BIZOL Blog https://www.bizol.com/blog BIZOL Blog - innovative motor oils and car care products Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:27:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 Synthetic oil 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40.What makes it premium? https://www.bizol.com/blog/synthetic-oil-bizol-green-oil-plus-and-friction-modifier/ https://www.bizol.com/blog/synthetic-oil-bizol-green-oil-plus-and-friction-modifier/#respond Thu, 22 Apr 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://www.bizol.com/blog/?p=1593 Prof. Dr. Boris Zhmud, BIZOL, Germany BIZOL insider information on engine oil production Different applications, different product development What makes a motor oil be considered premium? Price, universality, availability, fuel economy, compliance with specifications and OEM approvals? The answer is not as simple as it seems. In fact, it depends on your preferences. For instance, […]

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Prof. Dr. Boris Zhmud, BIZOL, Germany

BIZOL insider information on engine oil production

Different applications, different product development

What makes a motor oil be considered premium? Price, universality, availability, fuel economy, compliance with specifications and OEM approvals? The answer is not as simple as it seems. In fact, it depends on your preferences. For instance, a racing driver will look for an synthetic oil that properly protects engine under critical regimes letting him finish the race. Nothing else matters. Car enthusiasts not only look for engine protection, but also tend to keep an eye on the price and compliance with specifications. Depending on the actual requirements, oil formulations can be fine-tuned to max up one or another aspect of performance.

The secret of base oils and oil formulation

Technically speaking, all motor oils consist of a base oil and an additive package. Top-tier crankcase lubricants meeting today’s toughest performance requirements use API Group III, IV and V synthetic base oils. Contrary to a popular belief, “full synthetic” motor oils are never formulated from Group IV alone and always contain solvency and lubricity boosters, such as alkylated naphthalenes, esters, and oil-soluble polyalkylene glycols. Choice of base oil type affects requirements to the additive package, so a great deal of experience is required to develop balanced formulations. What does a balanced formulation mean? As already mentioned, the oil formulation has to meet a large number of requirements indicated in the specifications, which go far beyond the viscometric properties defined by the SAE viscosity grades. Dozens of different laboratory and engine tests are necessary to cover a high compatibility of material and engine designs and to develop an oil that has optimal resistance to oxidation, contamination, fuel dilution and so on.

Mid-tier or top tier? Quality has its price!

Since some properties are mutually excluding, it is generally not possible to improve all of them at the same time.
One can single out two main development philosophies. The first one applies to mainstream products. The majority of mainstream products fall into the so-called mid-tier category providing a sufficient level performance mandated by the specifications and outstanding supply chain resilience at minimum price. These products are usually manufactured locally from locally sourced raw materials. Top-tier products, by contrast, prioritize oil performance over price.

German manufactured – Consistent quality – BIZOL G+

BIZOL G+ is our flagship product featuring exceptional oxidation stability, cleanliness, good lubrication performance both at temperature extremes, low evaporation losses, exceptional lubricant film strength for superior wear protection, fuel efficiency, and long service life. All these things mean that you have a special oil. However it is the additives and the formulator skills that make it an exceptional oil.

Apart from the state-of-the-art technologies implemented in its formulation, we go great lengths to guarantee property consistency – i.e. that the product you buy in Mexico and Germany is exactly the same. BIZOL oil is shipped directly from our manufacturing plant in Germany.

The development of BIZOL G+ product line began in 2015, amid preparations for the ACEA C3-16 and C5-16 specification upgrade and ILSAC GF-6 specification development. However, since the official release date for ILSAC GF-6 was delayed several times, BIZOL G+ was put on the market in 2017, alongside with the API SN Plus specification adoption. BIZOL G+ was one of the first products on the market featuring timing chain wear (TCW) and low speed pre-ignition (LSPI) protection. Proudly made in Germany.

BIZOL G+ engine oil – Three lines of engine protection

BIZOL G+ engine oil provides three lines of defense against wear.

  1. BIZOL W-guard technology
  2. BIZOL COMB LubriBoost technology
  3. Fully synthetic formula using API Group III – V base oil

Highly effective W-guard technology is essential for protecting against timing chain wear (TCW) and COMB LubriBoost friction modification technology is crucial for lubricant film strength in stop-and-go operation typical of hybrids. Used together, W-guard and COMB LubriBoost increase engine wear protection.

1. BIZOL W-guard technology – Wear protection (TCW)

  • tungsten nano-additive for exceptional wear protection

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2. BIZOL COMB LubriBoost technology – film strength during stop-start

  • polymeric friction modifier for superior lubricant film strength during stop-start

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3. Advanced full synthetic formula using API Group III – V base oil

  • exceptional oxidation stability and long-life
  • Low Speed Pre Ignition & Time Chain Wear protection

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BIZOL G+ – Performance advantage and LSPI protection

This gives BIZOL G+ a significant performance margin compared to the underlying ACEA requirements, in particular in terms of wear protection and engine cleanliness. Since the oil price as such is only a fraction of the total service costs, it makes sense to extend the oil change interval: you save money by using an oil with twice the service interval, even if the oil is twice as expensive as usual.

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Boost your engine oil! BIZOL Friction Modifier+ o94 Additive

Together with our BIZOL G+ engine oil line, we have also launched an aftermarket oil treatment package with W-guard technology. This can be added directly to the engine and enhances the performance of the oil. The after-treatment of a low-price oil with BIZOL Friction Modifier+ o94 significantly improves the wear properties. Although it does not reach “top tier” status, it still improves substantially.

A powerful oil treatment to reduce friction and wear: BIZOL W-Guard Technology

BIZOL Friction Modifier+ o94 is developed to make any conventional engine oil do a better job by dramatically reducing friction and wear, increasing power output, increasing fuel economy and reducing emissions. A 250 ml can of BIZOL Friction Modifier+ o94 is suitable for 4L to 6L engine oil and effective up to 50.000 km.

Additional further reading on the topic can be found in the article from LUBE magazine “Lube-Tech” in the April 2021 issue.

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Is your engine running hot? BIZOL® Radiator Clean+ r70! https://www.bizol.com/blog/bizol-radiator-clean-r70/ https://www.bizol.com/blog/bizol-radiator-clean-r70/#respond Thu, 25 Mar 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.bizol.com/blog/?p=1562 Is the expensive replacement of defective components always necessary? Why should I clean the radiator? Pollutions that stress the cooling system Especially on hot summer days, the cooling system in the car is put under a lot of strain. High temperatures, long-distance journeys on holiday or a lack of cooling air due to traffic jams […]

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Is the expensive replacement of defective components always necessary?

Why should I clean the radiator? Pollutions that stress the cooling system

Especially on hot summer days, the cooling system in the car is put under a lot of strain. High temperatures, long-distance journeys on holiday or a lack of cooling air due to traffic jams or stop-and-go traffic are a challenge for the cooling systems. In the worst case, thermal overload can lead to engine damage. This is because as the temperature rises and the engine oil viscosity drops, which leads to problems with component lubrication. This is why you should regularly keep your radiator clean. There are many possible reasons for the temperature warning indicator in the cockpit to flash when the engine is overheating:

Possible causes when the temperature warning indicator flashes in the cockpit

Component damage as a factor in the lack of cooling

  1. poor power supply to the fan and water pump due to the V-belt slipping
  2. defective fluid coupling does not drive the condenser fan
  3. faulty thermostat prevents the cooling circuit from opening
  4. damaged thermo-switch or broken fuse of the electric fan

Careless maintenance as a reason for inadequate cooling

  1. deposits of lime and rust hinder heat dissipation
  2. missing coolant
  3. leaks in the cooling system
  4. dirty radiator system
  5. trapped air in the cooling system

Simply and cost-effectively a clean cooler for optimal cooling

In contrast to time-consuming and expensive replacement of defective components, low-cost maintenance measures are often very effective in eliminating errors in the cooling system. In addition to topping up the coolant and removing air from the cooling system, it is often sufficient to clean the radiator grid of road dirt or flies. To do this, clean the net carefully with compressed air in the opposite direction to the direction of travel or carefully with a medium-hard brush. Leaks caused by old, porous hoses or loose fastening clamps can be quickly and easily remedied by replacing the hoses and tightening the fastening clamps.

BIZOL Radiator Clean+ r70 is effective for trucks, buses and motor vehicles

To avoid lime and rust deposits in the cooling system, regular cleaning with an additive is important. Additives such as BIZOL® Radiator Clean+ r70 help very effectively. BIZOL® Radiator Clean+ r70 contains special, gentle cleaning agents for the entire cooling circuit. The special cleaning molecules effectively dissolve oil and lime deposits, but still have no negative effect on the radiator and seals. BIZOL Radiator Clean+ r70 is suitable for cleaning the entire cooling system in motor vehicles, trucks and buses. However, a complete change of the coolant should take place every two years at the latest.

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Properties of low or mid-SAPS oils

Why does oil burn?

What should you take into account when choosing diesel oil? You must know that some oil might, inevitably, burn with the fuel: even under low manufacturing tolerances of engine components, it may happen. Naturally, this is conditioned by some factors, like wear of the piston rings, time of year or driving style. And when this happens, small amounts of oil get into the combustion chamber of the engine through the piston rings or valve guides and burn there as well. The burnt residues are then filtered out by the exhaust aftertreatment systems.

What happens to the burnt oil?

If the burnt engine oil has high levels of sulphate ash (SA), phosphorus (P) and sulphur (S), the downstream exhaust gas aftertreatment systems are highly loaded. Diesel particulate filters (DPF), SCR catalytic converters and gasoline particulate filters (GPF) can then become clogged and as a result, lose their function. In the worst case, they might stop reducing exhaust emissions, which can impact the engine’s performance.

Low- or mid-SAPS oils help to relieve exhaust aftertreatment systems

Therefore, a low content of sulphated ash (SA), phosphorus (P) and sulphur (S) is important in the development of new engine oils. These low- or mid-SAPS oils have a reduced ash-forming content and are gentle on exhaust aftertreatment systems. They ensure that the fine filter systems do not clog so quickly and are an important contribution to ensuring environmental protection.

ACEA-C specification

The ACEA (Association of European Automobile Manufacturers) defines the quality of engine oils on the basis of European requirements. The designations of the ACEA specifications are composed of the suitability for a certain type of engine / exhaust gas aftertreatment (A, B, C, E). Engine oils with an ACEA C specification meet the requirements of a low upper limit of ash-forming components and are designed for passenger cars with diesel and gasoline engines that are equipped with a diesel particulate filter (DPF), SCR catalytic converters and gasoline particulate filters (GPF).

BIZOL Technology 5W-30 C3

Car owners should definitely pay attention to the choice of the right engine oil. The “Technology” product range from BIZOL offers high-quality low- and mid-SAPS engine oils based on fully synthetic and HC synthetic base oils that meet the high requirements of the ACEA Class C specifications. In particular, BIZOL Technology 5W-30 C3 is a high-quality engine oil for diesel engines with turbochargers and diesel particulate filters (DPF). The combination of base oils of the unconventional synthesis technology and an additive package of the latest generation results in an engine oil with high shear stability, a stable viscosity over a wide temperature range, a low viscosity and high shear stability.

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Synthetic oil BIZOL® Green Oil+

Advantages of the Start-Stop systems

The majority of modern engines in passenger cars and light commercial vehicles are nowadays equipped with a start-stop system. An automatic start-stop system automatically switches off the engine when the traffic lights turn red, for example, and starts it as soon as the accelerator pedal is pressed. This process reduces the time the engine spends idling. The advantages of this development are reduced CO2 emissions and lower fuel consumption. In stop-and-go traffic, this technology can help you save a 3 % to 10 % fuel!

Disadvantages of the Start-Stop systems

However, some engine components suffer a critical increase of tribological stress because of frequent start-stop. Up to 75% of engine wear and wear-related failures happen during the engine starting process. If compared to equivalent engine configurations without this system, frequent start-stop intervals can double the damage to bearings. Therefore, despite the general assumption, specially developed engine oils for stop-and-go traffic or start-stop systems are important.

Wear on important engine components

The automotive industry is aware of this and is therefore working together with lubricant manufacturers to provide reliable engine oils that permanently protect the longevity of engine components, even under increased stress from start-stop systems. Wear affects mostly camshaft bearings, balancer shaft bearings, main bearings and connecting rod/piston pin systems. Additionally, engine oils with an extremely low viscosity, used for fuel economy, can have a deteriorating effect.

Synthetic oil BIZOL Green Oil+

With the Green Oil+ series BIZOL offers special engine oils which counteract the increased wear in city traffic or via start-stop systems. Intensive and time-consuming test sequences have led to further developments which are necessary for this challenging operation. The Green Oil Plus series has a large number of special wear protection properties that go beyond the “minimal sufficient” specified by the engine manufacturer.

BIZOL COMB LubriBoost Technology

For example, the BIZOL COMB LubriBoost technology in Green Oil+ increases the lubricating film strength twice over. This prevents the lubricating film from collapsing when there is no relative movement between the mating surfaces, as is the case in stop-and-go traffic. To keep the engine in top condition beyond the warranty period, experts recommend the use of a special start-stop suitable engine oil.

Contact us for more information!

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What are the symptoms of a blocked diesel particulate filter?

Everything you need to know about diesel particulate filters

What does a Diesel Particulate Filter cleaning do? Do you even need to pay attention to it? Nowadays, all modern diesel cars are equipped with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) from the manufacturer. Just like the catalytic converter, the DPF is responsible for cleaning the exhaust gases. Particularly, its main task is filtering out the soot particles from the exhaust gases. In order for the DPF to keep fully functioning, it needs to be able to regenerate continuously. During this regeneration, the soot particles filtered out of the exhaust gases burn off and the fine clogged pores of the filter become free again.

How DPF regeneration works

Said regeneration happens at an average exhaust gas temperature of 600 °C. The engine usually reaches this temperature on long motorway journeys at high speed. Frequent driving in stop-and-go or city traffic, on the other hand, rarely allows the exhaust gas temperature to rise above 400 °C without assistance. The soot is therefore not burnt off and increasingly obstructs the function of the DPF by clogging the fine pores in the filter.

Consequences of excessive fine dust pollution

If the Diesel Particulate Filter cleaning is not possible and functions incompletely due to clogged pores, this poses a danger to people and the environment. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), global air pollution caused an estimated 4.2 million premature deaths worldwide in 2016. This is because fine dust can lead to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and even cancer.

Time to add the additive – signs for the diesel particulate filter cleaning

Signs of a clogged DPF include reduced engine performance, increased fuel consumption and exhaust emissions… or simply the display of the DPF light in your cockpit. If you reached any of these signals, then it´s high time to use a special fuel additive such as BIZOL DPF Regeneration+ d61.

How does diesel particulate filter cleaning work?

BIZOL DPF Regeneration+ d61 lowers the temperature for burning the particulates to 350 °C. This makes regeneration of the DPF possible even when driving frequently in stop-and-go or city traffic. You just need to add the product directly to the fuel. In countries with good fuel quality, we recommend its use with every third tank filling. In countries with poor fuel quality, our experts advise a preventive application with every tank filling.

4 points of a clean diesel particulate filter

Still not sure? These are the advantages of a clean diesel particulate filter:

  1. improved engine performance
  2. reduced fuel consumption
  3. reduced exhaust emissions
  4. maximum top speed

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Clean instead of dismantle – Pro Gasoline Clean/ Pro Diesel System Clean?

By cleaning the fuel injectors, you can easily improve fuel injection and combustion quickly and inexpensively. Also, reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are positive effects of this practice. These nozzles can become contaminated over time. Poor fuel quality or long service life often generate contamination. These lead to malfunctions in the fuel injection or combustion. Pro Gasoline Clean+ p80 and Pro Diesel System Clean+ p60 are BIZOL´s solutions for cleaning the injection nozzles professionaly.

Problems with contamination in the injection system

Accumulated contaminants in the fuel injectors are one of the common problems of an engine. The injectors spray fuel mist into the intake air under high pressure to create the explosive mixture needed for combustion in the engine. If the injectors are clogged with deposits, the result is an unbalanced fuel-air mixture and incomplete combustion. The fuel is then more difficult to ignite and burns less efficiently. This results in poor starting behaviour, rough idling and increased fuel consumption and pollutant emissions.

Compatible complete set with regular maintenance intervals

BIZOL Pro System Clean+ p80 and BIZOL Pro System Clean+ p60 are available as professional injector cleaning complete sets with a wide range of adapters. BIZOL Pro System Clean+ is the perfect solution for workshops that want to expand their general service offer and save car owners from costly replacement of fuel injectors. We recommend an initial professional cleaning of the fuel system after 80,000 to 100,000 km and every 60,000 km thereafter. For more detailed information on the application of the BIZOL Pro System Clean+ p80, as well as for the professional execution of the cleaning, please contact our sales team.

About BIZOL

BIZOL is a German manufacturer of innovative engine oils and technical fluids. The company was founded in Germany in 1998 and sells its products in 65 countries worldwide. In the next three years, BIZOL will be present in 100 countries.

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When should you change your engine oil!

Tasks of quality engine oils

Why changing engine oil is important? Engine oil is the lifeblood of your engine. It fulfils vital functions to keep the engine “alive”, just like blood does. To meet the car manufacturers´ specifications, the key is a balanced chemical composition. Therefore, it takes a lot of time and knowledge to develop a good engine oil with its versatile properties. However, there are five tasks that any engine oil must fulfil and that deteriorate the older it gets:

  1. Engine oil lubricates
    Engine oil forms a protective film that prevents metal surfaces from rubbing against each other. The crankshaft, connecting rod bearings, pistons and piston pins, camshaft, rocker arm or hydraulic tappet and, if equipped, the timing chain are safely protected by the lubricate film.
  2. Engine oil protects against corrosion
    In addition, this lubrication film protects against corrosion. Air effect is avoided and the engine is protected from partially aggressive products of combustion.
  3. Engine oil helps the cooling
    Engine oil conducts frictional heat to the outside so that the primary cooling system can dissipate the heat optimally. Engine parts such as the crankshaft, the main and connecting rod bearings, the pistons and other components are cooled by engine oil.
  4. Engine oil cleans: detergents and dispersants
    Detergents in the engine oil dissolve impurities. This cleans all oil channels so that the oil quickly reaches all lubricating parts in the engine. Metallic debris, unburnt carbon and dissolved impurities in the engine oil are held in suspension by the dispersant, then transported to the oil filter.
  5. Engine oil acts as a seal in the cylinder
    Engine oil works as a seal between the combustion chamber and the crankcase, especially between the piston ring and the cylinder wall. Since the surface of the cylinder wall is not completely smooth, the oil fills the gaps and creates a protective layer that protects against wear at cold start.

When is the oil change necessary?

Operating conditions may require annual oil change interval

Many of the above mentioned properties lose their effect over time or because of many driven kilometers. Therefore, changing engine oil early is of vital importance for the long-term low-wear operation of the engine. These oil change intervals are specified by the manufacturers in km or time periods. In any case, the operating conditions under which the engine is predominantly driven must be taken into account. For example, in city traffic or short distance trips, the oil can age quicker and an annual oil change is then necessary.

Which oil does my engine need?

With BIZOL Allround 0W-40, BIZOL offers a German multifunctional fully synthetic engine oil that is suitable for gasoline and diesel engines with and without a turbocharger. This fully synthetic engine oil meets the high requirements for a high-quality lubricant.

German fully synthetic quality oil – BIZOL Allround 0W-40

A particularly resilient shear stability and a viscosity index of over 180 ensure an constant lubricating film over a very wide temperature range. This high performance oil guarantees reliable wear protection.

Observe operating instructions and service manual

In any case, the manufacturer’s specifications must be taken into account. These can be found in the owner’s manual or in the vehicle’s service booklet. Criteria to be considered such as quality and specifications are explained there in detail.

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Leak-proof the cooling system

Important functions of the coolant in the cooling system

Why do you have to stop the radiator leak? Especially on hot summer days, the cooling system in the car is highly stressed. High temperatures, long-distance journeys and possible traffic jams or stop-and-go traffic are a challenge for the important systems in the car. If the cooling system has any deposits of calcium and rust or even the finest leaks caused by hairline cracks, this can lead to an additional burden on its efficiency. In consequence, these leaks in the cooling and heating system can increase the risk of expensive component damage.

Reduced cooling capacity due to loss of coolant

Even the smallest hairline cracks in the radiator lead to leaks and affect engine cooling or increase wear. Corrosion protection, water pump and thermostat lubrication are then only possible to a limited extent. It is therefore very important to take the appropriate measures to seal the cooling system immediately. Even for the smallest leaks. It is crucial to consider a regular inspection and professional replacement of the coolant. This will ensure optimum engine cooling functions permanently.

Leaks in the cooling and heating system – replace or repair?

In an emergency, time and cost-saving additives such as BIZOL Radiator Repair+ r71 can quickly and easily save you a trip to the nearest workshop or gas station. This is a radiator additive made in Germany, developed to seal hairline cracks in the cooling system and seals thanks to its specially developed polymers, which do not clog the cooling channels or the coolant lines. It will stop radiator leak and proper function its quickly restored. So, as an additional piece of equipment in the emergency kit, BIZOL Radiator Repair+ r71 can preventively ensure a more relaxed journey on holiday.

How to use BIZOL Radiator Repair+ r71

This product is a ready-to-use preparation for all cooling water and heating systems with and without water filters,. It also works with any coolant with or without a filter. It is also suitable for aluminum and plastic radiators. 250 ml of BIZOL Radiator Repair+ r71 is sufficient for an application up to a maximum of 12.5 litres of coolant.

  1. Shake BIZOL Radiator Repair+ r71 well before use.
  2. Add BIZOL Radiator Repair+ r71 to the coolant.
  3. Set the heating to the highest level
  4. Let the engine run at idle speed (approx. 10 to 15 minutes).

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How to change spark plugs? BIZOL Ceramic+ L55 Spray https://www.bizol.com/blog/spark-plugs-glow-plugs-removal/ https://www.bizol.com/blog/spark-plugs-glow-plugs-removal/#respond Fri, 29 Jan 2021 07:57:00 +0000 https://www.bizol.com/blog/?p=1351 Avoidable damage to spark plugs or glow plugs Prevent seizing, rusting or cold welding Different designs and applications Functioning spark and glow plugs are fundamental for the operation of the two most widespread internal combustion engines: gasoline and diesel. In gasoline-powered engines, spark plugs generate sparks via electrical impulses that ignite the gas-air mixture. In […]

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Avoidable damage to spark plugs or glow plugs

Prevent seizing, rusting or cold welding

Seized glow plugs or spark plugs can be a common occurrence in vehicles with a long service life, and professional mechanics and car often have difficulties when removing them. The cause often lies in the nature of some materials which tend to seize or weld under certain operating conditions. But also rusting or burning or hardened carbonised combustion residues often lead to seizure of the components. Especially in the glow plugs, damage is not uncommon during repair, and they may even break or tear off. But how can you prevent component damage and save time and money?

Different designs and applications

Functioning spark and glow plugs are fundamental for the operation of the two most widespread internal combustion engines: gasoline and diesel. In gasoline-powered engines, spark plugs generate sparks via electrical impulses that ignite the gas-air mixture.

In diesel-powered engines, ignition of the fuel mixture occurs when a certain pressure and temperature are reached in the cylinder. Depending on the design, ignition assistance takes place:

  • at low outside temperatures
  • during the warm-up phase
  • after starting
  • during engine operation

Signs of defective glow plugs

Defective glow plugs can make it difficult to start the engine and promote rough idling. Sometimes, the might delay the extinguishing of the pilot light in the cockpit.

Signs of defective spark plugs

Like glow plugs, typical signs of defective spark plugs include jerking of the engine, loss of power, increased pollutant emissions, or the illumination of the engine control light in the cockpit. But other causes can also cause misfiring. High-voltage systems, especially ignition distributors and breakers in older vehicles, are often susceptible to damage.

Correct installation and removal saves time and money

As a rule, the recommendation is to leave the glow plug replacement work to a specialist workshop. This is because, despite the use of professional tools, glow plugs might break off or snap if special sprays such as BIZOL Ceramic+ L55 Spray weren´t used during installation. In the worst case, threaded holes in the cylinder head can be damaged to such an extent that they need reparation.

In practice and in many BIZOL partner workshops, however, preventive treatment with BIZOL Ceramic+ L55 Spray has proven its worth. The fine, long-lasting surface coating prevents sticking due to rusting, burning or cold welding on the endangered contact surfaces. This not only saves money for costly repair work on the cylinder head, but also a lot of time when removing the wearing parts.

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How does a CVT Transmission work? BIZOL® Protect ATF CVT https://www.bizol.com/blog/cvt-transmission-bizol-protect-atf-cvt/ https://www.bizol.com/blog/cvt-transmission-bizol-protect-atf-cvt/#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2021 06:21:00 +0000 https://www.bizol.com/blog/?p=1236 News and technology – increased sales in automatic transmission How the continuously variable automatic transmission works This is the essential difference between CVT transmissions and manual transmissions or conventional automatic transmissions: the power is not transmitted via gear pairs, but a connecting link. Two opposing pairs of conical pulleys (variators) and a connecting link (or […]

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News and technology – increased sales in automatic transmission

Transmissions are among the most important components in a vehicle and transmit torque comfortably to the wheels. The trend towards automatic transmissions has risen sharply in recent years. It is not only German car customers who now demand an automatic transmission as a feature in new vehicles. The USA and Japan, too, are embracing automatic transmission technology with increasing sales. The CVT is a special type: it´s a continuously variable automatic transmission.

How the continuously variable automatic transmission works

This is the essential difference between CVT transmissions and manual transmissions or conventional automatic transmissions: the power is not transmitted via gear pairs, but a connecting link. Two opposing pairs of conical pulleys (variators) and a connecting link (or V-belt, plate chain or multi-disc chain) provide the power transmission and different transmission ratios. Similar to a bicycle with derailleur gears, the transmission ratio is adjusted by the position of the push link belt. Using an electro-hydraulic unit, the axial distance between the conical pulleys can be continuously regulated so that the push link belt runs either up or down, thereby changing the transmission ratio.

Advantages of CVT transmissions

Various well-known car manufacturers use the advantages of CVT transmissions with impressive driving dynamics and low fuel consumption. Whether Ecotronic, Multitronic, Autotronic, Variomatic or Multidrive, the drive principle is the same. Jerk-free movement due to the absence of traction interruptions, the drive in the optimal transmission ratio range, ensure a lot of driving pleasure and economical operation.

Disadvantages of CVT transmissions

Unfortunately, this is the other side for the same coin. The fact that the entire power is transmitted over the connecting rod can cause vibrations and whistling noises. The high contact pressure due to the design and the high tension on the connecting link put enormous strain on the material, which in the worst case can cause the connecting link to break.

Requirements for the transmission oil

The automatic transmission oil must meet these high requirements. A stable lubricating film must constantly withstand the high pressure loads, must not foam and, at best, have excellent anti-oxidation properties that compensate for everyday impacts such as condensation.
These are all reasons to take regular gearbox oil changes seriously. If you disregard the prescribed change intervals, you risk reduced driving comfort such as jerking or even gearbox damage caused by the breaking of the thrust link belt.

BIZOL Protect Automatic Transmission Fluid CVT

BIZOL Protect ATF CVT meets each of these requirements and proves to be an outstanding choice for special use in CVT transmissions of the latest generation. Autotronic transmissions of the Mercedes A- and B-class, Audi Multitronic or many other variable automatic transmissions of different manufacturers can rely on the excellent lubricating properties of this high-performance automatic transmission fluid. Selected base oils and a well-balanced additive package protect against foaming and provide excellent anti-aging and anti-oxidation properties.
To select the right lubricant, follow the manufacturer’s instructions in the owner’s manual. For satisfied customers, try the quality products from BIZOL and take advantage of the fast delivery times! For more information, visit our website.

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