Castrol greases path for new heavy-duty oil

Castrol Heavy-Duty Lubricants has introduced Elixion, engineered to help fleets reduce their operating costs while protecting engines better and longer.

Castrol Elixion SW-30 is blended with superior synthetic-based oils and a high performance additive package to provide a number of benefits, including fuel and maintenance economy, that cannot be claimed by mineral-based oils, the company says. It adds that recent tests conducted by SynStat, show that running with Castrol Elixion can save a fleet an average of two to three percent in fuel costs over conventional oils while at the same time providing added engine protection to allow for longer drain intervals.

With its SAE SW-30 viscosity grade, Elixion carries the new API CI-4 Certification, scoring 24 per cent lower on crosshead wear and 20 per cent lower on top ring wear than the test limits.

The company also says it will provide its Labcheck fluid diagnostics monitoring service free for one year to allow fleet managers to gauge their engines’ conditions while running with Elixion.
Castrol Elixion also offers extended drain capability up to 60,000 miles or more. It
has an excellent low pour point for cold weather starts (-62 F) and maintains viscosity
better than conventional mineral oils while reducing oil consumption by 30 per cent or more, the company says.

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