A growing trend when it comes to engine oil is that many fleets are employing extended oil drain intervals for their trucks. This can be a time- and cost-saving practice, but only if your trucks are in an application that supports extended oil drain intervals. If it does end up being a smart move to go with extended oil drain intervals, know that your filtration system can handle it.
“Oil filters are the primary filter type that can deliver extended filter replacement intervals,” says Layne Gobrogge, director of heavy-duty marketing for Luber-finer. “Technological advances in filter media, specifically moving from conventional to synthetic materials, have increased the efficiency and capacity of oil filters considerably. By providing 99% efficiency and one-and-a-half times the filtering capacity of the leading cellulose filters, extended life oil filters made with 100% synthetic media can provide engine protection over a longer time period.
“The structure of modern filters has also improved to coincide with extended change intervals,” Gobrogge continues. “Elements such as heavy-duty seamless steel shells that provide unequaled burst and pulse-fatigue strength, extra-strength spiral cores that resist high-pressure surges, and durable vibration-resistant gaskets that provide a positive seal all contribute to a filter’s ability to deliver engine protection for a longer period of time.”
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