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  1. Is it a myth to change engine oil every six months? Recently, I have received a message from my buddy and asking if it is a myth to change engine oil every six month? So some of you might be wondering, during this covid-19 period, my car mileage is not maximised until 10K, and do I still need to do an engine oil change? The dangers of not changing your oil Oil will break down over time due to high temperatures in the engine (known as thermal breakdown). Because of this, the oil isn’t capable of providing the necessary lubrication for metal parts after an extended period of use. Without lubrication, the moving joints in the engine will start rubbing against each other and cause premature wear. Oil also has a limited capacity on how much particulates it can hold. By not changing the oil, particles already in the oil will begin to settle and cause corrosion. One of the biggest dangers of not changing your oil is sludge buildup. Sludge occurs when old oil begins to gel or solidify in an engine. When sludge begins to build up, oil isn’t able to flow freely through the engine and can cause oil starvation to crankshafts, bearings, camshafts, and other valve train components not be lubricated. In time, this can cause major damage to the engine and, in the worst situations, require an engine replacement or rebuild. Choose Motul H-Tech 100 during this period! If you are one of the drivers who have a significant change in your lifestyle recently, you have been wfh more often, you can consider the Motul H-Tech 100 series. It comes in a lot of viscosity to suits your car requirement. And It provide excellent fuel-economy and engine protection. 5W30 Plus 0W-20 Plus 10W-40 10W-40 Plus 5W-30 Prime 5W-40 Plus 0W40 If you have been experiencing sluggish performance from your car lately, you can also consider Motul Engine Clean. Buy here.
  2. 5W30 or 5W40 Engine Oil Is Better For Your Car? The manual of the manufacturer is the ultimate authority for most people when it comes to the type of oil you are using for your vehicle. This doesn't come into play for others. Instead, you might opt to drop off the car at the mechanic's for a much-needed oil change and trust that the professional knows what to do. It can be difficult for other people to patronize aftermarket workshops. Changing your car's oil is your responsibility, and you find it important to know what your engine's best oil is. Such information will help you make sure your engine is in the best condition after all. Importance of Choosing the Right Oil You give your vehicle the chance to have a longer engine life if you choose the right engine oil. Motor oil lubricates the parts of your engine so that they don't rub each other and cause wear and tear. If you don't have the right motor oil, you'll need to repair your engine parts in a short time. Apart from choosing the right engine oil, you also need to make sure that you change your oil about every 8000 to 10000 kms to keep the engine in top shape. Choosing the wrong motor oil will cause you a lot of trouble. It can void the warranty that disqualifies your car from any repairs or maintenance that a driver is supposed to enjoy after you buy a new vehicle. Some of the factors to consider as you choose your motor oil include: Viscosity and Oil Thickness The oil's viscosity is closely associated with its thickness. If the engine oil is dense, it will be more viscous. If the oil is thinner, the viscosity will be lower. Viscosity generally refers to the facility of liquid flow. Motor oils 5w30 and 5w40 are number 5, followed by W. W is winter and not weight. So as a Singapore-driven car, we can disregard the W portion. The number after the ‘w’ represents the thickness of the oil in normal or warmer temperatures. The 5w40 has a higher viscosity in warmer temperatures than the 5w30. The Role of Weather In the type of engine oil you use for your car, Singapore's climate and weather play a significant role. Higher temperatures would need a lower viscosity. The oil flows quickly through the system to ensure maximum performance of the engine. That's why, unlike 10w or 20w oils, these two oils are ideal for colder temperatures. High temperatures, on the other hand, need a slightly higher viscosity, but one that is not too high to inhibit successful flow. You don't want oil that's too thin and quick to flow as it might have harmful long-term effects on your engine. So which is the best motor oil: 5w40 vs 5w30? 5w30 The most controversial on the market is the 5w30 engine oil. It can be used for various vehicle types and fits well for a large temperature range. The versatility makes it debatable with car owners, although it is favored by a minority, renewed COE customers do not find it comfortable to use a lower viscosity. 5w40 The engine oil of 5w40 is most famous compared to its counterpart. Therefore, it is as popular or commonly used in Singapore. Using this engine oil will help you improve your engine's safety. It protects the engine against building up and sludge, eventually preventing damage. It is also praised for being able to move quickly to all other moving parts and is therefore effective in lubricating the engine. 5w30 vs 5w40 For the most part, these two engine oils are similar. During colder times, they both operate well and thus effectively lubricate the engine. The oil moves quickly through all the components, making it easy when it's cold to rev the engine. But the theory don't apply in our warm climate. In addition, both are used for warmer temperatures as the thickness provides adequate protection for the engine. In addition, the only major difference in warmer temperatures between 5w30 and 5w40 is the viscosity. It makes the 5w30 more appropriate for colder temperatures and the 5w40 more suitable for warmer ones. Final Verdict When it comes to choosing the right engine oil for your vehicle, you don't have to fight. First of all, you have to ask yourself, even before you consider choosing between these two motor oils, "What does the manufacturer recommend?"This is a very valuable guideline because it decides your warranty and your engine's condition. And by choosing Motul 300V, a 100% synthetic racing oil based on ESTERCore® technology. Through technical partnerships with most prestigious team of car racing, Motul has developed a wide range of lubricants for Racing and Sport cars. The 300V Motorsport Line improves performance of the latest generation engines along with hight protection against wear, oil pressure drop and oxidation due to high temperature. Guarantees power and reliability. Medium engine dilution.
  3. Hi all, Need your advise on this; I did a servicing recently at a workshop in Ubi area. Decided to check the engine oil about 3-4days later, found that it was dark. Didn't think too much of it until my colleague saw and commented that the color was too dark. Compared his over 10years old car engine oil which was due for servicing, and the colors actually look similar. I contacted the workshop about this, and the boss and worker start telling me that the engine oil color is normal. They specifically say that only a clean/overhaul engine will have clean engine oil... It actually sounds bulls**tty to me, but I need advise on this. You can see the attached image of the engine oil, 4 days after servicing. Is this normal? Should I go and get them to change again? Engine oil is Xado, and I opt for the more expensive oil as it was suppose to be better. Car is Mazda 3 2014, bought in August 2015, last servicing done about 15k before this one. Image of engine oil attached. Note that this is at least after wipe-place in-wipe again checks. Thanks for reading
  4. Hi, Anybody using Sinopec xpower? I tried last week and after travelling 400km on my 12years old honda, I encountered my engine oil turning green. My friend who drive a new Toyota also has the same issue. Anybody face the same problem?
  5. Saw this new brand made in Singapore in Carousell recently and decided to try. Bought 2 bottles and got my workshop friend to change for a small labor cost.So far after a week all good. Went back and bought 2 more bottles to standby. Apparently the boss said they are doing some soft launch promo price now and will be selling off the shelves in supermarkets soon. When asked him if price will increase he just said enjoy the promo price first. 4L bottle fully synthetic api sn/sm $17.90
  6. Motul_SG

    Are Motul engines oil worth it?

    Not all engine oil are made equal. Which happens if the fuel in the combustion chamber is not completely burned? Also the answer to this question is the source of some breakdowns, i.e. the fuel continues to flow to the crankcase. In fact, it flows down into the crankcase through the piston skirt, where it mixes with the oil of the engine. There are a number of effects once this anomaly occurs. One of these is the washing of the liner walls, the piston skirt and the pieces, which suggests that the fuel cleans off the wax, leaving the area unlubricated and polishing the liner walls. https://media3.giphy.com/media/AicxDxIYkwBFvrFt7K/giphy.gif?cid=790b76114c02d6ce515423065e447cbd0d99ce48ac06ab82&rid=giphy.gif While this may sound like everything has been given a great cleaning, nothing could be further from the truth: in fact, the lack of lubricant means that the surfaces are rubbing against each other, causing wear. Once polished, holding the lubricant in the area is more difficult for the liner, which can result in faults like grabbing the piston and the liner itself. https://media.giphy.com/media/kHNGTdxTLjOuebu0ll/giphy.gif Oil dilution Another fuel leakage effect in the crankcase is the dilution of oil. This causes the lubricant to lose viscosity, which means that the films formed are weaker and less able to withstand high loads that may occur at certain points, such as rod bearings and crankshaft areas. What if the viscosity gets too low? This causes contact between the metal surfaces, resulting in rapid friction wear of the bearings. Biofuel is associated with a third effect of fuel passing through the crankcase. All diesel and gasoline actually contain biofuels in their mixture (in the first case biodiesel and in the second case bioethanol). As the fuel in the crankcase is subject to high temperatures, some of it evaporates, resulting in the accumulation of the portion of biofuel in the case of diesel fuel. As a result, the lubricant and fuel mixture's viscosity increases, and the wear on the bearings will dramatically speed up. Direct Injection Engines Have a History of Oil Dilution Problems There are numerous benefits of direct injection. The powertrain control module will show more control over the fueling by injecting fuel directly into the tank. Placement and control yields more performance and lower emissions, but there may be downsides as with any technology. Some are irritating, such as a sooty exhaust tip, while others, such as low-speed pre-ignition, can cost you a motor. "Simply put, direct injection engines produce higher levels of dilution of fuel in the motor oil, causing specific problems." Modern motor oils contain high levels of detergents dependent on calcium. Such calcium detergents help to save fuel, avoid corrosion, and clean the engine. These same calcium detergents, however, also increase the risk of an irregular occurrence of combustion, also known as low-speed pre-ignition. LSPI events may damage an engine, resulting in the reformulation of motor oils to reduce the potential for LSPI to occur. Start using Motul 8100 X-CESS You can find Motul 8100 at these workshops in Singapore. It is specifically designed for powerful and recent cars fitted with high displacement engines, gasoline direct injection and turbo Diesel and catalytic converters. Numerous car maker approvals make this product a multi-purpose and is especially recommended when the car is under . Suitable for leaded or unleaded gasoline, diesel fuels and LPG. The OPEL/GM diesel LL B-025 standard requires two main properties to the lubricant such as high HTHS and very low volatility to drastically decrease oil consumption. Motel 8100 X-cuss 5W-40 is especially recommended for OPEL 2. 0 and 2. 2 DTI engines (extended drain interval by computer on board). The ACEA B4 performance requires an outstanding detergent/dispersant power and a better viscosity increase resistance due to soot produced by direct Injection diesel engines (except VW unit injector engines that require MOTUL Specific 505. 01 5W-40). The MB 229. 3 standard is more stringent than 229. 1 in terms of ageing resistance (extended drain interval by computer on board ), detergent/dispersant power (ACEA B4) and requests fuel economy performance where 1. 2 percentage fuel economy improvement versus a 15W-40 reference. Protect your engine with the easiest and least expensive fix. Start with the easiest and least expensive fix. Use a cleaner for the fuel system like MOTUL Fuel System Clean Auto. You can now get this at Lazada.sg. Motul Fuel System Clean is a complete fuel system cleaner designed to be used in all types of gasoline engines with injection or carburettors, naturally aspirated or turbocharged with or without catalytic converter, It effectively cleans dirtying and clogging which appear in the whole fuel system. It provides a perfect lubrication during cleaning process and prevents removed micro-particles from depositing.
  7. Hey guys I'm seriously disgusted by the way the distri treat their customers. Any good amsoil alternatives?
  8. Dead Christmas Trees To Be Used In The Making Of Engine Oil? “Motor” oil is the lifeblood of any car – unless you drive one of those battery-powered slugs. The lubricating fluid has typically been made from crude oil found underground, or a man-made mixture that creates a synthetic oil. Now, your dead or dying Christmas tree might be the way of the future to create your next oil change. A company called Nexcel has developed a motor oil made entirely from waste, which includes chewing gum and Christmas trees. A myriad of waste items have been recycled in the lab to yield properties required for crucial chemical additives. If Castrol wants our old Christmas trees, will the company be paying a “core charge”? If so, we will need to pay an environmental deposit when we purchase a tree? Castrol innovation business, Nexcel, has produced automotive-grade engine oil using nothing but waste products. Chewing gum, used fryer oil, batteries, bathroom sealant, and even a Christmas tree have been recycled and have yielded vital properties for the ambitious program, which demonstrates the significant potential of re-refined oil. “The project showcases the sustainability potential of waste” says John Ward-Zinski, Nexcel’s sustainability director. “This was a hugely demanding project, completed over the last year. It’s one which we hope will open the public’s eyes as to the importance of recycling and sustainability. Few people would think that discarded Christmas trees and old chewing gum could have a commercial or environmental value, but our engine oil shows this is the case.” According to the press release we received, Nexcel’s ambitious project has been inspired by the company’s innovative sealed-oil cell, which provides vehicle manufacturers with efficiency benefits and promotes used oil collection and re-refinement. “Our system has already been utilized by our technical partner, Aston Martin, for use in the visceral Vantage AMR Pro at last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. At that event, the car became the first to tackle the legendary hill climb using re-refined oils,” continues Ward-Zinski. “In 2016, Nexcel and Aston Martin also achieved a podium finish in the competitive VLN Championship at the most arduous racetrack in the world: the Nürburgring. Sustainability, and therefore re-refinement, are of growing global significance; hopefully this project helps demonstrate the extent of what is possible.” Hopefully, the price of an oil change will decrease after Christmas because of a dead tree surplus. The most significant challenges of the project included the yielding of phenols and catechols from the waste to be used as antioxidants, forming the basis of the chemical additives required. Nexcel’s experts worked with a zero-waste goal, and after significant research, analysis of component properties and trial and error, the blend consisted of 180 chewing gum pieces, 500ml of used fryer oil, one gallon of RTV silicone sealant, 14 household batteries, 1-liter of used engine oil, and an old Christmas tree. Extraction of components from these waste items enabled Nexcel scientists to produce 1-liter of automotive engine oil. Finally, a good use for this stuff. “Re-refinement of used oil can create a high-quality product when blended with new additives, but bulk feedstocks made up of many different types of used oils can complicate the process and reduce the yield. Nexcel’s oil-management system avoids this by segregating used engine oil, keeping it in the cell during collection,” says Ward-Zinski. “For this particular project, we wanted to make the oil from waste materials, and the challenge lay in the creation of the chemical additives. However, with creative utilization of modern technology there is huge potential in recycling. It could even help prevent the traditional Christmas tree tip-run needle-drop, from which no car interior has ever recovered.” - https://www.turnology.com/news/motor-oil-trees/
  9. Which engine oil should use for subject car?
  10. Today went to Giant supermarket at Turf City and saw this new engine oil. Promotion now till 15 May. The certificate was shown at the display. Fully synthetic 5W40 17.90 for 4L bottle. Not sure if it is available in other Giant. Can buy?
  11. I heard from a friend that he sent his car for service and then they top Texas Engine Oil. Never heard before leh. Anyone knows?
  12. Lmws214

    Hybrid 0W-20 (Motul)

    sharing this new EO. Looks good! As there are more of hybrid cars now, Motul has this new EO and it is good for hybrid vehicles....will try it and share the feedback when my next oil change is due. cheers! Hybrid 0W-20 100% Synthetic "Fuel economy" engine oil specially designed for Hybrid Electric Vehicles (H.E.V) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (P.H.E.V) fitted with recent gasoline engines, turbocharged or naturally aspirated, direct or indirect injection, designed to use SAE 0W-20 oil with low friction and very low HTHS. Suitable also for battery electric vehicles (B.E.V) fitted with thermal gasoline engine used as Range Extender. Compatible with catalytic converters. http://www.motulconnect.com/sg/?skippromo=1&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MotulSG_Product_Launch&utm_content=MotulSG_Product_Launch+CID_3d4247bd17b2f93f15764257d5484a49&utm_source=campaign%20monitor&utm_term=Find%20out%20more#featured-products/passengercar-everyday
  13. Anyone know where got sell Car lube 5w30 engine oil. Few years back selling at NTUC and Giant. Now where got sell? Please advise
  14. Get a $88 CASTROL servicing package at DM2 soon! Selling like HotCakes! Come and enjoy the Offer before promotion end. Hello ALL great members of SGCM, We are having a great promotional servicing package for Castrol Premium Engine Oil. For those who had been to our EAST branch, we appreciated your support. Our Castrol servicing package is selling like hotcakes. We thanked all who came and benefits from the offer and our quality services. FYI, we are awarded the 'Best Servicing & Repair' Award by SgCarMart fot the Year 2013/2014 and 2015. DON'T MISS THE GREAT DEAL IN TOWN! NO HIDDEN COST! EAST BRANCH : Call us at 63416164 (Synergy@KB. 25 kaki bukit rd 4. #01-36 NORTH BRANCH : Call us at 63635112 184 Woodlands Industrial Park E5 #01-03/04
  15. Hi all, wondering if anyone here have tried Pennzoil Ultra Platinum Engine Oil pls? cheers
  16. How Bardahl Asia Pacific do their customer service My friends are using Bardahl Oil for our engine in the past few years and this year we stopped it. Because two engines have break down with this oil, we took some old oil and new oil to do some test. And the result coming out is not good. SN 5W-40 Old oil (We save some oil before we change the oil) Kinematic Viscosity, mm2/s @ 100C : 13.9 CCS @ -30C, cP : 5390 Pour Point, C : -39 TBN, mg KOH/g : 6.94 Phosphorus content % : 0.073 SN 5W-40 New oil (We bought some new oil from store) Kinematic Viscosity, mm2/s @ 100C : 14.36 CCS @ -30C, cP : 6350 Pour Point, C : -36 TBN, mg KOH/g : 9.31 Phosphorus content % : 0.157 With all the API standard, these two oils are in spec. However, we put 4L new oil into my engine and after running 5000km my engine alarm light is on. I go check with the repair shop about it, there are 2L oil left in the engine and the oil is extremely dark and sticky with mud. Few of my friends have this issue also, two of their engine have break down with this oil. We ask the Bardahl office what happen with their oil and they keep pushing all the response away and sent us different report about their oil don’t have any problems. We know that if there is a problem with a single car, we can let it go and try to fix it. However, there are more cars having these problems in these few months. And the Bardahl office accidentally cc me this email below during the conversation. From: seetho [mailto:seetho@bardahl-ap.com] To: marine yeo Dear Marine, Next time, remember, don’t start the conversation by denying our responsibility out right (and of course can’t admit also) and just push away our responsibility before the actual cause is identified/determined. We have to remain neutral until we know the root cause (which in many cases very difficult to determine). That’s why I said “according to the context”. Tell them that we will test the used oil samples, check our retain sample before we can conclude anything. At the same time, 顺便 tell them other possible causes that may lead to the problem. Thanks, See Tho After received this email, I ask for explanation of their attitude for solving the case and the they just make up a lot of excuses to avoid the oil and the email problems. I just ask all my friends to stop using their oil. This is a very terrible experience for us and for everyone who are using their oil, they sent us a lot of fake report to prove their oil is fine but I don’t believe it. And we are not going to use this oil anymore. Please be careful while choosing your engine oil.
  17. Stand a chance to win $500 cash and a three-year supply of MPM engine oils worth over $1,200 when you service your car with any MPM engine oil at any MPM authorised distributor from 23rd October 2017 to 21st January 2018. Simply upload your receipt and fill in this form to be eligible for the lucky draw. MPM's range of engine oils has been widely recognised as OEM quality by various automakers, including German marques such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen. These highly complex engines are some of most advanced in the market and, without doubt, require some of the best quality lubricants as well. One of the most commonly used grade of engine oil, the MPM 5W-40 Premium Synthetic C3, meets some of the toughest manufacturer's standards, such as BMW Longlife-04 and Mercedes-Benz MB-Approval 229.51, and is also suitable for modern Euro 4 engines according to ACEA A3/B4 and C3 specifications. These quality standards ensure that the oil is suitable for use in all petrol and diesel applications, with or without a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) in diesel engines and catalyst system for petrol engines. Find out more about MPM engine oils. To increase your chances of winning, post a picture of yourself using an MPM engine oil onto your Facebook wall with the hashtag #mpmoilsingapore or to the MPM Oil Singapore Facebook page. Here's a list of MPM Oil Singapore's authorised distributors: Benefit Auto Care Pte Ltd 3 Motorwerkz Auto 101 (Singapore) Applied Performance DHM Otomotive Werkz D Motorwerkz Mirage Garage Pte Ltd Max Factor Garage Prowerkz Garage Ole Motorsports Arrow Tyres Servo Autowerkz SUCCESS UNITED Extreme Autosports BMS Motorsports Pte Ltd SKM Young Auto Gadget 1 Car Service CLH Tyres Trading Motor Tech Automobile Autobacs Singapore Weng Kee Motor Autrim International Trading
  18. Anyone knows where to buy HAMP (Honda After Market Parts) oil filters. which is made in USA or Japan ? It is supposedly better than the Honda oil filters that is made in Malaysia.
  19. hi, will like to seek advice. can or advisable for an old engine of 2008 kia rio to use Motul x-cess 8100 5w40 EO? Thanks.
  20. Every 6 months, i will go for my car servicing. The shop charge me $98 for servicing which is only the change of engine oil and engine oil net. The engine oil used is Mobil Synthetic Engine Oil. I ask the shop if i could bring my own engine oil next time. They say yes and labour charge to change engine oil and engine oil net is $30. The engine oil net is charged at $13 for normal one and $18 for a branded one. Which is more feasible and worthwhile? Buy the best engine oil myself and only pay the shop for labour charge. What do you think?
  21. Changing car soon and giving away my stockpile of engine oil 5 quarts of Pennzoil Ultra 5w40, the old packaging. Bought from Amazon in May'14 6 quarts of Schaeffer 9000 5w40, bought a few months ago from Mxtradings. Conditions: The 11 quarts of oil are to be given away as 1 batch, if you are splitting with someone else, please do your own arrangements. Self collection from my place. I've a bad back and am not going to lug the engine oil around. Collection is either between 7pm-9pm on weekdays or to be arrange further on weekends. Location is Sengkang Rivervale area. PM me if interested.
  22. What's your servicing interval for your car (within warranty or after warranty) for oil change? 5000km for fully synthetic motor oil or 10,000km as industrial standard practice? Which oil should you use? 5W30/5W40/5W50?
  23. Came across this article online and thought that it would be nice sharing it here with MCF-ers. http://www.preciseauto.sg/blog/21/6/2016/6-engine-oil-tips-car-owners-must-know Preparing for monday blues again :(
  24. Excessive oil consumption isn't normal Automakers say adding oil between scheduled changes is acceptable. It's not. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/06/excessive-oil-consumption/index.htm Newer Audi, BMW, Subaru models use lots of oil, Consumer Reports survey finds http://www.autonews.com/article/20150630/RETAIL05/150639990/newer-audi-bmw-subaru-models-use-lots-of-oil-consumer-reports-survey
  25. Hi, Would appreciate some advice here. Mine is a 2007 BMW 523i. A few days ago the warning light came on with "engine oil level too low" so on Sunday I topped up about 2L (maybe a bit more) of Shell Helix 5w40. Today when my wife drove it home the car started to shake badly, and after parking there was a lot of yellow/brownish liquid on the floor. I opened the bonnet and saw what appears to be coolant oozing out of the expansion tank. The tank cap still looked intact, though. The tank is a genuine BMW one and was replaced a few months ago only. As the car was still hot I didn't dare to open the expansion tank cap. Could this be due to engine oil overfill? But why would that cause coolant overflowing? Or the expansion tank or somewhere in the cooling system leaked (it seemed to be slowly leaking so I topped up with distilled water some time ago)? Could that cause the car to shake? No engine overheat warning came up, though. Any advice will be appreciated!
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