How OEM lubricant specifications bring value to all stakeholders – General Motors’ perspective
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NEXBASE™ podcast: How OEM lubricant specifications bring value to all stakeholders – General Motors’ perspective

We invite you to have a listen to our latest NEXBASE™ podcast episode about the purpose of OEM lubricant specifications and how they bring value to all stakeholders. This time, we are proud to welcome our guest from General Motors.

The NEXBASE podcast is provided by Neste, your trusted source for industry information. This podcast is for everyone interested in understanding why OEMs value OEM lubricant oil specifications and how they are created and implemented.  

In this episode, we will be discussing the purpose of OEM specifications and how they add value – such as implementing rapid changes, responding to developing needs and generating funding for test development, to name just a few ways. For this fascinating discussion, we are joined by Nathan Siebert, Engineering Group Manager for Fluids and Lubricants at General Motors.

This podcast episode is a continuation of our previous podcast episodes, where we covered the basics of motor oil specifications and approvals and learned why OEMs value industry lubricant oil specifications.

So, if you’re interested in understanding why OEMs value OEM lubricating motor oil specifications and how they are created and implemented, you don’t want to miss this episode!  

In less than 10 minutes, you will learn answers to these key questions:

  • Why are lubricating oil specifications important to OEMs? 
  • How does keeping control over their own specifications increase the value to different stakeholders, including the OEM, blenders/marketers and the consumers?
  • Why do some OEMs require different specifications for Factory Fill vs. Service Fill?
  • What benefits are blenders receiving for dexos1 licensing costs?

HOST

Chris Castanien Technical Service Manager, Neste (Technical expert, OEM trends)

GUEST

Nathan Siebert Engineering Group Manager for Fluids and Lubricants at General Motors.

Credits:

Chris Castanien, Technical Service Manager, Neste

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