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Q. Best oil for trucks that run seldomly?

September 22, 2015
A. The problem: One challenge for diesel engines that set idle for long periods of time is a tendency for condensation and corrosion.

Q. What's the best way to take a used-oil sample?

September 4, 2015
A. When it comes to taking a used-oil sample, timing is essential. First, integrate oil analysis into the component maintenance schedule as a regular part...

Q. How do I get started on oil analysis?

September 2, 2015
A. There are several reliable and professionally-operated oil analysis laboratories available. You can contact these laboratories directly for information...

Q. Can my lubricant choices help extend the life of my diesel particulate filter?

September 2, 2015
A. Heavy duty engines oils that meet API CJ-4 standards have been designed to improve the life of the diesel particulate filter compared to previous engine...

Q. How should I store my oils and lubricants?

September 2, 2015
A. When it comes to lubricant storage, the first thing that we recommend you do is contact your lubricant provider and find out what training is available...

Q. How do I know if an automated chassis lubrication system is right for me?

September 1, 2015
A. Several factors must be evaluated when considering an automated chassis lubrication system. Among those are...

Q. What is different about PC-11 from past categories?

August 30, 2015
A. PC-11 uses a property of engine oil called high-temperature, high-shear (HTHS) to differentiate the two subcategories, PC-11 A and PC-11 B.

Q. What are the new tests defined by PC-11?

August 29, 2015
A. Engine oil shear stability, oil oxidation protection and oil aeration protection are among some of the key oil performance factors under evaluation.

Q. How far-reaching is PC-11?

August 28, 2015
A. PC-11 will become a two-part category, PC-11 A and PC-11 B. PC-11 A is projected to eventually be named API CK-4, and will be backward compatible with...

Q. What do I need to consider when switching to lower-viscosity oil?

August 28, 2015
A. Fuel economy, oil consumption and oil pressure are among the most frequently cited concerns when switching to lower-viscosity oils, but those factors...