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News   September 21, 2016   by Steve Pawlett

Total Announces New Lubricants meeting API CK-4 and FA-4



Total Canada, has announced the launch of its new Rubia Optima lubricants range. This range, designed for heavy-duty engines, complies with the new categories defined by the American Petroleum Institute (API) which will take effect as early as December 2016.

API CJ-4 service category that was developed nearly a decade ago will be replaced by two new categories, API CK-4 and API FA-4 to meet the new standards regarding greenhouse gas emission limits. Cleaner and more fuel-efficient diesel engines are mandatory and require new oils.

Thanks to its complex formulations, the Rubia Optima range provides better engine protection and an unparalleled level of performance. Total Rubia Optima will help limit carbon dioxide emissions while improving the engine’s fuel consumption and allowing the longest oil drain intervals authorized by manufacturers thanks to improved oxidation resistance.

With the new Rubia Optima engine oils, Total surpasses the new CK-4 and FA-4 specifications. CK-4 oils will be backwards compatible. Total will unveil the full range if Rubia Optima oils in the following month.