It's worth the.68 cents LOLIs it worth it guys? I've been running my vans on MOB1 for years but wonder if it has been worth the extra cost? The only difference now, is I change my oil 5000 miles or every 6 months instead of every 3k. When our deposed caravan was about 6 years old, I had just switched to full synthetic and I dropped the oil pan to change the gasket and clean it out. I was amazed that there was no gunk or deposits in there and the magnet was clean, so conventional oil had been fine but was getting changed every 3k.
Some conventional oils, like Valvoline Daily Protection 5W-20 and 5W-30 are actually "synthetic" blends, containing some % (likely fairly low) of "synthetic" oil.Additives have three basic roles:
- Enhance existing base oil properties with antioxidants, corrosion inhibitors, anti-foam agents and demulsifying agents.
- Suppress undesirable base oil properties with pour-point depressants and viscosity index (VI) improvers.
- Impart new properties to base oils with extreme pressure (EP) additives, detergents, metal deactivators and tackiness agents.
I guess we should all be going to Pennzoil Platinum®: Full Synthetic Motor Oil with PurePlus Technology™. Why the heck not if we want the best for our engines. Don't be content with any other "synthetic". This product is the bestest.Pennzoil Platinum®: Full Synthetic Motor Oil with PurePlus Technology™
PurePlus Technology™ is our patented, revolutionary gas-to-liquid process which converts natural gas into a first-of-its-kind, high quality full synthetic base oil. Because our base oil is made from natural gas, it is clear with fewer of the impurities found in crude oil, the start for many other traditional and synthetic motor oils. To that pure, clear base we add our high performance additives to create Pennzoil Platinum® with PurePlus Technology™, motor oil designed for complete engine protection, without compromise.
Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with with PurePlus Technology™ keeps pistons up to 30% cleaner than required by the toughest industry standard1 and keeps your engine cleaner than any leading synthetic oil.2
Apparently there's no "conventional" motor oil with 0W-?? designation. Some of the "high mileage" oils are blends and they have a 0W-20, Valvoline High Mileage with Maxlife Technology, for example:Up until now I have always used conventional oil in my vehicles.
In this case I purchased 0W20 oil for my Jeep Compass, and as far as I can tell you can't buy 0w20 conventional oil, the closest I could find that meets the MS-6395 specification is Pennzoil Gold Synthetic Blend, but no one around here stocks it, and it is the same price as the full synthetic if I order it.
During the 1920s to 1940s, with diesel engines, gas engines and cars, trucks and airplanes in mind, Germany needed petroleum, which was in very short supply, but they had lots of coal instead. So what did they do.As far as I can remember, "synthetic oil" started as oil from plants, not from petroleum.
I remember thinking, if you wear a shirt made of "synthetic fibers", that meant it was made from petroleum products.
Then, synthetic oil was made from other than petroleum products, weird.
Anybody remember synthetic oil derived from jojoba?
These synthetic fuel plants were the targets of Allied bombing attacks.German scientists and engineers invented and developed two processes that enabled them to synthesize petroleum from their country's abundant coal supplies and to establish the world's first technologically successful synthetic liquid fuel industry.
Germany has virtually no petroleum deposits. Prior to the twentieth century this was not a serious problem because Germany possessed abundant coal reserves. Coal provided for commercial and home...link.springer.com
Synthetic Jojoba Oil is mixture of wax esters of fatty acids and alcohols that is indistinguishable from natural jojoba oil with regard to chemical composition and physical characteristics.
How about some synthetic whale oil for transmission fluid?In 1943, natural resources of the U.S, including jojoba oil, were used during war as additives to motor oil, transmission oil and differential gear oil. Machine guns were lubricated and maintained with jojoba.
The trouble was, thousands of sperm whales were killed every year to acquire the almost 29 million pounds of whale oil used in ATF. Sperm whale oil is an almost pure ester, not really an oil at all. So the Endangered Species Act of 1973 was brought about partly by automatic transmissions.
Spanish explorer Hernando Cortez was introduced to a medicinal skin oil and lubricant that the Aztecs used called Jojoba. It is almost the chemical duplicate of spermaceti, the oil from the head of the sperm whale. Both are esters, not (hydrocarbon) oils. Esters occur when an acid is reacted with an alcohol. Esters have strong atomic bonds and do not oxidize easily, They do however handle heat well. Rapeseed or canola oil is also in this category and is used in some transmission additives.