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Extensive Testing For Modern Engine Oils Not All Engine Oils Are Created Equal

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Look behind the scenes at the extensive testing involved for modern engine oils.Today’s best oils will have API SP, ILSAC GF-6, and Dexos Gen 3 Certifications.Modern engine oils continue to decrease in viscosity grades, and yet their performance continues to improve, as mandated by industry regulations and certifications.

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The latest set of certifications pushes engine oils even further, and in this video we’ll examine how Mobil 1’s Triple Action Formula is tested. Tests include a Sequence VH Engine Test for Sludge and Varnish, a Sequence IIIH Engine Test for Oxidation and Deposit, and a 120,000 mile dynamometer test on a vehicle.

For each test, we’ll talk about how the test is conducted, and why the test is difficult (like poor fuel quality, running hot, high engine loads, and excessive blowby).

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We’ll then discuss the test requirements in order to pass, how to identify oils that have passed, and discuss how Mobil 1 performed in the various tests. The 120,000 mile dyno test will also include a full engine tear down and evaluation./via: Engineering Explained

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