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ACEA versus API ILSAC oil specifications

ACEA 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. Who sets API, ILSAC and ACEA oil specifications? API and ILSAC specifications are determined by API and … Read More


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