LIQUI MOLY announced the launch of its thinnest motor oil to date with the Special Tec AA 0W-8.
“It offers the absolute maximum in fuel savings and at the same time comprehensive protection for the engine,” says Oliver Kuhn, deputy head of the oil laboratory at LIQUI MOLY.
LIQUI MOLY Special Tec AA 0W-8 meets the latest JASO GLV-1 standard, as required for hybrid models from Mazda and Toyota, according to the company.
“Such an engine often has to cope with high revs from a standstill, i.e. when cold,” explains Kuhn. “This opens the door for water entry. Oxidation resistance as well as heat and corrosion protection are additional parameters that are incorporated into lubricant development. As a result, the choice of additives becomes more difficult, as does the selection of the base oil. Consistently highest quality is a basic requirement; the margin for tolerances is extremely small.”
LIQUI MOLY adds the abbreviation AA in the product name indicates the vehicles. It stands for Asia & America. “The Japanese car manufacturers have always been very open to fuel economy. That was the driving force behind low-viscosity oils, starting with 0W-20,” says Kuhn.
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