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The first API licensing for PC-11 will take effect in early 2017 with the new categories superseding the current API CJ-4 specifications. We're more than ready for the change so you are, too. To learn more, click here to contact us.
Changes to next-generation diesel engines include:
- Engine downsizing
- Active oil temperature control
- Advanced combustion design
- Higher oil temperatures
- Start/stop technology
- Variable valve timing.
A new proposed API category, PC-11, has been introduced that improves the current CJ-4 specifications and helps OEMs and lubrication blenders meet federal regulations. PC-11A will be backwards compatible for older engines using higher viscosity High-Temperature High-Shear oils (HT/HS). API CJ-4 specifications will become CK-4.
PC-11B will be designed for engines 2017 and newer requiring lower viscosity (thinner) HT/HS oils. PC-11B will become FA-4 and will not be backwards compatible.
PC-11 will address:
- Improved oxidative stability
- Increased resistance to aeration
- Increased wear protection
- Increased shear stability
- Increased fuel economy.