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CASE STUDY: CASTROL® VECTON® LONG DRAIN 10W-30 CK-4 ADDRESSES VISCOSITY & SOOT CONCERNS

PRODUCT NEWS / Post date:
7 December 2018

Customer Situation

  • Opportunity with a mixed fleet of 47 on-road trucks that transport drilling mud and cargo while servicing the oil-field industry
  • Each unit averages 100,000 miles per year with approximately 40% idle time
  • Engine service intervals were set at 12,000 miles
  • Oil analysis results on the 10W-30 engine oil used prior to Castrol showed high viscosity and significant soot content across the fleet
  • Customer was looking for a product that would withstand harsh conditions and allow it to adjust engine service intervals to 15,000 miles to be on the same interval as required for vehicle inspections


Castrol Solution

  • Castrol recommended VECTON Long Drain 10W-30 CK-4 for all units
  • The customer also began sampling used engine oil using the Castrol Labcheck®used oil analysis program, which was a critical activity


Success Story

  • VECTON Long Drain 10W-30 CK-4, with its stay-in-grade capability, has been proven to withstand the impact of harsh operating conditions that this fleet operates in
  • Oil analysis results for VECTON Long Drain 10W-30 CK-4 showed no issues at regular drain intervals
  • The customer has embraced the Labcheck program and has improved its maintenance practices from a reactive to a more-proactive approach, which has enabled it to safely increase its engine service interval up to 15,000 miles


Go-Forward Maintenance Recommendations

  • Fill and service on-road fleet engines with VECTON Long Drain 10W-30 CK-4 diesel engine oil
  • Sample used oil at every drain interval and monitor the condition of the oil using the Labcheck program


Delivering Value That Matters

Castrol’s premium products and programs helped this customer to safely extend drain intervals, save money, and become more operationally efficient.