GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America announced today that it will be offering a new factory fill engine oil for the Volvo D11, D13 and D16 engines.
The new engine oil will be meeting new Volvo VDS-4.5 engine specifications and also exceeding the new API specification CK-4. Volvo models running the new VDS-4.5 will be able to travel for longer intervals between oil changes, saving customers money on service costs and increasing uptime, Volvo said.
Volvo VDS-4.5 underwent careful analysis and testing to ensure changes met Volvo’s stringent reliability and performance standards and Volvo claims it is the same viscosity (10W30) as today’s factory fill. For engine oil and filters, the new recommended maintenance intervals add extra miles to the previous life of an oil change for each of the three duty cycles – long haul, regional haul and heavy haul – as defined by fuel consumption. Those intervals were increased to be 55,000 miles for long haul, 40,000 miles for regional and 30,000 miles for heavy.
“Assuming a 600,000 mile vehicle life in over-the-road applications, the new engine oil intervals will allow truck owners to skip between four and 16 oil drains, depending on duty cycle, compared with the prior maintenance schedule,” said John Moore, Volvo product marketing manager – powertrain. “In oil costs alone, that represents a savings of hundreds of dollars per year, even for the lightest duty cycles. Those savings would be substantially larger for operations that do not perform preventative maintenance in-house.”
Volvo VDS-4.5 will be available beginning in October, Volvo said.