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December 1, 2016 8:20 AM, EST
Petro-Canada Offers Online Information Hub for New CK-4 and FA-4 Oils
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Petro-Canada Lubricants has a new API CK-4 and FA-4 information hub that offers a comprehensive online guide to the new heavy duty diesel engine oil categories for their first official license date of December 1, the company said.

FA-4 was designed for the use with model year 2017 diesel engines. It will come with the same oxidation stability, aeration and shear stability enhancements found in CK-4 but be available in lower viscosity grades, which could lead to an additional increase in fuel efficiency, experts said.

DURONthetougherthebetter.com provides insights, background, videos, technical overviews and clear answers to the most frequently asked API CK-4 and FA-4 questions. These include how the new oils compare to the previous API CJ-4 category oils, said the company, a unit of Calgary, Alberta-based Suncor Energy.

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“We believe that API CK-4 and FA-4 will deliver major efficiency and operational benefits for businesses operating heavy duty vehicles in North America, but more needs to be done to raise awareness of this, which is why we have introduced the website,” Howard McIntyre, vice president for lubricants at Suncor, said in a statement.

“End users will need to consider which oil category is most suitable for their vehicles depending on age, application and operating conditions. The new DURON website will help them choose with confidence and understand the enhanced benefits such as extended drain intervals, higher fuel economy or extreme temperature protection they will receive,” McIntyre said.