Why do you need a special oil to account for a direct injection engine? Because the oil that runs through the engine of a direct fuel injected engine can make a major difference in the performance and longevity of the engine. Using the right oil can greatly reduce carbon deposits on the intake valves, and keep the engine running at its best. That’s why Driven Racing Oil has developed a line of oils specifically for the direct injection engine.
“Direct injection is different than port, or carburetor fed engines,” Lake Speed, Jr. of Driven Racing Oil explained. “The main difference is, the fuel is being sprayed into the combustion chamber after the intake valve is closed, so there’s less time for the fuel to atomize. As a result of there being less time to atomize the fuel, the fuel that’s not atomized is not burned, so you get higher levels of fuel dilution in the oil.”
Low-speed pre-ignition coming off a long idle period is a huge risk for direct injection engines due to the byproduct of this process that causes the fuel dilution and higher amounts of carbon deposits. While there may be ways to fix these issues mechanically, that still leaves you having to deal with your oil being milked up with fuel. You want the oil to be able to release the oil due to the chemical composition of the oil itself.
So next time you go to change the oil in your engine, don’t make the mistake of using conventional motor oil, check out the line of specialty oils from the pros at Driven Racing Oil instead.