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Sunday, 30 March 2014

The 5 API Base Oil Groups Defined.

Do you really know what the 5 API base oil groups are?

Before additives are added, lubricating oils usually begin as one or more of the five API base oil groups. The base oil definition is: “oil with a boiling point range between 290 and 560 C, consisting of hydrocarbons with 18 to 40 carbon atoms.” This oil can be either paraffinic or napthenic in nature depending on the chemical structure of the molecules. Or the base oil can be fully synthesized from chemicals. The American Petroleum Institute (API) categorizes these base oils under one of 5 API base oil groups. The first three categories are
Friday, 21 March 2014

3 Reasons To Use Synthetic Diesel Engine Oil.

There are several very good reasons to use synthetic diesel engine oil!

Modern diesel engines are very sophisticated and expensive to repair, and with the motor oil often the only barrier keeping sliding surfaces apart it’s important that you use the best possible lubricant. In this article we’ll be looking at 3 good reasons to use synthetic diesel engine oil that you may have been wondering about.

The most important reason to use synthetic diesel engine oil is to save money.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

What is synthetic motor oil?

What defines a full synthetic motor oil?

Synthetic motor oil is very different from regular engine oil in several very important areas. These differences and performance differences all stem from the difference in the way the 2 oils are produced.

Synthetic motor oil vs crude based engine oil.

Regular motor oil is derived from crude oil that is taken from the earth and then through a distillation
Friday, 7 March 2014

4 reasons to use synthetic transmission fluid

There are many reasons to use synthetic transmission fluid, but here are the top four!

Maybe you’ve heard the pro-synthetic experts explaining the reasons to use synthetic transmission fluid; or maybe you’ve had the opposite camp dissuading you from using synthetic transmission fluid?

The truth of the matter is that there are several advantages to using a synthetic transmission fluid over a regular crude-based one, but before deciding between the two, it is important that you check with your vehicle’s owner’s manual and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations or consult with a