14 best diesel oils

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

Since the diesel engine operates under more severe conditions, than standard gasoline analogues, then to technical fluids they are subject to more stringent requirements. So, for motor oxidation and preservation of working properties in the long run, as in diesels there is a frequent breakthrough of gases in the crankcase.

Due to the popularity of this market segment, the magazine jointly with independent experts conducted an independent study, during which was rated the best diesel oils, for convenience divided into four main categories. As the main product selection criteria were accepted customer reviews and the final grade derived from them.

Rating of the best oils for diesel engines

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best synthetic diesel engine oils 1 LIQUI MOLY Diesel Synthoil 5W-40 730 rub
2 SHELL Helix Ultra Diesel 5W-40 840 rub
3 IDEMITSU Zepro Diesel 5W-40 929 rub
The best semi-synthetic oils for diesel engines 1 LIQUI MOLY Optimal Diesel 10W-40 624 rub
2 MOBIL Super 2000 X1 Diesel 10W-40 (4 L) 326 rub
3 LUKOIL Standard SF / CC 10W-4 171
The best mineral oils for diesel engines 1 SHELL Rimula R4 L
2 LIQUI MOLY MoS2 Leichtlauf 15W-40 513 rub
3 Castrol Vecton 15W-40 218 RUB
The best diesel oils for winter 1 SHELL Helix Ultra ECT C2 / C3 0W-30 900 rub
2 Motul 8100 X-max 0W30 965 rub.
3 TOTAL Quartz 9000 Energy 0W30 742 rub
4 IDEMITSU Zepro Touring Pro 0W-30 696 rub
5 Castrol Edge 0W-30 A5 / B5 1 020 rub.

The best synthetic diesel engine oils

LIQUI MOLY Diesel Synthoil 5W-40

Rating: 4.9

LIQUI MOLY Diesel Synthoil 5W-40

High-quality synthetics from the German company Liqui Moly, with balanced specifications for the sake of main operational features. Composition of polyalphaolefins and additive package works well with bad diesel fuel, the combustion products of which fall into the crankcase, contribute to the accelerated development of a fresh fill resource. Here this effect is not observed: special antioxidant modifiers act as suppressors of negative effects.

Diesel Synthoil 5W-40 full pour point is -45 ° C, which repeats the SHELL product index and significantly loses to Japanese Zepro. Viscosity index of this composition is fully consistent with class (170), and therefore the product provides stable formation of a film on friction surfaces, protecting the latter from adhesions and dry friction (at 100 ° C kinematic viscosity is 14.1 mm2 / s). it oil can often be seen in brand new diesel cars BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen, with which Liqui Moly has exclusive delivery contract.

Advantages

  • excellent compatibility with engines equipped catalysts and turbocharging;
  • high oxidation stability of the composition;
  • pronounced washing functions throughout the entire period operation;
  • low consumption on waste.

disadvantages

  • oil does not work well in engines equipped with soot filters.

SHELL Helix Ultra Diesel 5W-40

Rating: 4.8

SHELL Helix Ultra Diesel 5W-40

Diesel oil from a Ferrari title supplier, recreated using unique Shell PurePlus technology. Clean synthetics works well with catalyst engines and turbocharged to meet API, ACEA and even specifications individual BMW approval. Helix Ultra is especially valuable. Diesel 5W-40 with frequent off-road driving, where the diesel experiences greatest overload.

In addition, this oil does an excellent job of temperature differences, in connection with which it is often recommended to use in Russia. Its freezing temperature is -45 ° C, and the flash occurs when it reaches 242 ° C, which is the best result among the competitors. Despite all the benefits of SHELL Helix Ultra Diesel 5W-40 and the opportunity its use in diesel engines not equipped with a particulate filter, experts and users agree on the relative main lack of. Due to excessive popularity, the product has become interesting. counterfeit firms, which affected the growth of fakes in the retail sale. This situation has haunted the company for a long time, however no significant steps to stop this, she never accepted.

Advantages

  • high efficiency engine support in proper technical condition;
  • possesses resistance to oxidation;
  • wide range of operating temperatures;
  • performs an important function of neutralizing aggressive substances, generated during the combustion of diesel fuel.

disadvantages

  • a large number of fakes in the market.

IDEMITSU Zepro Diesel 5W-40

Rating: 4.8

IDEMITSU Zepro Diesel 5W-40

The only oil in the domestic market that is not amenable to falsification by unreliable companies. Supplied in tin containers, IDEMITSU Zepro Diesel 5W-40 provides perhaps the most comprehensive protection of the engine from all negative factors of work on diesel fuel. And even frankly disgusting quality: oxidation of the composition with an active breakthrough of gases in the crankcase occurs extremely slow. All the better for drivers – the interval between replacements often can reach 8 thousand kilometers.

Judging by user reviews, at first glance IDEMITSU Zepro Diesel 5W-40 behaves absolutely the same as most competitors – no major improvement in the softness of the engine not visible. But the little things, as always, lie in the details. The thing is the fact that this oil was developed taking into account the possibilities severe temperature changes due to which the freezing point was “pushed” to -50 ° C. Great result, especially for car owners from the cities of Siberia. As for the shortcomings, then those neither in the mechanism of work, nor in the technical characteristics observed – the only serious nuance is hidden behind the factor high prices. The rest of the oil is perfect, for which it is rightfully included rating of the best.

Advantages

  • excellent operational properties – leaves the engine in optimal working conditions;
  • the working life of additives and polyalphaolefin base is enough for 7-8 thousand kilometers;
  • withstands frosts down to -50 ° C;
  • not faked in the secondary market.

disadvantages

  • very high price.

The best semi-synthetic oils for diesel engines

LIQUI MOLY Optimal Diesel 10W-40

Rating: 4.9

LIQUI MOLY Optimal Diesel 10W-40

Another Liqui Moly representative developed by specially in compliance with the specifics of road conditions in Russia. The added additive package provides increased efficiency in fuel consumption plan (small increase: up to 1.2%), allows actively protect the inside of diesel engines from corrosion, oxides and formation of other solid inclusions, as well as cleaning them during all term of operation.

Perhaps the most striking illustration of the capabilities of Optimal Diesel 10W-40 are outstanding technical specifications. Kinetic the viscosity of the composition at 100 ° C reaches 14.4 mm2 / s, which is an indicator of the continuity of lubrication of rubbing parts even under the influence of high temperatures. In turn, the solidification of this semisynthetics occurs at -39 ° C – a fairly high rate even by the standards of pure synthetics. To top it off the picture of excellence over competitors, we note that the Optimal Diesel 10W-40 has approvals from recognized industry giants (BMW and Vlokswagen, as well as It has API CF and ACEA B3 approvals.

Advantages

  • optimal technical characteristics: viscosity and heat resistance;
  • active influence on engine performance: decrease fuel consumption up to 1.2% on average, as well as increased softness their work;
  • good cleansing ability;
  • The best ratio of price and quality.

disadvantages

  • not found.

MOBIL Super 2000 X1 Diesel 10W-40 (4 L)

Rating: 4.8

MOBIL Super 2000 X1 Diesel 10W-40 (4 L)

The second line of the rating goes to the only representative MOBIL company – Super 2000 X1 Diesel 10W-40, included in number of premium technical fluids on semi-synthetic basis. But what makes this composition premium? After all, in number its components do not include additives like molybdenum disulfide, as in case with the Liqui Moly product, nor any other items.

In fact, they dubbed the premium product invented themselves manufacturers in order to increase its popularity and highlight among gray mass of competitors. Yes, they got the most out of the limited additive package, making the oil work for 5-6 thousand kilometers without complaints. Yes, they reached the technical performance to excellent performance, even with freezing point (-30 ° C). However, conceptually oil is not has no difference from the same Lukoil. Perhaps in the rank of pluses Super 2000 X1 Diesel 10W-40 can record and moderate cost, which is offset by a high share of fakes in the secondary market.

Advantages

  • good temperature stability and protection of parts from overheating;
  • satisfactory washing ability;
  • optimal price level in the secondary market and online services;
  • up to 5-6 thousand run on one fill;
  • provides a comprehensive protective effect on old diesel engines.

disadvantages

  • on the market you can find substandard falsification.

LUKOIL Standard SF / CC 10W-4

Rating: 4.7

LUKOIL

The main supplier of oil to conveyor lines of AvtoVAZ PJSC, “Lukoil” is very popular among amateurs in moderation budget and quality product. Despite fame, First of all, as a manufacturer of compositions for gasoline engines, in its lines you can also find products for diesel technology. Standard SF / CC 10W-4 is one of the prominent representatives of those, deserving a line in the ranking of good operational indicators.

Frozen at -33 ° C, this oil is positioned as a multigrade, able to provide reliable protection and lubrication of engine parts all year round. Judging by consumer reviews, its resource is enough for the same 5-6 thousand kilometers as in the case of the MOBIL product, however, the quality of cleaning decreases sharply when it reaches 4 thousand. As a second nuance, we can note here totally small number of tolerances and approvals: in fact, in the first case only API SF / CC appears, and in the second (approval) – already mentioned above PJSC AvtoVAZ. Despite all the shortcomings of the Lukoil Standard SF / CC 10W-4 shows itself well, even if it belongs to the most base oils in the market.

Advantages

  • increased freezing point (-33 ° C) and flash (224 ° C);
  • high oxidation stability due to the availability of appropriate additives;
  • retains properties when operating temperatures fluctuate vehicle;
  • low cost, ensuring proper lubrication and protect the diesel engine.

disadvantages

  • the predominance of high quality mineral base – from here and a noticeable drop in characteristics when developing a resource on 80%

The best mineral oils for diesel engines

SHELL Rimula R4 L

Rating: 4.9

SHELL Rimula R4 L

The second representative of the company SHELL, who managed to win the title the best in the segment of diesel oils for general consumption. All superiority of Rimula R4 L is based on a simple formula: company was originally configured to release the product under heavy engines operating primarily in off-road conditions or having additional components (such as turbocharging). Having compiled all the requirements into one concept, British engineers Firms undertook the improvement of three operational components: prevent increased wear, blocking mechanism formation of solid deposits, as well as the neutralization of acids. AND, It is worth saying that they coped with the task perfectly.

First, the SHELL Rimula R4 L protective mechanism acts in wide temperature range: complete crystallization of oil starts at -33 ° C, and flash occurs at 227 ° C. Besides, kinematic viscosity when the engine is heated to boiling point water is 15.5 mm2 / s – the best result among all representatives of the category. As a result, in aggregate positive characteristics this oil is the coolest of mineral, which confirms the high demand from consumers and expert approval.

Advantages

  • high level technical specifications;
  • development specifically for diesel engines operating in highly loaded condition;
  • alkalized composition that neutralizes the actions of the formed acids;
  • huge list of approvals and approvals (about 20 items).

disadvantages

  • not found.

LIQUI MOLY MoS2 Leichtlauf 15W-40

Rating: 4.8

LIQUI MOLY MoS2 Leichtlauf 15W-40

Unique all-season mineral diesel oil, occupying one of the leading places in the ranking due to the complex additionally provided functions and properties. The composition of LIQUI MOLY MoS2 Leichtlauf 15W-40, in addition to high-quality mineral bases and additives, molybdenum disulfide was introduced, acting in as anti-seize, friction, sound insulating component. In addition, his asset is also recorded promoting engine cleanliness and active opposition sedimentation, but it is also possible that these functions performed by other components.

As the technical summary table shows, LIQUI MOLY MoS2 Leichtlauf 15W-40 has a high level of kinematic viscosity at 100 ° C – 14.5 mm2 / s. It means that the film formed during such heating of the oil is stable and does not lose lubricating properties, remaining intact and avoiding dry friction in knots. However, the quantity is a little confusing volatility component (at run) 8.2% of the fill volume. As for the freezing point and flash point, these are indicators are in the optimal range: -30 and 220 ° C, respectively. However, paying attention to the nuances, let’s say: the optimal level the cost compensates for all the shortcomings, and an additional component gives the oil uniqueness among the monotonous competitors.

Advantages

  • increased wear protection of rubbing parts engine;
  • active positive impact on the performance of new and old diesel models;
  • mineral oil is suitable for working with any modern systems;
  • excellent viscosity index when heated to boiling point water (14.5 mm2 / s).

disadvantages

  • up to 8.2% of the total oil goes to evaporation.

Castrol Vecton 15W-40

Rating: 4.7

Castrol Vecton 15W-40

The right to close the top three went to Castrol engine oil Vecton 15W-40, built on System 5. Technology allows you to comprehensively increase the properties of the composition, acting on the most important mechanisms of work: protection against oxides, sludge and sludge formation, increased performance diesel engine, and also extends the life of the fill up to 6 thousand kilometers.

With a collection of 12 approvals and approvals, Castrol Vecton 15W-40 shows high results on important technical indicators. In particular, the overall cleanliness of the oil is impressive in terms of impurity content: the amount of ash in the composition does not exceed 1.36% of the total mass. In addition, the pH is at 10.5 units, which indicates a slightly alkaline environment and fitness for neutralization of acids formed in the process of fuel combustion. The final advantage of this “mineral water” can be considered high even by synthetic standards pour point: crystallization oil begins to leak at -42 ° C.

Advantages

  • System 5 technology allows the oil to quickly adapt to changing operating conditions (climate change, temperature fluctuations and humidity);
  • 12 official approvals and approvals (in particular from companies MAN and Volvo);
  • active neutralization of acids and sediment solutions;
  • proven increase in engine power and economy fuel consumption.

disadvantages

  • rather expensive oil faked on the secondary the market.

The best diesel oils for winter

SHELL Helix Ultra ECT C2 / C3 0W-30

Rating: 4.9

SHELL Helix Ultra ECT C2

Huge premium synthetic oil track record of positive effects when used in winter period. Helix Ultra ECT C2 / C3 0W-30 incorporates technology Emission Compatible Technology for more thorough cleaning of the inside of the engine with grease most critical nodes.

Through various bench and functional tests it was proved that this composition significantly improves fuel economy (2.6% compared to the reference sample under ACEA M 111), and also provides 2 times better cleaning of pistons from soot than industry standards require it. In essence, it seems that SHELL Helix Ultra ECT C2 / C3 0W-30 marks the benchmark for the next few years, for other manufacturers do not yet express a desire for performance of products far ahead of pretty tough requirements of standards. Together with a set of 10 tolerances and a complete the baggage of experimental merit, this synthetics goes back to The first line of our rating.

Advantages

  • increased fuel efficiency by 2.6%;
  • three times more effective protection against education corrosion
  • actively counteracting the formation of sludge;
  • extends the life of diesel particulate filters through action neutralizing additives;
  • optimal combination of price and quality.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Motul 8100 X-max 0W30

Rating: 4.8

Motul 8100 X-max 0W30

French oil with a modest (albeit representative) number approvals and approvals (MB-Approval 229.5, VOLVO VCC 95200356, VW 502 00 – 505 00), which received mostly good reviews from consumers in Russia. 8100 X-max 0W30 was developed synthetic base with a rich additive package, and, most of all important, given the difficult road conditions in Russia. Therefore it tolerates temperature fluctuations perfectly, does not freeze there, where other oils have long gone into a solid state of aggregation (-51 ° С), and also provides high-quality engine protection on throughout the entire life cycle.

According to users, its resource is enough for stable 10 thousand kilometers. However, to avoid the launch of destructive sludge formation mechanisms and corrosion replacement is best produce 1-2 to the nominal value, especially on old ones, seen the best times units. Thanks to careful study composition to preserve the flow properties in winter, the engineers managed significantly increase fuel economy compared to others line products (up to 1.7%). If you plunge into the topic in more detail, then in Motul 8100 X-max 0W30 you can see almost perfect indicators for all major and minor characteristics … for exception of the price parameter. However, in relation to quality and longevity, it does not seem negative.

Advantages

  • the freezing temperature is -51 ° C;
  • provides fuel savings of an average of 1.7% compared with reference samples within the main tolerances;
  • the operational period is 10 thousand kilometers;
  • good combination of price and quality.

disadvantages

  • not found.

TOTAL Quartz 9000 Energy 0W30

Rating: 4.7

TOTAL Quartz 9000 Energy 0W30

Another synthetics takes the third line of the rating, for this times – produced by TOTAL. Once Quartz 9000 Energy 0W30 was a segment leader, but a series of falsifications and the strengthening of the main competitors threw him into the ranks of “one of the best. “And indeed, in its original form, this oil contributed to improving the efficiency of diesel engines (and significantly), and also optimized fuel consumption (average 2.0%), while keeping the inside clean.

Unlike the main competitors TOTAL Quartz 9000 Energy 0W30 is not a pure acid neutralizer – pH 8.8 is hardly allows him to act effectively in such an important role. However, manufacturers corrected this situation by introducing special additives that interfere with the formation inside the engine and solutions, and acids, and oxides. Good move, moreover, in all temperature operating conditions – from -45 to 226 ° С. If not susceptibility to falsification, this composition could qualify for place higher. But do not consider this an insoluble problem – good, instructions on how to distinguish a fake from the original is now very lot.

Advantages

  • beneficial effect on the diesel engine, increasing the efficiency of its work is 1.5-2.0%;
  • excellent engine protection against carbon deposits and oxides;
  • lower cost than competitors;
  • ability to work in a wide temperature range at any driving conditions and roads.

disadvantages

  • a large percentage of fakes in the retail market.

IDEMITSU Zepro Touring Pro 0W-30

Rating: 4.6

IDEMITSU Zepro Touring Pro 0W-30

Composition of nominally Japanese origin corresponding to stringent requirements of Asian standards, and at the same time excellent passing according to the certificates of European manufacturers. IDEMITSUZepro Touring Pro 0W-30 is very different from its competitors degree of purification from harmful impurities: less than 1% sulfate ash, up to 0.5% sulfur and 0.08% phosphorus. This degree of purification has a beneficial effect. on the performance of additives that are part of synthetic product.

Speaking of the safety of Japanese diesel engine oil, it should be noted its complete neutrality in alkaline number: pH 7.84 does not harm the details of the unit, but also neutralize acid turns out to be incapable. Fortunately, for this the base was crammed a large number of modifiers and other elements, action which was intended for cars with modernized diesel engines. Another highlight of IDEMITSU Zepro Touring Pro 0W-30 results in low freezing temperatures: oil is excellent suitable for regions where frosts often exceed the mark at -40 ° C. As a final fact, we note that guaranteed working resource here is 8 thousand kilometers mileage or 300 hours (engine hours).

Advantages

  • the actual absence of fakes in the market;
  • the resource is estimated at 300 hours or 8 thousand kilometers run;
  • Comply with stringent Asian regulations standards;
  • very high degree of purification from harmful impurities.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Castrol Edge 0W-30 A5 / B5

Rating: 4.5

Castrol Edge 0W-30 A5 / B5

Synthetic-based universal motor oil capable of work in gasoline and diesel engines created using modern technical solutions. It was based on technology TITANIUM FST, the essence of which is to include titanium based additives. The active particles of this additive significantly increase the resistance of the oil to various influences, and also allows you to maintain the viscosity and integrity of the oil film in the entire range of operating temperatures.

Despite, in general, a mediocre temperature flashes, Castrol Edge 0W-30 starts to freeze at a whopping -60 ° C. This allows the composition to work out without problems in conditions close to the Far North, where the leading role is assigned concentrates and other potent technical fluids. Among other things, it should be recognized as one of the cleanest in this selection: the sulfate ash content hardly exceeds 1% of total mass. Unfortunately, the emphasis on versatility has hidden a significant amount of work resource, so necessary for normal and long operation in a diesel engine. In fact, development occurs here already at a run of 7 thousand kilometers, and in value-wise, this is not the best result.

Advantages

  • freezing temperature is at the level of -60 ° С;
  • a sufficiently high degree of purification from harmful impurities (not more than 1.18% sulfate ash);
  • the presence of a titanium additive (TITANIUM technology FST);
  • high quality of work (at least in the first period operation).

disadvantages

  • in diesel engines, universal oil has a reduced resource of work.


Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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