FS Dieselex Gold high performance diesel fuel, FS Suprex Gold ESP premium heavy duty diesel engine oil and a meticulous maintenance program paid big dividends for Dave Marti of Dave Marti Trucking, located in Forrest, Illinois. Ten years ago, Dave and his wife Linda decided to venture out and start their own trucking business. His first purchase was a 2007 Peterbilt 379. In December 2017, and after a million miles with no major repairs, it was time to tear the engine down and look for wear. Marti, and his mechanic Caleb Long at JX Peterbilt in Bloomington, Illinois, were surprised at the results. Little carbon buildup, few signs of visible wear, and the appearance of a typical engine at a fraction of the miles Marti had logged.
If you haven't already been required to handle diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), the day may be coming. Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems are commonplace on modern diesel engines. The technology has been used for many years and its effectiveness is well documented. But sloppy handling procedures can cause problems. This article addresses some of the common issues that contribute to equipment downtime and DEF contamination.
Lubricant, coolant, and grease recommendations for on-road and off-road equipment are now available on the FS Lube AdvisorSM web site. Just enter a little information about your equipment and you'll get the answers you need. Click here: fs.lubeadvisor.com
Our good customer, Dave Marti, of Dave Marti Trucking in Forrest, Illinois allowed us to come along as the mechanic disassembled his engine after a million miles of service. Dave used FS Dieselex Gold and FS Suprex Gold the entire time. Needless to say, we were pleased with the results. Click on "Read More" below to see the 13 minute video.
The phrase “We Blend It, We Back It” is not just an empty promise. FS Lubricants are manufactured at the GROWMARK Lubricants Manufacturing facility in Council Bluffs, Iowa, using the highest-quality base oils and state-of-the-art additives. Our system consistently produces high-quality products and proudly stands behind them. Click "Read More" below to take a virtual tour of our facility.
Antifreeze/coolant products are mostly water and glycol, but about 4% of the formulation contains additives. That small portion of the mixture does some important things including preventing cavitation on wet sleeve liners and inhibiting corrosion throughout the cooling system.
The Top TierTM Diesel Fuel program was launched in September 2017, and several FAST STOP® locations were among the first retailers to be registered as Top Tier Diesel Fuel sites.
Choosing the right fuel filter isn't as easy as it used to be. There are many more options and factors to consider. This article explains a bit more about the various filters and media sizes, as well as the types of media that are now available.
Historically, No. 1 diesel was used to improve the wintertime diesel operability characteristics of No. 2 diesel fuel. If you've been doing this, it's time to reconsider.
CK-4 heavy duty oils perform better than CJ-4 oils, are backwards compatible and can replace CJ-4 engine oils. Make the change as soon as your current supply of CJ-4 oil is depleted.