Engine Oil Myths Every Car Guy Needs to Know!

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  • Published on: 03 January 2018
  • After years of oil confusion and misinformation, I went straight to the source to ask an oil chemist a few questions to shed some light on this technical and heavily marketed industry. Hope this helps! -L


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COMMENTS: 40

  • Java 'el Kalimosodo
    Java 'el Kalimosodo   5 days ago

    Let's make it simple...Manual says: low viscosity/ thin oilReality says: living in the xtra hot desert area thats only rain come once a year

  • The Prophecy Cat
    The Prophecy Cat   1 weeks ago

    Just order Penrite from Australia and you'll be good for 15,000kms

  • DrNemea
    DrNemea   1 weeks ago

    The Problem with nowadays combustion engine automobiles is they don't want their cars to last very long time. I think they r targeting around 150k mileages. So they're promoting and marketing scheme of things like 10k interval oil change and life time fluids. And they also keep adding phrase like severe drive conditions ,which include multiple stop and go traffic, need more frequent oil change intervals. Such condition covers most of the commute cars in nowadays traffic situation.

  • lalaithan
    lalaithan   2 weeks ago

    Guess car women don't need to know. (I'm not mad about this, I'm making fun of the title. It is a joke, no need to get out your e-pitchfork.)

  • Sothea Mam
    Sothea Mam   2 weeks ago

    Nice finally I know where oil come from

  • R COLOMBO
    R COLOMBO   2 weeks ago

    What a great video, Very informative. Thank you!

  • Jadeleaborg
    Jadeleaborg   2 weeks ago

    Your videos are excellent, and you present yourself very well. You should have your own show! I think you will do great! Keep the videos coming.

  • A M
    A M   2 weeks ago

    Doesn't make sense that a 10w 40 oil has lower viscosity when cold than hot if heating thins the oil

  • Steve Waclo
    Steve Waclo   3 weeks ago

    Can we talk motorcycle oil for a minute? As we know, most bikes have a clutch and transmission running in engine oil and the official story is the oil needs to survive not only engine loads but also the loads applied by meshing transmission gears. I read an article (where?) in which the author claimed there is nothing magic about “motorcycle” oil and it is essentially the same as auto oil. When the author contacted a number of manufacturers of MC oil, none were able to demonstrate anything special about their products. In addition, several majors he was in touch with indicated their auto oil would be fine in bikes.My ‘93 Nighthawk 750 has 110k on it and has run auto oil since new w/o issues. Sample of one😀.

  • Marty Peters
    Marty Peters   4 weeks ago

    I have a car from 03 and mostly city drive, got 148,000 miles on it, should i change my oil more than newer cars ?

  • Alexander
    Alexander   4 weeks ago

    It will be interesting, if you make a video about additives designed for oil. Are they good for the engine or no?

  • Phil Laird
    Phil Laird   4 weeks ago

    Is it just me or does that engineer look a lot like one of the nerds in Revenge Of The Nerds movie?

  • Tokyo Warfare
    Tokyo Warfare   1 months ago

    I would expect food grade to be manufactured in an independent plant.

  • JS
    JS   1 months ago

    already know all these

  • The Moto fixery
    The Moto fixery   1 months ago

    All that "racing performance " and its air cooled? Some people's logic...

  • Javier Negron
    Javier Negron   1 months ago

    #puertorico Para que vean lo que es Total como compañía

  • Sid Kul
    Sid Kul   1 months ago

    “Follow that religiously”......... I like the very disciplined phrase. Very important in effective motoring.

  • TENNSUMITSUMA
    TENNSUMITSUMA   1 months ago

    Weren't oils shit back then compared to now?! Can't tell me between amsoil and motul much less all the other ones, you can't find some shit that works infinitely better than oil the engine was designed for back then!

  • BoostAddict
    BoostAddict   1 months ago

    I'm gonna change my oil today, I haven't changed it since I bought the car and who knows if the previous owner changed it. I'm trying to figure out what brand I should get, and I've already got a much larger filter. I have a feeling the oil coming out won't be very good.

  • burrito rustler
    burrito rustler   1 months ago

    This "scientist" is a moron, the operating temperature is the same in California or Minnesota, your THERMOSTAT takes care of that - geez, people USE YOUR BRAIN! - PS the W stands for weight, not winter.

  • burrito rustler
    burrito rustler   1 months ago

    SERIOUSLY?? - this factory looks like it is from 1960! - just get a SERIOUS full synthetic like Pennzoil Ultra, with the second weight number matching the manufacturer's spec - so if the original spec was 10W-30 as in a vintage car, then just use 5W-30 or 0W-30.

  • gregcy89
    gregcy89   1 months ago

    What a great vid omg 🤩I wonder if there are people who dont change their oil in time though 🤔😒

  • Dashcam Oz
    Dashcam Oz   1 months ago

    Why is it in most of these videos that the oil they are changing is black as charcoal, way to late when it comes to changing the oil

  • Robertw
    Robertw   2 months ago

    very interesting thanks larry

  • Preston Thugman
    Preston Thugman   2 months ago

    Sigh. Point point that's not the point. Point. Ugh🙄 😑

  • Juanque Pablo
    Juanque Pablo   2 months ago

    So one question that wasn’t answered in this from what I can tell. Say you buy a car and use the recommended oil. The same thing everyone across the country reads in their manuals. Are you able to use that same engine oil for example in Texas heat and also another owner who may be in New York winter.? Do we need to adjust our factory oil ratings from the manufacturer to adapt to our weather conditions?

  • lisar3006
    lisar3006   2 months ago

    I have Harley Davidson oil that is from about 1992 I bought when a bike shop folded. It is sealed in the original boxes it still good to use in my old bike. I hope so i have a bunch still.

  • bbjagaa
    bbjagaa   2 months ago

    Can I add 1/2 quart of 10W-40 on running 0w-20 oil?

  • Benjamin Luka
    Benjamin Luka   2 months ago

    i usually change my oil at around 3,000 miles, since i don't really put alot of miles on my car, maybe less then 10,000 miles a year.

  • Bob Greene
    Bob Greene   2 months ago

    If this video has even a single value for most drivers, it is never to wander outside the OEM oil specification. Auto supply stores sometimes suggest lower viscosity numbers for engine operating temperatures during summer, with the intuitive explanation that a "thicker" oil protects better in warmer weather. This video flatly contradicts that presumption-- stay with the OEM oil specification.

  • Danie James
    Danie James   2 months ago

    Dont follow Fords intervals for newer models. Example. 2014 3.7 mustang the intervals are every 10k. Are you kindding me. No matter what car you have. Use common sense. Change it at 3k and better safe then lazy sorry.

  • GTR bro_35
    GTR bro_35   2 months ago

    My oil drain plug is stripped inside the oil pan and when i try to take it out it just spins easily and wont come out, wont go back in tight just spins freely.

  • Gerry Long
    Gerry Long   2 months ago

    great vid. now i understand what oil to use, dont have to listen to the bull shit the sales man try to sell me his brand of oil....

  • Magician12345
    Magician12345   2 months ago

    would it damage my car to put synthetic in when it's recomended that my chevrolet impala 07 to have conventional?

  • jim gee
    jim gee   2 months ago

    thank you for answering all my questions with this video

  • Edward Foehring
    Edward Foehring   2 months ago

    I put an additive in which was kinda thick and my variable cam timing system would not work right.