Not all engine oils are the same. In fact, oil quality varies greatly. Lower quality oil has a shorter working life. Its impact on engines will be higher fuel consumption and ultimately it will shorten an engine’s life.
Using a good quality oil is genuinely better for an engine, as it will maximize engine life, control emissions and reduce the cost of maintenance. The correct oil will give significant benefits such as smoother running, longer engine life and better return on investment.
To address customers’ needs, Perkins has launched a new Perkins diesel engine oil (DEO), the only oil formulated specifically to match the conditions in Perkins engines.
Oil’s key role is to lubricate the engine and remove heat. With increasing emissions standards and demands for power efficiency, engine oil has to work harder than ever to protect diesel engines. Ever more sophisticated engine design and demands for reduced emissions means smaller working tolerances inside the engine, so the quality and performance of the oil becomes more important.
The oil also reduces engine wear by preventing the build-up of deposits and sludge. With lower-quality engine oils, the levels and quality of additives can be significantly lower, dispersant levels may mean ash and deposits may not be kept in suspension, allowing them to stick to piston and rings. These deposits can attach to pistons and rings, causing cylinder wear, resulting in reduced performance, increased fuel consumption and potentially increased emissions.
Perkins custom formulation
Perkins DEO has been formulated specifically for the long operating life and performance of Perkins engines, and draws on more than 28 years of experience from across the company's wider business, thousands of hours in the field and many hundreds of hours testing.
This unique engine oil is comprised of a mix of additives, designed specifically to prevent the build-up of conditions which can impair the oil performance, reduce operating life and potentially damage engine components.
“We’ve created Perkins DEO to give you unbeatable protection and unrivaled engine performance, and the results have been proven in elevated condition testing,” says Julian Wood, Product Marketing Manager, Service and Maintenance Products.
Made up of three base oils that deliver the right viscosity across the working temperature ranges, Perkins DEO includes a combination of 12 beneficial additives, such as:
- Viscosity stabilizers to ensure a long and stable operating life
- Dispersants and detergents to prevent the build-up of sludge and ash
- Anti-wear agents and friction modifiers to ensure good lubrication and prevent wear
A custom formulation specially designed to meet the needs of its hard working off-highway engines, Perkins approves and recommends Perkins DEO 15W-40 API CI-4 as the only oil to use in Perkins engines, EU Stage IIIA/U.S. EPA Tier 3 equivalent and below.
The formulation of Perkins DEO is unique to Perkins. Available in 20 or 208 L quantities, Perkins DEO is available from local Perkins distributors.