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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.


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.


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.”


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.”


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.


“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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