Hello everyone, the title of this article totally caught my attention.
The question of WHAT, are there the major differences between DIESEL oil and GASOLINE oil? What makes them different? Many of us have always known about the two categories, but what are their significant differences?
A writer from Lake Speed Jr. authored a nice article about it with Motor Trend.
For me, the key points are:
- ZINC in Oil. Known as ZDDP (Zinc DialkylDithioPhosphates).
There are distinct types of zinc compounds, it is a power antioxidant and anti-wear additive; however, too much zinc can also be harmful.
- Diesel engines with lower RPM’s need special Antifoam additives to aid in the mixture of air (oxygen) with oil, meaning aerated oil, which can cause massive failures in diesel engines like bearing failure.
- And appreciate the last question “WHAT’S THE BEST MOTOR OIL?” This is a good question for sales folks to understand. Don’t go by the brand, instead, go by the application (meaning engine and components).
A little research in the application will result in more knowledge about the engine which will allow you to make a nice recommendation focusing on an oil that hopefully will exceed equipment requirements.