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Should I Use Diesel Fuel Additives?

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As an owner/operator of a fleet of heavy duty diesel equipment, you may ask yourself: “Should I use diesel fuel additives?” That answer would depend on the quality of the diesel fuel you currently use and whether it has been pretreated with a quality diesel fuel additive from your supplier.

Let’s take a look at some of the issues that are being faced today by diesel equipment fleet owners.

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Motor Oil With High Moly Content

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Moly is short for molybdenum disulfide (MOS2.) It is a natural mineral sometimes known as molybenite and is found and mined primarily in Colorado.

Many years ago, during the Gold Rush Era, gold prospectors would stumble upon this mineral. They found it useful in lubricating the axles in wagons.

It wasn’t until the 1920s and 30s that moly was beginning to be processed and used in industry.

In this blog post, we will discuss how a motor oil with high moly content can have a positive impact on your operation by reducing downtime and ultimately saving you money!

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Best Oil Additive For Diesels

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The best oil additive for diesels should be a lubricant that can bring real benefits to the diesel owner. Some of the specific benefits that  best oil additives should provide to a diesel owner/operator are as follows: clean up unwanted and damaging deposits, slash diesel fuel consumption, maintain engine cleanliness, prolong oil drain intervals, specified for both diesel and gasoline engines, reduce engine noise and contain multiple anti-wear and friction-reducing additives. This type of diesel engine treatment will bring value and benefits to owner/operators.

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What is the Best Engine Oil for a Diesel?

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When considering what is the best engine oil for a diesel, there are various important factors to consider when choosing the best oil.

With the various modern types of diesel engines becoming so highly advanced with their complex specialized exhaust systems, the need for diesel engine oils to properly protect them is of critical importance.

When formulating the proper diesel engine oil, the chemists must decide whether they will engineer a conventional diesel oil that meets bare minimum industry standards and also meets a low price point or choose a totally different approach by deciding to formulate a high performance synthetic motor oil that far surpasses industry standards and provide oils for diesel engines that offer maximum protection and superior performance.

A full synthetic diesel oil initially will appear to be costly and expensive, but data has shown these advanced full diesel engine oils in fact offer the most value and greatest return on their investment. A blended full synthetic diesel motor oil  is a good choice to keep an engine running smoothly under all driving conditions, while effectively protecting critical engine components

For this blog post, we’ll try to offer some comparisons between these two philosophies. By understanding the difference between a conventional diesel engine oil versus a custom blended high performance synthetic diesel oil, you’ll be better equipped to decide what is the best engine oil for a diesel.

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Does Changing Transmission Fluid Help Shifting?

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Whether you are a heavy equipment operator,  in the automotive industry, or running a fleet of cars, you may be experiencing transmission problems, such as shifting issues, in some of your equipment.

When you drive your truck, bus, or car, do you hear strange noises as your transmission is shifting? Does your equipment need to be sent to the auto repair shop to check the transmission? Will the transmission need to be replaced? Does the torque converter need to be changed? Is it more a case of a dirty transmission that needs a change of the fluid and a change of the transmission filter, or is it simply low fluid levels?

In many cases, the genesis of these problems most likely lies in the type and quality of the lubricant being utilized.

The obvious question then is: Does changing transmission fluid help shifting?

Let’s discuss how changing your transmission fluid could be a simple solution to this frustrating problem.

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Best Synthetic Oil For Cold Weather

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The best synthetic oil for cold weather is one that doesn’t thicken up when temperatures drop, thus allowing the oil to flow easily to critical parts that need proper lubrication and protection. Whether you are part of the heavy equipment or automotive industry, there are two oil types: synthetic and conventional. A synthetic base oil differs physically from a conventional base oil. This difference primarily concerns the molecular structure of each.

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What is the Best Automatic Transmission Fluid?

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Today, modern vehicles have a choice between lubricants that are considered conventional or custom blended synthetic lubricants. When deciding what is the best automatic transmission fluid, the first step in answering this question is to look at the base oils used for both conventional automatic transmission fluids and synthetic-based automatic transmission fluids.

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