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Best practices for handling used engine oil

In normal use, impurities that include dirt, grime, metal catalysts, varnish, chemicals and water can easily become mixed into engine oil. Unfortunately, this means that, in time, the product may no longer be able to perform to desired expectations. Eventually, there will come a time when this used engine oil must be replenished with a new or re-refined lubricant so that it can serve the engine it is Continue reading Best practices for handling used engine oil

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What is the difference between diesel and gas engine oils?

In many ways, diesel and gas engine oils are a similar type of lubrication that are designed to serve the same purpose. They are both engineered by blending a base oil with a specialised additives package in order to achieve a specific set of performance properties. However, from this very basic definition, they begin to alter course. In the following sections, we’ll examine each lubricant type’s required performance for the Continue reading What is the difference between diesel and gas engine oils?

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Mobil oil credited for Red Bull’s power advantage

Lewis Hamilton’s claim that the Red Bull Formula 1 team has introduced an upgrade to its power unit has been denied by Christian Horner, Red Bull’s Team Principal. He said the observed difference in power could be attributed to a combination of the introduction of a new lubricant and the Mercedes power units Continue reading Mobil oil credited for Red Bull’s power advantage

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A beginner’s guide to car engine oil

Oil is the lifeblood that keeps cars running, but unlike our bodies, which can purify blood and create all-new blood cells, a car requires its oil changing over regularly. Having insufficient oil levels in your engine or oil that has become degraded can result in damage and even destruction of vehicle engines, not to Continue reading A beginner’s guide to car engine oil