ACEA E7-16

Overview

ACEA E7-16 oils are Super High Performance Diesel (SHPD) lubricants for use in mid-drain applications.

The main physical and chemical requirements for ACEA E7-16 are shown below:

Requirement Method Unit Limit
HTHS viscosity CEC L-36-A-90 mPa.s ≥ 3.5
Sulphated Ash ASTM D874 %wt ≤ 2.0
Evaporation loss (NOACK) CEC L-40-A-93 % ≤ 13
Total Base Number ASTM D2896 mgKOH/g ≥ 91

ACEA E7-16 is usually coupled with Daimler MB-Approval 228.3, MAN M3275, Volvo VDS-3, MTU Oil Category 2 and Deutz DQC III-10.

The Daimler, MAN, Volvo and Deutz performance specifications all build on top of an ACEA E7-16 baseline with additional performance requirements in areas such as wear protection and deposit control.

Changes

A number of changes to the requirements for ACEA E7-16 have been introduced in the ACEA 2016 issue of the oil sequences.

The changes for ACEA E7-16 are summarised below:

Test Change for ACEA 2016
CEC L-112 New elastomers for the oil elastomer compatibility tests
CEC L-109 New oxidation test with biodiesel -Check

Relative Performance

The relative performance diagrams presented below compare Lubrizol's interpretation of the performance of requirements of the ACEA 2016 E7-16 oil sequence with the ACEA 2016 E4-16 oil sequence. The introduction of new biodiesel tests are reflected across the relevant axis in the performance tool.

ACEA E4-16 and ACEA E7-16 

ACEA E4-12 vs E7-12

This comparison illustrates how both sequences are expected to provide different performance with ACEA E7-16 providing lower bore polishing but a higher level of performance in terms of wear protection, soot handling and corrosion protection than ACEA E4-16.

The relative performance diagrams presented below compare Lubrizol's interpretation of the performance of requirements of the ACEA 2016 E7-16 oil sequence with the ACEA 2016 E9-16 oil sequence.

ACEA E9-16 and ACEA E7-16

This comparison illustrates how both sequences are expected to provide similar performance in terms of bore polishing and piston cleanliness. However, ACEA E9-16 is expected to provide a higher level of performance in terms of corrosion protection, soot handling, aftertreatment compatibility and wear protection than ACEA E7-16.

Click here to see Lubrizol's Relative Performance Tool.

Disclaimer
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.