Know your engine oil

Posted by sahayata global on October 25th, 2017

Why Engine Oil is required?

The primary function of Engine oil is to lubricate the moving parts. Contact between moving parts in the engine leads to wear and tear and excessive heat. But in the practical sense presence of engine oil inside engine achieves more than just that. 

It is impossible to completely prevent wear and tear, it will still be there, but at a reduced rate. This gradually creates minute particles which get suspended in the engine oil and later gets filtered or removed when oil is changed. 

Burning fuel leads to deposits inside the engine cylinders which is bad for many reasons; lower power output, undesirable exhaust gases, wear and tear, corrosion etc. Engine oil can take away the deposits out of combustion chamber. 

Protect from Corrosion: Engine oil prevents oxidation of engine surfaces by forming a protective layer. This is a serious issue as susceptibility for corrosion is high at elevated temperatures. 

Why Synthetic Oils are better than a Conventional one?

You might or surely know that synthetic motor oils typically perform better than conventional motor oils in providing protection for your vehicle, but do you have any idea why? What’s the real difference between synthetic and conventional oil? Pretty much everything.

Conventional and synthetic oils begin in the ground. But that’s where the similarities end. 

Keep your engine cleaner 
As oil circulates through your engine it can pick up deposits. Over time, conventional oils can sometimes form sludge, which can reduce your engine's efficiency and, ultimately, reduce the life of your engine. synthetic oils contain fewer impurities compared to conventional motor oils and can better resist the formation of sludge thereby preventing deposits from forming in your engine.


Offer greater engine wear protection
Engine parts are in constant contact with each other. They’re also moving at high speeds. In the extreme environment of your engine, components can wear and break down. Your motor oil is the protective barrier between these components. As conventional oils break down, their ability to prevent engine wear diminishes. Synthetic oils, on the other hand, retain their wear protection properties for a much longer time, increasing engine life.


Flow better in low temperatures 
When your car sits for awhile (let’s say overnight) the oil settles. But, when you fire up the ignition, it begins flowing through critical engine parts to protect against friction. With conventional oils, it takes more time until they are able to flow smoothly through the engine. During the cold winter months, or if you live in an extremely cold environment, this flow process takes even longer. Synthetic oils, however, are engineered to flow quickly even at low temperatures, and they start protecting your engine right after you start your car.


Protect better at high temperatures
When running, engines are hot. Really, really hot. Over time, the high temperatures in your engine can cause conventional motor oils to break down or evaporate exposing your engine to wear. Synthetic oils are engineered to resist these high temperatures, which is especially important if you’re driving in hot climates, I am pretty sure we all do, Thanks for India’s Geographic position near Equator.


Protect critical turbocharger parts 
To meet consumer demand, automakers are building cars with smaller engines (for greater fuel efficiency) but adding turbochargers (to boost power). I already mentioned how engines run at high temperatures, which can break down conventional oils faster, but today’s turbocharged engines are even more aggressive. The shaft inside a turbocharger can spin upwards of 200,000 revolutions per minute, so it’s critical that your motor oil can get to that shaft and lubricate it properly very quickly. Conventional oils can break down faster under these conditions and leave deposits on turbocharger components, which can lead to failure. Synthetic oils can protect these components much better than conventional oils, keeping them operating at peak performance and boosting your engine’s power.

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