ENGINE MAINTAININANCE GUIDE
Maintenance with LIQUI MOLY
This page is dedicated to assisting car owners with handy information and guidance to maintaining their vehicle's engine and offering basic information on an engine's operation to better understand the need and benefits of maintenance.
When a vehicle is brand new, the engine is in perfect condition and operating as it was engineered to do. All systems are working efficiently to enable smooth running and optimum performance.
One of the reasons for this, other than the obvious non-existing wear in general, is that all of the engine's systems are spotless, inside. But this won't last for ever. With time and use, it is only natural that:
- The Fuel System will accumulate residues and gum and the combustion chamber will soon have some carbon build-up.
- The oil in the Oil System will start to breakdown producing sludge that will accumulate and inhibit timely and optimum lubrication.
- The Air Intake System will collect dust, the filter will clog and starve the engine of air.
- The Cooling System will become less efficient as mineral deposits build-up in it and the risk of engine over-heating more real.
- With more time and engine heat, the Electric System will also lose its capacity to deliver power to the engine due to corrosion in terminals and connections.
All of this happens very gradually, even slowly, and the loss of power, increased fuel consumption, a louder engine, hard starting and many other issues, go by unnoticed and un-addressed.