Can I use API SN instead of API SJ?
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Besides, what does API service SJ mean?
The first letter, S, indicates the oil is for gasoline engines. The codes are as follows: • SN: For vehicles manufactured after 2010. • SM: Vehicles manufactured between 2002-2009. • SJ: Vehicles manufactured before 2001.
Subsequently, question is, what is the difference between API SM and API SN? In 2010 the American Petroleum Institute introduced a new engine oil category under the name API SN and a new supplemental category called Resource Conserving. The API SN category is an improvement over the API SM category in the following areas: High temperature deposit protection for pistons.
Keeping this in consideration, is API SN oil synthetic?
Yes! The following Quaker State products are all licensed by the American Petroleum Institute as complying with the specifications of the new API SN PLUS category: Quaker State Ultimate Durability Full Synthetic Motor Oils - SAE 0W-20, SAE 5W-20, SAE 5W-30 and SAE 10W-30.
What is API SN in engine oil?
API SN PLUS is a new motor oil specification developed for turbocharged engines that is being developed in response to automakers request for motor oils that protect against Low-Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI).