Ever wondered why it’s so important to keep your diesel engine well lubricated or which engine oil to use? Read on to find the answers to our most frequently asked questions on the subject:
Firstly, why do I need engine oil?
A diesel engine requires the correct lubrication to keep it running at optimum performance.
Engine oil provides three key functions in a modern internal combustion engine:
- Keeps engine components working smoothly together
- Helps draw heat away from the combustion chamber (with thousands of controlled detonations happening every minute the inside of an engine can get very hot)
- Prevents carbon and varnishes from accumulating in the engine
Which engine oil should I use?
There are many types of engine oil. Consult your service manual for the appropriate viscosity of oil that your engine requires, for example 15W/40 or 5W-30. (more…)