The correct lubricant

'The correct lubricant' is a ready reference book and textbook covering automotive and industrial lubricants.

A hard copy of the book should be in every plant, mine, workshop and fleet.

Read contents and summary of 'The correct lubricant'.

This practical book is aimed at users of lubricants but can be used by professionals who are learning to explain lubricants to users as well as by skilled professionals as a tool when mentoring others.


At present, you can download 'The correct lubricant', 69 A4 pages in .pdf format (2.5 MB) for free here.

Should you wish to contribute US$10 or more to this project, buy another copy (the previous revision) from Leanpub here.

Comments about the book

Jeanna Van Rensselar, Senior Feature Writer for TLT Magazine, has commented: "I had a chance to look over your book and it is an excellent entry level tribology book - very comprehensive. The editors at TLT (STLE publication) looked at it also and thought it was very good..."

Heithem Charmiti: Clear. Well done. Thx

Hussam Adeni: Great contribution by Petr.

Vladimir Martinenko: The file "The correct lubricant" is really excellent! Thanks a lot for sharing it!

Aqeel Ahmed: Awesome book for studying.

Koustuv Mohanty: Thanks immensely Petr. Very good material which can also help non-technical sales personnel.

Ken Brown: Great info and with the questions I hope some colleges will use for their students. Thanks to Petr for sharing.

Anjeeve George: Excellent. Very good information for beginners & students.

B Singh: Great work!!

Schalk Bruwer: Thanks for sharing your life with us Petr.

V.S.S. Sarma: Great work, Petr. Appreciate your selfless effort. Thanks for collating greatly useful information.

Elena Yolova, who herself is a highly skilled professional, has commented that the book is very useful for those who have not yet had specific training. "My observations on the issues which are discussed in the group show that there is a need for a book like yours, in which the foundations are exposed in brief and accessible form and can be used as a tutorial."


Workshops in South Africa

Area Start date End date Bookings closure
East Rand (Benoni) 14 March 2018 15 March 2018 2 March 2018
Durban 16 May 2018 17 May 2018 4 May 2018
Cape Town 12 September 2018 13 September 2018 31 August 2018

To discuss a two-day workshop or anything else click here to write to me.

The workshop is based on the book but it is fully illustrated and explained. It is highly interactive and includes also basics of equipment monitoring, oil sampling, laboratory test results, contamination and related subjects.


The author

Petr Vavruch