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Taro Special HT 70

Taro Special HT 70

Taro® Special HT 70 is a high-performance 70 BN SAE 50 cylinder lubricant intended for lubricating slow-speed engines at very high mechanical and thermal loads. It is blended from highly refined, paraffinic base oils and carefully selected additives to provide superior ring and liner wear protection and excellent piston cleanliness in slow-speed crosshead engines. Taro Special HT 70 has been developed specifically for high-pressure and high-temperature applications.

Customer Benefits

Taro Special HT 70 delivers value through:

  • Wear protection — Helps ensure protection against excessive cylinder liner and piston ring wear, thus allowing prolonged service overhauls.
  • Detergent/dispersant properties — Helps prevent ring sticking and minimizes deposit formation throughout the combustion chamber exhaust areas.
  • Excellent lubrication properties — Maintains an oil film under severe, high load conditions, thereby minimizing frictional wear and scuffing of liners, pistons and rings.

Taro Special 70 is blended from highly refined, paraffinic base oils and are fully selected additives to promote exceptional ring and liner wear  rotection and excellent piston cleanliness in low speed crosshead engines.


Taro Special 70 is recommended for the cylinder lubrication of crosshead type marine diesel engines burning heavy residual type fuel oils. Taro Special 70 meets the requirements of most engine designs operating at high specific power outputs and high thermal loads.

Always confirm that the product selected is consistent with the original equipment manufacturer’s recommendation for the equipment operating conditions and customer’s maintenance practices.

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