02 July 2008 19:20 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Toyota will change oil recommendations to lower viscosity for its Toyota, Lexus and Scion brand vehicles in North America, an industry association said on Wednesday.
The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) said that individual owner manuals would reflect the recommendation.
The company did not specify a timeframe for the switch.
“The recommendation by
The recommendation also speeds up the decline in world demand for the Group I base oils, the producer added.
In 2003, the Group I base oils were 84% of total world base oil demand. However, Group I will just be 64% of total world base oil demand by 2015, according to the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA).
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