Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology

Posted by: wwillson

Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 03:21 PM

Hello BITOG Members:

First and foremost, we’d like to thank everyone for their interest, curiosity and excitement for our latest and greatest Pennzoil product offering. As many of you may have seen or heard, Pennzoil Platinum® and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum™ Full Synthetic motor oils with PurePlus™ Technology are officially joining the Pennzoil product line-up early this spring. (And as many of you have seen, the products are already starting to show up on the shelf in some locations.)

First, a little background: PurePlus Technology is a patented, revolutionary process that converts pure natural gas into the first-of-its-kind, high quality full synthetic base oil used in Pennzoil Platinum motor oils. PurePlus Base Oil formulated from natural gas is crystal clear and contains fewer of the impurities found in crude oil, the traditional base for many other conventional and synthetic motor oils.

Pennzoil Platinum and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum with PurePlus Technology are a range of full synthetic motor oils designed to provide engines Complete Protection, without compromise. Complete Protection is defined as coverage on five key areas consumers deemed as most critical for motor oil performance: 1) engine cleanliness, 2) fuel economy, 3) conservation of horsepower, 4) wear protection, and 5) performance in extreme temperatures.

The benefits specific to piston cleanliness, fuel economy and wear protection are derived from the combination of Pennzoil additive chemistry and PurePlus Base Oil. The key difference between Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology and competitive PAO formulations will rest with the premium additive chemistry that Pennzoil adds to PurePlus Base Oil to provide superior performance.

Due to the abundance of speculation and chatter we’ve seen across BITOG and the unending passion you show for not only our products but also all lubrications, we wanted to give your community the opportunity to be some of the first to ask questions about this breakthrough technology!

Beginning today, with this post, we have opened a special thread for all of you to submit your questions for the Pennzoil Technical Team in advance of our official launch. The thread will be open for question submissions until 12:00 p.m. ET on Feb. 19, at which time we will send them back to our full team of scientists, engineers and brand representatives to provide answers to as many of the questions as we can a few weeks later on Mar. 6.

We are extremely excited for this opportunity and we have only a few requests:

1. Please use this thread ONLY to submit questions and please keep commentary or feedback on the product to the other areas of the site. Members of the team have noted that there have been questions posed in various threads, but please repost the question in this thread to help us make sure we address everything.
2. Please understand that there will be some questions that we will not be able to answer. We cannot divulge any proprietary information and can only speak from our areas of expertise.
3. Please understand that we will not and cannot comment or speculate on the products of our competitors.

Thank you all for the understanding and enthusiasm.

-The Pennzoil Team

Chris Hayek
Pennzoil Global Brand Manager

Suzanne Clerkin
Pennzoil Associate Brand Manager

Aimee Cronfel
North American Pennzoil Marketing Manager

Brian Lardi
Global Digital Marketing Manager – North America

Richard Dixon
Pennzoil Technology Manager

Rigo Santiago
Technical Information Center Team Lead

Shanna Simmons
Research Engineer, Technical Advisor
Posted by: Volv04Life

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 03:24 PM

Any plans for 0w-30 or 0w-40?
Posted by: dave1251

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 03:26 PM

The only question I have is when can we expect updated Technical Data Sheets? For Pennzoil products
Posted by: OVERKILL

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 03:27 PM

I have a question:

Currently, I'm using Pennzoil Ultra Euro 5w-40 in my BMW M5. I am alternating between it and Mobil 1 0w-40.

The Ultra Euro 5w-40 carries basically an identical list of OEM certs/approvals as M1 0w-40, but of course since it doesn't carry the 0w-xx designation, is giving up some degree of cold temperature performance to the Mobil product.

Now, I know Pennzoil does make an Ultra 0w-40, but it is the SRT-specific lubricant and doesn't carry the necessary Euro certs/approvals to be used in applications like my BMW.

Does Pennzoil have intentions of making a 0w-40 product to compete directly with Mobil's 0w-40 that will carry the same list of certs/approvals as their current 5w-40 product, but also sport the exceptionally low NOACK that appears to be the hallmark of these new oils?
Posted by: OVERKILL

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 03:31 PM

2nd question, which sort of ties into my first one:

This quote:

Quote:
The benefits specific to piston cleanliness, fuel economy and wear protection are derived from the combination of Pennzoil additive chemistry and PurePlus Base Oil. The key difference between Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology and competitive PAO formulations will rest with the premium additive chemistry that Pennzoil adds to PurePlus Base Oil to provide superior performance.


Seems to indicate that Pennzoil's additive package (along with of course the GTL base) will be what sets it apart from its PAO-based competitors. Given that SOPUS and Mobil co-own Infineum, other than the base oil, what will set Pennzoil's Euro formulations apart from their main competitor, Mobil 1 0w-40, given this co-ownership situation?
Posted by: Nate1979

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 03:33 PM

Which of these new products will have a Dexos license?
Posted by: aquariuscsm

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 03:37 PM

Will Platinum and Ultra Platinum be available in high-performance application grades? 5W50,15W50,and 20W50? And if so,will they be available in Walmart's competitively priced 5 quart jugs?
Posted by: MichiganMadMan

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 03:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Volv04Life
Any plans for 0w-30 or 0w-40?


I'd like to add 0W-20 in Ultra Platinum to this list as well.
Posted by: suspiciousmind

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 03:46 PM

It's been assumed that we've been getting the GTL base stock in the current issue of Ultra, and maybe Platinum. Is that a fact?
Posted by: randomhero439

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 03:48 PM

I would like a Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 0w-40 or 5w-40 oil available at my local walmart. I drive 20 minutes to the Walmart in the next town over to get Ultra in the 5qt jugs. I would like to use a Euro spec oil in all my vehicles and sadly Pennzoil has no Euro options to compete with Mobil 1 0w-40 at Walmart where the prices are competitive.
Posted by: danthaman1980

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 03:48 PM

Pennzoil,

First of all, thank you very much for engaging the BITOG community and giving us the opportunity to ask questions about these new products.

Here are my questions...
1) It is widely known on BITOG that the use of GTL or 'PurePlus' base oils can result in lubricant formulations with exceptionally low NOACK volatility. What are the benefits of low NOACK volatility with respect to motor oil?

2) Many of us would like to see a Pennzoil offering in 0W-30, but I understand that market factors, such as consumer demand, currently might make that unprofitable at this time. However, in re-introducing these new products, you state that you have taken extreme temperature performance into consideration. Can you comment on how your approach in formulating your new 5W-30 products makes them superior to your competitors 5W-30 offerings, with respect to extreme low temperature performance?

3) In regards to your marketing strategy, I respect and appreciate your desire to give your consumers many options - however, I fear that the two-tiered approach with Platinum and Ultra Platinum will force mass-market retailers, due to limited shelf space, to choose only Platinum - making your top-tier Ultra Platinum more difficult and expensive to obtain. As a discriminating consumer who wants the 'best' for his vehicles, I would like to know; what are you doing to encourage retailers to offer Ultra Platinum?
Posted by: 86cutlass307

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 03:57 PM

Pennzoil,

Thank you for your continuing advance in the area of passenger car motor oil technology. My question for you is what type(s) of testing have you done with regard specifically to your products' interaction with and ability to combat intake valve deposit formations in modern Direct Injection technolgy series of engines? And were improvements noted.
Posted by: Fastmover

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 04:05 PM

Will you market Pennzoil Ultra Platinum with PurePlus in Canada? It appears after the launch of Pennzoil Ultra in Canada it was pulled from the marketplace within a year or so. Thanks!
Posted by: wemay

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 04:12 PM

Will Quaker State move towards GTL as well?
Posted by: TrevorS

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 04:30 PM

What's the difference between Platinum and Ultra?

Will there be any products suitable for extended drain in excess of manufacturer recommendation once outside of warranty eg 15000 mile performance guaranteed like one of your competitors?
Posted by: fdcg27

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 04:39 PM

I've seen PP labeled as made with natural gas on the retail shelf.
I'd like to ask a question a little OT.
There was a lot of speculation here based upon a recent PQIA test of 5W-20 conventional oils that QSUD and PYB contain some GTL basestock.
QSUD and PYB blew the others away in NOACK volatility as well as cold specs.
Have GTL basestocks been blended into SOPUS products across the line?
If this is proprietary information, please disregard my question, although using some GTL base in the less expensive oils to boost their performance would be a powerful marketing point to those who understand and for those who understand to share with those who haven't a clue.
Posted by: CHARLIEBRONSON21

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 04:40 PM

Originally Posted By: TrevorS


Will there be any products suitable for extended drain in excess of manufacturer recommendation once outside of warranty eg 15000 mile performance guaranteed like one of your competitors?




This. Is there any plan to market either of these as a high mile OCI oil? M1EP and Castrol Edge EP state that on the bottle. Never saw anything wrong with running the previous ultra at an extended interval. Also, will many places that phased out shelf space on Ultra over the past few months, will they likely be getting them? Just wondering since I have to drive 40 miles round trip to grab some Ultra. No issue, but there are many places closer.
Posted by: michaelluscher

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 04:57 PM

Dear SOPUS
Will we be losing any Moly or Zinc?
Will 0w-20's and 0w-30's be present in the new formula?

Thank you for taking the time to grace our forum with your presence.
Posted by: killswitch83

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 05:08 PM

1. As already mentioned and asked, will there be a re-formulation of some of your other offerings, such as Quaker State Ultimate Durability to fall in-line with the change in your Pennzoil line of products?

2. Also, how will this affect the pricing structure of all of your products?

3. Will the additive package in your respective products be diminished or bolstered with the re-formulation? (not asking specifically which components would be affected, just whether there would be an improved or lessened pack)

4. Finally, will these re-formulated products be offered in 10w30?

Thank you in advance, from a beginner trying to understand the world of oil, for your answers and the time you give to us on this forum.
Posted by: bluesubie

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 05:21 PM

I've seen the MSDS for Ultra Platinum 0W-40, but will the 5W-40 also continue as an Ultra Platinum offering? Will both the 0W-40 and 5W-40 be available in several retail outlets instead of only one or two?

Thanks,
Dennis
Posted by: olefam

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 05:35 PM

I occasionally drive our C6 corvette on the track in amateur events. Mobil has suggested that their 10w-40 syn. Is adequate for my use. The issues are engine protection at higher rpm's and
somewhat elevated temps. How will your new oil compare?

Second, we live in Minnesota. How will your 0w-30 or 40 compare in cold weather starts and cold weather protection?

Thank you.
Glen Olsen
Posted by: A_Harman

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 05:35 PM

How does Pennzoil (or SOPUS overall) classify the GTL base stock? Do they consider it to be Group III+, or Group IV, or some other group altogether?
Posted by: A_Harman

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 05:37 PM

And to reinforce: Will there be a 0W-30 grade available?
Posted by: A_Harman

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 05:44 PM

What differences in performance characteristics will there be between Pennzoil Ultra and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum? Is Ultra Platinum considered to be a direct replacement for Ultra?
Posted by: PandaBear

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 05:47 PM

How is the new "with PurePlus" formula different from the older Platinum that is currently on sale? Is there a formula change?
Posted by: A_Harman

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 06:08 PM

What characteristics of motor oils are important when considering them for use in modern direct injection turbocharged gasoline engines, and how do the new GTL oils meet them?
Posted by: A_Harman

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 06:10 PM

How do the GTL base stocks compare with PAO base stocks in the various measures of performance?
Posted by: A_Harman

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 06:12 PM

Are there any plans to market diesel motor oils with GTL base stocks?
Does the current Shell Rotella T6 contain any GTL?
Posted by: A_Harman

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 06:18 PM

Are all of the GTL base stocks (and other products) produced in the Pearl project in Qatar?
Are there any plans to build a GTL plant in the USA?
Posted by: Nickdfresh

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 06:39 PM

Is Pennzoil considering releasing a lineup of fully synthetic high mileage oils?
Posted by: Dan55

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 07:01 PM

How does the Pure Plus Technology impact production costs? Is it your goal to provide a superior product at a competitive price . If you offer a 0W20 0W30 product how would it compare to Mobil 1 AFE
Posted by: volk06

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 07:17 PM

Are there different grades of GTL base stocks? If Pennzoil Platinum pureplus and Pennzoil Ultra pureplus both use GTL, why does Ultra have such lower NOACK values?

How will using Pennzoil Platinum and Pennzoil platinum with pureplus benefit newer engine designs with direct injection?

Are there newer organic additives in use that will not show up on a VOA?

What is the difference in the additive package that makes Pennzoil's new full synthetics better than the competition?

Are there plans to bring a 0w30 to market?

Are there plants to make a full synthetic high mileage oil?

Will these new oils already exceed the GF-6 standards coming?
Posted by: Danh

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 07:18 PM

Just as a point of information, saw 5 quarts jugs in a local WalMart today. Priced the same as the old PP and M1 - $25.17.
Posted by: dkryan

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 08:19 PM

Thanks for the opportunity to replace speculation with answers from your SOPUS team.

Date-wise, when did SOPUS begin producing Platinum and Ultra using GTL technology?

The bottles labeled with "Pure Plus Technology" appeared in my area in late January . However, the rumor mill suggests all Platinum and Ultra produced after August 2013 was made using GTL, regardless of what the container label says or does not say.

And here's a strong vote for 0w-20 grade Platinum Ultra and for a consistent distribution plan for your GTL oils. Consumers should not have to drive all over Creation in search of a particular motor oil due to inconsistencies in marketing, distribution, or retail stocking.
Posted by: Xtc6k

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 08:42 PM

How will the PurePlus technology be better than the current formula?
Posted by: HTSS_TR

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/12/14 11:36 PM

What are the differences between Pennzoil Platinum and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum ? Is it Pennzoil Platinum for normal 10k miles OCI and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum for extended OCI up to 15k miles ?
Posted by: Triton_330

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/13/14 12:11 AM

First - Thank you for doing this!
It is very courteous and also very professional of you to offer an official questions thread for us here on BITOG smile

1. Because not all locations are equal when it comes to Walmart, will you have any way of ensuring that all the Walmarts will stock the new Pennzoil?

2. What is the complete list of grades that will be offered in this new Pennzoil?

3. Should users with higher mileage (or just older) vehicles have a shorter OCI the first time using this new oil, due to its better cleaning capabilities (considering possible release of built up sludge that may not have been cleansed with previous oils)?

4. I do plan on purchasing this oil sometime in the near future, and I would like to ask a question about your Pennzoil Platinum HE oil filters - in your recent advertisement (seen on YouTube) for those filters, you mention that each specific-to-application filter has met or exceeded the OEM oil filters design... The Motorcraft oil filter for my 2001 Ford F-150 (FL-820-S) has the bypass valve located at the top, rather than on the bottom, to ensure that no contaminants flow back into the oil - Does the Pennzoil HPZ-173 oil filter have the same location of the bypass valve?
Posted by: redhat

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/13/14 08:02 AM

What OEM certifications will be focused on?
Posted by: johnnydc

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/13/14 08:50 AM

Does Pennzoil have any plans to produce a product for flat tappet high valve spring load application? ie, Muscle Cars / Hot Rods...
Posted by: Nate1979

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/13/14 10:55 AM

I have some additional questions.
1. Do any of these oils use the tri-nuc moly?

2. What is the VI of these new oils? Have you considered making a high VI oil? If so or not do you think this is an important parameter to design an oil and why?

3. Have you ever investigated the effects of MoS2 added to your new oils? Would additional moly added to your new oils have any benefits? Can you explain in technical terms why/why not.
Posted by: Solarent

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/13/14 11:39 AM

Quote:
PurePlus Technology is a patented, revolutionary process that converts pure natural gas into the first-of-its-kind, high quality full synthetic base oil used in Pennzoil Platinum motor oils. PurePlus Base Oil formulated from natural gas is crystal clear and contains fewer of the impurities found in crude oil, the traditional base for many other conventional and synthetic motor oils.


Your description of the base is similar to that used by marketers of high index Group II and Group III suppliers. (although the process to produce these oils are obviously very different) Because of this I am curious about the purity levels, stability and overall viscosity performance of PurePlus base oils. Do you expect that they will perform better than / equal to other Group III/III+ Base Oils available from other suppliers?

Will Shell be marketing the PurePlus Base Oil to independent blenders? (is it possible we will see this base show up in products blended by other manufacturers)?
Posted by: MinamiKotaro

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/13/14 01:03 PM

Will your HDEO (fleet/diesel) oils such as T6 be reformulated with GTL?

Will T6 0w-40 become widely available in the US market?
Posted by: Volv04Life

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/13/14 01:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Nate1979
Which of these new products will have a Dexos license?


The bottles I saw at wally had a dexos logo. They were 5w-20 and 5w-30.
Posted by: Volv04Life

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/13/14 02:09 PM

Any plans to make any changes and or improvements to the Rotella line of oils?
Posted by: Bandito440

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/13/14 02:58 PM

Will 0w-20 or 0w-30 be available in the premium line?

Will there be any availability of xw-50 oils in either line for high performance applications?
Posted by: DB_Cooper

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/14/14 06:41 AM

(1) As a user of Pennzoil Ultra Euro 5w40..where does that product fit in the new Pennzoil Platinum® and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum™ Full Synthetic motor oils with PurePlus™ offering??

Is it being discontinued? Or will there be a product called Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5w40 Euro with PurePlus?

(2) It has been suggested the Pennzoil 5w40 Ultra Euro has been manufactured GTL (PurePlus) for some time now..is that true? If so, now long?
Posted by: DuckRyder

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/14/14 06:43 AM

  • Can you comment on which Pennzoil products you see as the comparable to the following Mobil products. (Not asking for comments on the competitor, just classing as it were)

    Mobil 1 EP = ?
    Mobil 1 = ?
    Mobil 1 HM = ?
    Mobil 1 AFE = ?
    Mobil 1 ESP = ?
    Mobil Super Synthetic = ?



  • Will any of these new oils carry VW certification 507 for Common Rail TDI engines.



  • Will Shell Motorcycle oils be converted to a GTL base and will they ever become available in the United States particularly for Ducati.



  • Will Rotella T6 be converted to GTL and will it continue to be JASO MA rated.
Posted by: zeuloa

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/14/14 09:22 AM

Thank you Shell for your effort of contacting the end consumer.

- Will the SOPUS, European and Latin American made Helix oils use PurePlus as well?

- If I'm not mistaken Shell produces branded oils for car manufacturers (e.i. Toyota in Spain?), will these use PurePlus (GTL) as base-stocks as well?

Thanks!
Posted by: Fastmover

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/14/14 11:43 AM

Pennzoil team,

Thank you for interacting with BITOG members via this Q&A.

1) What is the shelf life (in years) of the new Pennzoil motor oils with PurePlus™ Technology?

2) Will the additive package of the new motor oils deplete over time?

3) Will additive package contents settle in the carrier GTL oil over time, requiring the bottle to be shaken to reblend the contents? By extention, do you recommend giving a bottle a shake to reblend the contents?

We look forward to your responses.
Posted by: cheesepuffs

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/14/14 11:43 PM

First off, thank you for this opportunity to interact with your staff directly. I am a current Pennzoil user and really appreciate the transparency that's being provided.

My first question is, will PurePlus base oils also be used in Pennzoil Gold and Synthetic Blend? If so, at what percentages (regarding ratio of conventional to synthetic)?

Second question is, will Pennzoil be releasing a High Mileage version of Platinum or Ultra Platinum? A full synthetic from SOPUS with added seal conditioners would be fantastic. I am referring to a product that would compete directly with Mobil 1 High Mileage.

Thank you.

Posted by: daves87rs

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/15/14 11:45 PM

Originally Posted By: wemay
Will Quaker State move towards GTL as well?



And with this change, how will this affect Quaker State?


And how will this affect the future of your dino oils?


With more and more cars requiring either either a syn blend or full syn, might these two just become the new "syn blends"? (Though there would be no more need for the dexos/gold blend...
Posted by: Lex94

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/16/14 11:18 PM

Are your new formulations low-SAPS?
Posted by: Boss302fan

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/17/14 08:23 AM

When can we get some answers? LOL. Just kidding. Shell has great products and I will continue to use them in my fleet of vehicles. Thanks...
Posted by: Hokiefyd

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/18/14 06:26 AM

I don't have any questions that haven't already been asked, but would like to thank SOPUS for following and listening to the net citizens on BITOG and for giving us the opportunity to "speak" directly with the technical folks at SOPUS.
Posted by: Nate1979

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/18/14 10:36 AM

How much cleaner will this new baseoil keep my pistons compared to the old formula?
Will the Ultra version keep my pistons cleaner compared to PP?

How about compared to PYB?
Posted by: maximus

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/18/14 01:00 PM

Why do your products typically cost 30% more at auto parts stores than walmart?

Are the SOPUS products sold at walmart exactly the same as the ones sold at AutoZone, O'Reilly, Advance Auto etc..??

How about quick oil change shops that use bulk Pennzoil? Is the bulk stuff the same high quality stuff available in retail stores?

Will there be any promotions/specials/coupons offered during the official launch of the PurePlus products?

Thanks,
a cynical American consumer
Posted by: tommygunn

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/19/14 07:02 AM

1) Are there plans to have a 0W-20 weight of Pennzoil Ultra Platinum? Any ideas on if it'll be available in 5 qt. jugs?

2) We can see the technical data sheet for the new Pennzoil Platinum 0W-20 online. Any chance of realeasing these specs for PUP as well?
-If not, could you tell us what the VI and viscosity (at 40 and 100 degrees C) is for Pennzoil Ultra Platinum Pure Plus 0W-20?

3) Does Pennzoil believe there would be an advantage to using a oil with an EVEN higher VI and hence lower cold viscosity (compared to what PU PP and PUP PP have) in 0W-20 weight?

4) Do both Pennzoil Platinum and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum use the regular form of molybdenum or do they use Infinium's tri-nuclear moly? Does this depend based on weight of oil?
Posted by: BigBird57

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/19/14 12:03 PM

I would like to add the Ultra in 0-20. We need to have Ultra more available in North-East, Fl. The Platinum is readily available in this area.
PP and PU are fine products. I am a former dedicated Amsoil user. I did not like the way Amsoil reformulated their PCMO when the industry went to the SN designation. Amsoil hydro-cracks just like everyone else.
Posted by: SuzanneClerkin

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 02/19/14 01:14 PM

Hello BITOG members!

We at Pennzoil greatly appreciate you taking the time to submit questions and your interest in Pennzoil Platinum® and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum™ Full Synthetic motor oils with PurePlus™ Technology. At 12:00pm ET today, we officially closed the question portion of this Q&A and are now working with our full team of technicians and brand representatives to provide answers.

Thank you again for your interest and support of the new Pennzoil Platinum and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum with PurePlus Technology. Stay tuned for answers in the coming weeks!

-The Pennzoil Team
Posted by: wwillson

Re: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - 03/08/14 04:32 PM

All,

Pennzoil has returned the answers to our questions here:

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/pennzoil-q-a/

Thanks,

Wayne