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Engine oil plays a crucial role in maintaining the health and performance of engines. It rely on lubrication to reduce friction and wear between moving parts. This fundamental principle ensures efficient operation and prevents premature engine failure. Thus by understanding the composition and properties of engine oil, we can make informed choices that optimize your automotive engine performance and longevity. Note that every engine oil advantages' vary based on its brands and specification, so here's the advantages of Feiken Perform Engine Oil based on the standards of R&D conducted:-
- Reduces fuel consumption 
- Turbo-friendly additives ensures durability
- Promote overall engine cleanliness and protect it like new
- Extra protection and performance for gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles
Base Oil Selection
There is basically three types of base oil either it be mineral, semi-synthetic, or fully-synthetic, each with its own characteristics. The base oil specially blended with additives; such as anti-wear agents, detergents, and antioxidants, to enhance oil performance and incorporate an excellent engine oil formulation. For reference, Feiken Perform Engine Oil combines high-performance synthetic oil with hydrotreated base oil, integrating state-of-the-art additive technology, group IV base oils, known as polyalphaolefin (PAO) synthetic base oils. These base oils are pure chemicals produced in a chemical plant, unlike the the oil base groups that are obtained through distillation and refining of crude oil. PAOs belong to the category of synthetic hydrocarbons (SHCs). They possess a high viscosity index (VI) of greater than 120, indicating their ability to maintain consistent performance across a wide temperature range. However, their manufacturing process involves extensive processing, making them considerably more expensive than Group III base oil.
Viscosity Index Improvers
Viscosity refers to the oil's resistance to flow. It is crucial to select the right viscosity grade to ensure optimal lubrication across a range of operating temperatures. The viscosity index (VI) indicates the oil's ability to maintain consistent performance in varying temperature conditions and viscosity variance between 40°C and 100°C, indexed. Keep in mind that as temperature increases, the viscosity decreases. The addition of modifiers will only slow down the rate at which the viscosity decreases. In context, every Feiken Perform Automotive Engine Oil VI varies greater than 120, indicates that the fluid's viscosity changes less with temperature. It means the fluid remains more consistent in thickness or flowability across a range of temperatures, providing better stability and reliability.
Shear Stability
Shear stability refers to an oil's ability to resist this viscosity loss. When oil loses viscosity due to shear, it becomes thinner. This can lead to accelerated internal engine wear and increased oil consumption. To prevent this, most multi-viscosity oils use long chain polymers called viscosity improvers. These polymers help the oil maintain a thicker lubricating film as it heats up inside the engine during operation. Let's take a 10W-40 Feiken Perform Engine Oil as an example. The "10W" indicates that the oil has a low viscosity when the engine is cold, providing crucial protection during cold starts. The "40" indicates its viscosity rating at 100C°C, representing warm engine operating conditions.
Compatibility and seal conditioning are essential for proper engine function and preventing oil leaks. Engine oil needs to be compatible with engine seals and gaskets to ensure a tight seal and prevent leakage. Additionally, special additives can condition and rejuvenate seals, keeping them flexible and preventing hardening or shrinking. This helps maintain optimal oil pressure, minimize oil leaks, and ensure that the engine operates smoothly and efficiently.
Testing and Certification Standards
Feiken Perform Engine Oil undergo rigorous testing to meet industry standards and certifications set by organizations such as American Petroleum Institute (API), European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA). Adhering to these standards ensures that the oil meets the manufacturer's recommendations and provides reliable performance. Feiken Perform Automotive Engine Oil also adhered under BMW Longlife-01, Mercedez Benz MB-Approval 226.5/229.3/229.5, Porsche A40, Renault RN0700/RN0710 and Volkswagen 502.00/505.00 which indicated assurance that the oil is suitable for use in vehicles from these brands and will provide the necessary lubrication and protection for the engine.
Now that you get a glimpse of engine oil; basic of its composition, you should be able to differentiate most automotive engine oil available in market. Note that when selecting engine oil, it is important to refer to the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations and requirements to ensure compatibility and optimal performance. As an automotive engine oil distributor, Feiken SDN BHD are open for any consultation in regards of engine oil concern and feel free to purchase Feiken Perform Engine Oil through our shopping platform.

28 Mar 2024