OpenCar: Learn about your car IV – Motor Oil
Motor oil is the lifeblood of any engine. To achieve the best performance, we must choose the right motor oil! However, there are different types of motor oil on the market, how can we find the most suitable motor oil for our car? This time, OpenCar's "Driving Tips" will teach you how to interpret engine oil terminology and standards, so that you can prepare, pick and contemplate the most fitting engine oil for car.
To satisfy car owners with a desire to reach ultra engine conditions.
Most high performance track and racing cars at the racing level uses “Group 5” ESTER based oil. The polaristic nature of ESTER Type engine oil makes oil film molecules stick to the metal surface, allowing better viscosity temperature characteristics, extreme high and low temperature performance, oxidation stability, and high lubricity. So when it comes to lubricating properties, Ester oils are the best. It’s also able to increase engine power while reducing fuel consumption.
Our engine restorers has also been on the market for over ten years, with its reputation and effects well recognised. It has become the engine supplement for many car owners whenever they change their oil. Now, in order to cater to the needs of car owners with a strong desire for quality and performance, we have launched a fully synthetic ESTER motor oil for ULTRA performance.
Super ESTER Plus Motor Oil range
(photo taken at JSC Starex Garage)
In order to ensure the highest quality of the oil produced, Super ESTER Plus Motor Oil is made in Germany. The product is marked and certified as a true 100% fully synthetic base oil. The Oil has reached the industry's highest SN / CG specification level, and has obtained ACEA C3 certification. In addition to being suitable for use in a variety of European and Japanese vehicles, it can also be applicable to new European Union 4, 5, and 6 diesel engine vehicles. Because of the C3 certification, diesel cars with DPF carbon particulate filters are not a problem. The motor oil itself has also been certified by Mercedes-Benz, BMW, VW, Porsche, Ford and other manufacturers’ standards. With these specifications, you can be assured of product quality.
A special mention for Super ESTER Plus is it is formulated with the latest patented additives and military grade HTHS additives. This assists in providing an extreme pressure protection layer, generated within the friction area of the engine, that increases the air tightness and compression force between the cylinders, and ensure that the engine has the best lubrication protection and performance at any time, and providing low resistance and higher temperature resistance – This innovation provides the ability for the engine to perform for long periods at a level exceeding than of a new car.
Fuel efficient, Horsepower increase, Quieter engine – Satisfying 3 important desires for Motor oil choice.
Most of the motor oils on the market are composed of 75% -80% base oil and additives. The base oil is divided into 5 groups. A truly synthetic engine oil must be prepared from group V ESTER or group IV PAO based oil. However, there are also some lower range and cost synthetic motor oils which are made up of Group III base oils with additives, where one cannot expect to gain major performance benefits from it. Even if the oil is prepared by the Group IV base oil of PAO, it may not satisfy a group of car owners who are eager reach the highest state of the engine. Therefore, most high-performance racing grade motor oils uses the fifth group of ESTER based oil.
In order to understand the actual performance of Super ESTER Plus Motor Oil, some equipment must be used to measure the figures after new oil change. This time, we test three indicators –acceleration, fuel consumption and the amount of engine noise.
The vehicle tested was a BMW 525i manufactured in 2008.The Car Owner has always been fond of trying different brands of engine oil ever since owning the car, with only high-quality fully synthetic engine oil were used. He has tried Motor oils ranging from several hundred dollars (Approx 50 USD) to one thousand dollars have been tried (Approx. 200 USD), and the conclusion is that the quality and price of motor oil are often correlated.
Before the test, we first obtain the car performance, fuel consumption and engine noise. This has been recorded for 0-100 km acceleration at 10.6 seconds, fuel consumption of 11.3 liters / 100 km and engine noise of 88.2 dB. We then drive for around 200 kilometers then record the after use data.
The new data after engine oil change are: 0-100 km acceleration of 9.43 seconds, fuel consumption of 10.6 liters / 100 km and the engine noise is 78.4 dB. In our opinion, the acceleration performance of approximately 1.2 seconds faster is quite astonishing.
The owner also said that the after the oil change, the engine performance is very smooth and powerful. In the past, only a thousand dollars grade (Approx. 200 USD) of racing motor oil had this kind of performance, but the price of Super ESTER Plus motor oil was only less than half. Great value for money.
In addition, there is also a 6% savings in fuel consumption, which means that after 8,000 kilometers, you can get back 800 dollars (Approx. 150 USD) in fuel costs. Smart owners, we'll let you do the calculation.
Translated from Magazine Test source article:
Caz Buyer Issue 689, February 2017
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