Engine Oil

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June 20, 2017

FA-4: Oil Worth Waiting For

The newest API oil-service category promises to boost mpg, but its use is limited to new engines.

June 2, 2017

Fumoto Engine Oil Drain Valve Approved for Trademark

Fumoto has announced that its Engine Oil Drain Valve was approved for a trademark for its visual appearance.

March 31, 2017

CK-4 and FA-4 Engine Oils on Store Shelves Now, API Says

The organization has licensed about 400 CK-4 oils and more than 60 FA-4 oils submitted by marketers, making the robust new classifications available to operators of new and older diesels.

February 7, 2017

Mack CK-4 Engine Oil Offers Extended Drain Intervals

Mack Trucks has announced that its newly formulated genuine Mack Engine Oil EOS-4.5 will extend engine oil drain intervals for customers.

December 1, 2016

Chevron: Reformulated Delo 400 Engine Oils Boast Higher Performance

Chevron Products Company rolled out an expanded line of Delo 400 heavy-duty diesel engine oils on Dec. 1, the same day that oils formulated to meet the new API CK-4 and FA-4 service categories became eligible to to be marketed and sold.

November 16, 2016

Answers to 3 Key Questions on the 2 New Oil Categories

With engine oils meeting new CK-4 and FA-4 category specs on the market, fleets need to know how best to make use of them.

November 7, 2016

TRP’s New Lubricant Program Includes Options for Heavy Duty Engines

TRP has expanded its lubricant product offering to include a full line of lubricants for all makes of trucks and buses.

August 18, 2016

Volvo Offers Low-Viscosity Oil Fill for New Engines

Volvo Trucks North America will offer a new factory fill engine oil for the Volvo D11, D13 and D16 engines, with Volvo's new oil spec allowing for longer oil drain intervals.

August 17, 2016

It's Time to Look at Lower-Viscosity Oils for Fuel Savings

New engine oil categories call for a closer look at your engine oil strategies and offer opportunities for improving mpg.

November 24, 2015

EZ Oil Drain Valve Made for CAT Engines

The latest model of EZ Oil Drain Valve is designed for Caterpillar’s ACERT engine models allowing users to drain oil without the need for tools.

September 9, 2015

Q&A: New Committee Head Talks PC-11 Oil Category

There's a new head of the committee developing the new heavy-duty engine oil classification, known as PC-11. HDT talked to Shawn Whitacre to find out what fleets need to know about the new oils.

June 10, 2015

Shell Lubricants: All Cylinders Firing for Two New Diesel Oil Categories

The industry campaign to develop not one but two new API oil-service categories to eventually replace the current CJ-4 spec for heavy-duty diesel engines is on a fast track for new formulations to be licensed starting in late 2016, according to Shell Lubricants.

March 23, 2015

Mack Increases Service Intervals

Mack Trucks has announced extended service intervals for diesel particulate filters and diesel engine oil and filter changes on all model year 2011 and newer Mack trucks with an MP7, MP8 or MP10 engine.

October 29, 2014

New API Oil Standard May Be Ready in 2017

Testing is under way for the new API oil standard PC-11, but it could be 2017 before we see it implemented, according to an update from an oil company representative involved in developing the new standard.

September 15, 2014

New Delo Severe-Duty Oil Offers Protection for Changing Operations Plus Fuel Economy

Chevron's new Delo 400 SD SAE 15W-30 engine oil is designed to address the growth of severe-duty applications in on- and off-highway markets.

August 11, 2014

On-And-Off Engine Patterns Can Be Hard on Oil

Fleets that do city deliveries are increasingly turning vehicles off during deliveries rather than letting them idle. While this saves fuel and cuts emissions, and in many cases conforms with local regulations, Chevron warns that it could be affecting your engine oil.

June 30, 2014

Shell's New Shanghai Tech Center

Shell Lubricants opened up its newest technology center in Shanghai, China, last week to the first group of foreign journalists to tour the facility, which opened in March. The new facility will focus on Asia, the fastest-growing regional lubricants market in the world, but also will be part of a global R&D network that will impact North American lubes as well. (Read full story here.)

May 14, 2014

Shell Engine Teardown Compares Protection of Experimental Oil

What do you get when you put a group of trucking journalists in a room with three tables of engine teardown parts and ask them to choose which one is from the truck running the experimental low-viscosity oil? A lot of eeny-meeny-miney-mo.

May 14, 2014

I Came to an Engine Teardown and Learned About Barbecue

So what do engine oil and competition pit barbecue have in common? Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge finds out for her All That's Trucking blog.

May 14, 2014

Shell Teardown Evaluates Low-Viscosity Experimental Engine Oil

In anticipation of a new heavy duty engine oil API classification aimed at improving fuel economy with oils meeting lower high-temperature/high-shear viscosity standards, Shell did a field test of an experimental low HTHS-viscosity version of its Rotella engine oil. It shared the results with trade press editors on May 14, 2014. Here Howard Hill, engineer, lubricant technology, explains the results to HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge.

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