Automotive and Industrial Engines. The publication shows
LUBE OIL DRAIN INTERVAL
the brand names, oil performance levels, viscosity grades,
Max. Luke Oil Drain Interval
and sulfated ash contents of most "brands" marketed.
Diesel Fuel Sulfur Content Wt. %
0 to 0.50
0.51 to 0.75.
0.76 to 1.00
ENGINE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
71 & 92
111 EAST WACKER DRIVE
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60601
Upon request, the Detroit Diesel Allison Regional Office will
counsel with customers in selecting a lubricating oil that will
be suitable for their specific needs.
53, 71, 92
STATEMENT OF POLICY ON FUEL AND LUBRICANT
In answer to requests concerning the use of fuel and
53, 71, 92
15 Hours +
lubricating oil additives, the following excerpt has been taken
from a policy statement of General Motors Corporation:
"It has been and continues to be General
Motors policy to build motor vehicles that will
50 Hours +
operate satisfactorily on the commercial
fuels and lubricants of good quality regularly
30 Hours +
provided by the petroleum industry through
*Maximum lube oil drain intervals must be based on the laboratory test results
obtained from used lube oil samples
**It supported by oil analysis at 10,000 mile intervals or when recommended
fuel filter maintenance is performed
Therefore, Detroit Diesel Allison does not recommend the use
+ These oil change intervals are based upon worst case with chrome-faced
of any supplementary fuel or lubricant additives.
rings Oil change periods with plasma-laced rings can be established by oil
These include all products marketed as fuel conditioners,
smoke suppressants. masking agents, reodorants, tuneup
compounds, top oils, break-in oils, graphitizers, and friction-
USED LUBE OIL ANALYSIS WARNING VALUES
NOTICE: The manufacturer's warranty applicable to Detroit
Diesel engines provides in part that the provisions of such
Pentane Insolubles. Wt %, Max.
warranty shall not apply to any engine unit which has been
TGA Carbon (Soot) Content,
subject to misuse, negligence or accident. Accordingly,
Wt %, Max.
Viscosity at 100'F, SUS
malfunctions attributable to neglect or failure to follow the
% Max. Increase
manufacturer's fuel or lubricating recommendations may not
% Max. Decrease
be within the coverage of the warranty.
Iron Content. PPM., Max.
Total Base Number (TBN), Min
CROSS REFERENCE OF LUBE OIL CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
Water Content, Vol %, Max
Flash Point, *F. Max Reduction
Fuel Dilution, Vol %, Max
COMPARABLE MILITARY OR
Glycol Dilution, PPM. Max
LETTERS COMMERCIAL INDUSTRY SPECIFICATION
Sodium Content., PPM.
Max. Allowed Over Lube
Boron Content, PPM,
Max. Allowed Over Lube
MIL-L-2104B (See Note Below)
MIL-L-45199B (Series 3)
MIL-L-46152 (Supersedes MIL-L-2104B Military Only)
MIL-L-2104C (Supersedes MIL-L-45199B for Military)
MISCELLANEOUS FUEL AND LUBRICANT INFORMATION
ENGINE OIL CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
The American Petroleum Institute (API), the Society of
Oil performance meets or exceeds that of CC and SE oils.
Automotive Engineers (SAE), and the American Society for
Oil performance meets or exceeds that of CD and SC oils.
Testing and Materials (ASTM) jointly have developed the
present commercial system for designating and identifying
NOTE: MIL-L-2104B lubricants are obsolete for military service applications
motor oil classifications. The table in this section shows a
cross-reference of current commercial and military lube oil
MIL-L-2104B lubricants are currently marketed and readily available for
identification and specification systems.
PUBLICATION AVAILABLE SHOWING
Consult the following publications for complete descriptions:
1. Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Technical Report J-183a.
COMMERCIAL "BRAND" NAME LUBRICANTS
2. Federal test Method Standard 791a.
A list of "brand" name lubricants distributed by the majority of
worldwide oil suppliers can be purchased from
the Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA). The publication
is titled EMA Lubricating Oils Data Book for Heavy-Duty