ASTM - D8256
Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Automotive Engine Oils for Inhibition of Deposit Formation in the Sequence VH Spark-Ignition Engine Fueled with Gasoline and Operated Under Low- Temperature, Light-Duty Conditions
|Publication Date:||1 May 2019|
This test method is commonly referred to as the Sequence VH3 test, and it has been correlated with the Sequence VG test. The Sequence VG test was previously correlated with vehicles used in stop-and-go service prior to 1996, particularly with regard to sludge and varnish formation.4 It is one of the test methods required to evaluate oils intended to satisfy the API SN, SN Plus performance category.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
Exception-Where there is no direct SI equivalent such as screw threads, national pipe threads/diameters, tubing size, or specified single source equipment.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific hazard statements are givenin 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 7.7.4, 7.7.5, A5.3.4, and A126.96.36.199.
This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
3 Until the next revision of this test method, the ASTM Test Monitoring Center will update changes in the test method by means of information letters. Information letters may be obtained from the ASTM Test Monitoring Center, 6555 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206-4489. Attention: Administrator.
4 Supporting data have been filed at ASTM International Headquarters and may be obtained by requesting Research Report RR:D02-1472.