1.1 This specification covers test methods and acceptance criteria for determining the acceptability of gear oils for applications which specify a lubricant meeting the performance requirements of API Category GL-5 service. Lubricants which meet these performance requirements are typically intended for use in automotive axles, particularly those containing hypoid gears, operating under various combinations of high-speed/shock-load and low-speed/high-torque conditions.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
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.
D130 Test Method for Corrosiveness to Copper from Petroleum Products by Copper Strip Test
D892 Test Method for Foaming Characteristics of Lubricating Oils
D5704 Test Method for Evaluation of the Thermal and Oxidative Stability of Lubricating Oils Used for Manual Transmissions and Final Drive Axles
D6121 Test Method for Evaluation of Load-Carrying Capacity of Lubricants Under Conditions of Low Speed and High Torque Used for Final Hypoid Drive Axles
D7038 Test Method for Evaluation of Moisture Corrosion Resistance of Automotive Gear Lubricants
MIL-PRF-2105E Lubricating Oil, Gear, Multipurpose
J2360 Lubricating Oil, Gear Multipurpose (Metric) Military Use
axle lubricants; gear lubricants; high-speed/shock-load; hypoid gear lubricants; hypoid gears; low-speed/high-torque; Gear lubricants; Hypoid drive axles; Lubricants;
ICS Number Code 75.100 (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products)
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Citing ASTM Standards
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