ACEA E9-12 is a new mid
SAPS1 requirement Ultra High Performance Diesel (UHPD) lubricants for use in
mid drain applications. ACEA E9-12 contains many elements of the North American
API CJ-4 specification.
ACEA recommend ACEA E9-12 for use in vehicles
fitted with advanced exhaust aftertreatment systems for the reduction of
particulate matter (DPFs) and the oxides of nitrogen (EGR and/or SCR) in
combination with low sulphur diesel fuel.
ACEA E9-12 oils are SAE 15W-40
based on API Group II base oils and 10W-XX based on either API Group II or
Group III or a mix of Group II/III base oils. The main physical and chemical
requirements anticipated for ACEA E9-12 are shown below:
|Evaporation loss (NOACK)
|Total Base Number
The unique inclusion of the Mack T-11 and ISM engine tests in this
category places an emphasis on enhanced soot handling performance and soot
related wear control. This means that ACEA E9-12 takes a global position,
aligning with global OEM specifications such as Daimler MB228.31, Volvo VDS-4
and Deutz III-10LA.
E9-12 anticipates baseline performance for Euro VI
emission legislation, which demands mandatory DPFs on all vehicles in Europe
(aligning with EPA 2010).
Note 1 : SAPS refers to
Sulphated Ash, Phosphorus and Sulphur, the levels of which are often restricted
in the latest performance specifications.
of changes to the requirements for ACEA E9-12 have been introduced in the ACEA
2012 issue of the oil sequences.
The changes for ACEA E9-12 are
||Change for ACEA 2012
||Low Temperature Pumpability test added
The relative performance
diagrams presented below compare Lubrizol's interpretation of the performance
requirements of ACEA 2012 E9-12 oil sequence with the ACEA 2012 E7-12 oil
ACEA E9-12 and ACEA E7-12
This comparison illustrates how both sequences are expected to provide
similar performance in terms of bore polishing and piston cleanliness. However,
ACEA E9-12 is expected to provide a higher level of performance in terms of
corrosion protection, soot handling, aftertreatment compatibility and wear
protection than ACEA E7-12.
The relative performance diagrams presented
below compare Lubrizol's interpretation of the performance of the ACEA 2012
E9-12 oil sequence with the ACEA 2012 E6-12 oil sequence.
ACEA E6-12 and ACEA E9-12
This comparison illustrates how ACEA E9-12 is expected to provide a
greater level of corrosion protection, wear protection and soot handling than
ACEA E6-12. ACEA E6-12 has a higher level of aftertreatment system
compatibility, piston cleanliness and bore polish resistance.
The relative performance diagrams represent an
interpretation made by The Lubrizol Corporation ("Lubrizol") of various rules
and specifications. They are not a literal translation of a performance
specification and should not be used as a replacement for evaluating engine oil
performance in accordance with the relevant vehicle manufacturer's
requirements. They are presented to assist the reader in visualizing some of
the parameters that need to be considered and balanced when formulating a
lubricant. Lubrizol accepts no liability for any losses or damages incurred by
the user as a result of them relying on the interpretation made by Lubrizol.
Readers are advised to consult the specific rules for greater detail with
regard to meeting the requirements as set forth in any specification.