Hi-Tec Synplus LL-FE 0W30 is a full synthetic, low SAPS, super high performance engine oil which combines the latest development in oil formulation and additive technology to provide a lubricating oil with the highest level of protection.
Today’s environmentally conscious market demands reduced emissions and increased fuel efficiency. This has led to the development of new engine designs resulting in demands for higher quality lubricants.
In recent years car manufacturers have developed smaller, higher output engines to meet stricter fuel economy limits. Small engines help decrease vehicle weight and improve economy but these engines impact lubricants through:
Increased heat which accelerates the rate of oil oxidation, nitration and deposit formation. This degrades the oil and encourages thecreation of more acid and increases viscosity.
Increased pressure and speed which makes it harder for the oil to maintain a lubricant film to prevent metal on metal contact. This accelerates valve train wear.
Emission Control. Most of today’s petrol engines are fitted with three way catalytic converters which reduce emissions of CO, NOx and unburned carbon. These catalytic converters comprise a Reduction Catalyst, which converts NOx to harmless Nitrogen, and an Oxidation Catalyst which burns the CO and hydrocarbons. Catalytic converters however are susceptible to SAPS (Sulfated Ash, Phosphorous and Sulfur) which are present in engine oil detergents, anti-wear additives and base oils.