Chevron Oronite receives its first dexos1™ gen 3 approval from General Motors

Chevron Oronite has received its first dexos1™ Gen 3 approval from General Motors (GM) for its additive technology based on its OLOA 55516 and OLOA 55600 series.

“Oronite has a proven legacy in PCMO technology,” said Teri Crosby, vice-president, Global Technology, Chevron Oronite. “Our OLOA 55516 and OLOA 55600 series is ready to deliver the latest dexos1 performance requirements while simultaneously meeting ILSAC GF-6 standards.”

“We are fully committed to delivering innovative solutions globally to meet performance needs of current and new engine hardware technologies. With this dexos1 Gen 3 approval, we are pleased to meet GM’s engine oil needs for their next-generation gasoline-powered hardware,” said Laurent Jumelle, global product line manager, Automotive Engine Oils, Viscosity Modifiers, and Small Engines, Chevron Oronite.

The new specification includes a more recent version of the stochastic pre-ignition (SPI) test, fuel economy test, and upgraded performance limits for deposit and sludge tests. Oronite has conducted extensive testing on existing and new formulations delivering on the company’s latest passenger car motor oil (PCMO) technology.