Engine oils have been part of their basic components since the beginning of combustion engines. So it comes that with the development of the engines also the engine oil was always further developed. Today, for this reason, there are various engine oils, including so-called high-performance engine oils. However, many car owners do not know where the differences lie between a conventional engine oil and a high performance engine oil, or when one should use a high performance engine oil.
Differences between high performance and conventional engine oils
The key difference to traditional engine oils is that high performance engine oils are, in most cases, pure synthetic oils. In synthetic oils, manufacturers artificially assemble the corresponding molecular chains to create the desired property of the oil. Conventional oil often consists of mineral oil, which is obtained by refining. Here, the manufacturer only has the opportunity to remove the bad components from the oil, but can not create the same purity of a synthetic oil. Accordingly, the synthetic oil is purer than the mineral oil.
In fact, this has significant differences for the engine. High-performance engine oil has a good flow behavior even at low temperatures and supplies the engine faster during a cold start. Furthermore, high performance engine oil is generally more temperature stable. At high engine temperatures, the oil does not dilute further, so it can not become too liquid. After all, synthetic oil also lasts longer, as there are none additives be added. Additives are additives that are added to the mineral oil to improve the properties of the oil. However, the effect of the additives deteriorates with increasing operating time, so that mineral oil does not have the same life.
When should you use high performance motor oil?
Despite the advantages listed, one should still not simply use high-performance engine oil, as this oil is not suitable for the average driver. First, it should be mentioned that high-performance engine oil is often fundamentally less viscous than conventional oil. This is especially for older engines of great disadvantage and can lead to bearing damage. In addition, high-performance engine oil is primarily intended for racing. With permanent driving in the lower speed range, there is an increased amount of blow-by gases. These lead to fuel inputs in the oil, which makes it useless.
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So before you buy high-performance motor oil, you should consider whether it really pays. In the tuning area this is the case when you often take part in rallies or races in which there is high temperatures in the engine compartment due to permanent driving in the high speed range. However, for normal use of a vehicle, this oil is not necessarily recommended as it can be harmful to the engine. In addition, high-performance engine oil is significantly more expensive than conventional engine oil.
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