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When was 76® LUBRICANTS created?
We developed our first lubricants more than 90 years ago in the United States of America.
Where is 76® LUBRICANTS from?
Our roots are in California. Our first technical center was located in the city of Brea in Orange County, about 50 kilometers from Los Angeles.
Who owns 76® LUBRICANTS?
The 76 LUBRICANTS brand and its respective logos and products are registered trademarks of the Phillips 66 Company in Japan and are marketed and distributed under license by Sanbrea Japan Limited in Japan.
What does 76® LUBRICANTS stand for?
We believe in getting you to the places where you need to go, in style. Our heritage began in a place where freedom is a way of life, and 76’s aim is to share that sense of freedom with our customers. Life is an open road, and we’re here to help you drive it.
Can I trust 76® LUBRICANTS engine oil will protect my engine?
We are dedicated to providing our customers with products that they know that they can trust. From the research that goes into formulating our engine oil to the rigorous testing that we perform to make sure that it will keep your car running well even in challenging conditions, we insist on excellence at every step.
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What is 76® LUBRICANTS engine oil?
76 LUBRICANTS engine oil is a fuel saving engine oil that has been formulated to protect your engine and keep it running reliably and efficiently.
Why should I consider using 76® LUBRICANTS engine oil?
We design all of our engine oils to provide the optimum balance of fuel economy, wear protection, engine cleanliness, and oil flow to make sure that they will keep your car running reliably and efficiently, even in the most challenging conditions.
What specifications does 76® LUBRICANTS engine oil meet?
76 LUBRICANTS passenger car engine oil meets both ILSAC GF-6 and API SP.

76 LUBRICANTS 4T motorcycle engine oil meets JASO MA2.
What is API?
API, the American Petroleum Institute, creates specifications, or categories, which define the performance of many different types of lubricant, including engine oils for cars and trucks. API also operates a voluntary licensing and certification program that allows engine oil manufacturers like 76 LUBRICANTS to have their testing data independently checked and verified as meeting a particular API category. You can see if an engine oil has been certified as it will have the API “donut” logo on the can.
What is ILSAC?
ILSAC, the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee, creates specifications which define the minimum performance required for fuel-saving engine oils used in gasoline-fueled engines. The ILSAC standards are based upon the API categories and include additional performance requirements (for example, fuel economy improvement). API also operates a voluntary licensing and certification program for ILSAC that allows engine oil manufacturers like 76 LUBRICANTS to have their testing data independently checked and verified as meeting a particular ILSAC standard. You can see if an engine oil has been certified as it will have the ILSAC “starburst” logo on the can.
What is JASO?
JASO, the Japanese Automobile Standards Organization, is an industry organization and specification-setting body for lubricants designated for use in a broad range of hardware. JASO small engine specifications are broadly recognized and have been adopted globally by the industry as key performance standards for both 2-stroke and 4 stroke applications. The JASO standards are used by engine oil manufacturers like 76 LUBRICANTS and many original equipment manufacturers globally as an indication of the baseline performance upon which their performance requirements are built. The JASO emblem and associated specifications displayed on oil containers assist consumers with identifying the correct lubricants for motorcycles and other small engine equipment.
What is the difference between ILSAC GF-6A and ILSAC GF-6B?
ILSAC GF-6A and GF-6B oils are both designed to provide protection against low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI), timing chain wear protection, improved high temperature deposit protection for pistons and turbochargers, more stringent sludge and varnish control, improved fuel economy, enhanced emission control system protection, and protection of engines operating on ethanol-containing fuels up to E85. An oil meeting ILSAC GF-6A will display the API “Starburst” certification mark. An oil meeting ILSAC GF-6B will display the API “Shield” certification mark that signals that it is only for use with engines requiring an SAE viscosity grade of 0W-16.
What vehicles can use 76® LUBRICANTS engine oil?
76 LUBRICANTS passenger car engine oils can be used in gasoline-fueled vehicles for which the manufacturer recommends the use of an engine oil meeting either the ILSAC GF-6 or API SP standards.

76 LUBRICANTS 4T motorcycle engine oil can be used in 4-stroke motorcycle engines for which the manufacturer recommends the use of an engine oil meeting the JASO MA2 standard.

You can find out what engine oil should be used in your vehicle in your owner’s handbook.
What viscosities of 76® LUBRICANTS engine oil are available?
76 LUBRICANTS passenger car engine oil is available in 0W-16, 0W-20, 5W-30, and 10W-30 viscosity grades in a variety of pack sizes.

76 LUBRICANTS 4T motorcycle engine oil is available in 10W-40 viscosity grade in a 1L pack size.

Which viscosity you should use depends on your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation. Following your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation for both viscosity grade and specification will help you ensure that your vehicle runs reliably and efficiently. You can find out what engine oil should be used in your vehicle in your owner’s handbook.
How often should I change the oil I’m using?
The correct oil drain interval for your vehicle depends on the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation and your driving style. This is usually specified as after a number of kilometers of driving or time since the last oil change. Following your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation for when to change your oil will help you ensure that your vehicle runs reliably and efficiently. Your owner’s handbook will contain information on how often you should change your engine oil.
I don't currently use a 76® LUBRICANTS engine oil. Is it all right to change to 76 LUBRICANTS?
Yes! When you change your oil the mechanic will drain the old oil out of your engine, change the oil filter, and fill with new 76 LUBRICANTS engine oil. Our engine oils are designed to work in engines that have used other engine oils before. Changing to use 76 LUBRICANTS will help you ensure that your vehicle runs reliably and efficiently. Remember to check which viscosity grade and specification your vehicle manufacturer recommends when you have your oil changed.
Is all right to top up with 76® LUBRICANTS engine oil even if I’m using another engine oil?
Yes! Vehicles consume a small amount of engine oil when they are running, and it is important to check your oil level regularly and top up the oil in your engine. You can top up with 76 LUBRICANTS engine oil no matter which brand of oil was used when you had your last oil change. Remember to check which viscosity grade and specification your vehicle manufacturer recommends for your vehicle and use the correct 76 LUBRICANTS one.
Will using 76® LUBRICANTS engine oil void my new-vehicle warranty?
If you follow your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation for viscosity grade, specification and oil drain interval period you will not void your vehicle warranty. When choosing which 76 LUBRICANTS engine oil to use make sure you check, and follow, your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation. This information can be found in your owner’s handbook. Remember, no matter which brand of engine oil you use, always use the correct engine oil for your vehicle.
Where can I purchase 76® LUBRICANTS engine oil?
76 LUBRICANTS engine oil is available from amazon.co.jp. Go to the website and search for 76 LUBRICANTS. You may see other brands, but we hope you will choose to use 76 LUBRICANTS.
How do I check my engine oil?
We have created a guide for how to check your engine oil which you can find here. Remember to check your engine oil regularly and top up the level as required.
How do I top up my engine oil?
We have created a guide for how to top up your engine oil which you can find here. Remember to check your engine oil regularly and top up the level as required.

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