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Q. With the 2010 EPA engines, what oils and drain intervals are working the best?

What about viscosities? Are you going to TMC?

July 3, 2013

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A. Unfortunately, there is not one correct answer to this question as performance varies greatly on usage, environment and overall conditions.

With that being said, we have not seen any decline in engine oil drain intervals as a result of going with 2010 engine designs. It’s always important to know the engine manufacturer’s recommendations and match a fleet’s operating condition with the engine oil drain / change intervals.

Similar to the above, with viscosities, environment is crucial to determine the proper viscosity.


As for Truck Maintenance Council, we will be in attendance at the fall conference and have a booth at the winter. 


  1. 1. Jersey Mike [ July 02, 2013 @ 04:25AM ]

    Great answer, Bro. Enormous detail. Tell it again.

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Mark Betner

Heavy Duty Lubricants Manager

CITGO Lubricants

Mark Betner boasts 35 years of experience in the lubricants business. As the Heavy Duty Product Manager for CITGO Lubricants he is responsible for initiating and implementing the marketing of new products and human development programs and oversees communications with the media, trade shows and consumer education.

Prior to this, he was a field sales manager and technical training administrator at an independent lubricant company specializing in heavy equipment lubrication.

Mark earned a master’s and bachelor’s degree in both chemistry and biology from Indiana University. He holds a certification from the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and is a member of the Truck Maintenance Council.


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