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 extended to 50,000 km using any 15W40 oil brand meeting CES 20081.
The extended oil drain intervals do not require oil sampling. However, they do require the use of, Cummins own, Fleetguard’s fuel filter and its Nanonet technology for oil filtration.
“The extended oil drain intervals further support our focus on delivering industry-leading total cost of ownership with the ISXe5,” says Mike Fowler, Director of On-Highway Business for Cummins South Pacific.
Cummins says the extended oil drain intervals for the Australian and New Zealand markets follows the most extensive oil validation field testing ever carried out by the company.
The project began in November 2014 and included over 12 months of field testing across many geographic locations and in multiple-duty cycle operations including single trailer, B-double and road train combinations. The project clocked up over seven million kilometres of field test data.
Since its release in 2013, more than 6000 Cummins ISXe5 engines have entered service in Australia and New Zealand in many applications, and they have accumulated over 2.5 billion kilometres while establishing class-leading fuel economy, performance and reliability.
Cummins recently announced the release of the new Valvoline Premium Blue 8100/7800/7700 diesel engine oil range. The new products have been updated to meet the latest Cummins Engineering Standard approvals and global oil registration process, and include a new technology formulation specially designed for Cummins engines.