I regard PM Lubricants as the best petroleum based lubricant in the world. I started using PM in 1983. I reluctantly tried them out in some of our own vehicles after talking to Keith Kelley and we were quite astonished at some of the results we got. Today we use PM Lubricants exclusively in our workshop, unless the customer specifies something else. We look after a number of transport fleets, again with astonishing results. We also get a quite varied range of other gear that comes into our workshop from light to heavy earth moving equipment, boats, cars and 4WD's. We look after many vehicles regularly doing 100,000 Klms and more between oil changes using PM.
One customer with seven trucks has a big Mitsubishi truck that's done 235,000 Klms since its last oil change. We were monitoring the oil with a Lubri-Sensor and changing its filters between 16,000 and 20,000 Klms, about every three weeks on average. It used to use a small amount of oil all the time, which is why it went so far between changes, but still that is quite incredible. His other trucks are Hino's and Isuzu's and we regularly get 70,000 to 90,000 Klms between oil changes with them.
We use the PM grease, gear and diff oils right through the trucks, with the PM800 fuel system conditioner in the fuel. The PM800 is quite amazing in what it does. We recently pulled the injectors and turbo out of one of his trucks at 730,000 Klms, for testing and inspection. They were serviced and sent back to us, basically untouched, to be put back in, because there was nothing wrong with them. At that mileage, the injectors are usually chipped or quite worn. The turbo-charger also went back in without a seal kit, which again is unheard of. Using PM is really paying off for that company.
Tony Hannigan, our first customer to give PM a go all those years ago at our say so, got amazing results. He owned a '71 V8 Turbo-Charged Kenworth. We did an oil change every 80,0000 to 90,000 Klms and a filter change every 20,000 Klms, or about once a month. Tony did over 1.2 million Klms in it before he sold it and it was still going like a train. We had similar tremendous results out of his next two trucks as well, on the same oil and filter change schedules.
Contrary to what people believe, that, if you use a high quality product like PM that gives the long life that it does, you will cut your workshop out of business with it because you're not doing as many services. Well, it's just not true. It works for us and even with extended oil drain periods, we still have more than enough work. We end up getting all their service work, all their repair work and they just keep coming back to you.
That come-back work is more important than all the first time work you will ever have. PM has done that for us and we are true believers in it. All our customers are extremely happy with it, we are happy to use it and recommend it and I can only see good for PM, for the people who sell it and for the customers, because everyone is getting the benefit out of it.