SAN RAMON, Calif. — Chevron has announced the availability of a new heavy-duty engine oil it says will deliver better fuel economy than commonly used 15W-40 oils at a competitive price point.
Ursa Super Plus EC SAE 10W-30 engine oil, available in the US and Canada, is an API CJ-4 heavy-duty motor oil that provides several benefits for on- and off-highway applications, Chevron announced. Chief among them is improved fuel economy.
“Fuel economy is a growing concern for fleets and owner operators,” said Jim Gambill, North America commercial brands manager at Chevron Products Company. “With budgets under constant pressure, many customers are forced to do more with less and must find solutions that fit their needs. Ursa Super Plus EC SAE 10W-30 helps bridge the affordability gap by providing fuel economy benefits in a competitive way.”
Chevron says testing has shown fuel economy improvements compared to SAE 15W-40 engine oils. The new oil also meets stringent API CJ-4 service category requirements regarding engine protection and emissions control system life. Ursa Super Plus EC SAE 10W-40 complements Chevron’s Delo 400 XLE SynBlend SAE 10W-30.
It was formulated for EPA10 emissions-level diesel engines with SCR. It is compatible with any engine approved for use with SAE 10W-30 viscosity grades and is recommended for select engine types from Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit, Mack and Volvo, Chevron says. However it also reminds operators to check with their engine OEM before switching to a fuel economy oil product. Chevron also encourages the use of oil analysis when changing motor oils to ensure optimal performance. More info on the new oil is available here.
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