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Deutz’s service fluid recommendations

Monday, April 26th, 2010

To coincide with the introduction of the new Tier 4 Interim / Stage III B engine generation, DEUTZ is making recommendations as to which service fluids to use. They apply to all types of DEUTZ engines and allow optimum engine performance to be achieved because using the wrong service fluid can, under certain circumstances, cause permanent engine damage. With an eye to the future, DEUTZ is offering its recommendations for Tier 4 Interim engines so that customers can already select the right service fluid to meet the new emissions standard.
Only sulphur-free fuels may be used for engines complying with the future EU Stage III B / US EPA Tier 4 Interim emissions standard in order to ensure that the exhaust gas aftertreatment components installed in these engines, i.e. the filters and catalytic converters, function properly. This also applies to engines which are allowed to use tax-privileged heating oil. They must use an EN590 quality sulphur-free heating oil.
So as to reduce CO2 emissions and to progressively restrict the use of fossil fuels and reduce dependence on them, the new emissions standard has also resulted in new requirements in relation to biofuels. Within Europe, up to 7 percent of the standard B7 fuel consists of biofuel. All DEUTZ engines from Tier 4 interim / Stage III B can be run without any problem on these fuels and, in so doing, comply with the prescribed emission levels. This is possible because DEUTZ engines, looking to the future, have been designed to be compatible with environmentally acceptable fuels. The result is the optimum interaction between fuel and engine.
In addition, DEUTZ is also issuing further approvals for running Tier 3 engines on biodiesel. The TCD 2015 engine series is now approved for use with 100 percent biodiesel. The TCD 2013 4V commercial vehicle series for EURO 4/5 has also been approved for running on 30 percent biodiesel. The extensive testing prior to approval being issued was sponsored by the UFOP (the German Union for the Promotion of Oil Seed and Protein Plants). For all the model series for which approval has been issued, DEUTZ AG recommends the use in Europe of biodiesel that is quality assured in accordance with EN 14214.
Because of the rapidly growing power to size ratio of today’s engines and the resultant increase in the volume of heat which has to be dissipated, it is important to pay attention to coolant quality and change intervals. The genuine DEUTZ cooling system protection is perfectly matched to every type of material in a DEUTZ engine and, assuming it forms at least 35 percent by volume of the coolant, it will reliably protect all engines from corrosion, cavitation and freezing. Problems of this sort can lead to the engine overheating and, as a consequence, to serious engine damage. The genuine DEUTZ cooling system protection requires little maintenance and contains no nitrites or amines, thus posing no risk to health and helping to protect the environment.
Low-ash lubricating oils should be used for the new engines which comply with the EU Stage III B / US EPA Tier 4 Interim emissions standards and which are fitted with particulate filters, so that the filters achieve the longest possible effective operating time. Here, too, DEUTZ has the ideal solution and can supply the appropriate products, from mineral to fully synthetic oils, for optimum engine performance in all industrial sectors and for all applications. DEUTZ oils offer assured protection against clogging, sludging and gumming; ex-traordinarily low consumption is a further impressive feature of these evaporation-resistant base oils. Rapid oil circulation through the engine after starting up also reduces cold start and hot running wear. There is also the option of extending oil life by using the DEUTZ oil diagnosis system.
For the latest diesel engines with their requirements for high-grade diesel fuels, DEUTZ has developed the new Clean-Diesel InSyPro fuel additive. This 2-in-1 dual effect additive prevents the clogging and gumming of the sensitive injection components which can occur when the diesel fuel contains a proportion of old biodiesel. DEUTZ Clean-Diesel InSyPro can also be used as an impact cleaner to remove an existing build-up of deposits.
However, it is the operator’s responsibility to check whether national regulations permit the use of the service fluids. In the event of a warranty claim, the customer must provide certification from the service fluid supplier, confirming that an approved service fluid was used.
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