Where is the oil from and how does it compare to others?

Our Lubricants are imported from the United States and  manufactured to meet all AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE API Service Classifictions it has received OEM Approvals for Mack E0-0 Premium Plus 07, Volvo VDS-4, DOC Power Guard Oil Specification 93K218, Cummins CES 20081, Renault RLD-3, ACEA E7-04. It is recommended for Caterpillar.ECF-1, ECF-2, ECF- 3, 20077, 20076, Mack EO-N Premium Plus 03, Mack EO-N Premium Plus, EO-M Plus, EO-M, Mercedes Benz 228.3, Man 3275, DDC/MTU Series 2000/4000 category 1 and 2 engine performance, Volvo VDS-3, DHD-1, ACEA E5 and E3, JASO DH-2.. It can also be used in applications recommending Allison C-4 and Caterpillar T0-2 specifications.  

 

To name a few

Can using the wrong lubricant damage parts? 

Using the wrong lubricant can have many damaging effects on your equipment, some of these effects are: 

 

  • Damage to seals and hoses (over or under lubrication).

  • Bearing damage caused by dirt, debris or under lubricating properties.

  • Improper maintenance / over extending the use of the oil

It is also important to remember that improper fuel management may cause these same problems in your equipment. 

How often should I change the oil?

This usually is specific to your equipment manufacturers ratings and conditions in which your equipment or vehicle is exposed to.  We have found average recommended ranges are as follows: 

 

  • After 5000 – 7000 Kilometers 

  • After 300 – 500 hours

What is the difference between mineral and synthetic oil? 

Mineral-based oil is simply a heavily refined version of oil sourced from the ground, semi-synthetic oil is a similar substance but with additives (such as detergents etc) while purely synthetic is essentially man-made and designed oil (also with various additives).

They are also known respectively as conventional (regular), synthetic blended and synthetic respectively.

What are the benefits of synthetic oil? 

There are many advantages to using synthetic and synthetic blended oil.  They tend to last longer and does not contain as many impurities. Therefore, it is better on the environment and does not leave much sludge on the engine.  These oils tends to run better in hotter or colder weather.  

 

In a nutshell, the advantages of synthetic | synthetic-blend oil are:

  • Increased engine wear protection.

  • Wider temperature range.

  • Longer oil life.

How do I know if I should use a grease with or without EP additives?

EP (extreme pressure) additives are used for high load applications.  Their uses can allow the reduction of the fatigue of the bearings and other parts.  We advise you to use greases with EP additives when applications have very high loads (And as specified by your manufacturer).

What are the differences in coolant mixtures and compatibility?

There are two types of coolants (oil and water based).  Oil is superior in applications where heat transfer is critical, this type of coolant is also used to help lubrication of mechanical oil pumps and prevent rust a 50 percent coolant and 50 percent distilled or de-ionized water dilution is recommended.  

 

Once they are the same type of coolant it can be mixed.

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