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Engine oils in trucks – A brief introduction

Modified On Mar 07, 2023 06:28 PMBy Trucksdekho Editorial Team

The first Industrial Revolution was a turning point in our history. But it was with the advent of the automobile in the late 1900’s that massively benefitted the rate of industrial expansion across the world. As automobile became the centre of transport for a world that was coming closer, in both, personal and goods transport, capital grew all around. It still might come as a surprise to many that machine lubrication has had a staggeringly significant part to play in the world that see all around us today. For over more than 100 years, the engine technology has constantly evolved and with it, engine lubrication has also come a long way. In fact, it is the science of lubrication through which one can truly understand the vast complexities of the world that is constantly in motion.

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Today, trucking forms the backbone of India’s transport sector as it transports more than 65% of the freight across the vast geography of India. It is also a major consumer of India’s massive oil import numbers that stand at over 80% of its annual requirements (CEEW – India Transport Energy Outlook, June 2022). Clearly, this affects the entire economy and not just the logistics industry and its economics.

Thus, as trivial as it may sound, every smart transport business owner knows this too well, choosing a right engine oil technology can transform a fleet owners’ profitability. It does so by directly affecting their Total Cost of Ownership positively through lowering of overhead costs incurred due to downtimes and vehicle maintenance.

In an industry where the competition is tough, a market that is constantly evolving and with regulation transforming the way business is done across the board, TCO has become an even more significant parameter to address for fleet owners. With the emission norms getting stricter day by day and diesel engines technology advancing with it, a diesel engine oil that fits the purpose has become an absolute necessity.

To understand how the diesel engine lubrication technology is advancing in BS6 era, we chose to look at the industry benchmark, Mobil Delvac. The brand has been at the forefront of diesel engine lubrication for more than 90 years globally. Mobil Delvac is a revered name in the industry that has consistently brought the most modern solutions for enhanced performance and increased profitability for fleet owners across the world.

Continuing its legacy, to help fleet owners continue their business growth and look towards a brighter future, Mobil has brought the new Mobil Delvac MX ESP 15W-40 API CK-4 range of engine oils which are designed to be compatible with the advanced BS6 truck engines in the country. The range, owing to its advanced synthetic based technology offers incredible performance over standard non-BS6 compatible engine oils in the market.

Mobil Delvac MX ESP 15W-40 API CK-4 is said to offer:

· More than 48% better wear protection*

· An oil drain interval of up to 1,20,000kms*

· Outstanding corrosion protection

· Efficient performance in range of operating conditions

Based on the latest synthetic oil technology, The Mobil Delvac MX ESP 15W-40 API CK-4 range provides smoother running of engine, decreased downtime, extended part life among others.

All that said, in present times, when lowered total cost of ownership makes for an incredible parameter that defines profitability in trucking business, smart fleet owners who understand that ‘Value trumps Cost’ for a sustainable business, would find it easy to adapt to a product like the Mobil Delvac MX ESP 15W-40 API CK-4.



* Based on Industry Standard Engine test sequence IVA in API SL

**Based on a field trial conducted in India on a BS IV truck of a leading OEM. Actual results may vary based on vehicle type and operating conditions. Please refer to your vehicle service manual for lubricant requirement & service intervals. Service interval recommendation for India market only


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