Lubrizol is one of the main additive package manufacturers used by many major brands that aren't Shell/XOM (because they co-own Infineum).Here is API SN to SP
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Notice your spider has 7 levels to reach and if the scale is the same 2 makes it to 10
SP has 15 levels to reach and 4 are over than 10 on the scale.
But I have heard that same thing… However they were applying that stuff to SN, not SP. Notice they say 2015. VW 504 works for Europe and they have different requirements, like long OCI.
You see It is what you read from your source. Personally I would not trust your source…
The 2015 was for the VW approval, notice that the grey square denoting API SP was BEFORE the letters SP. Here's what it looks like when you change the order:Honestly…. Does not matter to me. Just giving you my honest response. When I saw 2015 SP…. well.
You'll have to elaborate on what it is you are looking for. If you want to find something that's better than just meeting SP, look for more demand OEM approvals. That's why I run an A40 lube in my SRT for example.Thanks… I was going for any info on the test “results” that I can compare the oils without just a SP API approval.
If it doesn't matter why start this thread? The discussion by others on what actually determines the performance properties of an oil are pretty spot-on here. That series of tests you originally linked is not valid, but demanding manufacturer approvals most certainly are. I'm a bit confused on your concern about when certain licenses appeared, or how it relates to an approval. You do know that approvals can change over time, right?Honestly…. Does not matter to me. Just giving you my honest response. When I saw 2015 SP…. well.