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Listed below are some of the questions frequently asked about KCK Lubricants® . If your question is not listed below, or if you would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact us.

  • Why is KCK engine oil red? The unique red colour of the KCK performance lubricant ensures you are getting the quality product that you have paid for with a simple visual inspection. The colour is very difficult to counterfeit or copy, and of course red is faster.

  • Does the KCK engine oil stay red? In a clean engine yes it will, until it becomes contaminated. When used in blown methanol engines the oil will turn pink with fuel contamination. When used in older engines or some cast iron applications, the oil will gradually turn black as the oil cleans the deposits from inside your engine.

  • Where is KCK Lubricants®  made? KCK is 100% made here in Australia. All aspects of this product are made in Australia and KCK Lubricants®  is 100% Australian owned.

  • Why is KCK better than other oils? KCK oils and lubricants are developed to protect some of the most expensive and most powerful engines in the country. There has been no compromise in any part of the process to develop these products and KCK has utilised only the best base products with the best brains in the industry to produce an exceptional world class product.

  • Are KCK Lubricants®  compatible with other motor oils? Yes. KCK lubricants are fully compatible with mineral or synthetic oils. No special procedures are necessary when switching to a KCK product. You can therefore safely switch to a quality KCK lubricant in your vehicle from now on.

  • How often should I change KCK engine oil in my passenger car? KCK recommends following the manufacturer’s maintenance intervals while the vehicle is under factory warranty. In well maintained engines that are no longer under warranty, oil change intervals may be extended up to every 20,000 kms or annually, whichever comes first. Oil filter changes should be done as recommended by the manufacturer and oil should be topped up as needed. Problems such as fuel dilution, coolant leaks into the crankcase, poor air filtration and / or failure to maintain proper oil level are all detrimental factors to the service life of any engine oil. Any one of these factors can significantly shorten the service life of any oil.

  • Is a special oil filter required when using KCK engine oils? While no special oil filter is required, we do recommend upgrading to a high quality oil filter. A high quality filter will prevent contaminants from circulating through the system and causing damage.

  • Can KCK products be used in older engines? Yes. In high-kilometre applications, we do recommend monitoring engine oil levels as there may be a settling in period where some oil consumption may occur. This is a result of the KCK engine oil removing the existing deposits around piston rings and valve gear left by other oils.

  • Should I use an oil additive with KCK Lubricants® ? No. We strongly recommend against using any oil additives with KCK engine oils. KCK engine oils are formulated with a superior balance for maximum product performance and the use of an oil additive will upset the balance resulting in reduced performance.

  • Can KCK engine oil be used with flat tappet cams? Yes. KCK RE11 is specifically designed to handle the extreme loads on both camshaft and lifters in motorsport applications and constant high RPM use.

  • Can I use KCK engine oils in my street car? Yes. KCK lubricants are formulated with the necessary dispersants and detergents needed for daily use. Excessive over fuelling or extended engine idling periods should be avoided as these conditions are known to impair piston ring to bore seal.

  • Can I use KCK engine oil in my motorcycle? Absolutely, KCK RE11 has been used with great success in performance road bikes. KCK RE11 is wet clutch compatible and often results in reduced clutch/gearbox noise and lower operating temperatures.

  • Can I run your oils with exotic fuels (alcohol, methanol, etc.)? Yes. KCK RE11 is compatible with E85 and methanol fuels while the KCK RE16 is ideal with oxygenated fuels and nitrous. The operating temperature is critical to how any oil handles fuel contamination, if the oil does not reach operating temperature the fuel will not be able to evaporate from the oil and may cause contamination issues.

  • How often should I change the oil in a race car? This can vary greatly depending upon application and the level of contamination from dirt, fuel, water, etc. Circuit cars are more susceptible to dirt and dust contaminates in the oil with sedans generally extending the service intervals to 2,500km of competition and the majority of the open wheel race cars generally change engine oils every 1,000km of competition. Drag race applications commonly extend oil drains to 30 – 50 runs or as required to manage fuel contamination. This is a guide only and will often be at the discretion of the engine builder or supplier.

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