Standard Historical Last Updated: Nov 10, 2021
ASTM D3527-18

Standard Test Method for Life Performance of Automotive Wheel Bearing Grease

Significance and Use

5.1 This test method differentiates among wheel bearing greases having distinctly different high-temperature characteristics. It is not the equivalent of longtime service tests, nor is it intended to distinguish between the products having similar high-temperature performance properties.

5.2 This test method has proven to be helpful in screening greases with respect to life performance for automotive wheel bearing applications.


1.1 This test method covers a laboratory procedure for evaluating the high-temperature life performance of wheel bearing greases when tested under prescribed conditions.

Note 1: Changes to this test method in the 1985 revision increased test severity. Results will not be comparable with data from earlier procedures.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.2.1 Exception—Apparatus dimensions in inches are to be regarded as the 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific warning statements, see 8.1 – 8.4.

1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 05.01
Developed by Subcommittee: D02.G0.05
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.1520/D3527-18
ICS Code: 75.100