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Friday, 28 February 2014

Can I use synthetic motor oil in a classic car?

I’ve heard I can’t use synthetic motor oil in a classic car?

The debate around whether you can use synthetic motor oil in a classic car gets quite emotional; with many owners and collectors laying out a lot of money on their cars it’s bound to whip up strong emotions.

Taking out the emotion; the supporters of not using synthetic engine oil in a classic car point to the fact that modern oils, including most synthetic oils, have drastically reduced (or no ZDDP) levels of ZDDP (zinc dialkyldithiophosphate). This is necessary because the zinc in the oil damages the
Thursday, 20 February 2014

Motorcycle oils differ from car engine oils.

Have you ever wondered if it’s true that motorcycle oils differ from car engine oils?

Every motorcycle dealer will guarantee you that motorcycle oils differ from car engine oils, and that using general automotive engine oil in your favourite motorcycle will all but destroy it. And have you ever wondered if these claims are true, but been too scared not to buy the genuine motorcycle engine oil for your 4 stroke screamer?
Monday, 10 February 2014

Using synthetic industrial compressor oil to cut costs.

Synthetic industrial compressor oil can reduce costs significantly.

Your first reaction to this might be: “How can more expensive synthetic industrial compressor oil lead to a cost saving?”

Most factories and manufacturing facilities use compressed air systems for a variety of applications, and keeping these air compressors running efficiently is critical to keeping the entire operation running.
Monday, 3 February 2014

Engine Oil Change Myths to Ignore.

Engine oil change advice can rapidly be relegated to the annals of expensive myths!

Very often misguided advice regarding an engine oil change can see an owner spending money on unnecessary oil services. It’s also worth remembering that modern synthetic lubricants have made previously recommended engine oil change advice redundant.

How many times have you received the following engine oil change advice: