Recent Topics
should I use my last Purolator Classic ?
by Wheel
07/22/14 04:30 PM
98 corolla clicks then no power, looses charge
by ziggy
07/22/14 04:17 PM
Applying wax/ sealant but not buffing it off?
by D189379
07/22/14 04:12 PM
MOTOMASTER TIRES
by Indy
07/22/14 03:38 PM
Delvac 1300 old flow
by simplistic
07/22/14 03:23 PM
Oil/ Filter recommendation 14 fusion 1.5 ecoboost
by theoctagon
07/22/14 03:17 PM
10w30 $7.52/gal- also Lowes 10% off
by eljefino
07/22/14 03:08 PM
Pennzoil Synthetic Blend (At least 50% syn) quest.
by wemay
07/22/14 02:03 PM
B2300 tuneup; things that make you say hmmmmm.
by simple_gifts
07/22/14 01:51 PM
online tool for drilling templates?
by dwcopple
07/22/14 01:42 PM
Motorcraft CAF from Walmart
by Whimsey
07/22/14 11:54 AM
F1 - 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix
by gofast182
07/22/14 11:44 AM
Newest Members
Mattz, Iroll, CMTG, Kneedragger37, Constantly
50713 Registered Users
Who's Online
101 registered (2004tdigls, 2oldtommy, 05LGTLtd, 29662, 123Saab, 2010_FX4, 10 invisible), 2158 Guests and 222 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
50713 Members
64 Forums
216639 Topics
3409302 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG

Topic Options
#3193872 - 11/21/13 02:20 PM whats sulfer & nitrogen role in dino oil
SLATRON Offline


Registered: 10/20/13
Posts: 223
Loc: upstate NY
I was just looking at the QPI website and I was wondering if somebody could shed light on why does conventional oil have nitrogen and sulfur in it? is tge sulfer a contaminant since there's a maximum it can have? Does the nitrogen help do something that synthetic oil does better? thanx

Top
#3193915 - 11/21/13 03:04 PM Re: whats sulfer & nitrogen role in dino oil [Re: SLATRON]
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 14019
Loc: Midwest
Not sure what QPI website is you've mentioned.

All oils, conventional and synthetic have some nitrogen and sulfur.

Sulfur is naturally present in conventional oils depending on their level of refinement.

Additive components such as ZDDP and detergents will raise the sulfur content of both conventional oils and synthetic oils.

The nitrogen comes primarily from the anti-oxidants.

So sulfur and nitrogen both contribute to the "well-being" of the formulated oil package.


Below is a thread that discusses the actual additive chemistry:

Chemistry of Additives


Edited by MolaKule (11/21/13 03:05 PM)
_________________________
We're all mature until someone pulls out bubblewrap and starts popping it! smile

Top
#3194168 - 11/21/13 07:48 PM Re: whats sulfer & nitrogen role in dino oil [Re: SLATRON]
SLATRON Offline


Registered: 10/20/13
Posts: 223
Loc: upstate NY
thanks, I was meant the petroleum quality Institute / America, their voa for conventional shows nitrogen and sulfur content but the synthetic oil ones don't, juat wondered why.

Top
#3194241 - 11/21/13 08:47 PM Re: whats sulfer & nitrogen role in dino oil [Re: SLATRON]
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 14019
Loc: Midwest
Originally Posted By: SLATRON
thanks, I was meant the petroleum quality Institute / America, their voa for conventional shows nitrogen and sulfur content but the synthetic oil ones don't, juat wondered why.


I really don't know why PQIA didn't include sulfur for synthetics but my theory is that:

1) sulfur levels were pretty consistent across the board or,

2) sulfur analysis of samples is an added cost of each sample so doing 50 samples would have been cost prohibitive.
_________________________
We're all mature until someone pulls out bubblewrap and starts popping it! smile

Top
#3195210 - 11/22/13 08:19 PM Re: whats sulfer & nitrogen role in dino oil [Re: SLATRON]
Tom NJ Offline


Registered: 07/27/06
Posts: 1607
Loc: New Jersey & Virginia
Sulfur and nitrogen testing was dropped on all samples because after over 100 samples it was observed that they did not provide useful information on the quality of the oils that was not evident from other tests. PQIA's Advisory Board periodically reviews the testing protocol for relevance.

Tom NJ

Top
#3195418 - 11/23/13 07:27 AM Re: whats sulfer & nitrogen role in dino oil [Re: SLATRON]
Oil Changer Offline


Registered: 08/28/06
Posts: 1303
Loc: Detroit Metro
There is always time in the day to read a post from Mola or Tom.

Top