Use Lubricants In Accordance With Machine Type

KITCHEN – Talking about vehicle maintenance, especially on the engine, periodic changes to the oil alias must be done by the owner. You can do this ritual at an official workshop or subscription.

If this ritual is violated, it is certain that the impact will be prolonged on the performance sector, of course. Moreover, lubricants have extra functions as rust prevention, vibration damping, dirt binder (gram) and engine temperature guard media.

In addition to its function, a lubricant also has a viscosity or viscosity value, which is symbolized by a number. This means that the higher the number, the thicker the oil.

Lubricants on the market are also available in two types of viscosity levels, namely fixed viscosity (single-grade) and dynamic viscosity (multi-grade).

Roni Agung, Head of the Astra Peugeot Sunter Workshop, said that the SAE (Society of American Engineering) standard is used to measure the viscosity level of automotive lubricants.

“The level of viscosity or viscosity figure is shown in the form of numbers. The smaller the number, the more dilute the lubricant will be, ”explained Roni, in his official broadcast.

He explained, for single viscosity (monograde) such as SAE 40W or gearbox oil. Then multigrade viscosity such as for example the 20W-50 or 10W-50 which are commonly used engine components.

Meanwhile, a lubricant with SAE 5W-30 means that it has a thickness of 5 at cold temperatures (Winter), and a viscosity of 30 at a temperature of 100 degrees Celsius.

And in general, the needs of modern machines in today’s newest vehicles require a sufficiently dilute lubricant viscosity level specification.

According to Roni, technological advances, especially in the engine sector, are able to produce lubricants with a lower or thinner viscosity.

Lubricants with small viscosities are suitable for today’s assembled car engines which have more components, tight gaps between components and smooth oil drain holes.

Due to this dilute condition, the oil flows faster and does not obstruct the movement of engine components much. The 5W-30 lubricant is a reference for modern cars, including Peugeot’s alerts.

“For example, lubricants with viscosity numbers SAE 10W-30, 10W-40, 15W-30 and Shell Helix 5W-30 are now the reference for all the latest variants of Peugeot cars,” concluded Roni.

Along with Astra’s ‘anniversary’ celebrations, Astra Peugeot offers a special program ‘Buy 4 Liters of Astra Shell Helix 5W-30 Oil, Get 1 Liter of Oil Free’, which lasts this month only.

The program is available in all Astra Peugeot official workshop branches spread across Sunter, Cilandak, BSD, Solo and Surabaya. [dp/MTH]


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