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Am I Filling Out My Paperwork Properly?

We know it can be nerve-wracking to pull an oil sample, let alone fill out the paperwork.  We're here to tell you not to worry! We'll help you through it and make it seem easy. Are you a more visual learner? If so, click...

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How Do I Pull an Oil Sample?

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS We get it, it can seem overwhelming to try and pull an oil sample. But, we promise, once you learn how to correctly pull a sample, it will be easy to pull a sample correctly! When pulling a sample, it is...

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So, What Do I Need to Know About Coolants and Antifreeze?

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS This month, we have featured the coolants and antifreeze lines Chevron carries as our focus. It is our goal to remind everyone to check and top off their coolants before the weather turns cold. With these new...

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Havoline® Universal Coolant/Antifreeze

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Often, when we have a large number of light-duty vehicles, it can become difficult to track all of the coolants needed for each one as many vehicle manufacturers have started marketing their own coolants. What is...

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Aluminum Cooling Systems …No Problem!

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Today’s modern cooling systems are made from aluminum. This allows for a lighter cooling system as well as better heat transfer. These modern cooling systems are assembled using a form of brazing called CAB....

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High-Viscosity Index Oils for Bucket Trucks

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS High-Viscosity index oils offer many benefits for outdoor equipment. The value of high-viscosity index oil becomes apparent as we see changes in outdoor temperatures from hot to cold or cold to hot. The...

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Heavy-Duty Automatic Transmissions

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Heavy-Duty automatic transmissions use a torque converter to connect the driveline with a fluid coupling. As such, these are hydraulic-based systems that utilize a completely different fluid from other types of...

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Heavy-Duty Manual Transmission

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Heavy-Duty trucks often come with manual transmissions, these are essentially a gearbox and use different oils than other transmissions. The oils used needs to be able to handle the job of keeping the metal...

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Gearbox Oils in Heavy-Duty On- and Off-Road Vehicles

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Gearboxes for heavy-duty trucks face a lot of tougher applications than their cousins in the passenger car motor oil (PCMO) side of the family. They have a lot heavier shock loading on the gearboxes caused by the...

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Industrial Greases and Applications

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Industrial Greases offer protection for a wide variety of applications in industrial plants. These greases need to be formulated to handle everything from water to high-temperature applications. Ottsen Oil Company...

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