Synthetic blends meet new CAT ECF-1 spec

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TORONTO, Ont. — Petro-Canada’s Duron and Duron XL Synthetic Blend heavy-duty engine oils meet Cat’s new ECF-1 specification.

The ECF-1 (Engine Crankcase Fluid 1) spec was created to help Caterpillar’s ACERT (Advanced Combustion Emissions Reduction Technology) engines meet 2002 emissions regulations. It goes into effect June 1, 2003.

ECF-1 is an engine oil that provides excellent soot control, acid neutralization capability, maximum thermal stability and wear control while minimizing diesel engine piston deposits, according to the manufacturer.

"Petro-Canada is committed to formulating lubricants that meet the specifications of all modern four-stroke diesel engines, regardless of the emission control strategies being used," said Jim Abram, Category Manager, Heavy Duty Engine Oils and Commercial Products, Petro-Canada.

"Unlike some other lubricant suppliers, Petro-Canada has never used the high ash technology that makes many API CI-4 oils unsuitable for Caterpillar ACERT engines. This means maintenance managers can consolidate lubricants because they can use DURON and DURON XL Synthetic Blend in both Caterpillar ACERT and new EGR engines."

DURON and DURON XL Synthetic Blend are formulated from the patented HT purity process Petro-Canada uses. Petro-Canada also blends in specialty additives for longer fluid life and equipment protection from abrasive soot particles.

Both DURON and DURON XL Synthetic Blend are designed for use in a wide variety of heavy duty engines and are suitable for use where HDEO is being consolidated for cost savings.

In addition to Mack EO-N Premium Plus, API CI-4 and CAT ECF-1, DURON XL Synthetic Blend’s credentials include Global DHD-1, JASO DH-1, ACEA E5 E3, VDS-2, VDS-3, MB228.3, Cummins 20078, MTU MTL 5044 Type II, DDC/MTU 2000/4000 Type II, CAT TO-2, Allison C-4, and JASO-MA.

DURON heavy-duty engine oils are covered by warranty.
Technical and after sales service support are available, including used oil analysis and disposal, bulk storage and dispensing, and product training.

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