quote:What does paraffin mean? paraffin–base crude oil: A crude oil containing paraffin wax but very few asphaltic materials. This type of oil is suitable for motor lubricating oil and kerosene. See: naphthene-base crude oil naphthene-base crude oil: Crude oil containing asphaltic materials but very little or no paraffin wax. This type of oil is suitable for making gasoline, lubricating oil and asphalt. It is also called asphalt-base crude. See: paraffin–base crude oil paraffinic hydrocarbon: The group of hydrocarbons consisting of linear molecules with the formula CnH2n+2. Methane, CH4, is the simplest member. Higher members, starting at about C18, are wax-like and are called paraffin. http://www.glossary.oilfield.slb.com/default.cfm So, paraffin based crude oil is the right oil for engine oil. Paraffin means that the oil molecules are the best shape for engine oil. It does not mean WAX. Most wax is removed by a solvent de-waxing process and/or hydroconverted to high quality base oil. Some of the best base oil is converted from wax. Ken
Isn't all dino paraffin based?