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Shell Rotella launches PC-11 website

The Shell Rotella brand has launched a new website called WhatisPC11.com to help educate and inform people about the next generation of diesel engine oils known as API Proposed Category 11 (PC-11). Shell Rotella created the website to be a resource for topics such as the fundamentals of PC-11, impending changes, testing updates and how

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Volvo Trucks details new maintenance intervals

Volvo Trucks in North America extended its recommended maintenance intervals for diesel engine oil and diesel particulate filters on all model year 2011 and newer Volvo trucks equipped with Volvo’s D11, D13 or D16 engines. For engine oil and filters, the new recommended maintenance intervals add 10,000 miles to the previous life of an oil change

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Getting the most out of your engine oil filter

Engines have evolved. Today’s diesel engines are more complex and efficient than ever before. With great evolution comes great components, and engine lubrication filtration has kept pace with engine technology. “Engine technology has evolved over the years, especially since the introduction of selective catalytic reduction [SCR]. The SCR system allows for more efficient combustion, a

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Evans Cooling Systems makes Arctic coolant gallon-sized

Evans Cooling Systems Inc.’s Arctic coolant in now available in gallon-size containers. Designed specifically for use in environments as cold as -60°F, Evans Arctic waterless coolant will not damage radiator tubes or cause blocks to crack because it shrinks when it solidifies at temperatures below its -60°F freezing point, according to the company. Evans noted

Oil filter maintenance do’s and don’ts

After talking with our cast of oil filter experts, including: Russ Bretell, training and technical sales manager for Cummins Filtration; John Gaither, director of heavy-duty design engineering for Luber-finer; Edward Covington, vice president of global quality for Wix Filters; and Veli Kalayci, manager of engine liquid products for Donaldson, we compiled the biggest “do’s and don’ts”

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Solving stiction: The cholesterol of the diesel engine

Over time, cholesterol builds up in the veins of the human body, limiting blood flow and causing myriad other problems. Often known as the silent killer, cholesterol in the body is very similar to stiction in a diesel engine—the sticky-friction created from the build up of burnt hydrocarbons (oil or fuel). It is often the

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Wix Filters offer water absorbers, test kits for diesel systems

Wix Filters is offering mobile and stationary water absorbers and test kits for diesel and gasoline systems. “These new offerings further strengthen Wix’s position as a global leader of filtration solutions,” said Edward Covington, vice president of global quality for Wix Filters. “We continuously seek out opportunities to solve our customers’ challenges and these products

Unintended consequences of propane usage in heavy-duty trucks

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and didn’t go too far in debt. Let’s look forward to more sanity in 2015: What are the odds that we will be disappointed? We’ll start this year off on a high note: I’m encouraged to see the recent interest in propane as an alternate fuel. This work has

The impact of plummeting oil prices on trucks, business

Oil has a tendency to polarize opinions. To some, it is the ultimate economic enabler, the product that ushered in an era of mass mobility, globalization and staggering industrial achievements. To others, it is the devil in liquid form—the root cause of all environmental degradation and the cause of wars pestilence, famine and despair. As

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Wix Filters introduces proactive molecular hydraulic oil water absorber

Wix Filters introduced a new tool for removing all forms of water in hydraulic oils—the proactive molecular hydraulic oil water absorber. According to the company, Wix’s hydraulic oil water absorber offers ongoing protection by removing all forms of water—bound, free and emulsified—in all hydraulic oils. The new product also neutralizes acids that cause metal surface

IPA releases DEF transfer system

Innovative Products of America (IPA) expanded its line of fuel management equipment with its DEF transfer system. The complete system is powered by a rotary diaphragm pump (9 GPM 120V/AC) and includes 6-ft. intake and 8-ft. output hoses, a digital flow meter and manual nozzle with integrated holster, hanging bracket and all corrosion resistant fittings.

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Natural gas continues to grow, ACT Research reports

ACT Research has released the results of its updated research on U.S. natural gas transportation fuel trends in the heavy-duty truck market in its report entitled “NG Reality Check: Moving From Infancy to Adolescence.” The report, published in October 2014, provides forecasts, insights and supporting analysis on trends already taking place such as: NG engine