COVID-19 Update

With the growing concern around Covid-19, we are witnessing unprecedented and rapid changes. We remain committed to monitoring the situation carefully and to responding as required. Our primary concern is ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of our employees, our customers, and associated families. Northern Metalic is currently open for business. We recognize the need to continue filling orders and navigating delivery of goods with everyone’s best interests in mind. That means that where we are experiencing limitations with respect…

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Eaton’s Viscosity Grade Change

Over the years, performance demands of heavy-duty truck transmissions diverged from diesel engines and created the need for specializing the fluids. In response to this, Eaton Corporation, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of transmissions, created the PS-164 specification. Then in 2017, they demanded more robustness from transmission fluids and replaced PS-164, revision 7, to PS-386 for increased fuel economy, extended drain intervals up to 500,000 miles and enhanced durability for gear and bearing protection in extreme temperatures. This new specification also…

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