LUBE OIL SPECIFICATIONS
There are numerous commercial crankcase oils marketed today. Lubricants marketed for gasoline and/or diesel
service consist of refined crude oil to which has been added additives compounded to meet desired engine
performance levels. Oil additive selection is based on evaluations conducted by the oil supplier. (The term oil
supplier refers to refiners, blenders and rebranders of petroleum products and does not include distributors of
such products.) Experience has shown that oil performance in commercial gasoline and diesel service applications
varies from brand to brand.
Ford industrial engines have given optimum performance and experienced the longest service with oils which
meet Ford Specification ESE-Nl2C101-C or API rating SD/SE.
The oil filter elements must be replaced each time the oil is changed. It is recommended that only oil filters that
meet Ford Specification ESE-C8AF-6714-A, or "C" be used. Oil filters that state on the filter or container that they
are acceptable for engine manufacturers' warrant) coverage replacement arc acceptable to Ford Industrial Engine
and Turbine Operations. The importance of adhering to the foregoing recommendation particularly in service
applications cannot be over-emphasized. Operators should be cautioned that failure to adhere to Ford lubrication
system recommendations can void their warranty coverage.