Until a few years ago, vehicles with soot particulate filters were still more or less the exception on the roads in Germany. In 1999, Peugeot was the first vehicle manufacturer to fit the various diesel engine vehicles with soot particulate filters. Although it was still considered at that time to be somewhat exotic and by some industry connoisseurs to be impracticable, today some reputable German manufacturers have already joined the trend by offering vehicles with innovative and, in particular, pollution-free technology. Thus, the Motor oil certificate of approval 229.31 from Mercedes-Benz, for example, stipulates that the sulfate-ash in motor oil must be reduced sufficiently to minimize or almost eliminate the impairment of soot particulate filters. The new LIQUI MOLY TOP TEC 4100, LIQUI MOLY’s latest development with its special additive formulation satisfies this approval and is therefore also suitable for European Standard IV engines.
This is so, not least, because the system which was formerly so maintenance-intensive now, some years after its introduction, requires significantly less maintenance and motor oil manufacturers such as LIQUI MOLY working in close collaboration with the vehicle manufacturers have been supporting the 'Low Ash' technology and have enabled the technology to become well established on the market.
LIQUI MOLY TOP TEC 4100 represents a mixture of unorthodox, synthetic-based, base oils using the latest additive technology. These additives are an important factor in enabling the oil to produce a clean exhaust. The oil protects the engine against wear, not least because of its excellent oil penetration speed, even at low temperatures. Oil-change intervals up to 30,000 km can be achieved, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions.
The potential for customer loyalty produced by this development in the motor oil market should not be underestimated. The apparently 'impenetrable approval jungle' makes it possible for workshops to form a relationship with their customers based on a high level of consultation expertise. So that workshop personnel do not lose sight of the overall picture, LIQUI MOLY is offering special training courses on motor oils.