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New engine oils, now recommended by all OEMs, show extended drain intervals, better fuel economy

The trucking industry’s transition to a new generation of engine oils, which began last December, has gone smoothly, say top engineers for Shell Rotella. All OEs now recommend their use, ...

Roll out of new generation of engine oils went ‘delightfully smooth,’ API rep says

Two new diesel engine oil categories, replacing the oils used in diesel engines for over a decade, came to market in January, capping a development period nearly five years in ...

Petro-Canada’s PC-11 Duron next generation oils now available

Petro-Canada Lubricants announced immediate availability of its new Duron next generation line of PC-11 heavy-duty engine oils for both the CK-4 and FA-4 categories in four product tiers. In the ...

Volvo upgrading factory oil fill in new engines

VDS-4.5 is compatible with and can be used in older, previous emissions-level engines. 138621

API: Fleets need to be aware of new engine oils, heed OEM recommendations

Ferrick’s key message to fleets and owner-operators regarding proper oil use was simple: Check with your engine manufacturer. “It’s not something you get cute about,” he said. “You need to ...
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Shell unveils next-gen Rotella oil, expected to boost fuel economy

Shell Lubricants announced Tuesday the next generation of its Rotella heavy-duty diesel engine oils -- the CK-4 Rotella product line and the low-viscosity FA-4 Rotella products. The new lubricants, part ...

Lower viscosity engine oils improve fuel savings, NACFE says

Fleets that switch to lower viscosity engine oils can increase fuel savings by as much as 1.5 percent, according to a new Confidence Report from the North American Council for ...

PC-11 oil: Benefits will cover extra costs, panelists say

Chevron hosted a PC-11 panel discussion at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. on Thursday, touting the performance benefits of the heavy-duty oil category.

Special report: Final PC-11 picture emerges, next-gen oil offers improvements for engines old and new

The new oil – designated PC-11 by the Diesel Engine Oil Advisory Panel – has been scheduled for its first licensing in December. PC-11 will be different in that it ...

Chevron launches PC-11 public information campaign

Late last week the ASTM International’s Automotive Lubricants Subcommittee approved the new Proposed Category 11 (API CK-4 and API FA-4) specifications for the next generation of heavy duty diesel engine ...

Next-gen oil category nears completion

Shell's Dan Arcy told attendees at CCJ's 2015 Fall Symposium that PC-11, the next commercial vehicle grade motor oil that will be introduced in conjunction with 2017 emissions-compliant engines, is ...

Next-gen oil on track for 2016 release, oil makers in the thick of prep, says Chevron’s Shawn Whitacre

PC-11 will be split into two categories. The first will replace the current CJ-4 oils on the market and will be licenced as CK-4 by the American Petroleum Institute. The ...

Shell: Emissions and fuel economy regs, modern engine expectations the key drivers in engine oil evolution

As engines have changed, so too has the oil needed to keep them protected properly, says Shell's Dan Arcy. Engines are also now expected to run harder and last longer ...

Next generation of heavy-duty engine oil could hit market late next year

The key PC-11 goals are to improve oxidation stability (basically, handle the hotter engine temps), reduce aeration, provide scuffing and adhesive wear protection and improve shear stability.

Mobil Delvac’s Hurtado offers update on PC-11 development, natural gas market

Prior to this year's Technology and Maintenance Council's annual meeting, CCJ had the chance to talk to ExxonMobil's Lilo Hurtado, the company's senior applications engineer, about upcoming regulatory changes and ...