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Intelligent Lubrication Solutions™

Intelligent Lubrication Solutions™

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Benefits of Universal Automatic Transmission Fluid

Posted by Jeff Muellenbach on Mar 29, 2016 8:30:00 AM

For anyone who performs maintenance on cars, you know just how important it is to use the right fluids with the right vehicles. We’re not just talking about gas and oil either, but the right transmission fluid, brake fluid, coolant/anti-freeze, and more.

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Topics: Engine Oils

4 Considerations for CNG Oil Selection

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Feb 23, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Lately we’ve been hearing more questions about which oils to use with CNG engines, as more and more companies and municipalities start using natural gas-powered vehicles in their fleets due to their low emissions (not to mention, when fuel prices are higher, there’s also a well-defined cost benefit to using CNG). While some people think that all truck engines are relatively the same, CNG engines operate at higher temperature levels than diesel engines, and require specially formulated oils to meet their more demanding operating requirements—including the right viscosity grade, balanced ash levels, and antioxidant concentrations.

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Topics: Engine Oils

The ‘Skinny’ on Engine Oil Additives

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Jan 26, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Choosing the ideal engine oil for an automobile is no easy task. From understanding all the different engine oil specifications from independent organizations to finding the perfect formula that maximizes performance and protection, there’s a lot more that goes into it than simply browsing a catalogue and choosing a generic, off-the-shelf engine oil. Likewise, while engine oil additives can be useful for enhancing the performance of your oil, if you don’t know exactly how they’ll react with your base fluid, you’d likely be doing more harm than good by adding them to your formulation after the fact.

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Topics: Engine Oils

Quick Guide to Common Engine Oil Specifications

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Jan 12, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Choosing a motor oil isn’t as simple as it used to be given the emission limits and complexity of new engines. Add in the fact that several independent organizations like the American Petroleum Institute (API), the International Lubricant Specification Advisory Committee (ILSAC), and the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) have their own specification systems for engine oils, and your decisions only get more confusing. Additionally, automotive manufacturers may have their own, more stringent requirements. To help bring order to the system and help manufacturers and consumers alike make better oil decisions, use this guide to better understand the current engine oil specifications for these 4 governing bodies.

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Topics: Engine Oils