Best Ways to Evaluate Lubricants

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Best Ways to Evaluate Lubricants

Research Shows Oil Viscosity Affects Fuel Economy

After you identify your equipment lubrication requirements and match the types of lubricants for your applications and operating environments, you must choose from the different brands of lubricants or even the different types of lubricants from your supplier. For example, should you buy the best synthetic or semi-synthetic, since you’ve heard that synthetics are better? How do you decide what is best for your business, not necessarily what’s best for your supplier?

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Causes of Low Oil Pressure in Engines

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Causes of Low Oil Pressure in Engines

Causes of Low Oil Pressure in Engines

Oil pressure is one of the most important parameters in an engine. When your vehicle’s oil pressure light comes on or the pressure gauge reports a lower than normal reading, it could signal a major problem.

Unfortunately, you won’t know whether the issue is serious, so the best course of action is to simply turn off your engine. To help provide a better understanding of engine oil pressure, this article will explore the possible causes of low oil pressure and the most effective ways to remedy it.

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Research Shows Oil Viscosity Affects Fuel Economy

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Research Shows Oil Viscosity Affects Fuel Economy

You could save as much as 1 percent on your fuel economy simply by switching from a 15W-40 engine oil to a 10W-30 engine oil, according to new research from Chevron Oronite.

A research paper, titled “The Lubricant Contribution to Improved Fuel Economy in Heavy Duty Diesel Engines,” will be presented by Chevron Oronite engineers during the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition in Rosemont, Ill., Oct. 6-7.

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