UMW Grantt International Sdn Bhd has launched in Malaysia, an addition to its Grantt range of lubricants i.e. the Grant Stellar 8000 SAE 0W-20 fully synthetic engine oil. Rated API SN Plus, this top-of-the-range oil is formulated with Knock Guard Technology; the first engine oil in Malaysia to feature this additive.
“Knock Guard” is a formulation by UMW Grantt International and its additive partner, and is trademarked by the company. This formulation is said to offer protection against Low Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI). LSPI or premature combustion is when the fuel combusts before the spark plugs fire, especially at low rpm (engine speed). This can cause wear and damage to the internals of the engine such as the pistons head and connecting rod. UMW Grantt claims that Stellar 8000 SAE 0W-20 with Knock Guard can reduce this knocking by up to 84% thus offering better protection for the engine as well as cleaner engines and better fuel economy.
Grantt Stellar 8000 SAE 0W-20 is a low viscosity oil that contains unique antioxidant additives to control oil thickening to achieve better flow to critical engine parts. This offers better protection during cold starts at low temperatures while retaining viscosity benefits at higher temperatures. Its advanced dispersant and detergent system also helps prevent sludge and varnish deposits, resulting in a more efficient engine and fuel savings. Stellar 8000 has an API SN Plus rating which is the latest and suited for modern turbocharged engines. It is also backwards compatible i.e. a car requiring API SM rated oil can also use this (please refer to your owner’s manual). It retails for RM199 for 4 litres in Peninsular Malaysia.
“With more car manufacturers developing engines which are increasingly smaller, more efficient, more advanced and at the same time more powerful, this also creates more extreme operating conditions, especially for turbocharged gasoline direct injection (TGDI) engines. This makes today’s engines more susceptible to Low Speed Pre-Ignition (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 Azmir Nordin, President of Manufacturing & Engineering Division, UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd.
“Our goal is to design the next generation lubricant technologies to provide a one-step solution to protect against LSPI and enable OEMs to continue their development of fuel-saving, low-emission engines. We have a dedicated team of lubricant engineers, certified lubricant specialists and plant professionals who are focused on bringing the very best out of every molecule that goes into the Grantt formula,” Megat elaborated.
UMW has been in the lubricants business for 50 years and has been blending and supplying oils to different companies, and is making use of this experience to market its in-house brand, Grantt. Grantt is derived from GEP (Grant Engineering Products) which is a UMW-owned registered trademark in US that has been in the market for over 40 years.
UMW Grantt also has a full range of passenger car engine oils (Stellar), diesel engine oils (Quasar), motorcycle engine oils (Quadra), transmission fluids (automatic and CVT), greases and industrial oil.