chevron synthetic

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i was browsing around in the oil section of kragens and i noticed that they were selling chevron synthetic for $3.99. this is the first time ive seen this oil. does anyone know anything about it? does anyone know which base stocks this oil is made from? thanks for your replies. [ April 08, 2003, 05:15 PM: Message edited by: oilcanboyd ]
 
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Based on the CAS, it sure looks like it may not be group III but PAO. Of course it has the word "or" and isosyn base oils after the PAO CAS. Those are not PAO, correct?
 
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Yep, the maybe is because of the "OR". I wonder if the bottle with or without Isosyn is labelled differently.
 

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BTW, this portion of the MSDS: DECANOIC ACID, ESTER WITH 2ETHYL2(HYDROXYMETHYL)1,3 PROPANE should say: DECANOIC ACID, ESTER WITH 2ETHYL2(HYDROXYMETHYL)1,3 PROPANOL. This is a 2-ethylhexyl decanoic di-ester. The first part is the type of acid used, and the second part is the type of alcohol used. Its a decanoic acid reacted with the alcohol (1,3 propanol) derived from propane gas. I think its a Group III with a good ester. I believe the Chevron Supreme is the better buy.
 
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