Perkins has created its own diesel engine oil (DEO), which is specifically formulated to match the conditions in Perkins engines.
The oil is comprised of a mix of additives designed to prevent the build-up of conditions which can impair the oil performance, reduce operating life and potentially damage engine components. Made up of three base oils specified to deliver the right viscosity across the working temperature ranges, Perkins says DEO also includes a combination of 12 additives, such as:
· Viscosity stabilisers
· Dispersants and detergents
· Anti-wear agents and friction modifiers.
The company approves and recommends Perkins DEO 15W-40 API CI-4 as the only oil to use in Perkins engines U.S. EPA Tier 3 equivalent and below. Available in 20- or 208-liter quantities, Perkins DEO is available from Perkins distributors.