More fuel:
the cost of
ash from oil

DPFs effectively reduce emissions of particulate matter by collecting and storing incombustible particles in the form of ash and soot. However, most of the ash that collects in the DPF comes from consumed lubricant. Even today’s lowest-ash oils clog DPFs, often resulting in greater backpressure, more frequent forced regenerations and increased fuel consumption.

How a clogged DPF can negatively
impact your business

A typical example

  • 5% increase

    In total fuel consumption
    • Averaging 6 mpg and 80K miles
      per truck/year
    • At $3.15 per gallon
  • $10.5K

    Additional fuel cost per truck
    • Due to ash clogging the DPF
    • Higher backpressure + more
      frequent regens
  • $2.1M

    Increase in fuel costs across a fleet
    • 200-truck fleet
    • For one year

Today’s 1% low-ash oils aren’t low enough

Oil specifications have changed over time to keep up with lower-emissions demands but have not specifically addressed improving the performance of aftertreatment systems. The percentage of ash-forming metallic additives in oils was limited to a maximum of 1% with the introduction of API CJ-4 specs in 2006, and this maximum has remained at 1% under the API CK-4 standard, introduced in 2016. Unfortunately, it’s still not low enough to maximize the lifespan of the DPF, meaning the technological advancement of aftertreatment systems has outpaced today’s lubricants. Until now.

An innovation in lubrication technology is here

Discover the engine oil designed to combat DPF clogging, protect your engine and your aftertreatment system.

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