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11/09/2017
A synthetic oil change can help you deal with many engine problems, from excessive friction, extreme temperatures, and sludge formation. Yes, synthetic oil can help you get rid of that grimy, greasy layer of sludge that collects throughout your engine. Find out more about it here.

Sludge Affects Your Engine’s Performance

Sludge is the result of the combination of oxidized oil and other contaminants. It’s not that uncommon for sludge and other buildup to collect around the engine, especially when you neglect your oil changes or use the wrong type of oil. Most sludge situations are not life-threatening for your engine, but they should be dealt with before they can cause serious damage. You see, the more sludge you have, the less oil is available to lubricate your engine. Also, sludge retains heat in the engine, putting more strain on many engine parts such as the cooling system and the radiator. So, sludge can reduce your oil pressure, limit your engine’s performance, reduce your gas mileage, potentially lead to an overheated engine, and cause all sorts of other damages. Protecting your engine against sludge formation is simple with the help of a synthetic oil change. Here is some information Amsoil4liny has collected to help you understand and deal with sludge successfully.

Synthetic Oil Vs. Conventional Oil and Sludge Formation

Once again synthetic oil is the winner in the synthetic oil vs. conventional oil debate. Why? Extreme temperatures and oil change neglect can negatively impact motor oil. Scorching heat can cause the oil to break down into a gel-like substance which will then solidify into sludge. Low temperatures can affect the oil’s viscosity and make it turn tar-like. Conventional motor oils are more easily influenced by severe engine conditions, even more so if they’re paraffin-based. Sludge formation is more common with conventional oil. On the other hand, synthetic oil can withstand extreme temperatures without breaking down as fast. You need to consider that no oil provides permanent protection and lubrication, even synthetic oil needs to be replaced with a certain frequency. You can get an oil like AMSOIL’s XL 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil that will last up to 10,000 miles in top performance. Contact Matt Koing at Amsoil4liny by calling (888) 826-7645 to learn more about synthetic oil and engine care. Remember that the key to a clean and powerful engine is regular maintenance, which includes a synthetic oil change and a new filter.

Not All Engines Are Affected the Same Way

Sometimes even if you respect your oil change intervals and use the appropriate type of motor oil, your engine can be affected by sludge. This happens because some engine models are more vulnerable to sludge formation. Is your engine one of those engines? Find out by reading this article on the Consumer Reports website. If your engine model is on the list, a synthetic oil change might be the best idea.

How to Deal With Sludge and Buildup

The best way to deal with sludge formation is by not letting it happen in the first place. This means sticking to your regular maintenance schedule, continually checking your oil levels, and keeping your car clean. Many times overdue oil changes are the ones to blame for sludge formation, but some other factors such as excessive contamination or traces of water in the oil can accelerate the sludge formation process. Using the wrong oil viscosity for your engine’s needs will also promote sludge and other buildup. What you need to do is make the switch to a synthetic oil. AMSOIL’s excelling formula provides constant protection against friction and harsh temperatures. Just don’t forget that every oil change requires a new oil filter as well. Since all the pollutants gathered by the oil are stored in the oil filter, it can overflow and send them back into the engine.

Extreme Measures to Deal With Engine Sludge

You need to assess the engine sludge situation before you take an action plan. In most cases, a simple synthetic oil change will do the job. Synthetic oil will travel all throughout the engine picking any pollutants and impurities that might contribute to sludge formation. The oil will also scrub off most sludge deposits it finds on its way. However, if the sludge problem is abundant, you might need some extra help. The best way to go about it is by using a chemical flush such as AMSOIL’s Engine and Transmission Flush. You usually just need to mix it in with your old oil and let your engine run idle for around ten minutes. The chemical solution will dissolve the sludge and pull as much as possible back into the oil. Now all you need to do is go on with your regular synthetic oil change. Just remember to follow the specific instructions found on the label. Lastly, if the flush wasn’t enough to free your engine from sludge, you should head to your local mechanic and get professional help.

AMSOIL Synthetic Oil Is the Protection Your Engine Needs Against Sludge Formation in North Babylon

Sludge deposits are easily prevented, you just need to care for your engine properly. Following your oil change intervals and sticking to the correct oil viscosity will maintain your engine clean. With AMSOIL Synthetic Oil you can prolong the frequency of your oil change intervals while keeping a well lubricated and a sludge free engine. Just ask the experts at Amsoil4liny when you call them at (888) 826-7645 next time you need to change your oil.
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