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Recycled and Synthetic lubricants

Transition to a blend of Recycled and Synthetic lubricants for Army Wheeled Vehicles. At least one American Oil company already produces a motor oil that is a synthetic-recycled blend. Adjust the frequency of oil change intervals to match the longer useful life of a synthetic oil (TACOM study can confirm best extended interval, 2-3 times longer than convention oils. Oil would be more expensive but cost would be more than off-set by less frequent oil changes, lower HAZMAT disposal costs and reduced labor costs for vehicle serivices.



Idea No. 14965