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March 01, 2016

What Oil Do I Need

Lubricating oil for gasoline engines has come far from the non-detergent oil that was used in the early days of engines, prior to when engines didn't have oil filters and oil was recommended to be changed every 250 miles. Detergent oil should really be called suspension oil because of the way dirt and contaminants are suspended in the oil and potentially trapped by the oil filter. 

The only advantage of non-detergent oil is it doesn't thin out at high temperatures or freeze up at low temps. Other than that, the non-detergent oils are far superior in protecting your truck engine from sludge and rust build-up. Also, the frequency of engine oil changes is up to 15,000 miles with a synthetic oil but that is a topic for another day. Until then make sure you use the correct recommended engine oil for your vacuum truck, portable restroom or septic pumper trucks. It never hurts to change your engine oil before you actually need to.

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