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ACEA

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) released the latest version of the European Oil Sequences on the 14th December 2012.

This issue of the Oil Sequences demands improved robustness from automotive engine oils. Elemental limits have been introduced or modified.

ACEA 2012 represents a further upgrade to service fill engine oil requirements since the introduction of the Sequences in 1996 and some oils will be unable to meet these new challenges.

About the ACEA Oil Sequences

The Oil Sequences define the minimum quality level for service fill engine oils for gasoline, light duty diesel and heavy duty diesel engines. Since their introduction in 1996 the Oil Sequences have been updated periodically as shown below.

Issue Year First Use New Claims By Withdrawn
ACEA 1996 1st Mar 1996 1st Mar 1997 1st Mar 2000
ACEA 1998 1st Mar 1998 1st Mar 1999 1st Mar 2002
ACEA 1999 1st Sept 1999 1st Sept 2000 28th Feb 2004
ACEA 2002 1st Feb 2002 28th Feb 2003 1st Nov 2006
ACEA 2004 1st Nov 2004 1st Nov 2006 31st Dec 2009
ACEA 2007 28th Feb 2007 28th Feb 2008 22nd Dec 2010
ACEA 2008 22nd Dec 2008 22nd Dec 2009 22nd Dec 2012
ACEA 2010 22nd Dec 2010 22nd Dec 2011 22nd Dec 2014
ACEA 2012 14th Dec 2012 14th Dec 2013  

ACEA A/B Sequences

These define the requirements for engine oils for service fill usage in passenger car gasoline and light-duty diesel engines.

ACEA C Sequences

These define the requirements for “catalyst compatible” engine oils for service fill usage in passenger car gasoline and light-duty diesel engines with aftertreatment systems.

ACEA E Sequences

These define the requirements for engine oils for service fill usage in heavy duty diesel engines.

Find out more about the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) latest version of the European Oil Sequences.

  ACEA 1996 ACEA 1998 ACEA 1999 ACEA 2002 ACEA 2004 ACEA 2007 ACEA 2008 ACEA 2010 ACEA 2012

A

 
A1-96 A1-98 A1-98 A1-02 - - -    
A2-96 A2-96 #2 A2-96 #2 A2-96 #3 - - -    
A3-96 A3-98 A3-98 A3-02 A1/B1-04 A1/B1-04 A1/B1-08 A1/B1-10 A1/B1-12
- - - A5-02 A3/B3-04 A3/B3-04 A3/B3-08 A3/B3-10 A1/B3-12

B

 
B1-96 B1-98 B1-98 B1-02 A3/B4-04 A3/B4-04 A3/B4-08 A3/B4-10 A3/B4-12
B2-96 B2-98 B2-98 B2-98 #2 A5/B5-04 A5/B5-04 A5/B5-08 A5/B5-10 A5/B5-12
B3-96 B3-98 B3-98 B3-98 #2 - - -    
- B4-98 B4-98 B4-02 - - -    
- - - B5-02 - - -    

C

 
- - - - C1-04 C1-04 C1-08 C1-10 C1-12
- - - - C2-04 C2-04 C2-08 C2-10 C2-12
- - - - C3-04 C3-07 C3-08 C3-10 C3-12
- - - - - C4-07 C4-08 C4-10 C4-12

E

 
E1-96 E1-96#2 - - - - -    
E2-96 E2-96#2 E2-96#3 E2-96#3 E2-96#5 E2-96#5 -    
E3-96 E3-96#2 E3-96#3 E3-96#3 - - -    
- E4-98 E4-99 E4-99 E4-99#3 E4-07 E4-08 E4-08#2 E4-12
- - E5-99 E5-99 - - -    
- - - - E6-04 E6-04#2 E6-08 E6-08#2 E6-12
- - - - E7-04 E7-04#2 E7-08 E7-08#2 E7-12
- - - - - - E9-08 E9-08#2 E9-12

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