New Product: Millers OilsPosted on 30 Mar 19:56
We are very excited to bring to you the most exiting development in high performance oils since multi-grade was invented. Millers Oils from the UK, the home of motorsport.
So can engine oil really make a performance difference? Can the fluid actually improve the efficiency and durability of an engine? Millers definitely say "Yes". Their lab routinely records the improvements they create in performance and wear reduction.
But what does oil do?
Oil prevents metal to metal contact, by forming a protective layer between each component. Additives within the oil respond giving protection under various different mechanical processes found in an engine.
Oil cools components, especially pistons and crankshafts. It is essential in cooling parts at the heart of the combustion process which the dedicated cooling system finds difficult to access.
Oil collects and carries by-products in suspension, preventing build up within the crankcase and cylinder head to keep the engine clean. Towards the end of the oil’s service life, debris includes oxidised oil no longer able to fulfil its function.
Engine oil is a blend of base oils and additives; advanced engine oils can consist of 10 or 12 separate elements. To add an element is to reduce the amount of base oil, affecting the lubrication. For the engine’s performance to be optimised it is important that everything present in the blend has a vital role to play. It is therefore clear that there is scope for real differences in performance between oils.
Oil must work harder than ever in today’s low emission environment due to turbochargers, downsizing and thinner viscosities. High local temperatures in turbochargers and extended services mean oil really has got its work cut out.
Millers latest engine oils for motorsport have been designed to offer racers, engine builders and team managers a whole range of valuable benefits.
- lower friction means less power loss - meaning more power to the wheels and potentially more speed
- more durable engine due to reduced wear
- reduced frequency of engine builds
- reduced costs
The range was launched at Autosport 2012, and has since become popular across the world with discerning drivers and engine builders..
So how does Nanodrive work?
In an engine it is estimated that 15% to 20% of the energy in the fuel is lost through internal friction.
Friction is caused by the roughness of surfaces moving against each other. Friction causes wear and uses valuable energy through mechanical losses turning the engine over and in the generation of heat.
Cutting friction within the engine will reduce wear on engine parts and the heat generated, as well as giving drivers more power at the wheels. This is done using clever nanoparticles which act like millions of ball bearings, together with ingredients that smooth out the surface roughness of the metal engine parts.
Tested against a competitors oil of the same viscosity, they recorded 33% lower friction at operating temperatures of 110 Deg C.
Test results speak for themselves, for example;
- 5% boost in power in a Porsche 911 race engine on a rolling road dyno
- 1.5% power boost in a Skoda 1.6 rally engine, on an engine test bed
- 3.8% power gain and 3.5% torque gain in a racing Toyota MR2 Roadster.
- 3.8% power gain and 2.9% torque gain in a Toyota GT86.
That's not all
Low friction is just part of the story. These new oils are designed to maintain good lubricant film integrity, essential to protect the engine components.
The CFS NT engine oils are the first in a range of Millers Oils products that will use the depth of knowledge of lubricant technology to design products that lower friction, release power at the same time maintaining excellent engine protection.