I consider the Pennzoil Oil line second to only king Mobil 1 :)but they are really taking their time with updating the PDS for Ultra. Ultra is a [censored] good oil. Great results on the SEQ IIIG.
I'd like to see an Ultra 0w20 and 0w30.
They said in the FAQ, or at least hinted at it, that 0W-20 should be available at the retail level in 4th quarter 2011. Maybe we'll start seeing it soon.
It surprises me also that it's taken so long for Pennzoil to get 0W-20 more widely available. Quaker State Ultimate Durability 0W-20 is typically available here-and-there, but that's been about it for SOPUS.
Interested. Would the Ultra 0w20 meet fords wssm2c945A for the 5w20? Is there anything in the ford spec that goes beyond ILSAC GF-5 for the 2.3DOHC Duratec? ILSAC minimum performance is poor compared to ACEA spec for A5/B5. I have the old 5w30 WSS spec in PDF format; I can't ssem to find a source for the new spec. Ultra meeting the wss for a 20 weight could cut open a big slice of pie for this oil in the north. (O.K. a little slice this is BITOG and the rest of the world only thinks Mobil 1 when thinking premium oil. Too Bad.)
They had PU Euro 5W40 more than a year ago but nobody can find it anywhere other than online. Some Walmart's don't even carry any PU, if the biggest retailer doesn't carry more popular grades, then the 0Wxx will be hard to market.
I believe Pennzoil (SOPUS, really) has very tight marketing budgets. This means they can't afford to pay for extra shelf space at major retailers to display their new products (such as PU 5w-40). Shelf space is limited, so whoever (Mobil, Castrol) pays more for it gets it.
An alternative would be to pull some of the existing products and replace them with these new Pennzoil products, but grades such as 5w-40 or 0w-30 are considered niche products, so putting them on the shelf instead of more common (and higher selling) 5w-30 or 5w-20 grades just doesn't make any business sense.
No SN PU? I dont think i like PU anymore.
There seems to be a real problem with PU. Its almost like Walmart AND Pennzoil dont like it.
Yes there is SN PU out. Just got a 5-qt jug today at Wal-Mart. Plus there's a $5 mail-in rebate (in the form of a WM gift card) and you're allowed two. Good until the end of the year.
The 5W-30 I got is also A5/B5 in addition to being SN
Pics of the back of the bottle (5-quart jug)
I wonder if the SN version of PU will show the high moly content that PYB currently has? I suppose if it already met the SN requirements then there will be no change, still something interesting to keep an eye on.