In This Issue:

FEATURED PRODUCT: 8530 MONOLEC SPB Engine Oil (SAE 5W-30) 

TECHNI-TIP: Understanding Engine Oil Consumption

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL: 8530 MONOLEC SPB ENGINE OIL

Sept/Oct 2011

UNDERSTANDING ENGINE OIL CONSUMPTION

FEATURED PRODUCT: 8530 MONOLEC SPB Engine Oil (SAE 5W-30)    

Lubrication Engineers' 8530 MONOLEC SPB Engine Oil is made from a high-quality blend of synthetic and paraffinic base oils to improve oxidation stability and cold start-ups in passenger car and light duty truck gasoline engines. It is formulated with LE's exclusive wear-reducing additive MONOLEC, which creates a single molecular layer across the metal surface, vastly increasing film strength without affecting tolerances. It is optimized to exceed the energy conserving performance requirements of API and ILSAC Starburst engine oils. Benefits of the 8530 MONOLEC include:

- Reduced Oil Consumption: Oxidation inhibitors are combined with select synthetic and paraffinic base oils to give longer service life without excessive thickening or deposit formation, resulting in extended drain intervals.

- Outstanding Wide Temperature Range Performance: Superior pour point depressants allow 8530 MONOLEC to flow at sub-zero temperature for all-season performance. Its excellent oxidation resistance protects against high temperature degradation. 8530 MONOLEC also contains a shear-stable viscosity modifier to span the SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade.

- Extended Service Life of the Engine: Foam suppressants provide a continuous film of lubricant protection, lower oxidation rate and superior heat transfer. Rust and corrosion inhibitors ensure an impervious film to isolate metal from water.

For more product information, please click here. For ordering information, contact us at info@lubeng.com or 1-800-465-8237. 


TECHNI-TIP: Understanding Engine Oil Consumption

The amount of oil consumed varies tremendously from engine to engine, make, and driving style. For example, a Cummins engine with 15,000 or 20,000 miles with properly sealed rings will range in consumption from 250 miles to as high as 800 miles per qt. The reason for this variation is because of the range of their piston ring specifications. If an engine has "soft" rings, consumption will be higher in comparison with engine with all "hard" rings. If the normal mix of hard and soft rings exists, the consumption will be somewhere in the middle.

A carefully driven passenger car should use between a pint and a quart in 1000 miles. However, a large truck operated at a good rate of speed may use 3 or 4 quarts of oil in a 1000 mile run, and this would still not be considered excessive consumption. There are two ways that crankcase oil can be consumed:

To continue reading, click here.

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL: 8530 MONOLEC SPB ENGINE OIL

"This is the finest engine oil I've ever used."

The City of Colonial Heights' Vehicle Maintenance Shop takes care of 266 pieces of moblie equipment, including 70 police cruisers (Ford Crown Victorias and Chevrolet Impalas). Using commercial grade engine oil resulted in oil drains of only 2,000 miles, due to severe use of the police cruisers. The maintenance manager was looking to find an engine oil that would safely extend his oil drain intervals. The manager decided to test LE's 8530 MONOLEC SPB Engine Oil in several cruisers. The change was evident, as the cruisers immediately experienced excellent cold "start-ups". They also began to run cooler, and maintained constant oil pressure. Along with this, the fuel efficiency of the cruisers was increased by 2.7% on average. The most amazing benefit however, was that the oil drain interval was extended from 2,000 miles to 10,000 miles, which resulted in a 33% saving on the cost of engine oil, along with less expense for waste oil disposal and oil filters.
 
To read about the success of the City of Colonial Heights Vehicle Maintenance Shop with Lubrication Engineers' 8530 Engine Oil, click here.