WAYNE, NJ — BP Lubricants USA announced this week it will begin offering Castrol Tection Extra, a 15W-40 diesel engine oil, in the retail, mass, truck stop and auto parts channels. The oil will be available at a number of retail locations, including: AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts, CSK, Pep Boys, O’Reilly, Strauss, Love’s Truck Stops and Wal-Mart.
“Now owner/operators can get the same protection and superior products that we’ve been providing to fleet and off-road customers,” said Karla DelGallo, brand manager, consumer truck for BP Lubricants USA Inc. “We see this as a great opportunity to bring our premium products to more users through this new channel.”
Diesel engines put stress on engine oil, resulting in oil shearing and thus viscosity loss. Effects of viscosity loss include reduced engine life, increased oil consumption and decreased wear protection.
Castrol Tection Extra fights viscosity loss with a unique polymer and resists breakdown, according to BP Lubricants. Castrol Tection Extra has superior dispersancy to manage high soot levels, powerful detergency to neutralize acids generated in the engine and a unique low ash chemistry that will not compromise performance in older engines. Castrol Tection Extra meets CI-4 Plus specifications and passed the Mack T-11 soot handling test, as well as the revised version of the Kurt Orbahn shear stability test, which are necessary to be API CI-4 Plus approved.
“BP Lubricants Americas has always formulated its engine oils for maximum shear stability, as this is a critical measure for engine protection,” said DelGallo. “We are pleased to be able to offer Castrol Tection Extra to owner/operators.”
Castrol Tection Extra is available in SAE 15W-40 grade where API CI-4 Plus, CI-4, CH-4, CG-4 or CF-4/SL is recommended for stay-in-grade requirements. It is approved for use in all major large diesel engines, including Mack (EO-N Premium Plus 03, EO-N & EO-M+), Volvo, Cummins (20078, 20076, 20072 and 20071), Caterpillar (ECF-1) and Detroit Diesel (Powerguard 93K214).
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