Frequently Asked Questions

Is ECOSYN GE Gas Engine Oil approved by the engine maker?

 

ECOSYN GE 4004 and GE 4006 meets and exceeds the quality and lubrication requirements for the following OEM's:

  • MWM (Deutz)
    • Specific experience:
      • TBG 616, TBG 620, TBG 632 (APPROVAL)
      • TCG 2016, TCG 2020, TCG 2032 (APPROVAL)
  • Caterpillar
    • Specific experience:
      • G3400, G3500 *, G3600
      • CG132, CG170, CG260 (APPROVAL)
      • G3516H *
  • MTU Onsite Energy
    • Specific experience:
      • S 400 (APPROVAL)
      • E 2866
  • MAN
    • Specific experience:
      • E 2842 LE
  • Waukesha
    • Specific experience:
      • F2895G
  • GE Jenbacher
    • Specific experience:
      • Type 2 and 3 fuel class A (APPROVAL)
      • Type 4 version A , B and C fuel class A (APPROVAL)
      • Type 6 up to version E fuel class A (APPROVAL)
  • Perkins
  • Cummins
  • Wartsila

 

Please refer to the equipment builder manual for final lubrication recommendation.

* Special conditions apply – please contact us.

What are the benefits of ester based lubricants?

 

While some synthetic oils use hydrocarbon (PAO) as their base material, organic based ester (base stock) for its motor oil inherents high quality characteristics has proven to be the highest quality base material for synthetic oil.

Conventional synthetic super-multigrade lubricant (5W40, 5W50, 10W60...) use VII (Viscosity index improver) to boost their viscosity. These viscosity additives tend to loose efficiency and shear when submitted to extreme conditions.

When a motor oil uses an ester for its base material, it benefits from the natural viscosity of synthetic ester thus they need very little of such additives or none.
Esters are very stable at extremely high temperatures.
Superior benefits of organic esters are:
Natural Affinity to stay on metal surfaces providing a thin protective film to eliminate dry start-up engine wear which means easier starts and smoother engine operations.
Very High Viscosity Index indicate a low viscosity change. By employing Ester as the base for synthetic oil, it changes the conventional concept of synthetic oil. Esters are polar molecules that have the ability to electro-chemically bond with metals, so as to maintain a continuous lubricant film at high or low temperature (the element found in oil additive or as aditive in engine oil). This in turn provided a better resistance to thinning at high temperatures and thickening at low temperature.
Outstanding Film Strength so it takes a lot longer for the oil to drain completely off the engine components and into your oil sump. This prolongs engine life and increases engine efficiency.
Strong Detergent Characteristics - inhibits rust and corrosion but minimizes spark plug fouling and carbon, gum and sludge deposits. The ester itself is a natural detergent, it adheres naturally to motor parts which dissolves and suspends harmful sludge, varnish and carbon deposits which in turn keeps engines and lubrication ports cleaner and in top performing shape.

Why do some engine types have large oil sumps and others don't?

 

The bigger units with large sumps tend to have extended drain intervals as there is a lot of oil. On top of that, the oil consumption defines the rate at which fresh oil is added to the sump.
Basically, with an increased volume of engine oil circulating within the engine, there will be a decrease in contamination concentration. Larger sump size also means more oil additives and less thermal distress. As a result, engine manufacturers that offer the largest sump size generally allow for the industry's longest recommended oil drain interval.
Engines with smaller sump sizes can effectively extend their drain intervals by using premium oils like ECOSYN, capable of disperging contaminants more effectively, increasing the cleanliness of the oil (and engine).