Heavy-duty diesel oils that are formulated to industry specifications offer several benefits. They provide protection for your customers’ engines by reducing corrosion, wear and oxidation. Your customers will also be getting the best possible defense against sludge buildup. In addition, they help extend intervals between changes, therefore, decreasing costly downtime for maintenance.
Why Your Customer Needs the Right Formula
Engine wear, excessive fuel consumption, and engine failure are issues that arise from not using the right oil for your engine. Regular service with the right additives guarantees peak performance for the longest time.
Types of Engine Oils
There are generally four grades of engine oils:
- Full Synthetic Motor Oil
- Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
- Conventional Motor Oil
What Qualifies as a Heavy Diesel Engine?
Heavy duty diesel engine oils (HDEO) are designed to meet the needs of diesel trucks and off-road equipment operating in sustained high load conditions and high temperatures.
These engines may run on lower-grade fuels but are originally more powerful and efficient than gasoline engines. They are frequently used in situations requiring lots of torque and force, such as on vehicles and heavy machinery.
What Is Heavy Engine Diesel Oil?
Heavy Engine Diesel Oil (HEDO) is a lubricant that has exceptional oxidation stability for longer engine life and specialized additives to enhance detergency, lessen corrosion and wear, and improve overall engine performance. Diesel engines benefit greatly from the outstanding protection that HEDO provides, with viscosities of 15W-40, 10W-30, and 5W-40 becoming more prevalent.
Difference Between Gasoline and Diesel Engine Oils
Despite having the same anatomy and make-up, these two types of engine oils differ from each other in the following key factors of engine performance:
- Viscosity: Diesel engine oil is more viscous than gasoline engine oil, thus protecting the diesel engine from wear and tear. Because it is thinner than diesel engine oil, gasoline engine oil is made to flow more readily at lower temperatures. Gasoline engines can start and run more effectively in cold climates.
- Emissions and catalytic converters: Oil for gasoline engines provides for lower emissions and improves the catalytic converter’s performance. On the other hand, due to the design of diesel engines, they emit more pollutants than gasoline engines. The lubricant needs to be able to handle these emissions and be compatible with the emissions systems on heavy duty trucks.
- Additive levels: Anti-wear additives are present in higher concentrations in diesel engine oil. To help prevent soot buildup in the engine, diesel engine oil contains extra soot dispersants and detergents.
Advantages of Heavy Duty Engine Oils
- Reduces wear and viscosity changes related to soot
- Reduce ring sticking and excessive deposits in the ring belt
- Minimizes downtime for equipment and vehicles
- Increases engine life
- Enhances fuel economy
Key Factors in Choosing Heavy Engine Diesel Oil
Here are some factors customers should consider when choosing heavy-engine diesel oil:
- Engine type and requirements.
- Is the formulation an API-licensed product, or does it meet specific OEM claims?
- Cost and availability.
- Prerequisites for performance, like viscosity and detergent additives.
Sustainability And Reduced Environmental Impact
Environmental impacts are something on everyone’s mind these days, and finding more sustainable solutions benefits everyone. Sustainability with respect to diesel engine oils is mainly based on two concepts extended drain intervals and increased fuel economy.
- The extended drain intervals offered by synthetics and high-quality lubricants not only reduce maintenance downtime but also the amount of waste oil to dispose of.
- Increased fuel economy by using synthetics and higher quality lubricants reduces the consumption of fuel and the amount of emissions and CO2 produced per mile driven.
How Customers Choose the Right Heavy-Engine Diesel Oil
Here are a few ways customers determine their choice of diesel oils:
- Cost of heavy-engine oils: Higher-quality oils cost more but are well worth the added expense as they offer superior engine protection and extended maintenance intervals.
- Oil viscosity ratings: The owner’s manual will indicate the grades of lubricants and oils that a particular diesel engine requires.
- The packaging indicates that the product meets industry standards.
- Product reviews: Reviews of different oils to determine which is best for the engine.
Get Your Heavy-Engine Oils From the Best
Your customers will always remain loyal to your product if you offer them the correct engine oils. If you are looking for the best oils for your clients, Allegheny Petroleum is ready to help. Having been in the industry since the late 80s, we are one of the largest lubricant and fuel additive manufacturers in North America. We also provide fluid management for our manufacturing customers and private label solutions for our toll blending and packaging customers. Get in touch with us today for expert advice and oil distribution.