Pennzoil reengineered its Pennzoil Platinum full synthetic motor oil and introduced adaptive molecules that are designed to survive the searing heat, intense pressures and shearing forces of today’s precision-made engine parts. The unique adaptive molecules in Pennzoil Platinum are engineered to manage the constant mechanical stresses inside an engine. They constantly change shape and separate as needed to help preserve the proper viscosity under intense heat, high shear stress and extreme pressures.
The adaptive molecules have been developed to protect against specific engine stresses:
Heat: When Pennzoil Platinum senses severe heat, the adaptive molecules are designed to split apart to resist searing heat that can lead to viscosity breakdown, while still providing excellent protection. When the intense heat is gone, the molecules reform.
Shear: Mechanical shearing in the engine can tear oil molecules apart, causing permanent viscosity loss. The tight clearances found in the valvetrains and piston ring assemblies can stress oil molecules to the breaking point. The adaptive molecules in Pennzoil Platinum are engineered to split into smaller pieces to slip through high-shear areas like these to minimize permanent viscosity loss.
Pressure: Extreme pressures in the engine can break down the protective layer of oil between moving parts. Engine parts such as cam lobes and bearings push against each other with enough pressure to crush motor oil that gets caught between them. When Pennzoil Platinum is exposed to these extreme pressures, its adaptive molecules cluster together, creating a cushion or barrier to absorb the impact, like microscopic shock absorbers.
In addition to its adaptive molecules, Pennzoil Platinum contains a unique additive formulation. This formulation provides superior protection against engine wear and deposit formation compared to conventional and synthetic blend motor oil, helping to reduce piston ring sticking and metal-on-metal contact in the engine.
Pennzoil Platinum with adaptive molecules is available in a variety of viscosity grades: 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-30 Euro and 10W-30. Pennzoil Platinum without adaptive molecule technology is available in the following viscosity grades: 5W-50, 15W-50, 5W-40 Euro and 0W-20.
Pennzoil Platinum meets demanding motor oil specifications such as (specifications met vary by viscosity grade; see product label for details): ILSAC GF-4, API SM, ACEA A1-02 and B1-02, ACEA A5-02 and B5-02, GM 4718M and GM 6094M, Honda HTO-06, DaimlerChrysler MS 6395L and MS 6395M, Ford WSS-M2C929-A and WSS-M2C930-A.
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