Subsequent to the revision of the standard, the JASO Engine Oil Standards Implementation Panel in turn revised its Automotive Diesel Engine Oil Standard (JASO M355:2005) Application Manual accordingly. The purpose of this manual is to promote correct product identification on oil cans and other oil containers so as to provide consumers with product compliance information when they purchase diesel engine oil. The manual therefore stipulates that diesel oil suppliers must indicate on the label of every oil container the specific JASO-designated oil type (DH-1, DH-2 or DL-1) contained therein.
*2:The JASO Engine Oil Standards Implementation Panel: A deliberation body formed voluntarily by numerous industry groups, academic institutes and other entities concerned with automotive engine oil in Japan, for the purpose of promoting the correct application of Japan's engine oil standards domestically and abroad. Panel membership includes the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), the Petroleum Association of Japan (PAJ), the JSAE, the Japan Land Engine Manufacturers Association, the Japan Lubricating Oil Society, and the Japan Boating Industry Association (and related companies).
*3:The self-certification system only enables engine oil suppliers, through the channel of the JASO Engine Oil Standards Implementation Panel, to give notice of and register on-file engine oil products that comply with the JSAE’s automotive diesel engine oil standard (JASO M355:2005). It does not establish and certify product performance, etc., per se.
In response, the JASO Engine Oil Standards Implementation Panel [see note *2]—whose membership includes the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association and the Petroleum Association of Japan—revised its Automotive Diesel Engine Oil Standard (JASO M355:2005) Application Manual to incorporate those additions.
|The JASO Engine Oil Standards Implementation Panel consists of six organizations; Petroleum Association of Japan (PAJ), Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA), Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc. (JSAE), Land Engine Manufacturers Association (LEMA), Japan Lubricating Oil Society (JALOS), and Japan Boating Industry Association (JBIA) as well as other concerned companies (lubricant additive manufacturers).|