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#4665141 - 02/13/18 07:30 PM difference between Euro and us blend of penzoil
gotnogunk Offline

Registered: 04/12/09
Posts: 81
Loc: Florida
Just bought a 5 gal jug of penzoil platinum for the fusion, what is the difference all SN rated.

#4665149 - 02/13/18 07:35 PM Re: difference between Euro and us blend of penzoil [Re: gotnogunk]
SubieRubyRoo Offline

Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 599
Loc: Winchester, Indiana
You found a 5 gallon jug? Where? smile

The Euros are different based on the viscosity. 0W40 is full-SAPS ACEA A3/B4 rated and good for long drains, 5W30 is low-SAPS ACEA C3 rated and not a good choice for extended drains in US gasoline engines. In a gas engine, you are probably better off sticking with plain Pennz Platinum in the correct viscosity for your vehicle.

#4665233 - 02/13/18 08:46 PM Re: difference between Euro and us blend of penzoil [Re: gotnogunk]
UG_Passat Offline

Registered: 05/27/08
Posts: 1850
Loc: NJ
HTHS is usually a big giveaway, ACEA A3/B4 requires min of 3.5 MPa. US specs are less

#4665400 - 02/14/18 01:21 AM Re: difference between Euro and us blend of penzoil [Re: gotnogunk]
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Registered: 09/01/15
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Loc: Malaysia
In relation API, ACEA specs is generally more demanding in terms of engine tests requirements, additive quality and package, percentage and quality of base oils.
Having said this, Some specific API SN oils (is Mobil EP being one?) may match or exceed some 'low-end' ACEA oils with SN though.JMHO.