YOGYAKARTA - The selection of oil for old cars must be done appropriately and should not be arbitrary. The consideration that needs to be considered is because old car engines are no longer as close as new cars and the technology used may be different. So how much oil viscosity for cars over 10 years old?
There are quite a lot of old car fans over the age of ten in Indonesia. In addition, many people are interested in buying second cars because the price is cheaper. When you are going to propose to an old car, the selection of oil is important to pay attention to.
Old cars require different treatments, as do in their use of oil. That's why you need to know the thickness of the oil for cars over 10 years old and its impact on engine performance.
Old car owners or over 10 years old are advised to use oil with a viscosity of 20-50. The viscosity of this oil is thicker than the oil recommended when the car's condition is still new. Usually new cars use oil with a thickness value of 5W-30 or 10W-30.
Why is an old car recommended to use strong oil? The old car engine has a performance that is no longer as popular as the new car. Usually, the level of precision in old car engines has decreased due to friction over the years of driving.
When the car has been used for more than 10 years, the friction in the component will cause smoothness. This condition makes the creation of gaps between components even bigger. The longer the distance the car is, the gap in the components will be looser.
Because the level of visibility is already quite high, old cars need to be balanced with the use of thicker oil. The use of condensed oil on old cars aims to protect the components so that they can work optimally. Especially on the walls of the cylinder of the old car engine.
In addition, old cars are advised to use strong oil because the engine is more prone to heat. The thick oil has a long lasting nature so that it is more resistant to heat than diluted oil. Dilute oil evaporates faster and will be damaged quickly if it is often hot.
The use of dilute oil in old cars can cause oil to be carried to the fuel room. If this condition occurs, the lubricant volume will decrease faster. In addition, the inner part of the cylinder also has the potential to get dirty due to the remaining fluid that caught fire.
The use of dilute oil with a viscosity of 0W-20 or 5W-30 for old cars does not provide optimal results. The oil may not be able to go up to the top component of the engine. This condition makes the engine component unable to be perfectly lubricated.
In order to be able to choose the right oil for an old car over 10 years old, you need to understand the oil codes. Here are a number of meanings of the oil code that four-wheeled vehicle owners need to know:
This type of oil with viscosity is best suited for old cars. This oil is able to be at temperatures between -10 degrees Celsius to 150 degrees Celsius. But this oil makes the engine more wasteful of fuel. This oil is very supportive for old cars that need condensed oil to protect their engine components.
The 15W-10 coded oil has a congestion that is not too high. This oil is able to maintain its viscosity at a temperature of -15 degrees Celsius to 150 degrees Celsius. This oil is suitable for cars that are not too old or under 10 years old.
This oil has a congestion that is not too high and is suitable for cars that are not too old or under 10 years old. The 10-40 coded oil is able to maintain congestion at a temperature of -20 degrees Celsius of up to 150 degrees Celsius.
This type of oil is suitable for use in a large old car. The 15W-40 oil can maintain its viscosity at a temperature of -20 degrees Celsius up to 150 degrees Celsius. This oil is perfect for cars that have heavy engines with large components.
That's a review of the thickness of oil for cars over 10 years old or old. Old car owners are advised to use oil with thick viscosity such as 20W-50 oil. But in addition, the selection of oil also needs to be adjusted to the operation of the car engine.
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