ASTM D5862 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Engine Oils in Two-Stroke Cycle Turbo-Supercharged 6V92TA Diesel Engine
4. Summary of Test Method
4.1 A 500 horsepower 6V92TA diesel engine is completely disassembled, solvent-cleaned, measured, and assembled using new parts as specified.

4.2 The engine is installed on a test stand equipped with the appropriate accessories for controlling speed, load, and various other engine operating parameters.

4.3 The engine is charged with the test oil and operated for 6 h and 10 min on a break-in cycle. An airbox inspection is made after break-in to determine cylinder liner scuffing as a measure of the suitability of the engine build.

4.4 Following the break-in, the engine is operated under steady state conditions at both high load and high power for 7 cycles, totaling 100 h running time. Each cycle includes a heat soak and cool-down portion. This test stresses the lubricant thermally and mechanically to duplicate the service typical of these types of engines in use today.

4.5 Used oil samples are taken every 16 h with viscometric characteristics, metals, and base number (TBN) measured on a fixed schedule.

4.6 At the end of the test, the engine is disassembled, and the rings, liners, slipper bushings, and piston skirts are visually inspected for those signs of distress that relate to overall engine life.

5. Significance and Use
5.1 This test method was developed to evaluate diesel engine oils for protection against ring and liner distress caused by high thermal and mechanical loading.

5.2 Liner scuffing and ring distress experienced in this test method are measures of the oil's ability to protect against scuffing and scoring under high power and high load conditions typical of service experienced by engines in use today.

5.3 Piston pin slipper bushing wear, piston skirt tin removal, and liner port plugging are also examined in this test for distress which relates to overall engine life.

5.4 This test method was developed to correlate with field experience using oils of known good and poor protection against ring and liner distress.

5.5 The 6V92TA engine oil test is used in specifications and classifications of engine lubricating oils, such as the following:
5.5.1 Specification D4485,

5.5.2 Military Specification MIL-L-2104, and

5.5.3 SAE Classification J 183.