European Car Formula Evolves
European Car Formula 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil (AEL) has been reformulated to broaden its application potential in European and domestic models, including the Chevrolet* Cruze* Clean Turbo Diesel, Jeep* Grand Cherokee* 3.0L EcoDiesel* V6 and Dodge* Ram* 1500 EcoDiesel. It now meets the following additional specifications:
- Chrysler MS-11106
- ACEA C3
- GM dexos2™
The new formulation will be available in quarts and drums once the current formulation sells out. Forecasts predict the current formulation to last through January. The new formulation is available in gallons Dec. 1.
New Manufacturer Approvals
European Car Formula 5W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil (EFM) now carries the following additional manufacturer approvals:
- MB-Approval 229.
- Porsche A40
In addition, the European Car Formula Synthetic Motor Oil labels are being revised slightly, removing the focus from SAPS levels and placing it on emissions system protection. The European Car Formula products will be referred to as the following:
- European Car Formula 0W-40 Classic Emissions System Protection Synthetic Motor Oil (EFO)
- European Car Formula 5W-40 Classic Emissions System Protection Synthetic Motor Oil (EFM)
- European Car Formula 5W-30 Improved Emissions System Protection Synthetic Motor Oil (AEL)
- European Car Formula 5W-40 Improved Emissions System Protection Synthetic Motor Oil (AFL)
Labels reflecting the changes will begin appearing as inventory of European Car Formula products with current labels is depleted.
SAPS levels are a clear way of differentiating between oils within the European Car Formula family; however, the SAPS indicators on labels and advertisements added confusion for consumers who didn’t know why SAPS levels are important. Ultimately, SAPS levels are important for ensuring sensitive emissions systems on European vehicles function as designed, and the labels have been updated accordingly. Although we will continue to provide information about SAPS, its focus has been deemphasized.
Five-Liter Packaging Discontinued
Five-liter packaging is discontinued and available while supplies last. Affected European Car Formula products will be available in gallons Dec. 1.