The Demise of ILSAC?

According to this article from Lube Report, it seems that the folks at General Motors are predicting the demise of the ILSAC motor oil certification system. That would mean no follow-on to GF-5, and probably mean that each automaker would be responsible for developing and licensing its own specification of motor oil (a’la dexos). That would not be a positive development for the industry, as inventory requirements for stocking motor oil would be as bad or worse than ATF. Let’s hope everyone involved can take a deep breath and work things out, though from the sound of it GM has no intentions of playing nice. They’ve taken their ball and gone home!

(This post written while listening to, in the spirit of Halloween, “Dead Man’s Party” by Oingo Boingo.)

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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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