Which oil is right for your Vehicles

Gasoline Engines

(Follow your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations on oil performance levels)

We are reproducing the Motor Oil Guide as published by API (American Petroleum Institute) which we are confident will work as a valuable guide to our officers, Lubricants Dealers & the Valued End Users in selecting a right type of Engine Oil for their Motor Vehicles.

Category Status Service
SN Current Introduced in October 2010 for 2011 and older vehicles, designed to provide improved high temperature deposit protection for pistons, more stringent sludge control and seal compatibility. API SN with Resource Conserving matches ILSAC GF-5 by combining API SN performance with improved fuel economy, turbocharger protection, emission control system compatibility and protection of engines operating on ethanol-containing fuels up to E85.
SM Current For all automotive engines currently in use. Introduced November 30, 2004, oils are designed to provide improved Oxidation resistance, improved deposit protection, better wear protection and better low-temperature performance over the life of the oil. Some SM oils may also meet the latest ILSAC specification and /or qualify as Energy Conserving.
SL Current For 2004 and older automotive engines.
SJ Current For 2001 and older automotive engines.
SG Obsolete CAUTION: Not suitable for use in most gasoline-powered automotive engines built after 1996. May not provide
adequate protection against build-up of engine sludge, oxidation, or wear.
SF Obsolete CAUTION: Not suitable for use in most gasoline-powered automotive engines built after 1988. May not provide
adequate protection against build-up of engine sludge.
SE Obsolete CAUTION: Not suitable for use in gasoline- powered automotive engine built after 1979.
SD Obsolete CAUTION: Not suitable for use in gasoline- powered automotive engine built after 1971. Use in more modern engines may cause unsatisfactory performance or equipment harm.
SC Obsolete CAUTION: Not suitable for use in gasoline- powered automotive engine built after 1967. Use in more modern engines may cause unsatisfactory performance or equipment harm.
SB Obsolete CAUTION: Not suitable for use in gasoline- powered automotive engine built after 1951. Use in more modern engines may cause unsatisfactory performance or equipment harm.
SA Obsolete CAUTION: Contains no additives. Not suitable for use in gasoline- powered automotive engine built after 1930. Use in modern engines may cause unsatisfactory performance or equipment harm.
SH Obsolete CAUTION: Not suitable for use in most gasoline-powered automotive engines built after 1996. May not provide
adequate protection against build-up of engine sludge, oxidation, or wear.