How about in heavy duty machines on road off road?
Does it take quite a while for your machines to get running well in the cold weather? What solution can you come up with?
What kind of grease are you using on Your S Cams and is it holding up? What other problems are you having with these?
It’s OK to do this but why would you go from better quality in your machine back to lesser quality and start dirtying up your engine again. Is the few bucks you’ll save now worth it later? Thoughts?
Cold Pore Test
One key measure of lubrication quality is it’s ability to flow a very low temperatures.
I decided to try the Amsoil Synthetic Polymeric EP Truck Chassis Grease that Dave introduced us to. Since then I have increased the grease interval by almost 2 weeks in immediate areas on particular machines and 1-2 days longer on immediate areas for average day grease and other areas that don’t need grease every day.
This has also has cut back on man hours in greasing functions. Off the top of my head I would say we have now reduced grease function labor hours by 20% at a $29 per hour labor rate.
I also use the Amsoil water resistant grease on my street sweeper with 72 grease points because we use high pressure power washing machines and it holds up much better during that process. I’ve extended greasing functions out 2 more weeks on these as well.
Great products and we are very happy since our machines are out running daily.
Head of Fleet Maintenance
It is interesting to note that the only two oil related problems contained are explained by “dirty oil” and by overfilling the
crankcase. The balance of the problems are all mechanical in nature.
Before we review the reasons why oil consumption occurs, it should be noted that a degree of consumption should be
anticipated in all engines. What is considered normal or acceptable, however, will vary from one engine or application
to the next. For example, Ford Motor Company considers consumption as high as one quart of oil per 1,000 miles to
be acceptable in a gasoline engine. For large diesel engines used in over the road trucking applications, many
manufacturers are not concerned until consumption reaches one gallon of oil per 10,000 miles of operation.
Vehicles Prone to Sludge
The engines identified in the following chart have been reported to be prone to sludge. The use of AMSOIL synthetic motor oils at regular drain intervals
established by the vehicle manufacturer will reduce the likelihood of sludge formation, provide the best protection and ensure that the vehicle manufacturer
honors any extended warranty. Oil Change Interval Guide Sept 2015
Trucker goes from 5.1 to 5.3 MPG using Amsoil saving almost $4K a year. He’s now changing oil every 80K miles as well and his mechanic looked inside of his engine due to another mechanical problem and said he never saw one that clean.