LEXINGTON, Ky. — Valvoline Inc. has developed Valvoline Modern Engine Full Synthetic Motor Oil, which is engineered to protect against carbon build-up in gasoline direct injection (GDI), turbocharged and other engines manufactured since 2012.
"As part of our full synthetic portfolio, Modern Engine will combat potential carbon build-up in newer engines — an issue that degrades vehicle performance," Heidi Matheys, Valvoline chief marketing officer, said.
"Most consumers are unaware that the issue even exists, even though it has the potential to impact roughly 100 million newer vehicles on the road today."
Engines in model year 2012 vehicles and newer are built smaller and more efficient and as a result, run hotter and are more susceptible to developing low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) knocking due to abnormal combustion, Valvoline said, as well as fuel- and oil-related carbon build-up.
These issues could lead to power and fuel economy loss and eventually engine breakdown.
"Valvoline Modern Engine captures key learnings from extensive research on how motor oil formulation — namely oil properties and additive composition — not only influence but can actually help prevent the formation of carbon deposits in the newest engine models," said Fran Lockwood, Valvoline chief technology officer.
"With this innovative new product, we are seeing a significant reduction of carbon build-up. Our research indicates that Modern Engine provides 30-percent better protection against carbon build-up than industry standards."
For more information, visit ModernOil.com.