Why Late Model Engines Burn Oil
BestLine patented lubricity components reduce wear by 80% as you can see from the picture below. This was done on a lubricity tester at 20 lbs of weight for each test.
Reducing wear, reduces heat and hot spots on the cylinder walls. Hot spots can and do cause serious damage as noted by the automotive industry. See LSPI damage ( low speed pre-ignition )
Please Note: We are describing new issues with cars and trucks built typically after 2005. It has been found that from 2005 to today these engines in many cases use more than a quart of oil between typical oil change routines not long intervals. This can cause catastrophic failures if your not paying attention to your oil level regularly. This is due to tight tolerances and very low viscosity oils that are required by these new motor designs. BestLine can and does help to lessen and even eliminate these problems due to its patented lubricity and wear reduction component in the BestLine Engine Treatments. Older high mileage vehicles also benefit from the use of our engine treatments as well documented over the last several years.
Engines these days are built to work smarter, not harder, to meet rigorous fuel economy and emissions standards without eliminating performance. You may have heard terms like turbochargers and gasoline direct injection (GDI).
These technologies are found in over 155 million cars today and have improved horsepower and torque without reducing fuel efficiency.
But with that greater efficiency, newer engines are starting to experience issues that were unheard of in older engines, including Low-Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI). Sounds complicated, right? The damage caused by the condition could be scarier than the name itself. The other issue that comes with newer motors are excessive oil burn rates that you would expect on high mileage motors. Many newer motors due to the lower viscosity oils and lower lubricity will burn more oil than they should and here is why.
To meet the new lower emissions requirements motor manufacturers had to produce motors with tighter tolerances and low viscosity oils to reduce friction and thus increase fuel mileage. However this is at the cost increased motor wear, oil consumption and LSPI, low speed pre-ignition.
There is a new test called the ILSAC GF-6 that is trying to address these issues but we can solve these problems today. BestLine with it's 52 Worldwide patents on it's incredible lubricity agent will protect your motor from this early wear and oil consumption. You can see more in the independent article published by the world renowned WEAR magazine that published the amazing test data about BestLine here: Down load here: BestLine Full Test Report
See what Tony has to say about BestLine in all his years of experience selling commercial equipment. He sent this to us to help others see what he knows is true.
Group III to group IV are commonly known as synthetic oils and are water clear base oils. The oil manufacturers then add other chemicals and colorants to provide certain characteristics such as viscosity improvers and anti-wear compounds and achieve a particular color. The additive package is as much as 90% of the cost of a finished oil. As you can imagine, oil manufacturers try to meet a minimum specification to keep the price as low as possible to increase the profits.
Here's the punchline: Excessive oil burn and LSPI is killing engines. Engine and Oil manufacturers will never have the same goal as you have to overcome LSPI, limit the oil burn rate and extend the life of your engine, and can never meet that goal given the way their incentives differ from yours. Oil companies add a minimum standard of additives to their products. BestLine is patented and proven to keep components clean, lubricated and cool to minimize LSPI, and we meet the highest standard of wear protection and extended engine life that more than pays for the extra cost of the patented BestLine additive advantage. And we can prove it.
In addition auto manufacturers have reduced the viscosity of the oils to reduce friction loss that reduces fuel consumption as required by the EPA. The lower the viscosity the more difficult it is to get proper lubrication to the components. To compound things further, OEM and oil manufacturers seem to encourage longer times between oil changes. This creates a compound effect when dealing with LSPI and excessive oil burn rates. The longer times between oil changes means that there can be more debris and solids that form in the oil, this can also contribute to hot spots on the cylinder walls, increasing wear and promote the potential for the damaging LSPI and excessive oil consumption.
Automotive manufacturers and lubricant producers have used Groups I to V base oils depending on the application. Demanding applications, like high temperature performance in turbochargers, extreme cold temperature climates, long drain intervals, or even stop and go traffic conditions require a higher level of performance that can be achieved by selecting the “correct base oil” for the engine oil formulation and are usually a Group III or Group IV oil pure synthetic base oil.
What's in the patented BestLine Engine Treatment?
1. The main patented additive is a unique Lubricity agent that has, so far, out performed all other formulations tested in independent test labs to date.
2. Another part of the formula is a unique pure synthetic liquid calcium sulfonate to keep the oil from going acidic. This is measured by an oil analysis test and is reported as a total base number (TBN), which is a measurement of the reserve alkalinity of an oil, meaning its ability to neutralize acids over time.
3. Finally, BestLine uses an antioxidant that helps to extend the life of the other additives in the oil. Much of the darkening of the oil over time is a result of the additive package oxidizing and becoming less effective.
Technically speaking, LSPI is an abnormal combustion event caused by the higher in-cylinder pressures common in modern engines— those that are turbocharged and/or GDI — while operating under low-speed, high-torque conditions. If you’re currently driving a vehicle with one of these engines, pay close attention to what we’re about to tell you.
Imagine you’re sitting idle in your vehicle and press the gas pedal to head down the street. Now, picture the combustion chamber of an engine – where the magic happens. What should be happening is a small explosion from the mixture of fuel and air which causes the pistons to move up and down. In modern engines, the explosion can happen too early. The fuel droplets are released into the combustion chamber and ignited before the piston is in the correct position, potentially causing catastrophic damage.
Why is this bad? The pressure from the explosion can literally destroy your piston and connecting rods. LSPI’s milder effects might include engine noise or rough idle, but it can cause catastrophic damage that could result in a total engine rebuild. And that is not cheap!
LSPI and excessive oil burn is the secret killer of modern engines with turbochargers and supercharges and GDI.