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Penray introduces crankcase and differential cleaner

Penray has introduced its new 7612 Crankcase and Differential Cleaner, an innovative chemical blend the company says can dissolve sludge and other deposits and collect moisture so these contaminants can be safely drained out of a crankcase or differential before they can cause damage.

Suitable for use in the crankcases of gasoline and diesel engines, as well as in differentials, Penray says this new blend includes a combination of solvents that dislodge crankcase and differential deposits so they can be removed by simply draining the oil. In the process, it also removes harmful deposits from valve train components, pistons, and piston rings, where such deposits could otherwise compromise engine performance and longevity, the company says.

The new cleaner also includes a glycol ether compound that collects moisture that can accumulate throughout the crankcase or differential, which is safely flushed away when the oil is drained. Left untreated, moisture can compromise the lubricity of the oil, and can also lead to rust and corrosion on vital internal engine or differential components. Penray says this new cleansing product is compatible with all gasoline and diesel engines and rear wheel or 4-wheel drive differentials in passenger cars, light trucks, vans and SUVs. Also, it is compatible with all conventional and synthetic oils and lubricants, as well as gaskets, seals, and bearings.

It is simple to use, the company says. For crankcase cleaning, just add this product to old engine oil, allow the engine to idle for five minutes to allow the product to work, then simply drain the oil and add fresh oil and a new filter.

The procedure is similar when cleaning differentials. Simply drain or suction about 12 fluid ounces of lubricant from the differential, add Penray’s new Crankcase and Differential Cleaner, and roll the vehicle forward and backward 20 to 30 feet to distribute the product throughout the inner workings of the differential. Then drain and refill with the appropriate lubricant such as Penray’s Synthetic Gear Oils #3532 and 3632.

“The high cost of new vehicles and longer service life expected of them call for improved maintenance practices,” says Mark Kardon, director of Marketing for Penray. “People commonly expect their vehicle to last 150,000 miles or more, and that is not unrealistic if their vehicle is properly cared for. But it’s easy to overlook certain areas of a vehicle that can require costly repairs if they’re not serviced properly and regularly.”

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