0W Motor Oil and Viscosity FAQs
Learn about 0W motor oil and viscosity by reviewing these common questions that consumers have regarding both topics.
0W motor oils are the latest viscosity within the motor oil category and are formulated to meet the demands of today’s modern engines. As newer engines are built smaller and running hotter, a thinner weight oil such as 0W provides protection to critical engine parts, while also providing other benefits such as fuel economy and extreme temperature performance. Learn more about 0W oils and their benefits by reviewing our frequently asked questions.
Facts About 0W Motor Oils
Title: Facts About 0W Motor Oils
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Facts about Pennzoil Platinum 0W motor oils.
Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic 0W-20 motor oils offer the same or better protections as 5W-20 motor oils. Pennzoil is made from natural, gas providing the optimal properties for a 0W grade oil.
Facts about 0W motor oils Transcript
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Facts about 0W motor oils
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What is 0W?
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0W-20 | All multi-weight motor oils are given 2 important numbers.
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W - WINTER
0 – tells you how the oil will flow in colder temperatures.
The lower the number, the faster the oil will flow to critical engine parts at startup in the cold.
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20 – tells you how the oil will flow at higher temperatures, once the engine is warmed up and running.
It’s also an important number to pay attention to when choosing what kind of oil to put in your vehicle.
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? - Could a vehicle that has used 5W-20 in the past now use a 0W-20? YES! Please refer to your vehicle/equipment handbook to confirm the suitability of any product recommendations before use.
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In fact, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic 0W-20 motor oils offer the same or better protection as 5W-20 motor oils.
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Pennzoil is made from natural gas, providing the optimal properties for a 0W grade oil. The base oil is crystal clear. We add our unique high-performance additives which gives Pennzoil its distinctive amber color. Why choose Pennzoil 0W? W0W
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#1 – Save fuel and reduce your CO2 footprint
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W0W – With Pennzoil Platinum® 0W engine oils, you can save up to 2% in fuel* and reduce your CO2 footprint**
*Based on Sequence VI fuel economy test using SAE 0W-20 vs. reference fuel
**Based on CO2 equivalent avoided per 1l fuel saved, not combusted in the engine
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#2 – Perform better in colder temperatures
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W0W – Pennzoil Platinum® 0W flows 3x faster under extreme cold temperatures to reach and protect critical engine parts*
*Compared with API SN specifications and based on ASTM D4684
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#3 – Get outstanding turbocharger protection
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W0W – Pennzoil Platinum protects engine parts that can reach temperatures up to 1,000°C
*Protects engine parts that can reach temperatures up to 1,000°C
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See how far you can go with Pennzoil Platinum® 0W motor oils
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The Proof Is In The Pennzoil
WHY CHOOSE A 0W (ZERO-W) VIS-GRADE MOTOR OIL?
What do the numbers mean on motor oil?
What is Multi-weight (or Multi-Grade) motor oil and what is the meaning of Viscosity Grade?
What is a 0W motor oil and what are the benefits?
Why is Pennzoil’s Natural Gas base oil optimal for development of 0W oils?
Are 0W oils suitable for use with older engines?
Why are OEMs recommending the use of SAE 0W-20 and 0W-16 motor oils?
What are the benefits of using 0W motor oils?
Can I use a 0W-20 in my car that recommends 5W-30?
What makes 0W-20 and 0W-30 suitable for use in the corresponding 5W or 10W vis-grades?
Isn’t 0W motor oil too thin for my car?
Will 0W motor oil help reduce oil leaks?
Does 0W oil require more top-off than other heavier oils such as 5W or 10W?
Is 0W motor oil offered in conventional motor oil type?
My car manual recommends a 5W-20. Can I use 0W-20 instead of 5W-20?
In the natural gas drop depicted in the header image, the base oil is crystal clear. We add our unique high-performance additives which gives Pennzoil its distinctive amber color.