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Oil Guide

API's certification mark and service symbol helps customers identiy quality motor oils for gasoline and diesel powered vehicles. Oils displaying these marks meet performance requirements set bu U.S. and international cehicle and engine manufacturers and the lubrciant industry. Hundreds of companies wordlwide participate in this voluntary program, which is backed by a marketplace sampling and testing program. In addition to be fundamentally approved and certified by a number of international agencies, Aminol is the first company in Azerbaijan to receive an API certificate for its engine oils. The company is proud of this achievement and encourages customers to base their purchases on recommendations by the API. 

The API certification mark is also known as the "starburst". 

An oil displaying this mark meets the current engine protection standard and fel economy requiremenets of the International Lubricant Specification Advisory Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Automobile manufacturers recommend oils that carry the API Certification Mark. See the ILSAC STANDARD FOR PASSENGER CAR ENGINE OILS chart below for descriptions of current and obsolete ILSAC standards.

Get more from your motor oil

> Follow your vehicle manufacturers oil change recommendations.

> If you find it necessary to mix brands of oil, use same viscosity grade and API service category to maintain performace.

> Properly dispose of used oil. Learn more about engine oil recycling.

> Always look for API certification marks when you buy oil.

The API service symbol also known as the "donut"

1. Performance Level Motor oils designed for cars, vans, and under API's "S" (Service) categories. Motor oils designed for heavy-duty categories fall under API's "C" (Commercial) category. Please see the Gasoline Engines and Diesel Engines charts on the next pages for descriptions of current and obsolete API service categories.

2. Viscosity Grade The measure of an oil's ability to flow at may vary. Follow your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations on SAE oil viscosity.

3. Resource Conserving "Resourse Conserving" applies to oils inteded for gasonline-engine cars, vans, and light trucks. Widespread use of "Resource Conserving" oils may result in an overall savings of fuel in the vehicle fleet as a whole.

4. Multiple Performance Levels Oils designated for diesel engine service might also meet gasoline engine service. For these oils the designation is "C" category first followed by the "S" category. "C" category oils have been formulated primarily fpr diesel engines and may not provide all ot the performance requiements consistent with vehicle manufacturer's recommendations for gasoline-fueled engines.

5. PLUS Classifications API currently licenses two PLUS portion of the API Donut: CI-4 PLUS and SN PLUS. CI-4 PLUS identifies oils formulated to provide a higher level of protection against soot-related viscosity increase and viscosity loss due to shear in diesel engines. When orignially introduce, CI-4 PLUS identified CI-4 oils meeting a higher level of performance. CK-4 and CJ-4 oils include all CI-4 PLUS performance requirements. SN PLUS identifies oils that meet API SN and are also formulated to provide additional protection against low-speed pre-ignition for turbochardged direct injection gasoline-powered vehicles

The current and previous ILSAC standards and API Service Categories are listed here. Vehicle owners should refer top their owner's manuals before consulting thee charts. Oils may have more than one performance level.

For automotive gasoline engines, the latest ILSAC standard or API Service Category includes the performance properties of each earlier category and can be used to service older engines where earlier category oils were recommended.

ILSAC Standard For Passenger Car Engine Oils

Name

GF-5

GF-4

GF-3

GF-2

GF-1

Status

Current

Obsolete

Obsolete

Obsolete

Obsolete

Service

Introduced in October 2010, designed to provide improved high temperature deposit protection for pistons and turbochargers, more stringent sludge control, improved fuel economy, enhanced emission constrol system compatibility, seal compatibility, and protection of engines operating on ethanol-containing fuels up to E85.

Use GF-5 where GF-4 is recommended.

Use GF-5 where GF-3 is recommended.

Use GF-5 where GF-2 is recommended.

Use GF-5 where GF-1 is recommended.

Gasoline Engines (Follow your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations on oil performance levels)

Service

Introduced in October 2010, designed to provide improved high temperature deposit protection for pistons, more stringent sludge control, and seal compatibility. API SN with Resource Conserving matches ILSAC GF-5 by combining API SN performance with improved fuel economy, turbochger protection, emission control system compatibility, and protection of engines operating on ethanol-containing fuels up to E85.

For 2010 and older automotive engines.

For 2004 and older automotive engines.

For 2001 and older automotive engines.

Caution: Not suitable for use in most gasoline-powered engines built after 1996.

Caution: Not suitable for use in most gasoline-powered engines built after 1993.

Caution: Not suitable for use in most gasoline-powered engines built after 1988.

Caution: Not suitable for use in most gasoline-powered engines built after 1979.

Caution: Not suitable for use in most gasoline-powered engines built after 1971.

Caution: Not suitable for use in most gasoline-powered engines built after 1967.

Caution: Not suitable for use in most gasoline-powered engines built after 1951.

Caution: Not suitable for use in most gasoline-powered engines built after 1930.

Category

SN

SM

SL

SJ

SH

SG

SF

SE
 

SD

SC

SB

SA

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Obsolete

Obsolete

Obsolete

Obsolete

Obsolete

Obsolete

Obsolete

Obsolete

Diesel Engines (Follow you vehicle manufacturer's recommendations on oil performance levels

Name

CK-4

CJ-4

CI-4

CH-4

CG-4

CF-4

CF-2

CF

CE

CD-II

CD

CC

CB

CA

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Obsolete

Obsolete

Obsolete

Obsolete

Obsolete

Obsolete

Obsolete

Obsolete

Obsolete

Obsolete

Service

API Service Category CK-e describes oils for use in high-speed four-stroke cycle diesel engines designed to meet 2017 model year on-highway ad Tier 4 non-road exhaust emission standards as well as for previous model year diesel engines. These oils are formulated for use in all applications with diesel fuels ranging in sulfur content up to 500 ppm (0.05% by weight). However, the use of these oils with greater than 15 ppm (0.0015% by weight) sulfur fuel may impact control system durability where particulate filters and other advanced aftertreatment systems are used. API CK-4 oils are designed to provide enhanced protection against oil oxidation, viscosity loss due to shear, and oil aeration as well as protection against catalust poisoning, particulate filter filter blocking, engine wear, piston deposits, degradation of low and high-temperature proprties, and soot related viscosity incease. API CK-4 oils exceed the performance criteria of API CJ-4, CI-4 with CI-4 PLUS, CI-4, and CH-4 and can effectively lubricate engines calling for those API Service Categories. When using CK-4 oil with higher than 15 ppm sulfur fuel, consult the engine manufacturer for service interval recommendations.

For high-speed, four-stroke cycle diesel engines esigned to meet 2010 model year on-highway and Tier 4 non-road exhaust emission standards as well as for previous model year diesel engines. These oil are formulated for use in all applications with diesel fuels rangin in sulfur content up to 500 ppm (0.05% by weight). However, the use of these oils with greater than 15 ppm (0,0015% by weight) sulfur fuel may impact exhaust aftertreatment system durability and/or drain interval. API CJ-4 oils exceed the performance criteria of API CI-4 with Ci-4 PLUS, CI-4, CH-4, CG-4 and CF-4 and can effectively lubricate engines calling for those API Service Categories. When using CJ-4 oil with higher than 15 ppm sulfur fuel, consullt he engine manufactures for service interval.

Introduced in 2002. For high-speed, four-stroke engines designed to meet 2004 exhaust emission standards implemented in 2002. CI-4 oils are formulated to sustain engine durability where exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) is use and are intended for use with diesel fuels ranging in sulfur content up to 0.5% weight. Can be used in place of CD, CE, CF-4, CG-4, and CH-4 oils. Some CI-4 oils may also qualify for the CI-4 PLUS designation. 

Introduced in 1998. For high-speed, four-stroke engines designed to meet 1998 exhaust emission standards. CH-4 oils are specifically compounded for use with diesel fuels ranging in sulfur content up to 0.5% weight. Can be used in place of CD, CE, CF-4, and CG-4 oils.

Caution: Not suitable for use in most diesel-powered automotive engines built after 2009.

Caution: Not suitable for use in most diesel-powered automotive engines built after 2009.

Caution: Not suitable for use in most diesel-powered automotive engines built after 2009. Two-stroke cycle engines may have different lubrication requirements than four stroke engines, so the manufacturer should be contacted for current lubrication recommendations.

Caution: Not suitable for use in most diesel-powered automotive engines built after 2009. Later "C" category oils are usually suitable or preferred for diesel automotive engines for which "CF" oil were specified. Older equipment and/or two-stroke diesel engines, especially those calling for monograde products, may however require "CF" category oil.

Caution: Not suitable for use in most diesel-powered automotive engines built after 1994.

Caution: Not suitable for use in most diesel-powered automotive engines built after 1994.

Caution: Not suitable for use in most diesel-powered automotive engines built after 1994.

Caution: Not suitable for use in most diesel-powered engines built after 1990.

Caution: Not suitable for use in most diesel-powered engines built after 1961.

Caution: Not suitable for use in most diesel-powered engines built after 1959.

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Tel. +994 12 585 10 05

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