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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

You shouldn’t use regular motor oil.

You really shouldn’t use regular motor oil under these conditions!

If you’ve always topped up your engine with any old oil, as long as it was cheap, these facts about why you shouldn’t use regular motor oil may disturb you. As with most things in life you get what you pay for and bargains usually have a downside.

You shouldn’t use regular motor oil if you want to save money on oil.

Modern engines are highly sophisticated pieces of equipment that produce high specific power – easily
Saturday, 24 May 2014

The latest development in lubricants.

Most industries believe synthetic lubricants are the latest development in lubricants – but they’re wrong!

Most lubricants are oil based (or synthetic oils), though others use powders, and even metals; and it’s been that way for decades. The world of lubrication is changing as the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials (IWM), Nematel GmbH, and Dr. Tillwich GmbH announce the latest development in lubricants based on liquid crystals instead of oil. According to Fraunhofer, this is the first fundamentally new lubricant developed in twenty years.
Wednesday, 14 May 2014

3 Ways in which synthetic oil can save money.

More expensive synthetic oil can save money in many areas.

If it costs more than regular lubricant how on earth is it possible that synthetic oil can save money?

Before we even focus on synthetic lubricants we mustn’t loose sight that crude oil is being consumed at an ever increasing rate, and because this resource is finite, the prices are rising quite steadily; thus closing the price gap to synthetic oils.

Add to this the pollutant nature of all lubricants and
Thursday, 8 May 2014

The drawbacks of using biodegradable lubricants.

What are the drawbacks of using biodegradable lubricants?

Manufacturers and blenders promote these oils based on the importance of biodegradability and nontoxicity but few discuss the drawbacks of using biodegradable lubricants. Performance issues – such as oxidation stability, anti-wear protection, hydrolytic stability, viscosity stability at elevated temperatures and cost factors - are usually not discussed.

There are two primary classes of biodegradable lubricants; vegetable oils and synthetic lubricants, and industrial consumers of these products must be prepared to treat biodegradable lubricants somewhat
Tuesday, 6 May 2014

How to extend engine oil change intervals.

Extend engine oil change intervals and save money and the environment.

Even though manufacturers are coming with innovations to extend service intervals a lot of debate still revolves around how to extend engine oil change intervals. It’s not that modern engine oils, in particular synthetic motor oils, have a problem in protecting the engine for at least 40,000km’s; Although there are many engine oil change myths regarding this, it’s more in weighing up the operating condition variables.

By way of example; in 1967, oil was changed every 5000Km’s. Now, 15,000 Km’s and even 20,000