New challenges, new engine oils: Champion’s new CK-4 and FA-4 products
Putting the heavy in heavy-duty, building and construction jobs are challenging for everyone involved. The industry is always on the look for high performing equipment to push the boundaries of their fleets’ mobility. Champion has engineered new high-performance engine oils to strengthen all fleets in the search for increased drain intervals, engine protection and fuel efficiency.
New engine designs, new challenges
Modern engine designs are putting engine oils to the test. During the daily operations they encounter a range of harsh conditions that have to be met by their powerful formulations:
Chemical degradation happens when engine oils encounter high temperatures and pressure. The engine oil oxidises into smaller molecules, losing all of the lubricating properties that are required to protect heavy-duty vehicles.
One unexpected enemy of mighty heavy-duty equipment is… Bubbles! These small air pockets trap air near the heat source, preventing the engine oil from cooling the engine. The increasing oil flow rate and high operational temperatures found within the latest heavy-duty engines tend to create more bubbles, so it is crucial to fill your vehicle with a lubricant that prevents the bubbles from forming.
The tight gaps and high levels of pressure found in modern engines push engine oils to their limits. Under these conditions, the large molecules contained within engine oil can succumb to the mechanical stress and split into smaller molecules, this process is known as shear. Strengthening the engine oil by selecting only shear resistant molecules will keep the lubricant powerful and potent in-between oil changes.
Increased fuel consumption
The right engine oil can make the most powerful machinery run more fuel-efficient whilst protecting the equipment's performance. It does this by retaining a strong oil film that fits between the tightest gaps.
Guaranteeing fleet owners that the products used within their precious vehicles are offering the right properties is among the core business of API. To ensure that modern engines receive powerful lubrication, API has developed two new oil categories containing solutions for the above mentioned industry challenges.
Enabling backward compatibility whilst also offering optimal fuel economy has led API to split the previous CJ-4 specification into two new categories: API CK-4 and API FA-4.
Highly-resistant engine oils can obtain the CK-4 specification. As this category is backward compatible, the CK-4 oils can be used in applications that require CJ-4 applications. Both older and modern engines can greatly benefit from these efficient and power-preserving engine oils.
The FA-4 specification is not backward compatible as it is adapted to service the most modern and advanced fuel-efficient vehicles. The low viscosity oils carrying the FA-4 specification protect the high performance of the heavy-duty machinery by fitting between even the finest gaps without creating additional friction.
Suiting the needs of heavily differentiated fleets is facilitated by the extensive applicability of both the CK-4 and the FA-4 oils:
• light and heavy on-highway trucking
• off-highway industries, including mining, construction, quarrying and agriculture
• high-performance diesel engines equipped with EGR, SCR, DPF and/or DOCs
• naturally aspirated and turbocharged diesel engines
Champion takes on the challenge
Champion is proud to present its powerful answer to the latest heavy-duty industry challenges. Four CK-4 and FA-4 products are added to the Champion product range to make the difference for your heavy-duty vehicles on a daily base.
CHAMPION OEM SPECIFIC 10W30 MS EXTRA
CHAMPION OEM SPECIFIC 5W30 UHPD EXTRA FE
CHAMPION OEM SPECIFIC 15W40 MS EXTRA
CHAMPION OEM SPECIFIC 5W30 UHPD EXTRA
The product range has been upgraded with 3 new API CK-4 products to suit the need of both modern and older engines types. Each of the three products come with its own unique benefits, from improved vehicle lifetime to increased drain intervals:
Extend the drain intervals of your fleet thanks to the engine oil’s capacity to keep particulates in suspension. This property is supported by the engine oil’s oxidative stability, resulting in a powerful performance throughout the whole extended drain interval.
Vehicle uptime is the determining factor of heavy-duty businesses. This protective engine oil is engineered to keep the engine clean and well-protected. Fleet owners looking to prolong the uptime of their fleet will be able to do this whilst preserving the raw power output of the machinery with the CHAMPION OEM SPECIFIC 15W40 MS EXTRA .
Looking for a low viscosity oil with the possibility to extend your drain intervals? The CHAMPION OEM SPECIFIC 5W30 UHPD EXTRA is sure to satisfy your extended drain interval needs by offering increased engine cleanliness and impressive oxidative resistance, retaining the oils’ original composition.
Highly fuel-efficient engines can surpass the expectations by being lubricated with a specialised formulation. Champion’s FA-4 complying engine oil is designed to preserve the original engine output whilst optimising fuel efficiency, a powerful and environmental friendly combination.
The strong and resistant oil film and low viscosity of this engine oil allows the engine to stay fully lubricated with minimal internal friction. Quickly moving parts, operating under high strain, will still receive complete lubrication without ever compromising on power output, for a fuel-efficient yet powerful result.
The challenges posed by the latest engine designs are hard to overcome without powerful lubrication. The four additions to the Champion product range are our highly-efficient answer to the market needs. Be sure to discover even more about these products and their specification by reading the product pages on the website or by contacting your Champion sales representative.
• Four new challenges entered the game through modern engine designs.
• The API CK-4 and API FA-4 oil specifications are designed to overcome these market challenges.
• Four new products are Champion’s powerful and efficient answer.
• Three backward compatible CK-4 products offer journey empowering benefits like extended drain intervals or increased vehicle uptime.
• Champion’s FA-4 product offers increased fuel efficiency for powerful modern engines.