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Standard Test Method for Measurement of Effects of Automotive Engine Oils on Fuel Economy of Passenger Cars and Light-Duty Trucks in Sequence VIF Spark Ignition Engine (Includes all amendments and changes 6/27/2022).Translate name
STANDARD published on 1.4.2021
Designation standards: ASTM D8226-21ae1
Publication date standards: 1.4.2021
The number of pages: 82
Approximate weight : 277 g (0.61 lbs)
Country: American technical standard
Category: Technical standards ASTM
aged test oil, brake specific fuel consumption, break-in, calibration oil, flying flush, fuel economy, reference oil, Sequence VIF, spark-ignition automotive engine,, ICS Number Code 75.100 (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products)
|Significance and Use|
5.1Test MethodThe data obtained from the use of this test method provide a comparative index of the fuel-saving capabilities of automotive engine oils under repeatable laboratory conditions. A BL has been established for this test to provide a standard against which all other oils can be compared. The BL oil is an SAE 20W-30 grade fully formulated lubricant. The test procedure was not designed to give a precise estimate of the difference between two test oils without adequate replication. The test method was developed to compare the test oil to the BL oil. Companion test methods used to evaluate engine oil performance for specification requirements are discussed in the latest revision of Specification .
5.2UseThe Sequence VIF test method is useful for engine oil fuel economy specification acceptance. It is used in specifications and classifications of engine lubricating oils, such as the following:
5.2.3SAE Classification J304.
5.2.4SAE Classification J1423.
1.1This test method covers an engine test procedure for the measurement of the effects of automotive engine oils on the fuel economy of passenger cars and light-duty trucks with gross vehicle weight 3856kg or less. The tests are conducted using a specified spark-ignition engine with a displacement of 3.6L (General Motors)1.2The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.2.1ExceptionsWhere there is no direct equivalent such as the units for screw threads, National Pipe threads/diameters, tubing size, and single source supply equipment specifications. Additionally, Brake Fuel Consumption (BSFC) is measured in kilograms per kilowatt-hour.
1.3This test method is arranged as follows:
1.4This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.5This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
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