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Champion recently launched two new motor oils specially designed to reduce the potential of engine failure during hard break-ins. The PowerShield lubricants are offered in 10W-40 and 20W-50 viscosities.
The new formulations are based on the performance achievements of Champion's current PowerShield SAE 30 Break-in Oil and Engine Assembly Lube/Oil Booster products. The proprietary technology contains high levels of zinc thiophosphates in combination with Champion's Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer (TVS) to extend oil film capacity for proper ring seating.
The multi-viscosity break-in oils are also formulated with polymer thickeners to allow the use of a thinner viscosity base oil for easier cold starting and reduced friction. During break-in and heat cycles, as the oil heats up, the polymer thickener untangles and interacts with the base oil to enable the lubricant to behave like a more viscous oil at operating temperature.
Dispersants and other additives are included to help keep the engine clean. As the engine breaks in, any wear particles generated by the piston rings, cylinder walls and other moving/sliding parts will be suspended and carried away by the oil to the filter.
The new oils have been field tested and are suitable for use in all high-performance and racing type engines that typically run a 10W-40 or 20W-50 racing oil.
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