Wix Filters now has available five part numbers for its ecoLAST oil filters to fit these engines: Cummins ISX, Cummins M11, Mack MP8, Detroit DD60, and Caterpillar C13 and C15. According to Wix, ecoLAST is a “revolutionary line of direct replacement heavy-duty oil filters” that has “proven to double oil life and save fleets $100 to $200 per vehicle annually.”
“Wix has conducted significant real-world testing with many of the most popular original equipment diesel engines to confirm ecoLAST oil filters’ ability to perform at extended drain intervals,” said Norbert Schuermann, vp of original equipment sales & new business development. “This extensive research has given us the confidence to offer the best warranty for extended drain oil filters in the industry today.”
According to Wix, ecoLAST oil filters capture dirt and soot like a traditional filter but use media to “sequester” the acids in the oil. Other extended drain technologies, “such as time release additives, sacrificial elements, on-board refining and bypass filtration,” are all limited by buildup of acidity levels. Wix said the ecoLAST filtration media has no similar competition on the market and does not rely on slow release technology. In addition, the company said the media has proven effective with conventional and synthetic lubes, and works with biodiesel, LPG, gasoline and diesel fuels.
Typical fleets, according to Wix, that average four oil changes per vehicle per year, can save 25 to 35%t or approximately $100 to $200 per vehicle annually using ecoLAST filters when compared to oil changes using standard oil filters.
“Prior to implementing a new oil drain interval, the ecoLAST oil filter warranty program requires fleets to conduct an oil analysis program in order to determine the ideal change interval for their fleet,” explained Schuermann. “While oil change intervals during ecoLAST oil filter testing were commonly doubled or more, each fleet’s unique environment and operating conditions will affect oil life in different ways.”
These ecoLAST part numbers are now available through all traditional WIX distribution channels.
- 57745ec: Cummins ISX
- 51748ec: Cummins M11
- 51791ec: Mack MP8
- 51971ec: Detroit DD60
- 51792ec: CAT C13 & C15
- 57745ec: Oil Analysis Kit
Wix noted that “additional product applications will be reviewed on a regular basis” and that “fleet managers should contact their local sales representative for additional information on new products.”