Castrol’s new Nexcel tech promises 90-second drop oil changes and dry sumps for all. But could this revolutionary new process spell the end for DIY home mechanic?
Wow this is out of the blue?
All the energy in the recent auto scene has been dedicated to the engine emissions and cutting back on greenhouse gasses, but i never saw this one coming. Changing oil is pretty easy and i would not have thought that engineers were or would be looking for ways of making it easier.
I can see where they are coming from, but i feel that the prediction of most cars having this technology fitted by 2020 a little far fetched, but you never know. it is nice to see some stuff coming out about the regular cars and not the electric side of the jog, for a change.
Little has changed when carrying out Oil Changes, over the past fifty years and more. Just about everybody could change the oil in their car, but things are about to change.
The old oil in the engine will enter the box. The box will then be unplugged and then removed. A new cartridge will be inserted containing the correct amount of oil for the particular model of car.
The box will be electronically connected to the cars engine management system and it is claimed that this will give better engine CO2 emission results. The old oil in the box will then be recycled responsibly.
in my opinion car designs will have to change to fit the Oil Changes box under the car bonnet, although it is battery sized and if the battery was removed to another part of the car, then it could work.
Also there is nothing said about topping your oil level up, or when Oil Changes, will take place? Only time will tell whether or not this is a good idea or not?
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