What shops need to know to prepare for new diesel oils CK-4 and FA-4
By Kevin Ferrick, Senior Manager for Engine Oil Licensing, API
Fleets and shops will need to be ready for two new diesel engine oils arriving in the market on December 1: API CK-4 and API FA-4. API CK-4 oils will succeed the current CJ-4 engine oils as the backward compatible diesel oils. Backward compatible means CK-4 may be used where CJ-4, CI-4 with CI-4 PLUS, CI-4, CH-4, and earlier service categories are recommended. FA-4, on the other hand, is a new arrival intended for engines built beginning with the 2017 model year. Preparation should start now.Read more ...
Better oils are coming in 2017, but prepare to use more than one formula
By John G. Smith
Choosing the best engine oil for your fleet is no small matter. Every bottle of the liquefied technology is expected to create the perfect protective layer between moving surfaces such as cam lobes and lifters, and crankshafts and bearings. It cleans unwanted deposits and suspends otherwise damaging particles until they can be captured by filters. The detergents offset combustion-created acids which cause
oxidation. Dispersants remove soot and sludge. Anti-oxidants help the formulas last between oil changes.
Making the Grade
New low-viscosity oils will play a key role in boosting fuel economy
NASHVILLE, TN – Cleaner air has traditionally come at a cost. Tighter emission standards have led to pricey equipment, increased downtime, added maintenance, and maybe even trucks with lower residual values, says Paul Menig of Tech I-M, a consulting service which specializes in truck-related technology.Read more ...