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2023 Author: Nicholas Abramson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 02:44
The truth is that at Motorpasión Moto we don't stop talking about engines, power, performance in general, speed and accelerations, but to achieve all that we need the engine to function properly. Within that set of moving parts that make up a propeller there is a product that we all know and that is the one in charge of making it silky smooth: oil.
We don't usually see big progress on fuel and lubricant issues so when people in Sort (Super Oil Racing Technology) He gave me a demonstration at the Albacete Circuit that fun day with the MV Agusta Brutale 800. I was happy to see that there are minds that are concerned with bringing new ideas to the world of lubricants.
Sort oils, knowing something new
Sort is a Spanish brand that founded Vicente Sáez in 1990 with the purpose of manufacturing and distributing greasing and lubrication products for professionals and the industry, as well as cleaners and mold release agents. Over almost 25 years they have already managed to establish an extensive distribution network in Spain with branches also in Europe and South America.
To this day they continue with the same spirit but focused on high performance, developing their products since the Spanish Rally Championship spends in the MotoGP World Championship with the team Ambrogio Racing from Moto3. The lubricant is 100% synthetic and far exceeds the standards required by engine manufacturers.
According to what the banners that they placed in their tent said, their oil from both motorcycles and automobiles is capable of extending the life of the motorcycle by 80% and can help save up to 20% of fuel. Maybe it's a lot to promise for just a viscous liquid that comes in a plastic jug right there they made us a demonstration with a small machine designed for the cause.
I leave you the video below so that you can see the difference in wear between using a normal oil and Sort oil. Pay attention to the amperage gauge on the electric motor (it indicates the force it has to exert to turn the disc) and the force gauge on the lever. Now some will say that they have used a poor quality oil to make the comparison. Well, nothing is further from the truth. At the Albacete Circuit, the oil they used was Castrol GTS, a good oil.
Two of the main characteristics that star in the Sort oil video are the fluidity and smoothness (ability to remain adhered to surfaces), both manage to mitigate the greatest phase of wear on the engine: when it runs cold. As soon as it is started, the oil is almost completely in the crankcase, so by working so that the oil remains adhered to the walls of the engine and reaching all sensitive areas faster, they reduce wear.
Sort oil in first person
Luckily the people of Sort have sent me some samples to test it in first person. I had just had an oil and filter change on the bike but the work van (Citroen Jumpy 2.0 HDI L2H1 2008) I have sorted it out. The truth is that since I cannot disassemble the motor and measure tolerances after a long period of use, the following calls my attention more.
If the engine is better lubricated at all times there are two immediate effects. One is the consumption reduction and another is the increased energy efficiency (performance improvement). Starting with the second, I have not measured the performance of the van, but it does seem to be more fluid and with less violent reactions. These engines have a soft stop valve that prevents the annoying rattle of the engine when turning it off, the fact is that this valve tends to break down and with the passage of time it seems that you turn off the engine of a tractor. Mine was starting to make a little noise and now the engine stops more smoothly.
After the demonstration, they showed us some power bank tables of two 600 sports cars before and after the oil change, and the collateral damage from lower internal forces translated into a slight increase in power that could reach up to nine horses. More than relevant, it seemed curious to me, I am not obsessed with maximum powers but it seemed very interesting to me.
Continuing with the issue of consumption, here I have been able to get numbers. When I changed the oil, there was still half a tank left, but as they recommended that I wait a few hundred kilometers for the oil to take full effect, I used up what there was. The usual consumption that I was getting was 7.8 l / 100 km in highway / urban use on a daily basis with half a load, always doing the same trips at the same speed with cruise control activated.
The first filling (half old oil and half Sort oil) reduced consumption to 7.4 l / 100 km with 400 km traveled since the change, now after another tank and more than 1000 km consumption has dropped to 7.3 l / 100 km. For now, and yet to be confirmed if it has stabilized, has reduced consumption by 0.5 l / 100 km, that is -6, 41%.
To finish for the moment (I will return to the load when I change the motorcycle oil), I can also tell you that in sixth gear, loaded with cruise control activated and facing a slope in the middle of August, now the engine heats up a little less and recovers to normal operating temperature in less time.
As they say in the news: we will continue to report, but for now I like what I'm seeing. If you want more information, you can visit the Sort website to take a look.
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