Champion Brands LLC reports its Champion Oil brand is launching two new diesel engine oils at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show going on now in Las Vegas. Champion’s Blue Flame Synthetic Blend API FA-4 and CK-4 series oils will be a direct replacement for the current API CJ-4 diesel engine oil specification.
Champion Blue Flame FA-4 and CK-4 oils will be offered in lower viscosity grades including an API 15w-40 that are designed to help maximize fuel economy with no compromise in durability. These new API licensed engine oils will have limited backwards compatibility and will be labeled as such.
Both engine oils are designed to provide industry-leading performance to meet the needs of the next generation of heavy-duty engines. Increased power density, reduced oil volume and extended drain intervals place unique demands on engine oils to control oxidation by-products, sludge and deposits. Due to higher shear stress and lower viscosity minimums for engine oils, only oils with the highest wear protection and viscosity stability can maximize the performance and life of advanced diesel engines
Champion Blue Flame FA-4 and CK-4 engine oils take oxidation resistance to an elevated level, allowing users to achieve longer drain intervals, reduce maintenance and downtime, and extend engine life, says the company. Controlling oxidation, corrosive acids, sludge and varnish precursors allow for extended drains and minimized wear even under the most extreme conditions.
This new series of Champion engine oils will keep diesel engines going longer by reducing engine wear, preventing high temperature corrosion and controlling abrasive soot contamination, even while allowing for improved fuel economy and lower total cost of ownership.
Champion Blue Flame Synthetic Blend (FA-4, CK-4) oils meet or exceed the following specifications:
- API CK-4, (FA-4), CJ-4, CI-4 Plus
- ACEA E7-12, E9-12
- JASO DH-2
- Volvo VDS-4.5, VDS-4
- Cummins CES 20086, CES 20081
- Detroit Diesel DDC93K218
- Cummins CES 20087
- Detroit Diesel DFS93K222
- Ford WSS-W2C171-E
- Detroit Diesel DFS93K223
- Mack EO-O Premium Plus
- Renault VI RLD-3
- CAT ECF-3