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The D-A Technical Department provides helpful articles on various topics affecting your industry.

- CK-4 and FA-4 to replace CJ-4
PC 11 has finally been defined. These new specifications cover lighter oils to meet the newer engine specs, as well as dealing with backwards compatible and not-backwards compatabile engine oils. Read More...

- What is a Hydraulic Fluid?
Recently we have been getting a lot of questions in regards to Hydraulic Fluids. What's the difference between R&O and AW? Is it necessary to sample my hydraulic fluid? What do I look for on my used hydraulic fluid sample results? Read More...

- Case Study: Abi Ovens
A bakery was having problems with oil consumption and carbon build-up with their oven chain. Read how D-A was able to resolve their problems. Read More...

- System Flush Instructions - PAG to PAO
Drain, Flush & Sampling Procedures When Changing a System from PAG to PAO. Read More...

- How Contamination Control Extends Equipment Life
How redefining your maintenance program to scheduled maintenance can help you keep an eye on contaminants with the goal of extending your equipment lifecycle. Read More...

- HydroGuard - A Cure for Costly Crane Repairs
Cranes, regardless of their make or type, have a tendency to accumulate water in their gear boxes. This is partially due to machine design. Read More...

- The ABC's of DEF
Diesel exhaust fluid is almost certainly in your future - and not just because you run heavy- or medium-duty trucks that may need it to meet federal emissions regulations for 2010. If you drive a diesel vehicle in your personal life, DEF may be in your car today. DEF is the enabler that makes virtually zero Nox (nitrogen oxide) emissions from a diesel engine's tailpipe, whether it's in a car or a truck. Read More...

- Cooling Systems: Designs Change, Maintenance Stays the Same
For radiators, paying attention to basics pays dividends. Most fleet managers probably know that initial exhaust gas recirculation designs produced a drastic increase in engine heat rejection, and that 2007 brought a further significant increase. Re-breathing warm exhaust increases engine compression temperature, which means significantly more heat passing through the pistons, liners and cylinder head, and into the coolant and oil. Read More...

- Grease Purging - Procedure for Purging/Flushing When Changing Grease Brands or Types
Please make sure the customer is aware of the following procedures when changing grease types or manufacturers. If there is any doubt, purge the greased joint completely and over-grease the joints for the next 2 service intervals. Read More...




...On the PennGrade Side -
Introducing The DAshboard. Technical information you can use from the PennGrade 1 family of products.


- E85 Fuel with PennGrade1 Lubricant>
Reports of gumming and/or deposit issues in the field by owners/operators of vintage vehicles. Read More...

- What is the Best Breaking-In Oil?>
This is a discussion of Breaking-In an engine, the make-up of the oil, and best practices. Read More...

- Oil Drain Intervals>
This is a discussion of best practices in Oil Drains for both racing (high performance) and non-racing (street) applications. Read More...