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Many Popular North American Engine Oils may be
Harmful to European Engines.
automobile manufacturers design vehicles to use specific high quality
lubricants with specific properties and additives. Most motor oils
offered in America do not meet the demanding specifications, and
the European lubricants are not readily available. As a result,
problems such as premature wear and engine sludge develop.
"Europeans build their cars and impose higher requirements on the
type of oil than we are used to here in North America," remarks
an oil industry source. "They have more of a multi-tier system within
their specifications, whereas the API uses the lowest common denominator
as a guideline. It is by its own admission, within API 1509, a minimum
While the American Petroleum Institute (API) sets oil standards
in America, the Automotive Manufacturers Association (ACEA) sets
them in Europe. "ACEA standards reflect a wider complexity of the
offering of engines on the market right now," says Herve Blanquart,
VP Automotive of Motul North America. "On top of that, manufacturers
have introduced their own standards, most of which start with the
ACEA standards, and go further in specific tests to solve specific
problems and address specific issues."
In the U.S., the API adopts one standard for all engine oils. "For
example they are working on ILSAC GF-4, and the problems they are
running into is that this oil will be too thin for a lot of older
engines," explains Blanquart. "In Europe, they decided from the
beginning that they would not adopt a linear standard - rather a
standard for each type of application - gas, diesel, turbo, etc."
European vehicle manufacturers keep tight control over which lubricants
they, allow to be used in their vehicles. Inner-company bureaucracies
are in charge of keeping the approved lubricant lists up-to-date
with the latest requirements, and a few companies apply some of
the regulations to North America. European aftermarket service stations
must stock different lubricants for different automobile brands.
Sometimes different models put out by the same manufacturer require
Do-it-yourselfers are less prevalent in Europe. Qualified repair
shops, franchised or tightly controlled by the vehicle manufacturers
in order to dictate the type of oil being used, typically perform
most of the oil changes.
The high quality oils used in Europe allow Europeans to enjoy longer
drain intervals. However, when European vehicles are exported to
the United States, the concept becomes distorted.
"There is in general a longer drain associated with the higher tier
oils in the European system," remarks the oil industry source, "so
the thought process is if we don't allow the longer drain in North
America, consumers should be able to get by with API spec oils -
but it leaves manufacturers open to the type of problem Mercedes-Benz
A recent class-action lawsuit brought forward by owners of certain
1998 through 2001 Mercedes-Benz vehicles claimed they weren't informed
that synthetic motor oil was required in order to take advantage
of the extended drain intervals afforded through the use of the
vehicles' Flexible Service System (FSS). Many using conventional
oils experienced premature wear problems, and the settlement will
cost the company over $32 million.
"The long drain indicator used by Mercedes is predicated on using
Mercedes-Benz-approved oil, which is a very top quality synthetic
oil," explains the oil company source. "When those vehicles came
to the States, somehow dealerships weren't impressing upon the consumer
the need to use the right oil. And whether or not the dealers were
doing so, some consumers were putting in regular API-spec oil, resulting
Although synthetic motor oils are generally of higher quality than
conventional oils, not all synthetics can meet the stringent European
specifications. "A good quality synthetic could solve the problem,"
says the source, "but in the case of M-B, for example, you're dealing
with an extremely high-spec oil. Not every synthetic is going to
meet that spec. Some only meet the baseline API specs. Just because
it's a synthetic doesn't mean it's a top tier product.
"Shop owners must keep in mind that there are numerous special requirements
for European vehicles and that they shouldn't always be knee-jerking
to the stuff in the big tank. If you call M-B, Volvo, or VW, for
example, they should be telling you that their vehicle needs ACEA
Although it's easy to assume that the more expensive the vehicle,
the better quality the lubricant it needs, that's not always the
case. For example, the mid-priced Volkswagen TDI requires a very
specific, high spec lubricant.
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