Mobil Super petrol engine oil keeps your car engine running smoothly, for long………
Care for your engine first:
Our cars and the way we drive them are changing. Advances in technology and the ever-increasing speed of life keeps us moving more than ever before.
With the greater demand we place on our vehicles, the recommendations of engine manufacturers and Car OEMs become increasingly important. Despite longer car service intervals, we should never forget to check the oil level in our cars.
This means that between visits to the garage, it’s more important than ever to check the oil level regularly and top it up when necessary. Most car manufacturers recommend you check your oil every 1,600 km. This is because, as the oil level drops, the remaining oil in your engine has to work harder, becoming dirtier and wearing out faster – with the result that your car’s performance may start to suffer.
Not much further down the road, your engine could be in real danger of increased wear, overheating and even total seizure. Some oils thicken or break down when temperatures are too hot or cold. Without adequate lubrication, friction can harm engine parts. To counter this, Mobil™ engineering has produced a range of remarkably stable lubricants that perform in high temperature conditions. When you next visit a Mobil™ Service Station, remember that regular oil top-ups help prevent engine wear and prolong your engine life.
Why you need to check your oil regularly
Thanks to advancements in engine technology, today’s cars are exceptionally reliable and can go much further between services than earlier models, often thousands of Kilometers further. But it does mean that it’s more important than ever to check your oil level regularly and top it up when necessary. If you don’t, you’re taking real risks with increased engine wear, overheating and even total seizure. When to check your oil Ideally, you should check your oil once a week as recommended by most car manufacturers. If the oil level drops from maximum to minimum after less than 1500 km, you should have your engine checked. Oil consumption is different from one car to another and from one driving style to another.
How to check and top up your oil
1. Park on a level surface, turn off the engine and wait for 3-4 minutes to allow the oil to settle.
2. Find the dipstick, pull it out, wipe and re-dip before taking your reading.
3. If it is less than maximum, check the fill guide to find out how much you need to add.
4. Remove the oil filler cap on top of your engine, add the right amount of oil and replace the oil filler cap after the oil top-up.
5. Wait 60 seconds to allow the oil to settle into your engine, and then re-dip to check the new level. Add more oil if necessary and replace the oil filler cap.
Why do you have to change your motor oil on a regular basis
Motor oil breaks down over time. When it breaks down, it loses its effectiveness and can no longer properly protect your engine. In addition to lubricating an engine’s moving parts, motor oil is designed to carry combustion by-products away from the pistons and cylinders. It is designed to deal with the small amounts of water that form as the engine heats and cools, and to collect the dirt and dust that enter the engine through the air-intake system. It also handles acids that are formed by the reaction between water and other contaminants. Sometimes there are even fuel leaks (fuel dilution) or coolant leaks that get into the oil system. As a car is driven, the level of contamination in the motor oil constantly increases. The oil filter removes particles as the oil passes through the filter, but over time, oil additives are used up and the oil itself can start to degrade (oxidize or thicken). At that point, the oil can no longer do its job and must be changed.
The rate at which contamination and additive depletion occurs depends on many variables. Driving conditions may vary greatly and have a direct effect on the useful life of the oil. Other factors include the precision of ignition, fuel injection or carburetion adjustments, air cleaner service and the general mechanical condition of the engine. Oil should be changed before the contamination level reaches the point where engine damage can result. Because it is difficult for the individual motorist to determine when the contamination level is too high, automobile manufacturers provide recommended oil change intervals. These change recommendations vary by model year and manufacturer. Recommended intervals and mileage limits also vary with the type of service under which a car operates. More frequent oil changes are recommended for severe service
What role does viscosity play in a motor oil?
Engineers work to establish an optimal viscosity for oil, based on load and speed conditions. They balance low-viscosity oil, which provides little resistance to motion thereby saving fuel and efficiently transferring horsepower, with a high-viscosity oil that resists being squeezed out of the contact area between metal surfaces.
What does viscosity mean?
Viscosity is a measure of a fluid’s resistance to flow. A fluid with low viscosity flows easily and is often called “thin” & has good flow-ability. A fluid with high viscosity is often described as “thick” or viscous which has relatively less flow-ability. Maple syrup is an example of a fluid with a relatively high viscosity. 5W30 viscosity engine oil will have reduced friction losses vs 20W50 viscosity engine oil and it will help in greater fuel saving and efficient power transmission, as it has good flow-ability.
My car emits smoke when I start up. What does the smoke indicate?
If the cloud is relatively blue or blue/black, it may indicate that oil is being burned along with the fuel. A possible cause may be either worn piston rings or an oil viscosity that is too low. If the cloud is black, it indicates that excess fuel is being burned. If the cloud is white, it may simply be the moisture in the cold engine and exhaust system being burned off. If there’s a lot of white smoke and it continues for a long time, you may have an internal coolant leak.
What causes my vehicle’s oil warning light to go on?
Your oil warning light can come on due to: low oil level, a failing oil pump, a faulty oil pressure sensor, blockage in the oil system, or excessive foaming of the engine oil. In all cases, you should shut down your engine as quickly as it is safe to do so. Continuing to operate your engine with low oil pressure can result in engine failure.
What is the API service category classification system?
Engine oils are currently classified by a two-letter code. Gasoline engine oil categories start with the letter S (originally designated “Spark Ignition” engine oils, we now associate the S with “Service”). Diesel engine oil categories start with the letter C (originally designated “Compression Ignition” engine oils, we now associate the C with “Commercial”).
The second letter is simply a sequential designation of improving quality levels over time. In other words, when a new industry quality level is established, the next letter of the alphabet is used (so SJ replaces SH). The letters “I” and “K” were purposefully skipped to eliminate potential confusion with other commonly used designations.
API SN classification supersedes API SM which supersedes API SL which supersedes API SJ – performance classification.
API SN is the highest performance classification. Mobil Super 2000 5W-30 is API SN – highest performance, semi-synthetic petrol car engine oil. It contains low friction additives that help to improve engine efficiency and offers greater fuel economy as compared to conventional mineral oil based petrol car engine oil. Mobil Super 2000 5W-30 provides: Excellent wear protection. Excellent engine cleanliness for long component life and thereby, long engine life.