A list of "brand" name lubricants distributed by the majority of
worldwide oil suppliers can be purchased front the Engine
Manufacturers Association (EMA). The publication is titled EMA
Lubricating Oils Data Book for Heavy-Duty Automotive and
Industrial Engines. The publication shows the brand names, oil
performance levels, viscosity grades, and sulfated ash contents of
most "brands" marketed.
ENGINE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
111 EAST WACKER DRIVE
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60601
Upon request, the Detroit Diesel Allison Regional Office will
counsel with customers in selecting a lubricating oil that will be
suitable for their specific needs.
STATEMENT OF POLICY ON FUEL AND LUBRICANT
In answer to requests concerning the use of fuel and lubricating oil
additives, the following excerpt has been taken from a policy
statement of General Motors Corporation:
"It has been and continues to be General Motors policy to
build motor vehicles that will operate satisfactorily on the
commercial fuels and lubricants of good quality regularly
provided by the petroleum industry through retail outlets."
Therefore, Detroit Diesel Allison does not recommend the use of
any supplementary fuel or lubricant additives.
These include all products marketed as fuel conditioners, smoke
suppressants, masking agents, reodorants, tuneup compounds,
top oils, break-in oils, graphitizers, and friction-reducing
NOTICE: The manufacturer's warranty applicable to Detroit Diesel
engines provides in part that the provisions of such warranty shall
not apply to any engine unit which has been subject to misuse.
negligence or accident. Accordingly, malfunctions attributable to
neglect or failure to follow the manufacturer's fuel or lubricating
recommendations may not be within the coverage of the warranty.
CROSS REFERENCE OF LUBE OIL CLASSIFICATION
COMPARABLE MILTARY OR
COMMERCIAL INDUSTRY SPECIFICATION
MIL-L-2104B (See Note Below)
MIL-L-45199B (Series 3)
MIL-L-46152 (Supersedes MIL-L-2104B Military Only)
MIL-L-2104C (Supersedes MIL-L-45199B for Military Only)
Auto Passenger Car 1964 MS Oils - Obsolete System
Auto Passenger Car 1968 MS Oils - Obsolete System
MISCELLANEOUS FUEL AND LUBRICANT INFORMATION
Auto Passenger Car 1972 MS Oils - Obsolete System
ENGINE OIL CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
Auto Passenger Car 1980 Production
The American Petroleum Institute (API), the Society of
Oil performance meets or exceeds that of CC and SE oils.
Automotive Engineers (SAE), and the American Society for
Oil performance meets or exce eds that of CD and SC oils.
Testing and Materials (ASTM) jointly have developed the
MIL-L-2104B lubricants are obsolete for military service
present commercial system for designating and identifying
motor oil classifications. The table in this section shows a
MIL-L-2104B lubricants are currently marketed and
cross-reference of current commercial and military lube oil
readily available for commercial use.
identification and specification systems.
Consult the following publications for complete descriptions:
PUBLICATION AVAILABLE SHOWING COMMERCIAL
1. Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Technical Report J-1 83a.
"BRAND" NAME LUBRICANTS
2. Federal Test Method Standard 791a.