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Comparison of Oil Types

Here are comparisons of

SynLube™ Lube−4−Life®

to "other" types of Oils.

Conventional Oil

What is it ?

Conventional oils are refined from petroleum crude oil that has been pumped from the ground.

What are the inherent problems ?

All conventional oils contain naturally occurring substances such as sulfur, sulfur compounds, reactive hydrocarbons and other materials, that can not be completely removed from the petroleum crude and thus end up in the final product.

What happens ?

High oil temperature in excess of 240°F (115°C) will break down petroleum oils and cause oxidation, which in turn forms deposits, varnish and increases wear.

Low oil temperatures will cause formation of sludge, which can block oil passages.

Very low temperatures of -40°F (-40°C) will make oil too thick to flow.

What must be done ?

For dependable performance and long-term engine protection in all motor vehicles in all climatic conditions petroleum oils MUST be supplemented with expensive "additives" which prolong the oil service life and reduce the wear to an "acceptable" level.

Why is it used ?

Typical Motor Oil Service Life:

Frequent oil changes are recommended by Oil industry and car mechanics.


FACT:

In USA 94% of consumers use conventional oil in over 222 million vehicles.

COST:

$15 to $50 per oil change
$600 to $1,500 per vehicle life.

Environmental:

Each Motor Oil Change generates 4 to 6 Quarts of Used Motor Oil and 1 Used Oil Filter!
Over the useful life of most vehicles about one Drum (55 gallons) of Dangerous Used Motor Oil are generated, which need to be disposed of properly. In many States in USA Used Motor Oil is classified as "Hazardous Waste".


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API SA Click the Left button for link to web page that explains the dangers of use of API SA Oil in your vehicle, and how this Low Quality Motor Oil can cause damage to any modern engine.



Synthetic Oil

What is it ?

Synthetic oils are produced either by a chemical reaction (synthesis), severe refining or other complex chemical processes, that yield molecular uniformity and purity that is impossible to achieve through normal refining process.

What are the inherent problems ?

All consumer level "synthetics" are still produced from petroleum and although more uniform and better performing at the temperature extremes, they still suffer from the same problems that petroleum does. Additionally many "pure" synthetics are very poor lubricants and cause excessive wear. They also have poor solubility for additives.

They do NOT offer extended oil service life.


What must be done ?

All "synthetic" oils MUST be also supplemented with "additives" which prolong the oil service life and reduce the wear to "acceptable" level.

The "additive package" is normally dispersed in petroleum carrier oil and is blended-in, even in "FULLY" Synthetic oils at a rate of 10% to 20%.

Why is it used ?

Superior protection in low temperatures as many synthetics will still flow at -40°F (-40°C).

Enhanced high temperature durability, reducing oxidation rates and wear on some engine parts because many synthetic will tolerate temperatures up to 400°F.

Typical Motor Oil Service Life:

Not more than the maximum, which is recommended by vehicle manufacturer, usually 5,000 to 7,500 miles or 6-month oil changes, are recommended by the producers of Synthetic Oils. (ExxonMobil, Castrol, Valvoline)

FACT:

In USA 4% of consumers use Synthetic oil in over 9 million vehicles
(60% of them use Mobil 1, as per ExxonMobil claim)

Fully Synthetic Oils currently cost over $6 per quart and up to $10 per quart.

COST:

$70 to $105 per oil change
$1,600 to $2,400 per vehicle life.

A premium of $400 to $800 per vehicle life !

Environmental:

Each Motor Oil Change generates 4 to 6 Quarts of Used Motor Oil and 1 Used Oil Filter!
Over the useful life of most vehicles about one Barrel (42 gallons) of Dangerous Used Motor Oil are generated, which need to be disposed of properly. In many States in USA Used Motor Oil is classified as "Hazardous Waste".


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API SA Click the Left button for link to web page that explains the different types of oils that are labeled as SYNTHETIC even if they are actually made from petroleum crude!
And how such "deceptive" practice had evolved and why it is propagated by "marketers" of Motor Oil.



Synthetic Blend Oil

What is it ?

Synthetic Blends, also known as semi-synthetic, use mix of non-conventional oils in combination with conventional petroleum oil.

The "synthetic" content is usually less than 10% and sometimes as low as 2%.

What are the inherent problems ?

Synthetic Blends offer NO advantage to consumers as they are priced two to three times higher than petroleum, they however offer much greater profits to marketers as they are much less expensive to produce than fully synthetic oils.

What must be done ?

For dependable, long-lasting performance and long-term engine protection in all motor vehicles in all climatic conditions "semi-synthetic" oils also MUST be supplemented with "additives" which prolong the oil service life and reduce the wear to "acceptable" level.

Why is it used ?

Huge investments in advertising and promotion of Synthetics benefit the sales of Synthetic Blends as consumers do not realize that they are getting very little extra performance over petroleum at much higher per quart price.

Typical Motor Oil Service Life:

Same as Conventional Petroleum Oil:

3,000-mile (5,000 km) or 90 day oil changes are recommended by Oil industry and car mechanics.

FACT:

In USA 2% of consumers use Synthetic Blend oils in over 4 million vehicles.

Typical price is in $3 to $5 per quart range.

COST:

$25 to $60 per oil change
$850 to $2,500 per vehicle life.

A premium of $250 to $1,000 per vehicle life !

Definitely NOT a good deal !

Environmental:

Each Motor Oil Change generates 4 to 6 Quarts of Used Motor Oil and 1 Used Oil Filter!
Over the useful life of most vehicles about one Drum (55 gallons) of Dangerous Used Motor Oil are generated, which need to be disposed of properly. In many States in USA Used Motor Oil is classified as "Hazardous Waste".



SynLube™ Lube−4−Life®

Allows Extended Oil Drain Intervals ...

... or NO Drain !

What is it ?

SynLube™ Lube−4−Life® are 100% man-made Syn-Sols and NO petroleum is used in the production.
Five different Synthetic Fluids provide for superior performance and three different colloidal solids in sub-micronic size provide the actual lubrication and surface separation. Since this mixture is chemically inert the oil can be used for up to 50 times longer then conventional lubricant. That usually means NO oil changes over the useful life of most vehicles.

What are the inherent problems ?

HIGH Production cost is the only relative disadvantage as typical Syn-Sol costs are in $20 to $35 range per quart.
The rare chemical compounds that are used for production are available only in a very limited quantities.

Why is it used ?

The superior lubricity reduces friction and therefore significantly improves mechanical efficiency.

In gasoline car engine tests the fuel savings ranged from 4.5% to 6%and in diesel truck engine tests the fuel savings were from 5% to 8%, when compared to ASTM HR-2 (SAE 20W-30) Petroleum Motor Oil.

In NORMAL operation in most vehicles you can safely drive for up to 15 years, 150,000 miles or 4,000 engine hours without an oil change!

That means convenience and savings.

FACT:

Currently in USA about 62,950 customers use

SynLube™ Lube−4−Life® in over 196,000 vehicles.


Since the start of marketing of SynLube™ Lube−4−Life®  for Automotive use in 1985, it has been successfully used in over 750,000 light duty and over 120,000 Heavy-Duty (Diesel) engines Worldwide.

Typical price is in $20 to $32 per quart range.

COST:

$150 to $260 per oil change
$350 to $900 per vehicle life (with ADD OIL).

SAVING of $250 to $600 per vehicle life !

(when compared to other oils, both Conventional or Synthetic)

Environmental:

While each Motor Oil Change generates 4 to 6 Quarts of Used Motor Oil and 1 Used Oil Filter, SynLube™ Lube−4−Life® can be returned for Credit or Refund for the volume returned to SynLube Incorporated!

Over the useful life of most vehicles about one Gallon of Used Motor Oil is generated, which when returned to SynLube Incorporated for re-processing eliminates the need for proper disposal.

The generation of "Hazardous Waste" is therefore completely eliminated when SynLube™ Lube−4−Life® is used instead of Motor Oil (both Synthetic or Conventional).


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Here are comparisons of

SynLube™ Lube−4−Life®

to "other" types of Oils.

based on ILSAC performance criteria

Rather than burden you with results of hundreds of engine and vehicle tests and specifications that can be found in SAE, ILSAC, ASTM and API publications, here is simple graphical comparison of current version of SynLube™ Lube−4−Life® Motor Oil with ILSAC GF performance specifications for Motor Oils used in Gasoline fueled engines.

Please note, that the ILSAC GF-4 specification was introduced in Fall of 2004, but the current formulation of SynLube™ Lube−4−Life® Motor oil, which has been produced without any changes since 1992, already exceeds even this latest ILSAC performance specification - the GF-5.


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