What is Vehicle Engine Oil?
Motor oil, engine oil, or engine lubricant is any of various oils comprising different kinds of base oils enriched with additives, particularly anti-wear additive as well as detergents, dispersants and viscosity index improvers. The main application of motor oil is for lubrication of internal combustion engines. The main function of motor oil is to reduce friction and wear on moving parts and to clean the engine from sludge and varnish. It also neutralizes acids that originate from fuel and from oxidation of the lubricant (detergents), improves sealing of piston rings, and cools the engine by carrying heat away from moving parts. It is also worth to be mentioned that, almost all lubricating oils contain corrosion and oxidation inhibitors. We can briefly list the main functions of the vehicle engine oils as:
Both gasoline and diesel engine oils are packed in different containers including:
Gasoline Vs. Diesel Engine Oil
The diesel engine oil is very similar to gasoline engine oil. Both have base oils that are formulated with a variety of additives to change particular oil properties. The difference between the two depends on the amount of additives that are used.
To further discuss, diesel engines absorb more carbon while gasoline engines tend to absorb more moisture and tar. Diesel engine oils contain a higher amount of dispersants and more anti-wear additives. Also, diesel requires higher viscosity in the oil unlike the gasoline engine, which only produces more heat. In sum, diesel engine oils contain more additives because they are subject to harsher conditions.
Properties of Vehicle Engine Oil