Chapter 10 - Videos

Lubrication System

The engine is the heart of a vehicle with hundreds of moving parts that must be lubricated. While the engine burns fuel, it also takes in outside air. Road dust and dirt are brought in with this air. While most of the air is cleaned, some dust may get by the air filter. In addition, incomplete combustion adds carbon deposits to the oil. Water can also come in contact with the oil from humidity in the air and gaskets leaking. All of these factors can lead to engine oil failure. Engine oil, processed from crude oil, is the substance that keeps your engine going day after day. It is extremely important to keep the oil clean and at the correct level to prevent engine oil failure.

CNET On Cars – Car Tech 101: How to change your oil

Choosing the Right Oil Type

Engine Oil Tips – Viscosity Grades

Goss’ Garage: Cheap Oil Filters

How Engine Lubrication System Works
(Automotive Basics)

How does car engine oil work?

How to do an Easy Oil Change
(Advance Auto Parts)

Motor Oil Myths & FAQs – Synthetic vs Conventional
(Engineering Explained)

Oil Filters: Filter Out the Facts

What’s inside an Oil Filter?
(Wix Filters)


API Motor Oil Ratings Explained
(Summit Racing)





The Global Importance of ACEA 2021

How to Change Your Oil


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