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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

9 Engine oil myths that are urban legends.

Engine oil myths that could cost you money.

Some of these engine oil myths have been around so long that they’ve become urban legends.

How many times have you heard someone slating an oil as “inferior” because it discolours? Well although the theory is sound in certain cases, this is an engine oil myth.

A little knowledge isn't necessarily a dangerous thing, but a little knowledge that doesn't happen to be true could quite possibly ruin your engine, or at least cost you a lot of unnecessary expense.

Here are the 10 engine oil myths that have become urban legends.

Engine oil myth No1: Oil must be changed every 5,000km’s

Many years ago, most auto manufacturer recommended motor oil in be changed every
Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Sensors can extend engine oil change intervals.

Modern generation sensors can extend engine oil change intervals significantly.

Before deciding whether sensors can extend engine oil change intervals we need to understand why engine oil degrades in the first place. We must also remember that diesel engine oil has a far greater degradation burden to bear, so oil change intervals tend to be shorter.

Typically, prescribed engine oil change intervals are 15,000Km for petrol engines and 10,000 (In some cases even 5,000Km) for
Thursday, 18 July 2013

The best bearing lubrication.

The best bearing lubrication practices to prevent premature failures.

Often the best bearing lubrication is difficult to accomplish. This may be due to operating environment or even the design and construction of the equipment. Therefore for the best bearing lubrication it’s advisable to fully understand what constitutes good bearing lubrication.


  What is the best bearing lubricating oil?

Straight mineral or synthetic oils are generally favoured for rolling bearing