Do I have to change the oil if you add it constantly?

… the engine still runs on dirty oil, explain the experts of Za Rulem, the oldest and most authoritative automotive publication in Russia, Mikhail Kolodochkin and Alexei Revin.

Modern engines love to eat up oil. Car manufacturers sometimes indicate incredible tolerances for waste in the instructions: up to 1 liter per 1500 km and even 1 liter per 1000 km when working in difficult conditions.

But, as before, oil burning at the level of 1 liter per 10-15 thousand kilometers should be considered normal.

One way to reduce oil consumption is to change it more often. That is, if the engine eats up too much oil, it is better not to postpone replacements and dilute the used oil by half with fresh oil. It is more convenient to change it completely – in terms of money, it is only slightly more expensive. After changing the oil, consumption is minimal. Burnout begins when the oil begins to “age”.

When you change the oil, the oil filter also changes. As a result, the engine runs on clean oil with good cleaning properties, which is perfectly pumped through all channels.

“It often happens that the first time after the replacement the oil hardly burns out and then begins to consume intensively. This suggests that it has lost its properties and needs to be replaced. Waste is a result of the operating conditions no longer matching the quality of the oil. The case can be both in a hard driving mode and in low quality or the wrong selection of oil, ”explain Za Rulem’s experts.

Read more about other secrets and features of motor oils in the December issue of the magazine “Behind the wheel” – already on sale.

The material was prepared on the basis of the article by Mikhail Kolodochkin and Aleksey Revin “All about oil”, published in the magazine “Behind the wheel” No. 12/2022.

Source: Z R

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