As the quality and rheological properties of human blood depends on the health and condition of the person himself, and in full measure, the long-term stable operation of any power unit also depends on the quality characteristics of the engine oil, its prescription composition.
For this reason, OILConsulting from KSMLUBES recommends not to neglect the timely replacement of used engine oil during vehicle maintenance. Since the daily active operation of your car is not only consumer comfort, but also responsible action to extend the maintenance-free operation of equipment.
Engine oil is the internal environment of the engine in which the waste products of the engine itself (soot, fuel, etc.) and various elements from the outside fall. It is common when water enters the engine oil. There may be many reasons for this.
Some may think that what is special can happen to the engine oil poured into my car if not a significant amount of water gets into it. Well, a little dilute, well, that's all ... This is a very erroneous point of view. Water ingress into the engine oil leads to a change and violation of its composition. This can cause various unexpected chemical reactions. When water enters the engine oil, it begins to emulsify, to acquire a more dense structure, to become less fluid. The performance of additives in engine oil may also be impaired. All this threatens with not full-fledged circulation of lubricant through the engine channels and, as a consequence, oil starvation of certain sections of the unit. Which leads to the impossibility of performing the main functions of engine oil: lubricate, remove heat and protect against corrosion. All this may lead to the occurrence of piston rings or to a premature overhaul due to damage to the crankshaft or camshaft.
Every motorist with knowledge of the basic signs of the presence of water in the engine oil can most likely prevent damage to engine elements.
What are these signs?
- The rapid decrease of the coolant. If there are no signs of antifreeze leaking from the cooling system through clamps, nozzles and other elements, this is considered to be one of the main symptoms of water getting into engine oil.
- The presence of light on the oil dipstick. This indicates that the composition of the oil has been changed, due to the most often occurring reason, namely the ingress of water into the oil.
- Change the level and color of oil. Responsible motorist, making with regular constancy diagnostic measures can not fail to respond to the increased level of engine oil. And even more so if the color of the oil has changed, it has acquired a “rusty” hue, and the nearest maintenance service is still far away, this may indicate the presence of processes of oxidation of engine parts, which may be caused by the presence of water in the oil.
To stop the problem, you must first establish the cause. We list the main ones.
- Increased humidity in the region of operation of the vehicle. It is recommended when operating in wet conditions to replace the engine oil more often. If there is an excess of humidity in the air, moisture will enter the engine and inevitably get into the oil.
- The quality of the purchased oil. In order not to buy oil of dubious quality, where the initial probability of water presence is high enough, purchase oils from TEMOL and Protec brands as recommended by OILConsulting from KSMLUBES via B2Bshop.
- Improper storage of oil. When storing even high-quality oil, you need to responsibly treat the sealing of the container in which it is stored.
- Problems with oil caused by engine malfunctions. Most often it is getting antifreeze in the lubricant.
It is also important to note that a large amount of water in the engine can accumulate during the cold season, especially if the operation of the car involves short trips. The solution to this problem can be a trip to a distance of 150 km, and of course carrying out timely maintenance for the replacement of engine oil.