentiate API FA-4 diesel oils from CK-4 oils. The API CK-4 Service Symbol Donut will look the same as the current CJ-4 Donut. API approved the two new diesel oil standards earlier this year, designed to protect the next generation of diesel engines.

“API is introducing a diesel engine oil category for use in truck engines designed to meet 2017 model year on-highway greenhouse gas emission standards,” said Kevin Ferrick, senior manager for engine oil licensing. “The FA-4 donut was developed to help truck owners who need FA-4 oils easily recognize the oil and distinguish it from CK-4 oils.”

Manufacturers recommending CJ-4 engine oils will most likely recommend API CK-4 oils as soon as they are available to better protect current diesel engines, according to API. The API FA-4 oils have been designed to protect diesel engines that are expected to be introduced in 2017.

API recommends that technicians and truck owners check with the manufacturer of their engine to determine the correct oil to use. For more information on the new diesel engine oil standards, visit NewDieselOil.com.

 

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