IMPACT OF NEW CATEGORY OF HEAVY DUTY ENGINE OILS
DIESEL EQUIPMENT OPERATORS - The introduction of the new categories of heavy duty engine oils means more options when it comes to selecting the right product to meet your fleet and equipment needs. Superior protection and improved fuel economy.
ON-ROAD DIESEL TRUCKS
The new category of Heavy Duty Engine Oils will offer a wider range of products to meet your individual truck requirements and assist with overall fleet business objectives-maximizing fuel efficiency and minimizing operating costs.
OFF-ROAD DIESEL EQUIPMENT
The API CK-4 products will be just as good if not better than current grade oils providing robust wear protection, oxidation stability, extended oil drain performance.
- New diesel engine oil technology will provide opportunities for extended oil drain performance for off-road vehicles versus API CJ-4 Oils
- Improved oil oxidation performance can help reduce piston deposit formation and increase engine rebuild life due to lower wear
- Potential selection of PC-11A SAE 10W-30 can provide improved start-up performance and better wear protection while maintaining hardware protection
- Wide range of products will allow for improved product selection for both new and older equipment used by off-road equipment companies
OEMs Can adopt API FA-4 viscosity grades to help gain incremental fuel economy performance.
Selection of right diesel engine oil will be critical to maintain fleet performance. Distribution of new Low HT/HS viscosity grates may be slow through truck stops and OE Dealers. OEMs may also be open to offering backward compatibility API FA-4 oils with older model engines (such as EPA10 emission engine models) for use by early adopter fleets on a case by case basis or after appropriate oil marketer field test data.
- New diesel engine oil technology will provide opportunities for extended oil drain performance versus API CJ-4 Oils
- Selection of right diesel engine oil will be critical to maintain fleet performance
- Distribution of new Low HT/HS viscosity grades
Engine oil plays an important role by helping to achieve fuel economy through lighter viscosity grades with friction modifiers. OEMs are shifting towards lower viscosity engine oil for factory fill.
WHAT DO THE NEW CATEGORIES OF HEAVY DUTY ENGINE OILS MEAN FOR OEMS?
Engine design will need to accommodate the following changes to help achieve greater fuel economy and provide additional engine protection:
- Reduce engine displacement
- Reduce engine speed
- More efficient air management (Turbo-charging and Compression ratio)
- Reduce friction (Bearings/Rings/Rollers)
- Target lower viscosity diesel engine oils