CAT 926E Loader
Micro Check). This oil analysis is from a CAT 926E Loader with 150 hours on the
sample. The engine on this loader
has 27,690 hours on it and the sample is very poor. The wear particle concentration is high. The wear particle size range is 5 to 25 microns. On the bottom left hand side of exhibit 1, notice the rubbing wear and
the bearing wear. On the bottom
right hand side of the page notice the sand, dirt, oxidation products, and the
black oxides. Our filter was
installed the day that this sample was taken. The oil was changed at the time of the installation.
NOTE: After our filter was installed, the owner informed us that he
had canceled a scheduled overhaul of this engine when he decided to buy our
filter. The local CAT dealer quoted
the overhaul at over $15,000.00. Our
filter was installed on 9/30/96. As
of 10/1/99, that engine has not been overhauled. This customer saved
$15,000.00 and bought him 36 months (and
counting) of continued operation.