UMW Grantt International Sdn. Bhd. had launched its all-new Grantt Stellar 8000 SAE 0W-20 API SN Plus Fully Synthetic engine oil. This is first of its kind in Malaysia that offers motorists low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) protection, a cleaner engine, and better fuel saving.

The all-new Grantt Stellar 8000 engine oil is suited for:

  • Modern cars fitted with a compact, efficient and powerful turbocharged gasoline direct-injection (TGDI)
  • Naturally aspirated GDI engines that operate at higher temperatures than naturally aspirated engines.

These engines require fuels that have a high octane rating which prevents premature detonation of the air/fuel mixture during the compression phase of the Otto cycle.

“Engines nowadays are smaller, more efficient, more advanced and at the same time more powerful. This makes today’s engines more susceptible to LSPI which causes internal engine damage and lead to engine failure. The Grantt Stellar 8000 SAE 0W-20 was engineered with this in mind to give drivers outstanding LSPI protection,” said Megat Shahrul Azmin Nordin, President of Manufacturing & Engineering (M&E) Division, UMW Corporation Sdn. Bhd.

LSPI or ‘knocking’ is caused by these anomalies:

  • too much compression
  • over-advanced ignition timing
  • engine overheating, warm air intake
  • lean fuel mixture
  • overheating spark plug
  • loss of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR)
  • low octane fuel (more commonly in high-performance cars and defective knock sensor)

Knocking can also happen during high engine loads from a standstill or at low traveling speeds. For example, when accelerating hard away from the traffic lights.

However, in newer engines, knocking is preventable. The engine knock sensors pick up these micro but harmful explosions and the engine control unit (ECU) retards engine timing until the knock is no longer around. This, in fact, will reduce engine power. Therefore using high-octane fuel with anti-knock additives can actually increase power in engines that are GDI and TGDI.

Besides the unique anti-knock additive, the all-new Grantt Stellar 8000 is said to deliver more than 80% better engine protection against wear and tear. With its 0W rating, the new Grantt engine oil aids and protects during cold starts while maintaining a consistent viscosity at optimal and higher engine operating temperatures. Its advanced dispersant and detergent help to prevent sludge formation and varnish deposits for cleaner engine internals.

In conjunction with the launch of the new engine oil, UMW Grantt International Sdn. Bhd. has also introduced three new products in its engine and transmission lubricant line up.

  • Grantt Quasar SAE 10W-40 API CI-4/SL mineral engine oil
  • Grantt ATF CVT automatic transmission fluid
  • Grantt ATF WS (world standard) automatic transmission fluid

The all-new Grantt Stellar 8000 0W-20 API will retail at RM199 (Peninsular Malaysia) for a four-litre bottle and offering semi-synthetic and mineral oils at prices starting from RM50.