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Frequently Asked Questions
Which manufacturers approve using re-refined engine oil? And are virgin and re-refined oil standards the same?
Manufacturer's approval is based on engine oil products meeting desired specifications and standards, i.e. API SN and ILSAC GF-5 or CJ-4. EcoPower meets or exceeds these specifications. And the standards are the same for virgin and re-refined oils. Check your vehicle owner's manual for the specific recommendation on which engine oil to use.
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How long will re-refined oil last?
Re-refined oil lasts as long as conventional oil. You change your oil because it becomes dirty from engine deposits and the additives are depleted over time. The Petroleum base stocks that holds the additive chemistry together never lose their lubricity and can be used over and over again making it a sustainable product.
What is the re-refining process? Is the oil just cleaned?
Safety-Kleen’s process of refining used oil is essentially the same as refining virgin crude oil. Both go through the basic processes, such as dehydration, vacuum distillation and hydro treating. At the conclusion of the refining process the product is blended with additives to enhance performance in the same manner as a virgin product. The end product is virtually identical and must meet the same specifications.
What about vegetable oils?
Vegetable and tallow-based oils have not met API specifications and typically cannot pass Sequence III.
Is EcoPower compatible with other API-licensed products of the same grade?
Yes, EcoPower is compatible with other API-licensed products of the same grade.
More and more US fleets are moving to CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) and Hybrid vehicles as part of their sustainability efforts. Does Safety-Kleen produce an EcoPower engine oil that is suitable for these vehicle types?
Yes, EcoPower® NGP-2 15W-40 Natural Gas Engine Oil is specially formulated to satisfy the requirements of natural gas fueled heavy duty engines. It is formally approved for use in natural gas engines with OEM specifications Cummins CES 20074 and Detroit Diesel PGOS 93K216.
Does EcoPower/Safety-Kleen offer oil sampling and analysis service for a fleet that chooses EcoPower as their engine lubricant?
Yes, we can facilitate oil analysis service in order to meet a customer’s needs.
I like my oil supplier to be a one stop shop for all my lubricant needs including hydraulics, automatic transmission fluids and engine coolants. Can EcoPower/Safety-Kleen offer my company a complete menu of lubricant products and services?
Yes, we have available a very broad line of lubricants and fluids to fill these needs.
Can EcoPower HDDEO be used with extended drain intervals?
We suggest you follow OEM recommendations. However, we can provide test data that demonstrates that EcoPower performs very well in extended drain intervals.