Safety-Kleen Systems announced that Detroit Diesel has approved EcoPower Heavy-Duty Diesel 10W-30 CJ-4/SM for use in Detroit Diesel engines. The re-refined engine oil helps fleets improve fuel economy up to 1.5 percent, delivers better cold-weather starts, and protects engines as well as the environment, according to Safety-Kleen.

The Detroit Diesel approval includes Series 50, Series 60, MBE 4000, MBE 900, and HDEP engines equipped with EGR and diesel particulate filters (DPF) as specified in 93K218. EcoPower Heavy-Duty Diesel 10W-30 CJ-4/SM has also been approved by or meets the requirements of Cummins, Caterpillar, Mack, Mercedes-Benz, Navistar, and Volvo.

“The approval from Detroit Diesel is further evidence that EcoPower protects engines and meets OEM requirements,” said Curt Knapp, executive vice president, marketing and oil re-refining sales for Safety-Kleen. “Fleets who switch score the trifecta—better fuel economy, engine protection, and environmental protection.”

Rodney Walker, technical director for Safety-Kleen, pointed out the mileage, environmental, and technical advantages of using EcoPower Heavy-Duty Diesel 10W-30 CJ-4/SM. “A fleet using 8 million gallons of diesel fuel at $4 per gallon could save up to $480,000. That helps lower a fleet’s costs while reducing their carbon footprint,” Walker said. “EcoPower Heavy-Duty Diesel 10W-30 CJ-4/SM is also formulated for better cold-temperature starts and provides excellent varnish, sludge, and carbon deposit control.”

EcoPower also requires up to 85 percent less energy to produce than oil made from virgin crude. A fleet that uses 250,000 gallons of EcoPower per year could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 1,900 metric tons per year — the equivalent of growing more than 49,000 trees for 10 years in an urban environment, according to the company.

EcoPower products include:

For heavy-duty diesel:

  • 15W-40 CJ-4/SM.
  • 10W-30 CJ-4/SM.
  • NGP-2 15W-40 Natural Gas Engine Oil.

For gasoline engines:

  • Synthetic Blend 5W-20, 5W-30 and 10W-30 API-SN/ILSAC GF-5.
  • dexos1Licensed Synthetic Blend 5W-30.
  • High Mileage 5W-20 and 5W-30 API-SN/ILSAC GF-5.