Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Improved Oil Standards

This visualization shows the spectrum of standards set for engine oil. The blue represents GF-4, the current standard for oil, the red represents GF-5 which is the new oil standards set to go into effect on October 1, 2010. This web chart helps compare the current oil standards with the new ones. It's a great way to see the difference between the two standards relative to each performance parameter. There is also a video available with this graphic which shows the impact of the trade-offs faced in trying to incorporate all the parameters while making engine oil.

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