Day: November 13, 2013

Motor Oil Facts and Tips

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There are many interesting motor oil facts that may interest you. Motor oil is made from petroleum based and non petroleum synthesized chemical compounds. This motor oil is generally used to provide lubrication to internal combustion engines found in cars, trucks, motorcycles, aircraft, and other such vehicles and machinery. The Society of Automotive Engineers, or SAE, established a numerical grading system for classifying motor oils according to viscosity. These classifications include 20, 50, 5w50, among others.

Motor oil facts state that using too much or too little oil in the engine can lead to damage. For example, using too little oil can lead to engine overheating issues, because the heat in the engine becomes more concentrated. Read More