GEOS a Reality

Could this be the beginning of automaker-specific motor oil requirements, similar to what exists in Europe and in the heavy-duty diesel market? General Motors has announced that the long-conjectured Global Engine Oil Specification (GEOS) will be a reality beginning in 2010 for 2011-model vehicles. You can read the details here, courtesy of Lubes ‘N Greases, but the long and the short of it is that motor oil formulators will now yet another batch of specifications to worry about above and beyond ILSAC’s GF-5. Some blenders may not be able to meet all the specifications with a single product, raising the possibility of a GM-spec oil and a non-GM-spec motor oil. Scary.

About National Oil & Lube News

National Oil & Lube News is the fast oil change industry's oldest and largest trade publication. Started in 1986 by Steve Hurt (a former fast lube owner) and David Arrington, NOLN has grown and evolved right alongside the fast lube industry. Here at NOLN, our aim is to help fast lube operators with every facet of their business, from operations to technical issues. Our monthly magazine and this regularly updated website contain everything from technical tips, recall announcements and service guides to articles on handling customer complaints, building your brand and making your business the best it can be. With tips and advice from experts both inside and outside the industry, you're sure to learn something that can help your fast lube business grow and prosper.
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