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"Original engine oil" is so expensive. Is it really the best engine oil?

2021-08-26 14:22:05 New automobile Chronicle

Every time it's live , That's a question that's always been asked of him :

What kind of oil should I use for this car 、 What air filter 、 What filter ? Will the supporting things be a little worse than those of the original factory ? After all these years of working in Tigo , Almost every car owner is right “ Original factory ” There is a state of mind similar to infatuation , Buy parts from the original factory , Change the oil from the original factory .

And ask why I believe in the original factory , The answer is very simple , Because the manufacturer recommends ,4s The store also continues to impress car owners. You must use “ Original oil ”, There is no accident and the consequences are at your own risk .

So is this statement true ? I start with a story :

Car manufacturers don't make oil themselves

99% All the original lubricants are from bidding

So let me ask you a question : How much do you think the production line of a lubricant enterprise will cost ?

Each original engine oil generally needs to be separated 2-3 A class , Well, at least 3 More than one production line . Do you think the car factory has this capital to support the whole process from R & D to production of billions of lubricants ?

The answer must be impossible .

Old man, just look at several brands that sell well all year round , No one makes oil by themselves . So what the majority of car owners understand “ Original oil ” It is usually given to other oil plants through bidding authorization “ OEM ”, But the terminal sales price is much more expensive than the retail version .

Also supports LL12, The OEM price of the original shell will be much more expensive than the commercial oil

So the question is , So-called “ Original oil ” How on earth did the bidding come ?

Tiger, just give you two examples :

For example, you want to buy a batch of graphics cards to do OE Matching , I found 3 A supplier distributes goods to itself .

supplier A Quality performance , The quotation is also appropriate , But their chip supply is unstable , I don't know. It can't be delivered because of the broken core problem

supplier B Extremely high performance , And big factories can supply goods stably , But the offer is really hot

supplier C The sample given can be used , All indicators meet the design requirements , But not the best , Large capacity , The stability of supply is no problem , The offer is lower

supplier D The samples given are very cheap , But the quality will be much worse , But the shipments are huge .

If the old man is the buyer of this computer factory , Based on the principle of doing business, they will basically choose C Right ~

For procurement , Among similar products, as long as the performance meets the standard , It must be the lowest price and the most stable source of goods is the optimal solution , If there had been more in-depth cooperation before, it would be better ~

This is called “ Comprehensive consideration ”.

For any serious enterprise 、 Or the military 、 For the government , Mass long-term procurement 、 cooperation , They will score suppliers from many aspects and perspectives , Finally, after comprehensive consideration, choose the final 1~2 home . Therefore, auto enterprises must be so .

For example, the original engine oil of FAW Toyota mainly comes from Chuguang and Sinopec

GAC Honda's original engine oil mainly comes from shell or Great Wall lubricating oil .

The manufacturer code on Volkswagen's original engine oil bottle is :

4NN、4XM—— Castrol OEM ;

4NK—— Mobil OEM ( Changchun Anye oil products Co., Ltd );

5HV—— Fuchs OEM ;7WL—— The Great Wall OEM ;

7WH—— Shell OEM ( Changchun FAW Fourth Ring beethovia );

7VQ—— Haley OEM ;

7PV、7VO—— Pan Dongxing OEM ;

U4D—— Shunchang OEM .

in other words , You bought it for the same money , May get OEM from mobil 、 Great Wall OEM . How to choose Mobil and the Great Wall ? There's no need for Tagore to speak , The old man changed the original engine oil , To open your eyes, it cost a lot of money for a bargain .

“ High end engine oil ” The price is not transparent

Play reading comprehension from time to time

Since the original engine oil is not so good , Is that holding “ Original factory price ” It would be better to buy more high-end oil ?

You can't say that ~

Many old men with a little knowledge of automobile know that the base oil in engine oil is very important , And a lot of them “ Driver ” Old men generally think that the higher the grade of base oil is, the more reliable the engine oil is .

Simply put, it's the same brand of oil : Total synthesis > Semisynthesis > Mineral oil

There is no problem with such a rough classification , But now it's flying all over the sky, claiming that it's in ester fully synthetic oil , The routine of base oil is coming . Their general propaganda logic is like this :↓↓↓

In the table, the guide is the highest level of the five base oils

But the American Petroleum Institute ( It's us SN The makers of grades ) The original table for base oil classification is as follows :↓↓↓↓

The American Petroleum Institute's definition of five types of base oil does not mean that five types of oil is ester total synthesis , But except 1-4 All the base oils of this category are classified into five categories , But I didn't say that the five types of base oil must be better than 4 Class is good , So this routine came .

First : At present, the vast majority of people on the market claim that 「 Ester base oil 」 The engine oil of big factories does not contain much ester !~

Take a chestnut , Many websites say that their imported engine oil is ester fully synthetic . But I can't find half of them on the bottle body and the official website “ esters ” perhaps “ESTER” The words... . And the big one on the bottle “XTL”( Isomerization process ) Make a real face . You told me this is total ester synthesis ?

Moreover, although ester base oil has good high and low temperature resistance and wear resistance , But unstable in water , Easy to corrode , The durability is not as good as other fully synthetic base oils , Commonly used in racing oil , Rarely used in family cars . But many car owners believe that “ esters ” It's a good thing , therefore JS Of course. “ feign madness and act like an idiot ” direct “ esters ” That's it ~

The next step is PAO Almighty law , To tell you the truth, brother Tai has met many riders before. The master asked , Honda's purple bucket is not 100% Of pao Base oil . Let me take a screenshot , Sure enough 100% Of PAO, But take a closer look at .... The routine is not generally deep !

Chinese on the back , Others 100% PAO intend “100% use PAO”, instead of “PAO content 100%”, This routine is so deep .

Identify viscosity and grade

It's right to follow the manufacturer's certification

Since the oil is so complicated , What if there are special institutions and car factories to help us do quality evaluation ? The most basic certification , There are... On the oil bottle : Lubricant grade certification .

There are... In the world 3 Lubricant grade certification , Certification : The American Petroleum Institute API standard 、 Europe's ACEA( European Automobile Manufacturers Association ) Standards and standards of main engine manufacturers .

Among them, the quality grade of engine oil ranges from poor to good


The main engine factory certification is the certification launched by each car factory to ensure the best efficiency of their own engine , It is generally not recommended to use oil without manufacturer's certification . such as

Mercedes MB start ( representative Mercedes Benz) Such as MB229.3 ; MB228.5…

BMW BMW Longlife-98 ; BMW Longlife-04 ;

Volkswagen Audi :VW 502 ;VW 505.01 ; VW 504.00…..

porsche :PROSCHE …

in general “ The best oil ” This concept is actually more about marketing value , Many claim to be “ Special for super running ”“ Track only ” High performance oil brand with sky high price , Don't be superstitious . Because more super manufacturers choose the top full synthesis of serious manufacturers , This is good enough for civilian cars .

Super run like McLaren 、 Chevrolet Corvette 、 porsche 、 Aston Martin 、 Toyota LFA, And Bentley 、 Mercedes AMG、 nissan GTR、 The original factory only uses Mobil No. 1 . jaguar 、 Land Rover is Castrol care . BMW M、 Rolls-Royce 、 Ferrari originally used shell extraordinary Heineken  .

So the content of today's article , Let's summarize : Don't believe in the so-called “ Original factory ”, And never “ The original factory is the best ” That's what I'm saying ! No matter what accessories or consumables , As long as the specifications meet the regulations of the original factory , Level certification meets the official requirements of automobile manufacturers , Can be interchanged and universal !

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