It is just one more of those tasks which we can easily postpone with apparently few implications but when you see what our partners in Hengst do to filter our engine oil, then maybe it is more than just a chore! It does warrant a little deeper thought really as there is more to consider than just an oil change. Our modern petrol and diesel engines are more powerful than ever before and put more strain on the engine oil than at any time in the history of internal combustion. The control of contaminants is a real issue with emissions regulations laid down in the spec of our modern high powered engines and then there is the service intervals. As much as 30,000 km between oil services is now common enough and with an oil sump volume of maybe 4 litres on a modern family car, we ask a lot of our oil and our oil filter! Have a look at this animation from Hengst to get you thinking.
If you are a regular reader on here then you may have read our blog post about a trip to the Hengst plant in Münster where we were absolutely blown away by the technology they employ both in the design of their filtration systems and in their production processes. The technical and engineering divisions of of Hengst have won many international awards for the technology that they develop which in turn becomes the lubrication, filtration and heat exchange package of your road car, truck or bus.
We naively thought that the oil filters we sell by the thousand were simply yellow paper strainers in the lubrication system of our car’s engine but we were given quite a lesson in technology on our trip to Germany. The paper is no ordinary paper and the processes that are applied to the paper alone before it is converted to filters are exhaustive. Not alone is the paper special stuff but the processes that convert this to the corrugated filter, many of which are closely guarded secrets result in the quality guarantee we are happy to pass on from Hengst.
Times change and technology moves on and this can have implications for us and our service routine also. The very tasty looking unit above is typical of the sort of product that Hengst develops and sells to your engine producer. The sort of solution that combines heat exchange between engine oil lubrication, fuel delivery and engine cooling systems and all integrated in a single module. These work better and more efficiently than any individual system components we have found on our power plants in the past but they rely on certain consistent inputs; namely quality fluids and filters.
So to the question: Time for an oil and filter change? I think you will agree that it is time well spent as is the few euro for decent oil and filter so go ahead, give us a call at 01 4000058 or head to our web shop HERE, drop in your registration and pick up a nice new Hengst filter and some fresh oil for your daily!