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D-A Lubricant launches new look for PennGrade, PennGrade1

D-A Lubricant Co. announced a new look for its PennGrade Passenger Car Motor Oil and PennGrade1 High Performance Oil, a first since D-A acquired the PennGrade name and logo in 2015. The PennGrade Passenger Car Motor Oil lineup is now color coded to demonstrate the distinct levels of viscosities between the synthetic, full synthetic and

What’s stopping fleets from adopting FA-4 diesel engine oil?

Choice of engine oil might not be something that many you, as a fleet owner or operator, think about every day, but it’s a choice that could be having a significant impact on the total cost of ownership. Why is that? The American Petroleum Institute introduced the FA-4 performance category for heavy- duty engine oils,

Second Edition of API 1525A published to ensure bulk oil chain of custody and documentation

The American Petroleum Institute announced the publication of the Second Edition of API 1525A – Bulk Engine Oil Chain of Custody and Quality Documentation. The publication provides procedures for managing the bulk engine oil chain of custody to ensure oil quality from the point of manufacture to installation in a consumer’s engine. Updates were made

Be it engine oil or delicious pasta: Beware of too much of a good thing

Some years ago, shortly after we were married, my wife made spaghetti using her own special recipe. This dish was one of the best plates of spaghetti I had ever experienced. I boldly proclaimed how I could easily eat this spaghetti every night. This experience was the first time I personally learned the truth of

Donaldson updates Filter Minder Connect, previews additional capabilities to come

In a recent press event, Donaldson outlined new and upcoming updates to Filter Minder Connect, its solution for monitoring fuel filters and engine oil condition on heavy-duty truck engines. Among the updates Donaldson outlined are: Engine Oil Monitoring: This contains two components, one of which is a remaining useful life model that will help users

The benefits of API FA-4 heavy-duty engine oils

Introduced nearly four years ago, API FA-4 heavy-duty engine oils came to the market alongside API CK-4 lubricants to much anticipation as the biggest overhaul in engine oil specifications in a decade. It marked a significant step change in the development of lower viscosity oils to meet the needs of modern heavy-duty fleet engine designs.

Why diesel truck engine oil formulation is more interesting than you think it is

It might not seem as sexy as electric truck development or the latest in automated driving technology, but diesel engine oil formulation is complex and hugely relevant as engine protection, increased efficiency and even aftertreatment service reduction is paramount to running trucks. Wait a minute: Aftertreatment service reduction? What does that have to do with

Hot Shot’s Secret releases 10W-30 Green Diamond Fleet diesel engine oil

Hot Shot’s Secret says as a severe-duty diesel oil, the Green Diamond Fleet line is a replacement for any CF-4, CJ-4, CI-4 and CI-4 Plus specification oil.