Engine life is largely determined by what kind of engine oil a driver uses and how often they change it. High-quality compositions can significantly extend the life of the power plant. They can also significantly reduce the total cost of car ownership. It's just that some lubricants are highly fuel efficient. Texaco oils in the CIS countries are in rather limited demand. These compounds have good performance, but they are quite expensive.
A few words about the company
The company started its journey in Texas in 1901. At first, the brand was engaged in the sale of exclusively crude oil. Some time later, the company began to produce its own lubricants. The company pays a lot of attention to the technical component of the process. That is why the compositions of the brand are distinguished by such quality and operational characteristics. The reliability of the mixtures is also confirmed by the fact that the company does not sell production licenses to third parties, but produces lubricants only forown factories. Texaco oils are sold in 120 countries worldwide. The reliability of the formulations and their quality are confirmed by international ISO certificates.
Of course, the first oils of this brand had an exclusively mineral nature. Now the company has completely abandoned the production of such lubricants. The brand has focused on synthetic and semi-synthetic oils. What is the difference between these products?
Refined products are used as the basis for the manufacture of semi-synthetics. First, a hydrotreatment process is carried out, after which a complex of necessary additives is added to the base composition. It is with their help that it is possible to expand the technical properties of Texaco oils.
Synthetic compounds are made in a different way. In this case, a mixture of polyalphaolefins is used as the basis. Then an extended additive package is added to it.
Texaco engine oils are available in two types: for cars and trucks. In the latter case, the compositions received the common name Ursa. Texaco Havoline oils are designed for gasoline and diesel engines installed in passenger vehicles (sedans, SUVs).
Season of use
The company produces only all-weather types of oils. Finding the right composition in this case is quite simple. The viscosity index indicates at what temperatures a particular lubricant can be used. This classification was first proposed by the AmericanSociety of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
For example, pumping 5W30 oil through the engine and its delivery to all parts of the power plant is possible at temperatures not lower than -35 degrees Celsius. Safe start of the motor can be carried out at -25 degrees.
A couple of words about additives
The Texaco brand pays great attention to the development of various alloying additives. With the help of these substances, it is possible to expand the technical characteristics of the lubricant at times. The company uses detergent additives, friction modifiers, viscosity additives and corrosion inhibitors in all formulations.
With the help of these substances it is possible to eliminate carbon deposits from engine parts. The fact is that diesel fuel and gasoline contain a lot of sulfur compounds. During combustion, ash is formed from them, which settles in the internal chamber of the power plant. To prevent this process, compounds of some alkaline earth metals (magnesium, calcium) were added to the oils. They attach to soot particles and prevent their subsequent precipitation. Texaco oils can even break down deposits that have already formed, turning them into a colloidal state.
The use of organic compounds of molybdenum allows to reduce the friction of parts of the power plant relative to each other. This increases the efficiency of the vehicle, postpones the overhaul of the engine, and reduces fuel consumption. On average, with the use of these compounds, fuel consumptiondrops by 5%. In the context of constantly rising prices for gasoline and diesel fuel, this figure looks quite impressive.
With the help of these compounds, it is possible to maintain the fluidity of the compositions at the desired values within the declared temperature range. Viscosity additives are macromolecules of polymers. Moreover, the lower the SAE index (0W, 5W, and so on), the greater the length of the macromolecule. These compounds have some thermal activity. When cooled, they coil into a spiral, when heated, the reverse process occurs.
In this case, manufacturers use compounds of chlorine, sulfur and phosphorus. They form a thin film on the metal surface, as a result of which it is possible to prevent the spread of corrosive processes.
Reviews of Texaco oils are extremely positive. Drivers note that these compounds can reduce vibration and engine knock. It is possible to reduce fuel consumption and increase the resource of the power plant.