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Best Motor Oil for Hot Weather

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Today’s passenger car or light truck engine has a typical operating temperature of 235 degrees Fahrenheit and can also climb higher when exposed to extreme operating conditions. With turbochargers and direct fuel injection becoming more commonplace, these types of technologies have contributed to increased operating temperatures within engines. Car manufacturers are being forced to make engines with performance improving technologies to meet the tough emission and fuel mileage standards enforced by the US government. In this blog post, we’ll offer some insight on what would be the best motor oil for hot weather.

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How to Get Better Gas Mileage in a Truck

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Improving a truck’s fuel miles-per-gallon (MPG) is an important goal for all truck manufacturers. CAFE standards for MPG are still undecided, yet fuel costs continue to skyrocket. If you’re a truck owner wondering how to get better gas mileage in a truck, we’ll try to give you a few useful strategies.

One strategy that many truck manufacturers are turning to is installing synthetic engine oils as factory-fill. This is one useful strategy that truck manufacturers feel will help them fit tough government fuel economy requirements. The main question for truck manufacturers would be the following: does synthetic oil give you better gas mileage over conventional lubricants?

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Straight 40 Weight Motor Oil vs 15w40 Synthetic Diesel Oil: Which Is Better ?

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For years, you may have run and continue to run a straight 40 weight motor oil in your diesel engine. Also, the thought may have occurred to you whether switching to a multi-viscosity 15W40 synthetic diesel oil might be a better option. To determine if a straight weight engine oil is the best for your diesel engine, first, we need to understand how it differs from multi-viscosity engine oil.

The engine oil’s viscosity is typically printed on the motor oil label for everyone to see. The thing is, most people don’t know what those numbers (e.g. 15W40) mean. For this post’s discussion, we’ll basically say that the majority of engine oils sold today are multi-viscosity. The first number you see listed on the label refers to the engine oil’s viscosity, or its resistance to flow when cold (e.g. 15W.) The “W” after the first number means “winter.” The lower the number, the easier the engine oil will flow when it’s cold. This means a 5W50 motor oil will flow easier and quicker at start-up than a 20W50 motor oil.

Did you know that 80% of engine wear occurs during dry and cold starts? This means that every morning when you start up your diesel engine, the potential of your engine experiencing 80% of its wear will occur during this period unless you’re using an engine oil that will flow fast and easy during these dry and cold starts. So, ask yourself this question: are you confident that the straight 40 weight motor oil you’ve been running does in fact provide your diesel engine with immediate protection during cold dry starts?

It’s very easy to adopt the “out of sight, out of mind” type of thinking. In the case of commercial diesel engines, we’ll try as best as we can to present ideas and concepts in this blog post that can help you maximize your engine’s performance and protection. Understand that there are simple strategies in improving your diesel engine’s performance and protection.

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Best Oil for Turbo Diesel Engines

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Choosing the best oil for turbo diesel engines can provide numerous benefits. Following are just a few of those benefits. A high-performance engine oil specifically designed for turbo diesel engines can enhance fuel economy by effectively lowering friction and drag.

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Does My Car Need Synthetic Oil?

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You may ask yourself this question: does my car need synthetic oil? The answer not only may surprise you but could also have a huge impact on your wallet!

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