But even if your car is "older" and in the instructions, use one of the above legacy classes (such as an SD or SF), there is no need to search for oil is the same quality class according to API, and has thus far not the most advanced features. No wonder the car manufacturer's recommendation sounds like this: "It is recommended motor oil grade no lower than (eg) SF no API. Thus, motor oils of the latter class quality are absolutely universal SJ (in terms of API). – Diesel engines of passenger cars, minivans, SUVs, etc.: CA, CB, CC, CD – obsolete classes CF – current klacs that is universal in terms of c API) for all diesel engines in passenger cars, minivans, SUVs, etc. Thus, in terms of API, the oil with the specification of SJ / CF, are versatile and suitable for all petrol and diesel engines of passenger cars, minivans, SUVs, etc. (Regardless of model year), producers who require the use of oils that meet the requirements of only one class of API. In contrast to the API, ACEA specification more fully into account the structural features European engines and modes of operation in the European context. Its requirements for individual tests greatly exceed the requirements of API. Preference should be given grades of oils, which passed the test and received in ASEAN corresponding class quality of this specification. Currently, the specification ACEA has the following classes:-Gasoline engine: A1-96 A2-96, AS-96 – for diesel engines in passenger cars, vans, "SUVs" and the like: B1-96 B2-96, VZ-96 oils, while satisfying the grade AS-96 VZ-96 and have the most advanced features and suitable for all petrol and diesel engines in passenger cars, vans, SUVs, etc.