oil analysis

Predetermined oil intervals and what to check in oil analysis

As a responsible truck owner, you should change your oil at predetermined intervals. Oil analysis provides great information and is the best way to keep track of how your engine is wearing.

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The bypass filter advantage

Part 2 in Kevin Rutherford's series on oil-change strategy. While oil analysis gives you the information to handle drain intervals more sensibly, bypass filtration adds another dimension to save money and downtime.

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Change thinking, not oil

Using oil analysis can save you money in new oil, oil disposal and overall maintenance -- and can alert you to emerging engine problems.

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Stay in control of your warranty

Manufacturers can invalidate warranties for many reasons. Here are some tips to keep you in the clear.

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The cost-effective approach to changing oil

The best way to know when to change oil is to have an oil sample analyzed. Kevin Rutherford’s February Dollars & Sense column covers the next key step.

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How to Change Oil

An oil change not only removes impurities, but it replaces depleted additives, as well as base oil that might have oxidized and broken down from heat.

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Oil analysis program

Shell’s LubeAnalyst oil analysis program helps assess whether fluids and equipment are performing as intended and determine appropriate lubricant change intervals.

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Time for an overhaul

Oil analysis and other information can help you determine if an engine’s ripe for rebuilding. The same diagnoses might postpone an overhaul or eliminate engine failure.

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Oil mixology

Grasp these points about engine oil additives and leave chemistry to the engineers.

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