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Is your fuel ready for the Winter?


Mother nature is wrapping up 2016 with a frigid cold front across the Midwest, signaling a rough winter ahead of us to start the New Year.  Don’t begin 2017 with costly equipment repairs. Avoid Fuel Gelling Fuel additives are specifically formulated to keep heavy duty diesel engines performing at their peak.  Once winter approaches, fuel should be treated with an anti-gel additive package, designed to keep your equipment operating in cold temperatures.  If left untreated, fuel has a tendency to gel in winter weather causing unnecessary downtime and possible costly repairs.  Don’t neglect your equipment this winter–make certain your fuel is treated. Diesel fuel gelling can be costly for both the vehicle and the company. At 32 degrees, the wax in liquid form will crystallize and leave the fuel tank clouded.  At 10-15 degrees, it will finally start to gel and clog the tank and fuel filters. If you plan now, it will save you later. Give us a call […]

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Keeping Cool When the Heat is On – Chevron Lube Matters


With all the emphasis placed on protecting moving engine parts with lubrication, it might surprise you that a large number of engine failures are caused by problems with the cooling system. Often, those problems are caused by the coolant either becoming contaminated or breaking down. That’s why it’s important to check your coolant regularly. And by “check your coolant,” we don’t mean just making sure you have enough in the tank. We’re talking about running regular tests twice a year for contamination, deterioration or indicators of other problems in the systems such as rust and corrosion. Protecting your cooling system means ensuring that the corrosion inhibitor levels in your coolant are adequate. The use of extended life coolants with Organic Additive Technology (OAT), can provide this protection for up to 8 years because of the longevity of the corrosion inhibitor additives. This, in turn, helps prevent corrosion particulates from flowing […]

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Next Generation of Oil: PC-11


On December 1, 2016, two new categories of heavy-duty engine oil standards will be licensed: API CK-4 and FA-4. These new categories are part of Proposed Category 11 or PC-11.  PC-11 is broken down into two subcategories: PC-11A and PC-11B PC-11A will consist of the viscosity grades we have today. CJ-4 to CK-4 backward compatible. PC-11B engine oils that are lighter viscosity grades provide better fuel economy FA-4 oils will be of a lighter viscosity, they may not be backward compatible depending on OEMs. Both engine oils will deliver superior performance over current oils. The CK-4 will protect new and older engine models. And, the FA-4 was designed to provide optimized fuel economy for 2017+ engines. What does this mean for the off-road industry? New diesel engine oil technology will provide opportunities for extended oil drain performance for off-road vehicles versus API CJ-4 Oils Improved oil oxidation performance can help […]

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