VLS welcomes 2022 ACEA Heavy-Duty Engine Oil sequences

Published:  11 May, 2022

The newly published 2022 edition of the ACEA Oil Sequences for Heavy-Duty Engines European market performance standards has been welcomed by UK independent trade body, the Verification of Lubricant Specifications (VLS).

In the 2022 Heavy-Duty sequences, new E8 and E11 categories have been introduced to replace the now obsolete ACEA E6 and E9 variants. E4 and E7 have been updated with new piston deposit tests, replacing CEC L-101-09. Claims can already be made against the 2022 ACEA Oil Sequences for Heavy-Duty Engines.

VLS Chairman Mike Bewsey observed:“The sequences provide for a modernisation of the requirements for heavy-duty engines and corresponding engine oil specifications that bring them up to date in the market. They recognise engine developments in this critical area and align the automotive requirements with the latest heavy-duty engine emission standards. Products conforming to the new specifications will provide performance benefits to operators of heavy-duty commercial vehicles.”

The latest Light-Duty Engines Oil Sequences were published in April 2021 and are already running. Sequences for both Light and Heavy-Duty are usually published together, but publication was split in this instance to allow additional time for the development of the Heavy-Duty Sequences.

The 2022 ACEA Oil Sequences for Heavy-Duty Engines will become mandatory for all new claims made from 1 May 2023 onwards.

For more details on the work of VLS, visit: www.ukla-vls.org.uk

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