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  1. If you are not really interested in knowing about oil and just want to know what oil is best for your car, here is a quick reference guide for Motul engine oils.
  2. Oil Groups were created to separate the different qualities of lubricants being manufactured around the world. These Groups are basically different categories of the refinement processes used to develop the primary liquid before any additives are used. The Groups are: Group I - Crude oil, totally mineral base, simple refining method. Still contains waxes and other contaminants. Group II - Crude oil again, but more advance refining methods to improve its qualities. A very small percentage of wax remaining. Group III - This group is an advanced Group II; It has all of its waxes and contaminants removed and been further refined by a process called 'Hydrocracking' (Commonly called Synthetic) Group IV - POA or Poly-Alpha Olefines. This is not Crude oil based and is a true synthetic. Group V - Esters. There are countless Esters available, all with similar qualities. This group is the most advanced method of creating and refining synthetic lubricant stocks. Pictures make it so much easier to understand. The Neopoly Esters shown are an example of 2 different processes for the one material and the gain that can be achieved. The higher up the group is, the more expensive it is to produce. If you are buying synthetic oil and the oil you are getting is marked HC/MC or VHVI/XHVI then it is a Group III "Synthetic" and not a true Group IV or V Synthetic. It really does make all the difference.
  3. Many have asked, 'What base stock does Motul use; Group 3, 4 or 5?' Hopefully this will help answer that question. Groups 1 to 3 are crude oil base stock. Groups 4 and 5 are synthetic base stock and are totally man made. These groups are able to be blended which is why you get semi-synthetic. Technically speaking, the term synthetic has been over-used to the point where a 30% blend can be termed Synthetic, not semi-synthetic. Depending on the Motul product, it will be either of the Groups 3,4 or 5. 300V for example, is a pure double ester synthetic, group 5 base stock. Double ester synthetic is the ultimate in lubricants today. 4100 Turbolight on the other hand comes branded Technosynthese, which by EU standards is semi-synthetic, but by Australian standards, is considered a full synthetic. To call it group 3.5 wouldn’t do it justice, so for all good purposes, let’s consider it a Group 4. Motul also has mineral oil to cater for vintage cars. There is the single grade mineral for pre-1950’s and multigrade for post-1950’s. This oil is a group 3. Motul has a number of manufacturer approvals for various lines of products. Keep in mind that a recommended oil is not the same as approved. In most cases, if an oil is recommended then it might only just meet the standards for that make and model. An approved engine oil though, meets and exceeds those standards based on outcomes of thorough testing regardless of its base stock group. Whether you end up getting Motul or not, try your best to get an approved engine oil or one that exceeds the manufacturers standards to ensure you get the best protection for your engine.
  4. Motul Viscosity Setting

    Most road going cars wouldn't need an exact viscosity in order to get from A to B. But for some race cars with highly spec'd engines, a certain Viscosity Setting is required to get the most out the engine. Viscosity Setting is not a widely known topic as it is usually reserved for the technically minded engineers of well financed race teams. Having a greater knowledge on lubricants could make all the difference at the track and on the street. For the current line of 300V, there is a Viscosity Setting index by which you can follow to get an exact desired viscosity. HTHS = High Temp/High Shear
  5. Motul introduction

    Motul understands that the subject of oil and lubricants can be difficult at times, especially when the longevity and performance of your pride and joy relies on the right products. Choosing the wrong products could lead to an expensive repair bill. Each month a technical paper will be posted to address some of these issues you face when it comes to choosing the right product. To begin, here's an outline of Motul's history: Established in New York over 150 years ago in 1853, Swan & Finch specialised in the production of high quality lubricants. With the strong national presence in the USA, Swan & Finch expanded its lubricant business to Europe where in 1932, the company moved its entire operation to France and later became known as Motul. Today from the Paris headquarters in France the MOTUL line of premium performance products are sold in some 65 different countries. Focused on improving the reliability and performance of lubricants, Motul dramatically altered the lubrication industry by being Pioneers to set forth and shape the history of motor lubricants. 1953 - Motul produced the World’s first Multigrade Oil. 1966 - Motul produced the World’s first Semi Synthetic oil 1971 - Motul produced the World’s first 100% Synthetic oil with Ester. 2004 - Motul produced the World’s first Double Ester Technology – 300V Engine Oils. The full range of Motul Oil from Mineral to 100% Synthetic and 300V range is designed to be superior in its respective application. MOTUL has become a dominant presence in most International Motorsports due to their ability to produce oils to genuinely endure and protect during the toughest conditions in Motor Racing whilst providing Extra Horsepower! Maintaining this presence over many decades has come via a commitment to evolve side by side with the Engine Technology of today and tomorrow. The exact formulations used by these Motorsport Champions can be purchased from your local Australian Motorcycle Dealer. The World’s Top Motorcycle Racing teams and most discriminating enthusiasts agree on one thing – MOTUL, and for the right reasons. Armed with their technical partnerships with the most prestigious manufactures in Europe (BMW, Porsche, VW), while testing their best products in the most extreme competitive conditions (F1, Cart, WRC and more), Motul has developed a line of oils to meet your every need. A competition lubricant for all Basing itself on the experience gained with the first semi-synthetic lubricant for cars, Motul Century 2100 launched already in 1966, Motul created a stir in 1971 by developing a 100% synthetic lubricant made from esters of vegetal origin and drawing on aeronautical technology. As a tribute to the 300 victories obtained by the brand at that date, this revolutionary lubricant was called '300V'. To demonstrate the validity of this innovation, Motul participated at the highest competition level in Formula 1 with the teams Frank Williams-Motul in 1971 and BRM in 1974. At the same time, Motul engineers developed versions for 4-stroke motorcycle engines and also 2-stroke engines with Motul Century 300 2T. As early as 1977 Takazumi Katayama won the supreme title in the 350cc World Championship. A symbol was born! No less than 6 viscosity grades of the 300V Motorsport Line are now available, covering a wide range of race conditions and thus allowing the performances of each engine to be optimised in terms of the expected result, whether it be a matter of the type of race, distance, engine fuel dilution, operating temperatures or else other specific parameters. Here is a video of the history of Motul: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7-wKVuh4RI&feature=player_embedded For more technical info visit : http://www.motul.fr/au/en
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