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Motor oil specifications: why you should only use oil with the oil specs designated for your vehicle.
The American Petroleum Institute (API) seal is divided into three parts:
API oil ratings indicate the oil’s ability to deal with extreme heat, harmful deposits and oil consumption.
Remember that each higher performance rating includes all the capabilities of those made before it. Using obsolete or incorrectly rated oil may damage your engine and void your warranty.
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Why you should use oil with the latest API oil ratings:
Every bottle of motor oil approved for use in the U.S. has an API seal with an API Service Rating. Every vehicle has an API standards service rating requirement. Using oil that does not meet your vehicle’s API motor oil specifications could cause expensive engine damage. Use only motor oil that meets or exceeds the engine oil specs listed for your vehicle.
What you will need for determining your engine oil specs:
Do-it-yourself difficulty guide for determining your engine oil specs:
Estimated time required -- 5 Minutes
How to read the API oil ratings: do it right!
While it’s ok to use oil with the latest API service rating in yesterday’s engines, it’s not ok to use oils bearing older engine oil specs in today’s engines.
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