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Q. I am wondering if you can tell me what the estimated miles per gallon are for a truck using the CITGARD®SynDurance® 5W-40?

I am trying to make a comparison to show the cost savings per truck annually when using this particular product versus a conventional motor oil such as Shell Rotella 15W-40. It is my understanding that with the SynDurance, there is a fuel savings of about 2 to 5% due to reduced engine friction - is that accurate?

May 26, 2014

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A. Typically the range has been from 1-3% depending on type of fleet. With current diesel fuel prices that can yield an annual savings of up to $1500 or more annually in fuel savings. It is also important to know that a full synthetic 5W40 heavy duty engine can improve oil cold flow as much as 35 to 40 degrees below that of a typical 15W-40 engine oil which improved cold start wear protection, save fuel and extends batter and starter life while reducing greenhouse gases with improved fuel economy.

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Author Bio

Mark Betner

Heavy Duty Lubricants Manager

CITGO Lubricants

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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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