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Oil Differences Explained - Video

Wanted to share as the following video is one of the better explanations of engine oil I've come across.

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I don't know this guy's qualifications, but I'd bet they have nothing to do with blending motor oil.
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IF what he said is factual (and I have NO reason to doubt him) - the comparison of the oils draining down that incline should help some understand the advantages of SYNTHETIC...!
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I have no problem with the conclusion. It is commonly known synthetic offers better extreme temperature performance and maintains viscosity longer than conventional oil. Many of the details during the video, however, are just plain wrong. Starting with 5W and SAE 5 grade having ANYTHING in common.

The visual difference in the video would have also been more realistic for most users had they used conventional and synthetic 5W or 10W at 32*. Very few people will ever start a motor at -35, especially with 15w oil and no block heater. But Pennzoil wasn't paying for realistic in their sponsorship of the video.
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I have no problem with the conclusion. It is commonly known synthetic offers better extreme temperature performance and maintains viscosity longer than conventional oil. Many of the details during the video, however, are just plain wrong. Starting with 5W and SAE 5 grade having ANYTHING in common.

The visual difference in the video would have also been more realistic for most users had they used conventional and synthetic 5W or 10W at 32*. Very few people will ever start a motor at -35, especially with 15w oil and no block heater. But Pennzoil wasn't paying for realistic in their sponsorship of the video.
The video is sponsored by Pennzoil so I would assume it is factually correct. Also the lower number in a multigrade indicates the approx weight of the base oil

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The first number is the cold pumpability rating. It does NOT correlate to SAE grade in any way, shape or form. The w stands for winter, not weight.
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The first number is the cold pumpability rating. It does NOT correlate to SAE grade in any way, shape or form. The w stands for winter, not weight.
"The first number '10W' is the viscosity of the oil at cold temperature (defined as the weight of a single weight oil with the same viscosity at the same cold weather measurement temp) and the second number is the viscosity at 100 C (212 F). The two numbers used are individually defined by SAE J300 for single-grade oils." - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_oil

In order to obtain the cold weather performance indicative of a 5 in a 5W-30 rating for instance, in most cases a 5 weight base oil will be used combined with added polymers to give it similar viscosity at 100C as a single weight 30 oil.
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