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Because they flow better at low temperatures, it’s possible to manufacture thinner synthetic oils and it’s these low viscosity oils that modern engines need to help reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
Synthetic oils also have a higher film strength, which gives better protection and reduced wear. And, as they are more stable and less volatile at high temperatures, they work better for longer, effectively reducing the engine’s oil consumption.
Base oils, viscosity modifiers and performance additives are the three vital ingredients that go into engine oils.
Careful selection and skilful blending goes into formulating each lubricant to provide maximum engine protection, making it the perfect diesel engine oil for commercial vehicles.
Mineral oils are derived directly from the crude oil refining process, whereas synthetic oils are altered by chemical processing which improves their chemical structure.
As a result, synthetic oils perform better than mineral oils at all temperatures and are more durable.
As they are higher quality, offer higher performance and longer life, fully synthetic oils cost more than mineral oils.
Synthetic lubricants resist degradation at high temperatures better than conventional oils, leading to long oil life and reduced deposits, sludge, and varnish formation.
At low temperatures, synthetic lubricants flow better than conventional oils, allowing them to reach components faster in order to provide quicker and better protection against wear.
Because synthetic lubricants impart lower friction properties under load, they can help equipment operate more efficiently than conventional oils.
This increased operational efficiency can be seen in improved fuel economy and lower operating temperatures, particularly in axle and transmission applications.
In addition, many equipment builders endorse extended oil drain intervals when properly approved synthetic oils are used.
In fact, many of world’s transmission and axle builders provide an extended warranty for those using approved synthetic lubricants in their equipment.
It’s the job of engine and gear oils to reduce friction between moving parts, protect against corrosion and keep components clean.
By coming between and adhering to metal, the lubricants ensure the components effectively 'float' on a thin film of oil, preventing the metal-to-metal contact that causes friction, heat and wear.
By preventing the build-up of dirt, and keeping engine parts clean and in good condition, lubricants can also help prevent corrosion and premature engine damage.
The better the quality of the oil, the better its long-term ability to perform these functions, ultimately increasing the reliability and performance of the engine.