By Kristie Busam
Responding to changing market conditions, Citgo Petroleum Corp. recently announced the stratification of its Citgard 700 line. Now featuring two products, the line is designed specifically for high-performance diesel engines and to meet API CJ-4 specifications. The current synthetic blend product, originally introduced as Citgard 700, now is sold under the new name of Citgard 700 Plus. The premium synthetic blend, offered in a 15W-40 viscosity grade, is designed for on-road and off-road power units operating under severe conditions.
Citgo says the new Citgard 700 is formulated with a selection of premium-quality base stocks and meets the needs of most fleet owners. “The stratification of the Citgard 700 line is part of a continuing effort to offer Citgo customers the best opportunity to optimize overall operating and maintenance costs according to specific needs,” says Mark Betner, heavy duty products manager at Citgo.
Both products are designed to deliver optimum soot control, protection from higher operating temperatures and prolonged particulate filter life when combined with ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel. In addition, they address specific features of 2007 engines, such as exhaust aftertreatment diesel particulate filter systems, Citgo says. Despite this, Citgard 700 Plus and Citgard 700 have been tested in pre-2007 power units with fuels as high as 4,000 ppm sulfur and have demonstrated superior performance versus premium CI-4 Plus engine oils, the company says.
Products in the Citgard 700 line are intended for use in heavy-duty service in commercial trucks, agricultural and construction equipment, stationary engines and other diesel-fueled engine applications. For more information, go to www.citgo.com.