Andrew J Hogue JR
Charleston, SC
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The One Year Drain Interval

What do you do when your customer abuses your product? You sit back and wait. APM Terminal Manager Sherrell Ackerman has 37 vehicles which his employees use to verify all discharged and loaded containers during container ship operations.The employees sit in their assigned vehicles with air conditioning or heater running and are mostly parked and idling for 8 to 10 hours per day.

Each month during maintenance check list the mechanic checked oil levels and visual look at the oil. Mr. Ackerman's guideline was if the oil wasn't dark and dirty then the vehicle went back in operation. His mechanic added oil as needed but didn't change oil for one year in any of the vehicles.

That was over 3,000 hours of running time per year without one engine failure. I was flabbergasted and he was happy. In fact he was awarded a $500.00 bonus check for having a 400% environmental savings for the company. He also had over a $5,000 savings in maintenance cost.

Mr Ackerman did this procedure for two years before retiring. I tried to get a testimony but couldn't because of company policy.

Unfortunately his replacement thought the old man was crazy, and went back to a regular oil 3 month change procedure. 

His quote was "We can't afford that expensive oil". I learned you can"t sell to stupid people. I also learned AMSOIL products performed in the worst conditions a vehicle will operate without failure. 

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