Tag: PC-11

Ozark Pushes Drain Intervals to 75,000 Miles with Delo

Ozark Pushes Drain Intervals to 75,000 Miles with Delo

by on August 11, 2017 0 Comments

Memphis-based Ozark Motor Lines is an irregular-route truckload carrier serving customers across the continental U.S.

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SynBlends Lead the Trend Toward Lower Viscosity Synthetic HDMO

SynBlends Lead the Trend Toward Lower Viscosity Synthetic HDMO

by on July 27, 2017 2 Comments

In an earlier article, we explored the trend toward synthetic oils on the trucking industry, and the differences between synthetic and conventional oils. Synthetics are certainly gaining traction as manufacturers recommend lower viscosity oils to improve fuel economy.

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On the Horizon: API CK-4 Synthetic Diesel Engine Oils

On the Horizon: API CK-4 Synthetic Diesel Engine Oils

by on April 7, 2017 7 Comments

There are still some pockets of resistance to synthetic oils in the heavy duty motor oil market, perhaps a misconception that they aren’t as good as the “real” thing.

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How Ag Equipment Can Benefit from the New Oil Categories

How Ag Equipment Can Benefit from the New Oil Categories

by on February 23, 2017 0 Comments

If you maintain tractors or other agricultural equipment, you’re no doubt aware of the recent introduction of two new API oil categories, CK-4 and FA-4, but you may not be sure what it means to you.

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Field Testing the New API CK-4 and FA-4 Oils: See What We’re Doing

Field Testing the New API CK-4 and FA-4 Oils: See What We’re Doing

by on October 5, 2016 2 Comments

In a recent blog post, we discussed the importance of varied field testing, across a wide variety of equipment types and operating conditions, to ensure that the new API CK-4 and FA-4 oils will perform as needed in any real-world environment.

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When it Comes to New Oils, There is No Such Thing as Too Much Field Testing

When it Comes to New Oils, There is No Such Thing as Too Much Field Testing

by on August 17, 2016 2 Comments

When the new API CK-4 and FA-4 oils hit the market later this year, they will have undergone some of the most rigorous, varied and exhaustive testing in the industry.

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Piston Deposit Control: Avoiding the High Cost of Engine Damage

Piston Deposit Control: Avoiding the High Cost of Engine Damage

by on July 20, 2016 2 Comments

In our recent blog series, we’ve been exploring the three key traits to look for in the new API CK-4 and FA-4 engine oils. We covered two of these in detail earlier: oxidation control and wear protection. Now, let’s take a deeper dive into the third: piston deposit control.

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Wear Protection in PC-11 Oils: Engine Durability Means Higher ROI

Wear Protection in PC-11 Oils: Engine Durability Means Higher ROI

by on July 13, 2016 6 Comments

We’re continuing our blog series focused on the key traits associated with engine oil and how those will be impacted by the new PC-11 specifications. In this installment, we focus on wear protection — protecting engines from wear is one of the most pivotal functions of the motor oil.

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Oxidation Stability in PC-11 Oils: A Critical Factor in Oil Performance and Engine Life

Oxidation Stability in PC-11 Oils: A Critical Factor in Oil Performance and Engine Life

by on June 21, 2016 3 Comments

In our last PC-11 related blog, we outlined the three key traits to look for in the new engine oil categories coming out of the PC-11 initiative, API CK-4 and FA-4. Now, let’s zero in on one of those traits, which is getting a lot of attention these days: oxidation stability.

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Planning for PC-11: Three Key Traits to Look for in CK-4 and FA-4 Oils

Planning for PC-11: Three Key Traits to Look for in CK-4 and FA-4 Oils

by on May 26, 2016 8 Comments

Changes in engine design to meet new emissions and fuel economy regulations have raised some concerns in the industry. However, the new PC-11 oils being developed go beyond typical attributes of current engine lubricants. They’ve been designed to help extend the life of new diesel engines, promote longer oil drain intervals and offer more choices […]

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