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Recommended and approved the same.

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Recommended and approved the same.

Is recommended and approved the same?
Some say it is while others say it isn't.
What is the rfd consensus?
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In the case of this oil or fluid they can only say recommended because it was made to a specification. If it was "approved", the car manufacturer would have to test it but that would cut into their sales so, they would not approve it.
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cristianosham wrote: Is recommended and approved the same?
Some say it is while others say it isn't.
What is the rfd consensus?
Approved = officially licensed

Car manufacturers now charge big dollars to “license” their their specification label onto the product

Ie (charges = big dollars initially + % of profit for each one sold)


Edit
Dexos fees scheme switched from
$1000 per year + 36 cents per gallon to
$4000 per year + additional fee based on market share

The car makers say this offsets the cost of developing the specifications.

For example GM makes money from selling licenses for “approved” Dexron VI and Dexos labelling.

In either case, the manufacturer still has to test its product to see if it meets the specification.

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