Is Synthetic Motor Oil Better For Your Car?
Is synthetic motor oil better than conventional oil? Synthetic Motor Oil Myths - https://youtu.be/Se8-W7rK0H4 Thank you to Pennzoil for bringing me out to the 2016 Canadian GP and sponsoring this video! This video has been compensated by GarageMonkey and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 The viscosity of an oil is its resistance to flow. A greater viscosity means more resistance to flow, or a thicker oil. A lower viscosity means a thinner oil. Before understanding the benefits of synthetic motor oils, like this Pennzoil Platinum derived from natural gas, we first need to understand the rating system used for motor oils. You’ll often hear 5W-30, or 0W-20 as ratings used in cars today. These are multi-grade viscosity oils, meaning their viscosity grade changes with temperature. The first number, followed by a W, is the cold rating (W stands for Winter), and this means the oil behaves like an SAE 5 grade motor oil (using 5W-30 as the example) while cold, but at operating temperature, at about 100 degrees C, it operates like an SAE 30 grade motor oil. Now 30 is higher than 5, so initially it may seem that the oil would get thicker at higher temperatures, which is obviously not the case. A straight SAE 30 grade oil will be thicker at lower temperatures, as will a 5 grade oil. Even though a 30 weight oil is thicker than a 5 weight oil, at 100C the 30 weight will be thinner than a cold 5 grade oil. Low viscosity at low temperatures is important, because this is where a significant amount of engine wear occurs, so it’s critical to maximize oil flow to protect the engine. At colder temperatures, thinner oils will flow better and thus offer better protection. For a conventional oil, for example while creating a 5W-30 oil, you’ll start with a base oil similar to an SAE grade 5 motor oil, and include additives to alter the viscosity rating. To improve low temperature flow, pour point depressants (PPDs) are added. To increase the viscosity at high temperatures, viscosity index improvers (VIIs) are added. VI improvers are polymers which expand in heat, making it more difficult for flow, thus increasing the viscosity. Synthetic oils, however, can have base oils which are already formulated as a multi-grade oil, meaning you don’t necessarily need additives, or as much additives, to alter the viscosity at different temperatures. The major benefit here is that additives tend to break down over time, so synthetic oils will maintain their original viscosity properties much better throughout the engine oil drain interval versus conventional oils. (Diagram illustrating viscosity vs temperature) If you were to plot two 5W-30 motor oils, one conventional and one synthetic, at the beginning of the oil change interval, they would have similar viscosity properties. At the end of the interval, however, the synthetic would act nearly identical to the original oil, while the conventional oil would be thicker at low temps, and thinner at high temps. Now does this mean that with synthetic motor oils you can extend your engine oil drain interval? No! It just means your engine is better protected throughout the engine oil drain interval. There are still additives (anti-wear, dispersants, anti-foam, detergents, rust inhibitors, corrosion inhibitors) which wear out over time, so you should always change at whatever interval your owners manual suggests. And don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
Re: Regular Oil vs Synthetic Oil -EricTheCarGuy
Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ I knew the original video would spark discussion and apparently it's caused quite a stir over at iATN. I also felt that some of what I said in the last video needed clarification. For those reasons I've made this Re: video. I'm not going to claim to be an expert on oil, I'm just speaking from personal experience. I still don't think I'm done with this topic and I invite any 'experts' who wish to express their opinions on this topic to join me in the next video(s). If you wish to participate in a future video on this topic please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are links to the videos mentioned in the video. Original video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lshd7WR-a6I Subaru Trans fluid: Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVhXQti8Qv4 Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf4nRy6Zn_k Subaru Differential Fluid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT_UG36HdhQ V6 Valve Adjustment: Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnyqVg3nWRk Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLdgivYwUiQ Discussion about this topic: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/42962- synthetic-vs-regular-oil Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.
Oil change scams: Hidden camera investigation on what really happens to your car (CBC Marketplace)
CBC Marketplace finds aggressive upselling and services paid for but not performedTo read the full story: http://www.cbc.ca/1.2418675. Originally broadcast Nov 8, 2013. When you trust someone else to take care of your car, can you trust that they're not taking you for a ride? Our undercover investigation reveals ripoffs at a popular oil change chain. We're going in for the advertised $19.99 oil change, but you won't believe the charges we end up with. And did they even do the work? We go up on the hoist to show you what’s really going down at these oil change shops. More from CBC Marketplace, Canada's top consumer affairs show: Watch episodes online at http://cbc.ca/marketplace Like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/cbcmarketplace Talk to us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/cbcmarketplace Follow our hosts @cbctom and @cbcerica
Top 5 Oil Change Tips -EricTheCarGuy
**Sponsored Video** I teamed up with Pennzoil on this one to bring you my 5 oil change tips. I hope they offer you some useful information the next time you change your oil. 1. Safely lift and support your vehicle 2. Be sure to use the correct viscosity for your application 3. If possible, add a little oil to the filter to prevent dry start up 4. Replace the drain plug washer 5. Dispose of your used oil responsibly This is the first time I've used Pennzoil Platinum Plus in a vehicle. I've been running it in my air compressor since I got it and it's working flawlessly. I'm looking forward to seeing what results I get with Pennzoil Platinum Plus. I had a little fun with this video. I tried to place the oil bottle in each shot. See if you can spot the oil in each shot of the video. Pennzoil: http://www.pennzoil.com Learn more about Pennzoil Platinum Plus: http://www.pennzoil.com/motor-oil/pennzoil-platinum-full-synthetic-motor-oi l/ Thanks for watching! Camera: Brian Kast The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com How To Safely Lift and Support Your Vehicle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OyzbGDn6xg Discussion about this video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/59805- top-5-oil-change-tips#146325 Useful articles. Engine overheat: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/what-to-do-when-your-engine-overheats No start problems: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-no-start-problems Idle issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-idle-problems Performance issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-performance-issues Diagnosing Noises: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/diagnosing-noises-in-your-car Diagnosing Vibrations: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/determining-the-causes-of-vehicle-vibratio ns Electrical Problems: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-electrical-problems Brake Issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-brake-problems Transmission issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-transmission-problems HVAC problems: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-hvac-problems Buying a Used Car: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/what-to-look-for-in-a-used-car-purchase Leaks: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/finding-and-fixing-leaks MPG: http://ericthecarguy.com/faq/finding-and-fixing-the-causes-of-poor-mpg The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Social Network Links Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/ericthecarguy Information on Premium Membership: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-streaming-etcg-content Stay Dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy. This video has been compensated by Pennzoil. All opinions are mine alone. #DIYOilChange #Ad