VOLVO TRUCKS

IN­TRO­DUCES NEW FAC­TORY FILL EN­GINE OIL GEARED AT RE­DUC­ING CUS­TOMER COSTS

Road Today - - Industry News -

Volvo Trucks North Amer­ica will of­fer a new fac­tory fill en­gine oil for the Volvo D11, D13 and D16 en­gines, meet­ing new Volvo VDS-4.5 en­gine specifications and also ex­ceed­ing the new API spec­i­fi­ca­tion CK-4. Volvo mod­els run­ning the new VDS-4.5 will be able to travel for longer in­ter­vals be­tween oil changes, sav­ing cus­tomers money on ser­vice costs and in­creas­ing up­time. Volvo VDS-4.5 un­der­went care­ful anal­y­sis and test­ing to en­sure changes met Volvo’s strin­gent re­li­a­bil­ity and per­for­mance stan­dards. It is the same vis­cos­ity (10W30) as to­day’s fac­tory fill. How­ever, it will have en­hanced per­for­mance for oil ox­i­da­tion and oil aer­a­tion con­trol. VDS-4.5 is com­pat­i­ble with and can be used in older, pre­vi­ous emis­sions-level en­gines.

For en­gine oil and fil­ters, the new rec­om­mended main­te­nance in­ter­vals add ex­tra miles to the pre­vi­ous life of an oil change for each of the three duty cy­cles – long haul, re­gional haul and heavy haul – as de­fined by fuel con­sump­tion. Those in­ter­vals were in­creased to be 55,000 miles for long haul, 40,000 miles for re­gional and 30,000 miles for heavy.

For own­ers that de­cide to use the cur­rent Volvo VDS-4 oil, cur­rent lower mileage oil change in­ter­vals will re­main. If en­gine idle time is greater than 30 per­cent, op­er­a­tors should use the next shorter drain in­ter­val.

Volvo VDS-4.5 will be avail­able be­gin­ning in Oc­to­ber.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.