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Q. If I'm not extending oil drain intervals, do I still need to conduct oil analysis?

May 15, 2013

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A. Yes, there are several benefits to implementing an oil analysis program, even if you do not plan to extend oil drain intervals. These benefits include:
1) Detecting early signs that could indicate premature engine failure,
2) Reducing part inventories,


3) Enhancing equipment resale value by having oil analysis history,
4) Providing support in the event of a warranty dispute,
5) Preventing downtime and loss of productivity,
6) Evaluating lubricant performance, and
7) Receiving “peace of mind” in knowing what is going on with the lubricant.

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Mark Betner

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CITGO Lubricants

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Mark's 30 years of experience in heavy duty lubricants and member access to the Truck Maintenance Council and the Society of Tribologists and Lubricants Engineers make him a great resource.


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