Here is a sample of Mobil Delvac 1300 super from a CAT
3406E engine, this truck is owned and operated by
Richard Pineda of Fort
Collins, Colorado. Richard installed the FS-2500 filtration system on his
truck in January of 2001. The latest sample on this report is from June 1,
2001, the mileage on this sample is 64,570 miles and CAT's comments are all
normal. For a sample at nearly 65,000 miles, the FS-2500 is redefining
what can be considered normal. CAT first took notice of Richard's samples
back in February of 2001 when he sent a sample in with 26,593 miles on it.
When the sample was finished CAT sent him a note that said that the sample
seemed too clean for oil with nearly 27,000 miles on it. Richard then told
them that he was using the FS-2500 filtration system. Caterpillars's
response was that they had never seen any filter that could safely extend oil
drain intervals to these levels and that he should have his TBN tested.
Caterpillar said that the TBN (Total Base Number) could not remain at acceptable
levels using the FS-2500 and going this far on the oil; in fact they said that
Caterpillar never wanted to see the TBN any lower than 4.5 to 5.0 and at
65,000 miles he was surely lower than that. At the bottom of this report
you can see that Richards TBN was 8.0 at 65,000 miles using the FS-2500!
Customers tell us all the time that
Caterpillar has told them that the FS-2500 will strip the additives right out of
the oil, this of course is a false statement. Included on this page is a
virgin sample of Mobil Delvac 1300 Super. Compare these additives
(Magnesium, Phosphorus, Calcium and Zinc) to the CAT 3406E sample with 64,000
miles on it to see for yourself if the additives have been stripped out.
Virgin Mobile Delvac 1300 Super Oil Analysis Report:
View Oil Analysis Report for CAT 3406E: