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NEXBASE 3043™ is a colorless, catalytically hydroisomerized, and dewaxed base oil comprised of hydrogenated, highly isoparaffinic hydrocarbons.
NEXBASE 3043™ is suitable for use in formulating high-quality 5W/X and 10W/X engine oils. NEXBASE 3043™ conforms with API/ATIEL Base Stock Group III standards, and it is also used in compressor and hydraulic oil formulations and other circulation oils, as well as in drive line fluids.

Technical data

Property Unit Specification value Typical value (2) Test method
Appearance   Pass (1) ASTM D-4176-1
Viscosity mm2/s     ASTM D-445
at 100°C
  4.2 - 4.4 4.3
Viscosity index ( ) ≥ 121 122 ASTM D-2270
Pour point °C ≤ -12 -18 ASTM D-97
Flash point °C ≥ 220 228 ASTM D-92
Colour ( ) ≤ 0.5 < 0.5 ASTM D-1500
Noack Volatility w-% ≤ 14.8 14.2 CEC L-40-93b
Density, at 15°C kg/m2 - 837 ASTM D-4052

1) Clear and bright liquid on visual observance, and no water or particulates observed at the bottom of the vortex.
2) Long-term average value

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