Uses and benefits of oils with SAE 30 viscosity
Monograde oils with SAE 30 viscosity are lubricating oils generally formulated with detergent power, especially recommended for civil works machinery and stationary engines.
These oils are characterized by a wide range of applications, being suitable for aspirated and slightly supercharged diesel engines that work in moderate or severe conditions with frequent drain periods; low-power gasoline engines (such as lawnmowers, chainsaws, and generators), where a higher viscosity oil is required; or classic engines that require this type of viscosity for optimal performance.
Benefits and considerations of SAE 30 viscosity oils
The benefits these oils offer include:
In addition to these benefits, certain considerations must be taken into account when applying this lubricating oil.
In cold weather, oils with SAE 30 viscosity tend to have slower fluidity as they are monograde, which can affect their lubrication during cold starts. In this sense, it may be advisable to consider multigrade oil options that offer better fluidity in low temperatures.
Meanwhile, it is not suitable for all modern engines, especially those that require lighter oils according to manufacturer specifications. In this sense, and as is also the case with the rest of lubricating oils, it is essential to follow the manufacturer's recommendations.