GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mack has extended service intervals for engine oil and diesel particulate filters (DPFs).
The extended intervals cover model year 2011 and newer Mack trucks with MP7, MP8 and MP10 Mack engines and can potentially save owners thousands of dollars, the company announced.
Engine oil and filter changes have been extended by 10,000 miles to 45,000 miles in long-haul applications, 35,000 miles in regional-haul and 25,000 miles in heavy-haul. However, operators who idle more than 30% of the time should continue using the shorter oil and filter change interval, Mack warns.
DPFs can now go to 400,000 miles between cleanings for long- and regional-haul applications, up from 250,000.
“These extended service intervals demonstrate Mack’s commitment to improving our customers’ bottom lines by reducing maintenance costs,” said Roy Horton, Mack director of product marketing. “Using data from our EPA 2010-compliant trucks, we’ve been able to verify that our newer engines produce significantly less particulate matter, enabling us to expand the service window for DPFs and engine oil and filter changes.”
The new intervals can save between four and 16 oil drains over a 600,000-mile life, depending on duty cycle, Mack says. Many customers will now have to service the DPF just once over the life of the truck.
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