ENGINE AND GEAR OILS
Working closely with European vehicle manufacturers our oils are developed, tested and certified to the exacting standards you would expect of a leading German manufacturer. Specialising in the production of oils with the latest OEM approvals and specifications, Liqui-Moly oil products are the perfect match for European and High Performance engines.
SAE VISCOSITY GRADE
SAE (Society of American Engineers) multi-grade classifications indicate the oil’s viscosity (or thickness) on start up and at normal operating temperatures. Most car makers specify multi-grade oils because they are designed to flow easily at cold temperatures, yet retain the right lubricating properties when hot.
The 5W (W = winter) indicates how the oil will flow when cold. The 40 refers to the oils viscosity at operating temperature. Higher viscosity oil (10W-60) delivers higher thermal stability where as lower viscosity oil (5W-40) minimises fuel consumption and emissions by reducing the energy required to circulate the oil. The correct viscosity is specified by the manufacturer and is designed to optimise the efficiency, performance and life of the engine.
USING THE RIGHT ENGINE OIL
When engines are required to produce more and consume less with extended service intervals, they are highly stressed. Many European vehicle manufacturers consider the generally established oil specifications to be inadequate or out-dated as the function of engine oil has dramatically changed due to these advancements. Using motor oil that does not specifically meet the exacting standards of the manufacturer may void your warranty and can lead to extra fuel consumption, increased carbon emissions, premature engine wear and possible damage.
The performance characteristics of oil are determined by the quality of the base oil as well as the chemical agents that are blended with it. So the engine oil SAE viscosity grade is only part of the story. To ensure you select the right oil for your specific make and model refer to the vehicle owner’s manual for the correct viscosity/specifications and select the appropriate product. Alternatively refer to the Liqui-Moly Oil Guide HERE.
Fuel is the raw energy source needed for an engine to function. It travels through a number of components along the way before it’s converted to power via the combustion cycle. It’s a commercial reality that today’s fuels contain a number of contaminants, and coupled with the by-product of combustion, carbon and other harmful deposits are formed. The effects are gradual and may go unnoticed, however performance and efficiency can be compromised in as little as 2,000 to 5,000 kilometres. Therefore it’s important to take steps to minimise the adverse effects on your engines fuel and combustion components. You may also want to consider enhancing the fuels combustion properties to noticeably boost performance.
Diesel, compared with other types of fuels, is a far less refined product containing higher levels of impurities, which in a relatively short period of time will begin to impact on the engine’s performance and efficiency. Using specially formulated diesel additives that removes residues, increase cetane level or increase combustion intensity is an effective way to maintain a quiet, smooth and efficient engine – which is ultimately what every diesel owner wants.
Liqui-Moly’s range of premium-quality Service Products are designed to help you work smarter, not harder. The diverse range includes day-to-day, high-usage cleaners through to highly-specialised products targeting specific applications. As with our world-renowned additives and lubricants, Liqui-Moly Service Products offer market leading performance. If it wears the Liqui-Moly brand, you can be confident it maintains the level of excellence people have come to expected and rely on.
“Liqui Moly has been a huge asset to our business – at Sommer Car Care we aren’t used to the level of service this company provides. They take care of their customers with exceptional service and exceptional products that we trust for every vehicle we work with. We have grown to know their people by more than just a name, we know them by face. Liqui Moly has given us many opportunities that just don’t get offered these days. You can talk directly to the decision makers that really do have your best interests at heart. We look forward to our future with Liqui Moly.
Our clients do notice the difference since we have changed to Liqui Moly and here are a couple of things we have been told by them.
“Its running beautiful as never before” and “whatever you did it feels better”. We have also been told by a client that runs a Fleet, that they have noticed a fuel consumption reduction.
So a big thank you Liqui Moly”
“I thought I’d just take the time to say how pleased I am with the results after using the Engine Detox cleaner from your range. My current daily vehicle, a 2009 HOLDEN VE sports wagon recently came up with a check oil light. To cut a long story short I was quoted thousands to fix a suspected oil pickup blockage which I thought was ridiculously overpriced. I decided to use your product after doing some research online and after working on the car today, I was suprised to see what came out, especially after it was only serviced 4000kms ago! To say I was relieved that it looks to have solved the issue is an understatement. I know most people are very quick to complain about issues or not being satisfied about things but perhaps not as quick to give the positive feedback when it is deserved.
So I would just like to say thankyou for a great product and for it to do exactly what it says it will do. This has saved me a lot of money and frustration and I will definitely be recommending your products to the people that I know.
Kind regards from a very happy customer!”
“BMW 325i 2009 N52 engine condemned by the dealer as unrepairable due to excess of sludge in vanos system and the internals in the engine. I carried out inspection and found this to be true. Although I thought I would try and remove all removeable components and clean, refit and carry out three engine flushes with LM proline engine Flush as the customer did not want to spend too much money due to the previous recommendation by the dealer. Customer went away. Came back 2,000kms later for another engine flush, I found the engine successfully on route to repair. I carried out one more engine flush, customer returned 10,000kms and car is going very well. So this unrepairable engine fixed simply by LM Proline engine flush. Found this product and all LM additives I use to be very reliable and I use a minimum of two additives in every service I do along with LM high quality oil. Majority of my customers return to me for the products I religiously rely upon which are all Liqui Moly.”
“We have used Liqui moly for two and a half years now and in that time we have seen lots of great results from the oil and additives. Never in 25years have we had so many customers claim that their cars run better after we serviced it. We have done back to back testing on our dyno with the oil and especially MoS2 and Ceratec additives and have been really impressed with the results. We have also pulled apart an engine which we used the 20w50 MoS2 oil in and have been really pleased seeing minimal wear on all components inside the motor. The service from our rep Kristian is excellent and very honest. Couldn’t be happier.”