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DIVISION 5. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES [12001 - 13800]

  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 43. )

CHAPTER 14. Fuels and Lubricants [13400 - 13620]

  ( Heading of Chapter 14 amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 591, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 7. Standards for Lubricating Oils and Oils Used to Lubricate Transmissions, Gears, or Axles [13460 - 13462]
  ( Article 7 added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 636, Sec. 5. )

13460.
  

Engine oil shall not be sold or distributed for use in an internal combustion engine unless the product conforms to the following specifications:

(a) It shall meet the engine oil requirements established by a minimum of one current API classification pursuant to the latest revision of the SAE International Standard SAE J183 for engine oil performance and engine service classification, or a minimum of one current sequence of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) “European Oil Specification.”

(b) It shall be free from water and suspended matter when tested by means of centrifuge, in accordance with the standard test ASTM D-2273.

(c) Any engine oil that is represented to meet SAE International SAE J183 engine oil performance and engine service classification SA must have either an acid number or base number of 0.20 mg of KOH/g as measured by ASTM International Standard Test Method D974 or equivalent.

(d) Any engine oil represented as “resource conserving” shall meet the requirements established by the latest revision of the SAE International Recommended Practice SAE J-1423.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 591, Sec. 24. (AB 808) Effective January 1, 2016.)

13461.
  

Lubricating oil shall not be sold or distributed for use in lubricating manual transmissions, gears, or axles unless the product conforms to the following specifications:

(a) It meets the service requirements contained in the latest revision of the SAE Information Report on axle and manual transmission lubricants SAE J308.

(b) The viscosity grade classification number shall be the same as the latest published SAE International Standard SAE J306 when tested in accordance with the latest method published by the ASTM International.

(c) It shall be free from water and suspended matter when tested by means of centrifuge, in accordance with the standard test ASTM D-2273.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 661, Sec. 55. (SB 1576) Effective January 1, 2013.)

13462.
  

Any manufacturer or packager of any product subject to this article and sold in this state shall provide, upon request to duly authorized representatives of the department, documentation of any claim made upon their products’ label.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1047, Sec. 9.)

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