LEXINGTON, Ky. — Valvoline revealed its Premium Blue SAE 15W-40 engine oil exceeds the requirements of the American Petroleum Institute (API) Service Category CJ-4 specification for use in high-speed four-stroke cycle diesel engines designed to meet 2007 exhaust emissions standards.
The new formulation will also be backwards compatible and meet the requirements of API CI-4 Plus and CI-4 categories.
Valvoline’s Premium Blue engine oil is designed to provide advanced lubricant performance in modern emissions treatment equipped with sophisticated emissions control hardware, including all types of exhaust gas recirculation, diesel particulate filters and Caterpillar ACERT technology.
“Valvoline has worked closely with Cummins to upgrade Premium Blue in preparation for the new API requirements,” said Fran Lockwood, senior vice-president of technology at Valvoline. “This high-performance engine oil is designed to meet the most demanding needs of both 2007 engines and pre-2007 engines.”
In addition to API CJ-4 performance, Premium Blue meets the requirements of Cummins CES 20081, DDC Power Guard 93K218, Mack EO-O Premium Plus ’07, Volvo VDS-4 and MB228.3, and the proposed CAT ECF-3.
With Premium Blue SAE 15W-40 engine oil, engine manufacturers’ recommended drain intervals can be maintained in pre-2007 engines with the use of low or ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel.
Due to market demand, Valvoline All-Fleet Plus SAE 15W-40 and Premium Blue Extreme full synthetic SAE 5W-40 will remain approved for API CI-4 Plus products until market conditions change. Valvoline All-Fleet Plus SAE 15W-40 has met the engine test requirements of API CJ-4.
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