With the correct oil friction losses in an engine are reduced to a minimum. This is done by taking into consideration circumstances as engine usage, ambient temperature, time of year and climate, location and engine design. The engine manufacturer usually recommends a certain type of oil to use with regard to different circumstances.
Lubricating oil plays an important part in the life of the engine and during maintenance it will be replaced, on certified aircraft the pilot can only replenish it.
Without proper lubrication the engine would fail within minutes, keeping a watchful eye during flight is therefore important.
Having a basic understanding of engine oil is a must for the professional and private pilot, here we can only scratch on the surface of a very interesting subject.
Liqui Moly Aero is an Austrian/German manufacturer of outstanding engine oils, additives and other care products especially for aircraft engines and owners.
With products of the LIQUI MOLY AERO family you will enjoy the improved technical and optical condition of your aircraft. Already during the early product development phase LM were able to profit from the valuable know-how and knowledge of active pilots. Thanks to this, the products suit perfectly within their field of application.
Diamond Aircraft is, as per their announcement at AERO 2016, filling the Austro Diesel engines for their aircraft with Liqui-Moly 5W40 oil. EASA has certified this oil in 2017, see the press release from Diamond Aircraft.
They do not only offer you the modern products for GA-Aircraft, They are also happy to inform you and keep you updated on latest tests, activities and news within this range of products. After months of development, innumerable test for further improvement and numerous real flights they now offer modern, incomparable maintenance and safety products.
According to this, all standards were set to the highest level! Starting with the development, the production and finally the filling – the whole process takes place on top level exclusively in Germany. A real product family, proudly "Made in Germany".
Specially developed by LIQUI MOLY for 4-stroke aircraft engines. Liqui Moly recommends this product for Rotax engines of the 912 and 914 series. The product exceeds ROTAX Service-Instructions SI-912-016-R5 and SI-914-019-R5.
Even combined liquid and air-cooled aircraft engines are exposed to extreme thermal loads:
Think about cold starts during the winter period. Initial ascents on full power, long ascents, e.g. over the Alps or other mountain ranges, subsequent descents at low throttle – these all impose heavy stresses on the oil in particular.
Specially formulated additives guarantee high shear stability and ensure particular protection for the gearbox.
This product can be qualified as follows:
Read more detailed information in the Aero 4T15W50 product specification pdf.
The manufacturer can be contacted at the following addresses:
|MM Aeronautical & Automotive Affairs GmbH|
|A-5700 Zell am See, Austria|
|+43 (0)654 255 394 - 12|
For detailed description see the: Liqui Moly Aero web site.
Text and images used with permission of Liqui Moly Aero.