ASTM Tests for Automotive Research

The Intertek Automotive Research Laboratory provides a wide range of ASTM chemical, fuel, lubricant and physical testing to support automotive related fuel and lubricant test programs.

Test MethodTest Description
ASTM D86Distillation: Gasoline, Kerosene, Napthas
ASTM D91Precipitation Number
ASTM D92Flash Point (Cleveland Open Cup)
ASTM D93Flash Point (Pensky-Martens)
ASTM D95Water Determination (Distillation)
ASTM D96Water and Sediment Determination of Crude Oils, Centrifuge
ASTM D97Pour Point
ASTM D130Copper Strip Corrosion
ASTM D189Carbon Residue, Conradson
ASTM D287API Gravity (Hydrometer)
ASTM D322Fuel Dilution (Gasoline)
ASTM D341Fuel Dilution (Diesel)
ASTM D381Existent Gum in Fuels
ASTM D412Tensile and Elongation testing
ASTM D445Kinematic Viscosity (°C)
ASTM D445Kinematic Viscosity (Additive Package)
ASTM D445Kinematic Viscosity (Mack T-8 @ 100°C)
ASTM D445Kinematic Viscosity (150°C)
ASTM D445Kinematic Viscosity (below -18°C)
ASTM D471Rubber Property, Effect of Liquids
ASTM D482Ash Content
ASTM D524Carbon Residue, Ramsbottom
ASTM D525Oxidation Stability of Gasoline
ASTM D664Total Acid Number (Potentiometric)
ASTM D664Total (pH11)
ASTM D664Total Base Number (Potentiometric)
ASTM D664Total (pH4)
ASTM D665Rust Preventing Characteristics A or B
ASTM D676Indentation of Rubber, Durometer
ASTM D808Chlorine in Lube Oil (Bomb Method)
ASTM D810Sulfated Residue
ASTM D874Sulfated Ash
ASTM D892Foaming Characteristics of Lube Oil
ASTM D892MFoaming Characteristics of Lube Oil, Modified Sequence IV (150°C)
ASTM D893Pentane-Toluene Insolubles (Normal, Coagulated)
ASTM D943Turbine Oil Oxidation Test (TOST)
ASTM D943MDry Turbine Oil Oxidation Test (Dry TOST)
ASTM D974Acid Number, Colorimetric
ASTM D974Base Number, Colorimetric
ASTM D976Cetane Index (Calculated)
ASTM D1093Acidity of Residues (Gasoline or Petroleum Solvents)
ASTM D1119Ash Content of Anti-Freeze and Anti-Rust
ASTM D1120Boiling Point of Anti-Freeze
ASTM D1121Reserve Alkalinity of Anti-Freeze
ASTM D1122Specific Gravity of Anti-Freeze
ASTM D1218Refractive Index of Hydrocarbon Liquids
ASTM D1275Copper Strip Test
ASTM D1287pH Determination of Anti-Freeze
ASTM D1298API Gravity (Hydrometer Method)
ASTM D1384Corrosion Test for Anti-Freeze
ASTM D1401Emulsion Characteristics
ASTM D1479Emulsion Stability of Soluble Cutting Oils
ASTM D1500Color ASTM Scale
ASTM D1744Water Determination replaced w/ D 6304
ASTM D1748Rust Protection (Humidity Cabinet) (Each additional 24 hour testing period)
ASTM D1796Water and Sediment Determination in Fuel Oils (Centrifuge)
ASTM D2007Clay Gel Analysis
ASTM D2161Conversion of Kinematic to Saybolt Viscosity
ASTM D2240Rubber Property Durometer Hardness
ASTM D2266Wear Preventive Characteristics of Lubricating Grease (4-Ball Method)
ASTM D2270Viscosity Index (Calculation Only)
ASTM D2273Trace Sediment of Lube Oils
ASTM D2422Classification of Industrial Fluid Lubricants by Viscosity System
ASTM D2500Cloud Points
ASTM D2596CExtrem-Pressure Properties of Lubricating Grease (4-Ball Method)
ASTM D2602Cold Cranking Viscosity
ASTM D2622Sulfur by X-Ray Spectrometry
ASTM D2781Compatibility of Fuel Oil Blends by Spot Test
ASTM D2783Extrem-Pressure Properties of Lubricating (4-Ball Method)
ASTM D2887Boiling Range Distribution of Petroleum Fractions by Gas Chromatography
ASTM D2893Oxidation Characteristics of EP Oil
ASTM D2896Base Number (Perchloric Acid Titration)
ASTM D2982Glycol Base Anti-Freeze in Used Oil (Kit)
ASTM D2983Brookfield Viscosity (Apparent) of Gear Oil at Low Temperature
ASTM D3228Nitrogen, Modified Kjeldahl
ASTM D3321Freezing Point Determination
ASTM D3524Diesel Fuel Diluent in used engine oils
ASTM D3524MDiesel Fuel Diluent by GC (Base Oil Corrected)
ASTM D3525Gasoline Diluent in Used Engine Oils by Gas Chromatography
ASTM D3703Peroxide Number of Aviation Turbine Fuels
ASTM D3829Predicting the Borderline Pumping Temperature of Engine Oil
ASTM D3945AShear Stability of Fluids KO, replaced w/ D6278
ASTM D4052Density by Digital Density Meter
ASTM D4055Pentane Insolubles, by Membrane Filtration
ASTM D4055MPentane Insolubles by Membrane Filtration, Ford Modified
ASTM D41724-Ball Wear Test
ASTM D4294Sulfur by X-Ray Fluorescence
ASTM D4310Sludge Tendency of Turbine Oils
ASTM D4629Trace Nitrogen by Chemiluminescence
ASTM D4682Miscibility with Gasoline
ASTM D4683Viscosity at High Shear Rate and High Temperature (HTHS) by Tapered Bearing Simulator (TBS) at 150 or 300°C
ASTM D4684Yield Stress and Apparent Viscosity of Engine Oils at Low Temperature
ASTM D4737Cetane Index (Calculated)
ASTM D4739Base Number Determination by Potentiometric Titration
ASTM D4815Oxygenates and Alcohols in gasoline by Gas Chromatography
ASTM D4927Elemental Analysis of Lubricant Additives by Wavelength-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy
ASTM D4951Elemental Analysis of Lubricants, Additives
ASTM D5059Lead in Gasoline by X-Ray Spectrometry
ASTM D5133Scanning Brookfield Viscosity and Gelation Index
ASTM D5134Hydrocarbon Components by Capillary GC
ASTM D5185Wear and Additive Metals by ICP
ASTM D5191Reid Vapor Pressure by Auto Grabner
ASTM D5291Nitrogen by Thermal Analysis
ASTM D5293Apparent Viscosity by Cold Cranking Simulator (CCS)
ASTM D5453Sulfur by Chemiluminescence, UV detection
ASTM D5481High-Temperature High-Shear by Multicell Capillary Viscometer
ASTM D5662Gear Oil Compatibility with Elastomers
ASTM D5762Nitrogen by Boat-Inlet Chemiluminescence
ASTM D5800Evaporation Loss of Lubricating Oils by Noack
ASTM D5950Pour Point by Automatic Tilt
ASTM D5968Corrosion Bench Test (TMC Calibrated)
ASTM D6594High Temperature Corrosion Bench Test(TMC calibrated)
ASTM D6082High Temperature Foaming
ASTM D6186Oxidation Induction Time by PDSC
ASTM D5967A4Soot Content by Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (Mack engine Test Procedured)
ASTM D6278Diesel Injector Shear Stability (30 cycles) (AKA Kurt Orban, KO, DIN, or Bosh Shear)
ASTM D6278MDIN Shear (90 or More Cycles)
ASTM D6304Water Determination by Coulimetric KF
ASTM D6335TEOST method 33C Deposit Test
ASTM D6352Boiling Point Distribution of Lubricating Oils
ASTM D6417Oil Volatility (SIMDIS)
ASTM D6443Elemental Analysis of Lubricants by WDXRF
ASTM D6557Ball Rust Test
ASTM D6743Thermal Stability of Organic Heat Transfer Fluid
ASTM D6895Rotational Viscosity of HD Diesel Drain Oils at 100°C
ASTM D7097TEOST MHT Deposit test
ASTM D7109DIN Shear 30 and 90 Cycles combined Method)
ASTM E168FTIR Infrared Quantitative and Qualitative
ASTM E1131Soot Content by Thermal Gravimetric Analysis
ASTM E1269Specific Heat by DSC
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