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Next-Generation Oils and Engines Allow Longer Drain Intervals

Next-Generation Oils and Engines Allow Longer Drain Intervals

by on January 13, 2017 0 Comments

With the launch of the new API CK-4 and FA-4 heavy duty engine oils, many OEMs are now allowing an extension of oil drain intervals when these products are used in their newer engines. This is big news for on-highway fleet operators.

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Simple Solutions for Meeting Equipment Manufacturer’s Oil Cleanliness Specifications Part 1: Start Clean

Simple Solutions for Meeting Equipment Manufacturer’s Oil Cleanliness Specifications Part 1: Start Clean

by on January 6, 2017 0 Comments

This is the first of a three-part series discussing the phases of an effective lubricant cleanliness program: Start Clean, Monitor and Stay Clean.   Particle contamination is the number-one cause of lubricant-related equipment failure. Dirt particulates, moisture, varnish and gases are the primary examples of contaminants that, if left unchecked at unsafe levels, can cause […]

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How to Properly Grease Front-End Kingpins

How to Properly Grease Front-End Kingpins

by on December 16, 2016 3 Comments

In a recent Chevron Lube Matters article, we discussed the importance of using high-quality lubricants on wheel bearings and front end truck kingpins as part of a total vehicle efficiency approach. Not only is the choice of a premium lubricant critical, but so is its proper application.

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Proper Lubrication of Wheel Bearings and Kingpins Adds to Fuel Efficiency

Proper Lubrication of Wheel Bearings and Kingpins Adds to Fuel Efficiency

by on December 7, 2016 0 Comments

We spend so much time talking about engine protection and performance that we sometimes overlook the other areas where quality lubrication is critical to vehicle efficiency. At Chevron, we take a holistic view of a vehicle’s moving parts – bumper-to-bumper.

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New Heavy Duty Motor Oil Application Guide Now Available

New Heavy Duty Motor Oil Application Guide Now Available

by on December 1, 2016 0 Comments

With the transition to the new API CK-4 and FA-4 oil categories, one of the challenges is figuring out the right oils for your application.

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Keeping Cool When the Heat is On: Reduce the Risk of Cooling System Failure

Keeping Cool When the Heat is On: Reduce the Risk of Cooling System Failure

by on November 14, 2016 0 Comments

With all the emphasis placed on protecting moving engine parts with lubrication, it might surprise you that a large number of engine failures are caused by problems with the cooling system. Often, those problems are caused by the coolant either becoming contaminated or breaking down.

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API CK-4 and API FA-4 New Categories

API CK-4 and API FA-4 New Categories

by on November 8, 2016 3 Comments

The introduction of API CJ-4 back in 2006 was the last time a major commercial API oil category change took place and the end result led to exactly one product for heavy duty diesel engines – the 15W-40 motor oil.

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Diesel Engine OEMs Announce New Specifications for API CK-4 and FA-4 Oils

Diesel Engine OEMs Announce New Specifications for API CK-4 and FA-4 Oils

by on October 31, 2016 20 Comments

The major diesel engine and truck manufacturers have recently provided their own OEM specifications that connect with the new API CK-4 and FA-4 categories for their new model GHG ’17 diesel engines.

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Delo Tractor Restoration Competition: Level of Quality Makes Judging a Challenge

Delo Tractor Restoration Competition: Level of Quality Makes Judging a Challenge

by on October 18, 2016 1 Comment

This month marks the 21st annual awards ceremony in the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition, and every year the performance of the contestants seems to get more and more impressive – making it that much more difficult for the judges to choose a winner.

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New Oil Categories Extend Off-Road Diesel Engine Performance & Protection

New Oil Categories Extend Off-Road Diesel Engine Performance & Protection

by on October 14, 2016 2 Comments

The main driver of the PC-11 initiative was the development of new types of diesel engine oils to help OEMs meet more rigorous fuel efficiency and emissions standards. However, fuel efficiency is less of a concern for operators of off-road equipment in construction, mining, agriculture or inland marine. Certainly, they want to economize on fuel, […]

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