On or around Sun, 13 Nov 2005 16:43:16 +0000 (UTC), "TonyB"
<Norfolk@soxclara.co.uk> enlightened us thusly:
>If the manual says use an oil to specACEA B2:96, API CE or better,
>can I use API SJ and ACEA A3/B3?
although if it's a diesel it's the API C rating you should be looking at.
chances are an SJ is more than CE though, so to speak.
S for spark ignition, C for compression ignition, IIRC, and in general, the
further through the alphabet the better. SG was, for example, the point
where anti-sludging was added to the standard (again IIRC) and it's quite
tricky to get 20W50 grade oil that conforms to SG for to put in earlier V8s.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
my opinions are just that
"I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine... War is hell"
Gen. Sherman (1820-1891) Attr. words in Address at Michigan Military
Academy, 19 June 1879.