Castrol Tech Talk

Aug 30 2017

Castrol Tech Talk

Our partners Castrol have kindly provided us with these great information sheets on Automatic transmission fluids, additives, fuel efficient engine oils and brake fluids.

Check it out, download it, print it and share it with your technicians and mechanics!

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUIDS – OIL’S AIN’T OILS

Step-type automatic transmissions are one of the most complicated components in your car and the automatic transmission fluids (atfs) used in these components have to be designed to work with the variations of materials and processes that make these work. These fluids transmit power, lubricate
and protect moving parts, dissipate heat, resist oxidation and foaming, and protect seals. Their most important function, however, is to provide and maintain the correct amount of friction. For this reason there are many types of fluids required.

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THE MIGHTY ADDITIVE – HIGH PERFORMANCE MOLECULE TEAMWORK

Lubricants have come a long way since the days of using whale oil. We now use increasingly high performance base oils to achieve the end goals of maintaining equipment durability, service life and fuel efficiency. Even with these very clever and high performance base oils we still require additives to provide functions such as wear protection (antiwear), dispersancy and corrosion resistance.

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BRAKE FLUIDS – AT CASTROL IT’S ALL ABOUT REACTION TIME

Brake fluid is critical to safety and possibly the most important fluid in your car, but its maintenance can be overlooked.

Ensuring the product is stored correctly, is in good condition and is within recommended use by dates is vital. While in theory Dot 3, dot 4 and super dot 4 brake fluids are miscible, Castrol recommends it’s safer to drain and refill than to mix.

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FUEL EFFICIENT ENGINE OILS

We all remember the day s when it was possible to use “one engine oil” across most vehicles with confidence. The hardware changes to reduce greenhouse gas emission however, have let to increasingly complex lubricant requirements. The “one oil suits all’ approach has become just a fond memory.

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