ConocoPhillips Lubricants touts Liquid Titanium additive

ConocoPhillips Lubricants has introduced new versions of its Guardol ECT and Kendall Super-D XA premium diesel engine oils, which now include a new “Liquid Titanium” additive system. Developed in conjunction with a major additive manufacturer over a period of 18 months, the additive offers enhanced wear protection in many critical areas of heavy-duty diesels, along with enhanced oxidation and thermal stability, according to the company.

The additive is dissolved in a liquid and contains no solid metal. However, the titanium, the strongest and lightest metal known, bonds onto critical wear surfaces, reducing wear of critical wearing parts — such as crossheads on a Cummins ISB — by as much as 46 percent, and camshaft lobe wear on the same engine by 15 percent, ConocoPhillips says; another test showed bearing wear reduction of 9 percent.

The oils have the potential to extend changes where the condemning factors are those that the new additive system affects, such as wear metals or thermal breakdown. The company says the products meet or exceed all OEM requirements for CJ-4 heavy-duty diesel engine oils.

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