ASTM D6975 - 04(2010)

    Standard Test Method for Cummins M11 EGR Test

    Active Standard ASTM D6975 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.B0

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.04


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    Significance and Use

    This test method was developed to assess the performance of an engine oil to control engine wear and deposits under heavy-duty operating conditions selected to accelerate soot generation, valve train wear, and deposit formation in a turbocharged, aftercooled four-stroke-cycle diesel engine equipped with exhaust gas recirculation hardware.

    This test method may be used for engine oil specification acceptance when all details of this test method are in compliance. Applicable engine oil service categories are included in Specification D4485.

    The design of the engine used in this test method is representative of many, but not all, modern diesel engines. This factor, along with the accelerated operating conditions, needs to be considered when extrapolating test results.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is commonly referred to as the Cummins M11 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Test (EGR). The test method defines a heavy-duty diesel engine test procedure conducted under high soot conditions to evaluate oil performance with regard to valve train wear, sludge deposits, and oil filter plugging in an EGR environment.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D86 Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products at Atmospheric Pressure

    D92 Test Method for Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup Tester

    D97 Test Method for Pour Point of Petroleum Products

    D129 Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Products (General High Pressure Decomposition Device Method)

    D130 Test Method for Corrosiveness to Copper from Petroleum Products by Copper Strip Test

    D287 Test Method for API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Petroleum Products (Hydrometer Method)

    D445 Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (and Calculation of Dynamic Viscosity)

    D482 Test Method for Ash from Petroleum Products

    D524 Test Method for Ramsbottom Carbon Residue of Petroleum Products

    D613 Test Method for Cetane Number of Diesel Fuel Oil

    D664 Test Method for Acid Number of Petroleum Products by Potentiometric Titration

    D976 Test Method for Calculated Cetane Index of Distillate Fuels

    D1319 Test Method for Hydrocarbon Types in Liquid Petroleum Products by Fluorescent Indicator Adsorption

    D2274 Test Method for Oxidation Stability of Distillate Fuel Oil (Accelerated Method)

    D2500 Test Method for Cloud Point of Petroleum Products

    D2622 Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Products by Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

    D2709 Test Method for Water and Sediment in Middle Distillate Fuels by Centrifuge

    D2896 Test Method for Base Number of Petroleum Products by Potentiometric Perchloric Acid Titration

    D4052 Test Method for Density, Relative Density, and API Gravity of Liquids by Digital Density Meter

    D4485 Specification for Performance of Active API Service Category Engine Oils

    D4737 Test Method for Calculated Cetane Index by Four Variable Equation

    D4739 Test Method for Base Number Determination by Potentiometric Hydrochloric Acid Titration

    D5185 Test Method for Determination of Additive Elements, Wear Metals, and Contaminants in Used Lubricating Oils and Determination of Selected Elements in Base Oils by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES)

    D5302 Test Method for Evaluation of Automotive Engine Oils for Inhibition of Deposit Formation and Wear in a Spark-Ignition Internal Combustion Engine Fueled with Gasoline and Operated Under Low-Temperature, Light-Duty Conditions

    D5844 Test Method for Evaluation of Automotive Engine Oils for Inhibition of Rusting (Sequence IID)

    D5967 Test Method for Evaluation of Diesel Engine Oils in T-8 Diesel Engine

    D6483 Test Method for Evaluation of Diesel Engine Oils in T-9 Diesel Engine

    D6557 Test Method for Evaluation of Rust Preventive Characteristics of Automotive Engine Oils

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E344 Terminology Relating to Thermometry and Hydrometry

    National Archives and Records Administration

    CodeofFederalRegulat Title 40 Part 86.310-79


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 27.020 (Internal combustion engines)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15121501(Engine oil)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D6975-04R10

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D6975-04(2010), Standard Test Method for Cummins M11 EGR Test, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

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