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 reduce piston deposit formation and increase engine rebuild life due to lower wear.
Potential selection of PC-11A SAE 10W-30 can provide improved start-up performance and better wear protection while maintaining hardware protection
Wide range of products will allow for improved product selection for both new and older equipment used by off-road equipment companies.
For more information please contact Gary Puckett at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317)432-3984.
Fleet Managers: Are you prepared for PC-11?
Jackson Oil is the transportation industry leader in providing current and future trends for fleet lubricants. Our suppliers are finishing their formulations to meet the new API Proposed Category 11 (PC-11) CK-4/FA-4 specifications. Chevron, Valvoline, and Kendall are all preparing to begin marketing their new PC-11 products for on-highway trucks and off-road equipment in December 2016. Want to know more? Call Jackson Oil and we will be glad to walk you down the road to success or go on-line to PC-11explained.com for more information.
Passenger Car Motor Oils – Past, Present, and Future
Passenger car motor oils have changed dramatically over the last 10 years. Gone are the days of 5W-30 and 5W-20 for most vehicles. Due to the increase demands on engines, EPA mandated fuel economy increases and other requirements; the need for different viscosity motor oils has been required.
In 2011 General Motors introduced DEXOS motor oils. DEXOS oils were API approved GF-5 oils that could be used in other makes of vehicles requiring 5W-30 or 5W-20 motor oil. But GM preferred the DEXOS products for their vehicles. DEXOS was only available at GM dealers. If DEXOS was not available then GF-5 approved oil could be used for the oil change if the customer did not elect to go to the dealer. Since this time DEXOS has been licensed to all the major oil companies and blenders of private label brands. DEXOS is available at most quick oil facilities and repair shops.
Currently we have 6 types of 5W-30 motor oil. Conventional, Synthetic Blend, Full Synthetic, Dexos and High Mileage all GF-5 approved. There is a Euro 5W-30 for Mercedes, BMW and VW,
We also have 5W-40 for diesel powered Euro vehicles.
In 2017 we will be changing to a GF-6 which is designed for better fuel economy, improve wear protection for the engine as a few benefits for this new standard. But with this change in specification brings more types of viscosity oils to meet the requirements from the automobile manufactures. Go to www.oronite.com/products/gf6 for more information on the new specifications.
In closing with all the changes and oils out there, it is even more important to follow the owner’s manual recommendations for the correct oil for your vehicle. For questions or more information, contact John Rang at email@example.com or 317-502-6268.
Greene’s Auto – Customer Testimonial
Greene’s Auto & Truck Service is a second generation Passenger Car Motor Oil (or PCMO) shop in Indianapolis, IN that has been in business 25 years. Jackson Oil switched them from a Synthetic Blend Dexos to Service Pro Full Synthetic Dexos for a dollar less per gallon. Since then, Greene’s has been extremely happy with Jackson Oil & Solvents and Service Pro!
Check out the short video testimonial from Greene’s produced by our very own Sean Stahlhut! Not only is Sean an expert at PCMO’s, he is an expert at capturing awesome moments on film! Enjoy!
Looking to switch from a Synthetic Blend Dexos to a Full Synthetic Dexos AND save Money!?!
Call Sean Stahlhut today at 317.691.9564 to find out how!