Detergent oil | Article about detergent oil by The Free Dictionary
detergent oil[di′tər·jənt ‚ȯil]
A lubricating oil with special sludge-dispersing properties for use in internal combustion engines.
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Adding a multi-viscosity detergent oil
would destroy the engine as it scoured it clean.
Among four high SASH oils, Ca-based detergent oils
(oil B and oil C) experience an earlier transition from bed filtration to cake filtration than Mg-based detergent oils
(oil E and oil H).