Lubrizol Continues to Provide Efficiency with New dexos® Additive Solution

February 12, 2021

PV1500 Series Meets GM dexos<sup>&reg;</sup> 1 Gen 3 Requirements

CLEVELAND, February 12, 2021 – The Lubrizol Corporation announces that it’s ready to meet the complex requirements of General Motors’ next generation dexos® 1 passenger car motor oil specification. Testing has been underway to enable Lubrizol to leverage its Lubrizol® PV1500 series technology and have an additive solution available for first licensing by September 1, 2021. This enables customers to use a single core additive to meet the specifications of API, ILSAC and GM dexos® 1 Gen 3.

The purpose for GM dexos® 1 upgrade is to address the motor oils’ challenge to provide efficient and reliable protection in new engine hardware, mainly smaller, higher power density engines equipped with new technologies. GM dexos® 1 Gen 3 focuses on low-speed, pre-ignition (LSPI) mitigation and fuel economy, with the introduction of two new tests: GMSPI3 and GMOEE. The specification also includes other proprietary GM tests, some with more stringent limits than Gen 2, as well as tests from the ILSAC GF-6 category.

“Our GM dexos® 1 Gen 3 solution is a part of the Lubrizol PV1500 Series, which is engineered to provide customers with operational efficiency. Our single additive and viscosity modifier, coupled with flexible base oil choice and cascading treat rate, provides the optimal solution to meet the needs of a diverse range of vehicle makes,” states Padu Sreenivas, Senior Manager, Consumer Engine Lubricants – Americas, at Lubrizol.

Lubrizol PV1500 Series features:

  • Simplicity – One additive and one viscosity modifier 
  • Flexibility – Base oil choice, cascading treat rate, viscosity grade read across
  • Balance – LSPI mitigation, increased fuel economy and improved cleanliness

Lubrizol PV1500 Series offers customers a simple, purpose-built solution that is formulated to meet API SP with Resource Conserving, ILSAC GF-6A and GF-6B and soon the new GM dexos® 1 Gen 3 specification.

For more information about this new product or to stay informed on the specification upgrade, contact your Lubrizol representative or visit

About The Lubrizol Corporation
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, leverages its unmatched science to unlock immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world  Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales and technical offices around the world and has approximately 8,800 employees. For more information, visit

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