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Shell Helix Ultra ECT C2/C3 0W-30 – 1Ltr

Shell Helix Ultra ECT C2/C3 0W-30 – 1Ltr

Fully synthetic motor oil – Shell’s ultimate protection for vehicle emission systems. Give your engine superior performance and protection with the advanced benefits of Shell Helix Ultra ECT C2/C3 0W-30 – our most advanced formulation to date. The latest in our high-quality range of fully synthetic motor oils, it’s proven to deliver greater performance than ever before. Thanks to our Emissions Compatible Technology (ECT), Shell Helix Ultra ECT C2/C3 was developed to help keep the most modern diesel and gasoline engines free of dirt and build up. In testing, our best-ever formulation achieved superior results – from excellent piston cleanliness to fuel efficiency and unsurpassed protection from wear and corrosion. Combining Shell PurePlus Technology and high performance additives, Shell Helix Ultra ECT C2/C3 delivers even higher levels of cleansing and protection. Shell Helix Ultra ECT C2/C3 0W-30 provides: Up to 2.6% greater fuel economy[1] Unsurpassed corrosive wear protection up to 3x better than the latest industry standard[2] up to 4x better wear protection[3] than the latest industry standard. 45% cleaner pistons4 than the industry standard Protects emission systems by helping to keep diesel particulate filters clean Unsurpassed sludge protection – no other motor oil cleans your engine better[5]   Specifications: ACEA C2, ACEA...View more

$19.58

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Castrol Edge 0W-30 With Titanium FST Fully Synthetic 1Ltr

Castrol Edge 0W-30 With Titanium FST Fully Synthetic 1Ltr

Castrol Edge FST Engine Oil – 0W-30 – 1ltr Castrol EDGE 0W-30, boosted with TITANIUM FST™ gives you the confidence to demand maximum engine performance from today’s latest technology, highly engineered engines that operate with tighter tolerances, requiring a high level of protection and low viscosity oils. – Maximises short and long term engine performance. – Reduces engine deposits to help maximise engine response. – Delivers unsurpassed levels of protection across a variety of driving conditions and temperatures. – Delivers and sustains maximum horsepower for longer, even when under pressure. – Independently proven to Improve engine efficiency. Meets or Exceeds Industry Standards > SAE 0W-30; ACEA C3; API SN; > VW 502 00/ 505 00; BMW Longlife-04; > MB-Approval 229.31/ 229.51; > Renault RN0700/0710; dexos2* * Suitable for engines requiring GM dexos2 engine oil performance; this product may also be used where GM LL-A-025 or LL-B-025 products were originally specified.View more

$18.95

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Castrol 1Ltr Magnatec Stop-Start 0W-30 D

Castrol 1Ltr Magnatec Stop-Start 0W-30 D

Castrol 1Ltr Magnatec Stop-Start 0W-30 D Do you drive in busy traffic? Choose Castrol MAGNATEC STOP-START 0W-30 D and its intelligent molecules will protect your engine from the moment you start, every time you start, dramatically reducing* stop-start wear. Forms a self-healing layer that clings to metal surfaces and protects your engine in busy traffic conditions Uses full synthetic technology Provides continuous protection for all driving conditions, styles and temperatures Delivers outstanding performance under extreme cold start up conditions Approvals & Specifications: Meets Ford WSS-M2C950-AView more

$17.46

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Shell Helix Ultra A5/B5 0W-30 – 1Ltr

Shell Helix Ultra A5/B5 0W-30 – 1Ltr

Shell Helix Ultra – Fully Synthetic motor oil for Audi A5/B5 – 0W-30 – 1Ltr Shell Helix Ultra uses unique active cleansing technology to help high-performance engines operate at maximum efficiency by helping to protect them from power-robbing deposits and wear. It helps to reduce engine friction to provide enhanced fuel economy. API SL ACEA A5/B5 Fully synthetic motor oil Shell’s ultimate active cleansing technology helps protect high-performance engines from power and performance-robbing deposits. Superior wear and corrosion protection Helps to extend engine life by protecting surfaces from wear and tear by helping to neutralise corrosive combustion acids. Low viscosity and low friction Up to 2.6% greater fuel economy Unsurpassed sludge protection No other motor oil can keep your engine closer to factory clean Excellent resistance to degradation Helps to maintain protection throughout the oil-drain interval Low-evaporation formulation Low oil consumption for less frequent top-up. Exceptional low-temperature performance easier starting in cold weather.View more

$13.19

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Petronas 1ltr Syntium 7000 XS 0W-30

Petronas 1ltr Syntium 7000 XS 0W-30

Petronas 1Ltr Syntium 7000E 0W-30 Fully Synthetic lubricant capable of offering extreme Fuel Economy and Low SAPS technology, without compromising engine reliability and protection. Characteristics: Extreme Fuel Economy, low oil consumption and cold start technology High wear protection under extreme weather conditions High reduction of ash accumulation in the particulate filter, preventing loss of power PETRONAS Syntium 7000 E: meets the requirements of high performance petrol and diesel engines, including those fitted with DPF and TWC systems. PETRONAS Syntium 7000 E 0W-30 is a fully synthetic lubricants that meets and exceeds below performances: API SN ILSAC GF-5 ACEA C2 PSA B71 2312  Ford WSS-M2C950-A  Jaguar JLR.03.5007View more

$13.04

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0w30 TRIPLE QX Fully Synthetic Engine Oil – 5Ltr

0w30 TRIPLE QX Fully Synthetic Engine Oil – 5Ltr

TRIPLE QX Fully Synthetic Engine Oil – 0W-30 – 5ltr Triple QX Syn Plus 0W-30 fully synthetic motor oil is blended in UK with the highest quality base stocks and advance additive technology. It meets the performance levels and specifications for the vehicles requiring this oil. Triple QX motor oil provides optimum engine performance, improved fuel economy and reduced exhaust emissions. Benefits: Effective fuel efficiency Excellent high and low temperature performance Exceptional long term anti-wear characteristics Very high standard of engine cleanliness Excellent sludge control for stop-go city motoring ACEA A5, B5 VW 503.00/506.00/506.01View more

from $52.46

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TRIPLE QX Fully Synthetic Engine Oil – 0W-30 – 1ltr

TRIPLE QX Fully Synthetic Engine Oil – 0W-30 – 1ltr

TRIPLE QX Fully Synthetic Engine Oil – 0W-30 – 1ltr Triple QX Syn Plus 0W-30 fully synthetic motor oil is blended in UK with the highest quality base stocks and advance additive technology. It meets the performance levels and specifications for the vehicles requiring this oil. Triple QX motor oil provides optimum engine performance, improved fuel economy and reduced exhaust emissions. Benefits: Effective fuel efficiency Excellent high and low temperature performance Exceptional long term anti-wear characteristics Very high standard of engine cleanliness Excellent sludge control for stop-go city motoring ACEA A5, B5 VW 503.00/506.00/506.01View more

$11.07

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Petronas Syntium 7000 DM Engine Oil – 0W-30 – 1ltr

Petronas Syntium 7000 DM Engine Oil – 0W-30 – 1ltr

PETRONAS Syntium 7000 OM OW-30 is specially formulated to provide outstanding protection for the engines equipped with after treatment exhaust systems running under the most extreme  demanding driving conditions. It is formulated through our extensive collaboration experience with major European car manufacturers, coupled with fully synthetic and environmentally friendly mid SAPS lubricant technology to provide optimum thermal and oxidation stability. It delivers fuel economy and yet effectively protects the after treatment exhaust systems for your cars. PETRONAS Syntiurn 7000 OM OW-30 is a mid SAPS oil that is suitable for all types of passenger cars such as Mercedes-Benz including gasoline, diesel engines (equipped with after treatment exhaust system) and latest high performance cars, SUVs and light vans fitted with emission control devices such as diesel particulate filters and catalytic converters, fuel injections, multi-valves, turbochargers or superchargers operating under most severe conditions. It is also suitable for vehicles running on biofuels. The experience gathered by PETRONAS on the Fl circuits and most important motoring events and competitions has enabled the development of PETRONAS Syntium; a range of hi-tech lubricants capable of meeting the needs of new generation engines – both on track and on the road. Specification: SAE 0W-30, ACEA C3,...View more

from $11.45

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GTX 10W-40 A3/B4 Engine Oil 4Ltr

GTX 10W-40 A3/B4 Engine Oil 4Ltr

Castrol gives you the confidence to demand maximum engine performance from todayÂ’s latest technology, highly engineered engines that operate with tighter tolerances, requiring a high level of protection and low viscosity oils. – Maximises short and long term engine performance. – Reduces engine deposits to help maximise engine response. – Delivers unsurpassed levels of protection across a variety of driving conditions and temperatures. – Delivers and sustains maximum horsepower for longer, even when under pressure. – Independently proven to Improve engine efficiency.View more

$41.53

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Magnatec Professional 0w20 Engine Oil – 1ltr

Magnatec Professional 0w20 Engine Oil – 1ltr

Castrol gives you the confidence to demand maximum engine performance from todayÂ’s latest technology, highly engineered engines that operate with tighter tolerances, requiring a high level of protection and low viscosity oils. – Maximises short and long term engine performance. – Reduces engine deposits to help maximise engine response. – Delivers unsurpassed levels of protection across a variety of driving conditions and temperatures. – Delivers and sustains maximum horsepower for longer, even when under pressure. – Independently proven to Improve engine efficiency.View more

$27.47

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Edge 10W-60 With Titanium FST Fully Synthetic Engine Oil – 1Ltr

Edge 10W-60 With Titanium FST Fully Synthetic Engine Oil – 1Ltr

Castrol gives you the confidence to demand maximum engine performance from todayÂ’s latest technology, highly engineered engines that operate with tighter tolerances, requiring a high level of protection and low viscosity oils. – Maximises short and long term engine performance. – Reduces engine deposits to help maximise engine response. – Delivers unsurpassed levels of protection across a variety of driving conditions and temperatures. – Delivers and sustains maximum horsepower for longer, even when under pressure. – Independently proven to Improve engine efficiency.View more

$28.75

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Edge 10W-60 With Titanium FST Fully Synthetic Engine Oil – 4Ltr

Edge 10W-60 With Titanium FST Fully Synthetic Engine Oil – 4Ltr

Castrol gives you the confidence to demand maximum engine performance from todayÂ’s latest technology, highly engineered engines that operate with tighter tolerances, requiring a high level of protection and low viscosity oils. – Maximises short and long term engine performance. – Reduces engine deposits to help maximise engine response. – Delivers unsurpassed levels of protection across a variety of driving conditions and temperatures. – Delivers and sustains maximum horsepower for longer, even when under pressure. – Independently proven to Improve engine efficiency.View more

$95.85

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Oil System

You don’t need to be a professional mechanic to acknowledge the fact that a vehicle’s engine has numerous moving parts. When these parts come into contact with each other while in motion, friction occurs, which lowers their efficiency and increases their wear and tear rate. This is the purpose of the oil system in your vehicle, to act as a lubricant and reduce the damaging effect that friction has on your engine.

Components of the Oil System

While there might be slight differences between different manufacturers, the main components that are standard in all vehicles are:

- The Oil Pan/Sump

This is the reservoir that holds the engine oil. The oil that gets into the engine comes from the oil pan, and after it circulates through the engine it returns back to the oil pan ready to its next cycle.

- The Oil Pump

Since gravity is working against the oil circulation, an oil pump is necessary to provide the power that will push the oil and create the required pressure to move it throughout the engine.

- The Pressure Valve

Once the oil is pumped from the sump, it is restricted for a while so that it builds up enough pressure to propel it throughout the engine. Once this pressure is achieved, the pressure valve opens to allow the pressurized oil into the engine.

- The Oil Filter

Once the oil has gone through the engine, it picks up dust, grime and other particles that were hidden within the engine’s crooks and crannies. The oil filter removes these impurities before the oil is recycled back into the engine.

- The Pickup Tube

This is the piping that connects the oil pan/sump with the pressure valve. Once the engine is switched on, the oil pump pushes the oil through the pickup tube on its way towards the engine.

- Galleries

The galleries are a series of holes within the engine that allows the pumped oil to access all the engine components that require lubrication. Thanks to the pressure created by the oil pump, in conjunction with the pressure valve, the oil that enters the engine has sufficient pressure to pass through all the galleries and lubricate the engine’s moving parts.

What is the Purpose of Oil in the Engine?

Engine oil serves three main purposes:

- Lubrication

This is the main purpose of engine oil, to lubricate the moving parts within the engine. A well-lubricated engine does not have much friction which reduces the amount of energy that is required to function. This increases engine performance and improves the overall vehicle engine efficiency. Lubrication also reduces the wear and tear that comes naturally when moving engine parts come into contact. The main engine block which houses the pistons and the crankshaft are particularly prone to damage if they are not sufficiently lubricated, this is where a performance oil system come into play removing the unnecessary risk to valuable engine parts.

- Temperature Regulation

One of the ‘side-effects’ of friction within the engine is overheating. A well-lubricated oil system ensures that this friction generated heat is not produced which keeps the engine temperatures cooler. Oil is also an excellent conductor of heat. As the cool oil passes through the engine, it absorbs some of the heat generated in the engine further cooling it.

- Removing Dirt and Debris from the Engine

As the engine moves, it usually collects dust, dirt and other debris. These are usually washed away by the oil as it passes through the small holes and galleries within the engine. The oil filter ensures that this dirt is not returned back to the engine during the next oil cycle, thus keeping the engine clean. Debris buildup within the engine affects the overall efficiency and performance of your vehicle.

Aftermarket Improvements to the Oil System

The aftermarket parts that can improve the performance of your vehicle include:

- Oil Catch Tanks

During the combustion process, the combustion cylinder and piston need to be well-lubricated to function properly. Unfortunately, some of this oil ends up getting mixed with the fuel-air mixture being combusted, adding impurities to the exhaust fumes produced. Without an oil catch tank, this oil will be pushed into the exhaust system and will cause clogging over time. In high-performance vehicles, not only is the combustion rate increased, but any blockage in the exhaust will lead to reduced efficiency. The catch tank stores this oil before it enters into the exhaust system.

- Oil Drain Plugs

When you go for an engine change, the oil that is stored in your sump needs to be drained; this is done via the oil drain plug which is located below the sump. High-performance vehicles usually require a reinforced drain plug that will not cause leakage under heavy use.

- Dry Sump

Most stock cars use a wet sump which stores all the oil being used in the engine. A dry sump utilizes an additional oil reservoir which allows the sump to be much smaller. It is referred to as the ‘dry’ sump since it is completely drained when the oil is being pumped into the engine. Its smaller size allows the engine to sit lower and creates a lower center of gravity that improves handling and cornering at high speeds.

- Oil Coolers

In a high-performance engine, the oil tends to heat up much faster due to the increased power output. Engine coolers are usually installed to keep the oil from getting overheated, and losing its effectiveness. Engine coolers are usually installed to regulate the temperature of heating oil, although there are some that can regulate the transmission oil temperatures as well.