Oil Analysis Can Be a Useful Tool

Keeping on top of maintenance in a fleet is vital and oil analysis can be a useful tool in drilling down into just what is happening inside an engine or any other component requiring lubricants. In today’s highly competitive market, full utilisation of every piece of equipment is critical to the success of every operation. Operators rely on their service partners to provide ways of ensuring the equipment availability is achieved and...

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Major Oil Technology Change

A major oil technology change is heading for the trucking industry and it is a major shift in lubricant technology, the lifeblood of our prime movers. Diesel Workshop looks at the tests the new oils have to undergo. API CK-4 and FA-4 present tough challenges for the next generation of diesel engine oils and how they must perform, particularly in advanced modern engines. Three tests in particular define these performance challenges....

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Major Oil Technology Change

A major oil technology change is heading for the truck industry and it is a major shift in lubricant technology, the lifeblood of our prime movers. Diesel Magazine has a look at the issues in the upcoming September edition. Here we examine some of the facts.   PC11 (Proposed Category 11) is a new category for heavy duty diesel engine oils as classified by the API (American Petroleum Institute). Castrol suggests, in this change is...

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Green Choice in Engine Oil

Is it possible to take an environmentally responsible attitude when buying oils for a truck engine? Can those of us who work in the transport business really make a difference?   According to Ash Kochar from Castrol, switching to Castrol Vecton Carbon Neutral is one way truck operators can make a stance for the environment.   “Carbon neutrality is when the net greenhouse gas emissions of a product are equal to zero,” said...

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Extended Intervals on ISXe5

Cummins has announced extended oil drain intervals for the 15 litre ISXe5 engine. The new interval announced brings it up to 60,000 km between oil drains.     According to Cummins,on normal-duty applications, where fuel consumption is above 1.5 km/litre, ISXe5 customers will be able to extend oil drain intervals to 60,000 km using, recently released, Valvoline Premium Blue 8100 oil. Alternatively, oil drain intervals can be...

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Pirate Adblue Warning

A warning has been published this week, concerning the potential damage, which can be caused by non-authorised Adblue. Hino Australia has released an alert, warning truck owners of the potential risk of damage to vehicles caused by the use of non-genuine urea AdBlue or diesel exhaust fluid and lubricants, which do not meet OEM standards.     From the Hino range, AdBlue is required in Hino 700 Series trucks, which is fitted...

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