Frequently Asked Questions
CAN WE APPLY MINERAL BASED GREASES AND SYNTHETIC GREASES TO THE SAME PLACE?
Information regarding the compatibility must be obtained before mixing mineral based greases and synthetic greases. Even though they’re compatible, mineral based greases may adversely affect the performance of synthetic greases.
CAN WE MIX GREASES CONTAINING DIFFERENT THICKENERS?
The greases containing different type thickeners may be incompatible with each other, thereby problems like deterioration in respect of consistency may arise. You can get information from the technical support team about the compatibility of grease types.
HOW DO WE KNOW THE DETERIORATION OF ENGINE OIL?
The oil is required to be tested physically and chemically under laboratory conditions.
IS IT NECESSARY TO ADD ADDITIVE INTO THE ENGINE OIL?
Engine oils are designed in such a manner that won’t need any extra oil additives. Therefore, the use of oil additives may even damage the engine contrary to popular belief. It is also not necessary to add any extra additives to the oils used in transmission, differential and steering wheel hydraulic systems.
IT IS SAID THAT “TOLERANCES” ARE CONTRACTED IN ENGINES, WHAT IS TOLERANCE?
Tolerance is an expression that refers to the space between two metals which are very close even touching to each other. The engine is enabled to be more compact and to exhibit much more performance by minimizing these spaces with new technologies. The use of finer (synthetic) oils is preferred in new technology engines with contracted tolerances.
WHY DOES ENGINE OIL DARKEN AND LOOK LIKE DIRTY?
One of the tasks of the engine oil is cleaning. High quality engine oil takes inside the soot generated in the engine thanks to its dispersant and detergent additives through dispersion, prevents sticking on metal surfaces. It cleans those sticking to metal surfaces with detergent. Therefore, engine oil is contaminated. Hence, the engine oil looking like dirty means fulfilling its task properly.
WHY DO ENGINES REDUCE OIL?
Oil reduction is related to the technology of the engine. Metals (cylinders, pistons) have been designed closer to each other in modern engines produced with new technologies in an effort to provide high performance. This property of the engines causes the oil to be worn, and consequently to reduce. Vehicle manufacturers have specified oil reduction shares for certain km. intervals of the vehicles in vehicles’ booklets. Synthetic lubricants makes less reduction compared to mineral oils.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SYNTHETIC LUBRICANT AND MINERAL OIL?
Mineral oil is manufactured by adding necessary additives into the base oil obtained through processing the petroleum. Synthetic lubricant is obtained by adding necessary additives after undergoing several chemical procedures under laboratory conditions. Synthetic lubricants, which are manufactured with a different technology in laboratories, are more resistant to higher and lower temperatures and high pressure in comparison to mineral oils.