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ACEA oil specifications versus API ILSAC oil specifications

ACEA oil specifications versus API ILSAC oil specifications On Reddit forums, I routinely see questions from European car owners asking why Americans change their oil so often compared to what’s done in Europe. They ask the question, implying that Americans are somehow being “duped” into changing their oil more often. That’s not the case at all. European cars have longer oil change intervals because they use a different oil than we use in the U.S. Our oil specifications are set by the trade association American Petroleum Institute (API) in conjunction … Read More


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