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Idemitsu Lubricants Introduces New GF-6 Lineup

The new line of fully synthetic motor oils meets and exceeds the new SP/GF-6A industry standards.

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Idemitsu Lubricants America has introduced a new line of fully synthetic motor oils that meet and exceed the new SP/GF-6A industry standards for more protection, performance and power.

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Also, Idemitsu has introduced a new 0W-16 SP/GF-6B ultra-low-viscosity motor oil “with robust additive technology that exceeds forward-looking lubrication standards,” the company said.

“Idemitsu is ahead of the field again with a line of fully synthetic motor oils that meets and, in many cases, even exceeds the new industry standards designed to protect the unique needs of today’s high-revving, high-performance engines,” said Oya Yasumasa, vice president of sales and marketing for Idemitsu. “Not only do we have fully synthetic GF-6A oil in three different formulations, we’re excited to launch our new 0W-16 motor oil in the Idemitsu brand that surpasses the forward-looking GF-6B standards. Each of our fully synthetic GF-6 oils is 100% ready for production and will be rolled out in a strategically phased plan to coincide with markets re-opening in the coming weeks.”

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Across the line, Idemitsu fully synthetic GF-6 engine oils provide more than three times better protection of engine parts at low-temperature starts over GF-6 standards and up to 21% greater engine-wear protection, even under extreme conditions, according to the company. Low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) events are reduced by 91% over the new GF-6 standards.

“Idemitsu’s new ultra-low-viscosity 0W-16 engine oil further bolsters the line of GF-6 synthetic oils, and offers outstanding chemical and viscosity stability to reduce tailpipe emissions and protect emission control systems,” the company said in a news release. “It keeps pistons, camshafts, lifters and other engine parts cleaner, even surpassing GF-6 standards, for longer engine life.”

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Beyond GF-6 standards for engine-wear protection, fuel economy retention, reduced oil consumption and protection against LSPI, the individual viscosity grades provide the following, according to the company:

  • 0W-16 – More than 28% less oil consumption and over a 22% advantage on fuel-economy retention over GF-6 standards 
  • 0W-20 – More than 18% engine-wear protection over the new GF-6 standards 
  • 5W-20 – More than 46% less oil consumption and 21% greater engine-wear protection over the new standards 
  • 5W-30 – More than 24% fuel-economy retention and 90% more stability in high heat

Idemitsu Lubricants America’s line of fully synthetic engine oils meet or exceed all ILSAC and API standards.

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“In the coming weeks, as the world emerges out of the current health care situation, Idemitsu is excited to bring these state-of-the-art fully synthetic engine oils to sales outlets across the nation,” the company said. “Idemitsu remains committed to providing the latest in lubrication technology for today and tomorrow’s ever-changing automotive needs.”

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