Are all 0w30 Group IV?

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Hard to read the price...S$30 per 4 litre bottle? Is SPC considered a top quality company? Equal or better than Caltex, BP/Castrol, etc.? Wasn't U.S. Castrol 0W-30 made from Group III base oil? Ken [ January 15, 2004, 11:24 PM: Message edited by: Ken2 ]
 
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This PAO/GP III stuff is not an "either or" proposition ... Many synlubes use 20%-30% PAO and 70%-80% GP III, along with some ester in order to achieve the required high/low temp performance at the lowest price per quart to formulate. Some of the Castrol synthetics use this approach, particularly something like their 5w-50 grade. Any 0w-30 or 0w-40 will tend to have at least 30% PAO in order to get the required low temp properties. So a typical oil might be 30% PAO/55% GP III/15% PE .... Ted
 
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Originally posted by Dr. T: Here in Canada we have 0-30 "blends" at Can. Tire...would this be a Group II/III mix?
With Canadian Tire you never know, do you? I had heard they were getting Esso to rebrand the EssoLube XD-3 0W-30, which is a HD diesel oil. Esso claims to use a PAO mix. If that's the case, should be good oil. I used to use Esso XD-3 Extra 15W-40 summer and XD-3 Extra 0W-30 Artic winter before I switched to Delvac 1.
 

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Originally posted by Dr. T: Ken, does that say "A1" on the back of the bottle?
Yes it is A1. [email protected] of 9.9 cSt. Im quite disappointed with Castrol SLX A3, it's giving me poor fuel economy, so Im going to switch to this SPC at my next oil change.
 
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Just received the missing specs from SPC. Can anyone guess how much Group IV is in it now?
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Dear Kenneth, Thank you very much for buying SPC Syn Ace Max SAE 0W30. Regarding your inquiries, please find below are the replies: Pour Point: -42 deg C, typical. Flash Point: 220 deg C,typical. HTHS: 2.9 cP at 150 deg C. Please feel free to call or write to me should you have any further inquiries. Wish you A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS LUNAR NEW YEAR. Best regards, Khoo Sze Wee Singapore Petroleum Company DID: 66621166 Email: [email protected]
 
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Originally posted by Motorbike: Have you seen the Pennzoil Long Life HD 0w-30 Synthetic Blend " PAO " in 4 liter packaging where you live ? It's a SL-CH-4 rated diesel with good data that would be neat to try . http://www.pzlqs.com/Tech/Pdsheet/International/Canada/Pennzoil/English/EngineOils/pdf/LongLife0W30.pdf
I am currently using this oil in one of my vehicles and I am very happy with it so far. From the MSDS it appears to have 45-55% PAO and 25-35% group II+ making up the blend. It also has a HTHS of 3.45 and a viscosty of 11.8 cSt at 100 C. The only negative about this oil is that it can be hard to come by. Luckily, I have a Pennzoil dealer nearby that stocks the oil. I haven't seen it on anyone else's shelves yet. At the price of other lesser blend oils, I think this oil offers great bang for the buck.
 
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