Seeing Blue Smoke Come From Your Engine? Could it be Cylinder Scuffing?

April 24, 2024

Why Would You See Blue Smoke Coming From Your Engine? Seeing an issue with your vehicle is never a welcome sight. Seeing blue smoke can be even more worrisome - as not many people know why this phenomena occurs. This is an indication of oil burning in the combustion chamber, and it can happen for a few reasons including cylinder scoring or cylinder scuffing. This blog will examine cylinder scuffing,…

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A Trip Down Memory Lane: 5 of Our Best Blogs!

March 26, 2024

As 49 North Lubricants celebrates its 40th anniversary, we're taking a moment to revisit some of our most informative blog posts. Over the years, we've strived to provide valuable insights on lubrication and maintenance for our customers in the agricultural, construction, mining, manufacturing and trucking industries. Here are 5 of our top blog posts that continue to be relevant and helpful. 1. Winterizing 101: The Basics Dreading the harsh winter…

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Why Does Water Leak from Your Exhaust?

March 22, 2024

Discovering water dripping from your car's exhaust pipe can be an unsettling sight. However, this phenomenon is often a normal occurrence, particularly in certain conditions. This blog post explores why water may leak from your exhaust pipe, helping you distinguishing between harmless condensation and signs of potential problems that require attention. The Science Behind the Water Condensation: The most common reason for water leaking from the exhaust pipe is condensation.…

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Red and Green Coolant – What Should you Use?

March 21, 2024

For businesses in agriculture, construction, and transportation, keeping your fleet operational is crucial. One often-overlooked factor in maintaining optimal performance is your engine coolant. Choosing the right kind can significantly impact your bottom line, minimizing downtime and maximizing engine life. However, while color was a traditional tool used to differentiate the type of coolant, it is just a dye, and does not mean that all coolants of that color are…

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Benefits of Premium Hydraulic Oil

February 20, 2024

What is Hydraulic Oil? Hydraulic oil is an important part of your equipment and machinery's function. Given this, the choice between standard and premium options can significantly impact your operations. Furthermore, the benefits of you using a premium hydraulic oil are vast, improving efficiency, productivity, and even environmental sensitivity. Based on research conducted by Chevron, this blog will illustrate the benefits of using a premium hydraulic oil. Maximizing Productivity One…

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