Pennzoil Platinum Base Oil 99.5 Percent Pure
APRIL 9, 2014
Here's why PurePlus® base oil is so important to your car engine.
In making motor oil, you start with a base oil, to which certain additives are added to give the oil its full range of performance characteristics.
Pennzoil has raised the bar with the PurePlus® Technology in Pennzoil Platinum® and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum™ Full Synthetic motor oils.
PurePlus® Technology is a revolutionary process that converts pure natural gas into a first-of-its-kind synthetic base oil used in Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oils, the best synthetic motor oils we’ve ever made.
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PENNZOIL Transcript—United States/Latest/Apr 9, 2014: PurePlus Base Oil 99.5 Percent Pure
[Title] See the Magic Behind Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology
Description: Automotive experts weigh in on the unsurpassed qualities of Pennzoil Platinum
[Background music and sounds] Soft synthesizer; rhythmic “electric” sounds
High-performance cars, engine parts, vehicle burning rubber on a track
EVERYTHING YOU KNOW
ABOUT MOTOR OIL
IS ABOUT TO CHANGE
FIRST OF ITS KIND
MADE FROM NATURAL GAS
Two containers of Pennzoil: Platinum and Ultra Platinum; a piston on its side. A woman begins to speak.
[Background music] Soft guitar
GLOBAL PENNZOIL BRAND MANAGER
Bree: PurePlus is an absolute breakthrough technology. There’s no other motor oil that has been made this way. You know, when you think about the innovation that’s gone into this product, the innovation has been forty years in the making to do something of this magnitude. I’m a science fiction fan, and when you think about we’re able to make a motor oil out of natural gas, that feels like something out of the future.
[Background music] Dramatic, including electric sounds again; then soft rock
THE BASE OIL
As Shanna speaks, we see a demonstration of her discussion of crude oil versus clear base oil.
Shanna: Imagine crude oil to be like a muddy river. Now, imagine natural gas to be like a clear water vapor. So, if I go to a muddy river, and I take a cup of water from that river and I filter the water, it will still have impurities left in the water. However, if I condense water vapor or steam into a cup of water, that water would be much clearer and purer than the water that I got from the muddy river. In the same way, base oil made from natural gas is purer than base oil which has only been refined from crude oil.
GENERAL MANAGER, LUBRICANTS TECHNOLOGY, US
As Paul speaks, a complex dynamic diagram of long-chain molecules.
Paul: When you think about traditional refining, traditional creation of base oils, you’re starting off with big, long-chain molecules, and you keep trying to sift out the longer chains from the impurities, and you arrive at a pretty satisfactory base oil. If you turn that process on its head, and you start building up these bigger molecules from much smaller ones, you arrive at a base oil that is 99.5 percent pure.
COMPLETE PROTECTION FOR YOUR ENGINE
Two containers of Pennzoil: Platinum and Ultra Platinum. Shots of clear base oil as it’s turned into Pure Platinum oil. A clip of every feature Shanna lists:
Based on ILSAC GF-5 and Sequence IIIG piston deposit test using SAE 5W-30.
BETTER FUEL ECONOMY
Fuel economy measurements made using CAFE cycle under FTP75. Avg of 550 extra miles based on mixed city/highway miles and US avg of 13,476 miles driven per year with 4.1% better MPG vs dirty engine. Source fhwa.dot.gov, 2011. Follow OEM recommended oil drain intervals.
UNSURPASSED WEAR PROTECTION
Based on Sequence IVA wear test using SAE 5W-30.
EXTREME TEMPERATURE PERFORMANCE
Shanna: Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus base oil starts out clear and pure. When we add our high-performance additives, it turns it a nice golden yellow color. These base oils and high-performance additives provide complete engine protection without compromising any one area. Complete protection includes cleaner pistons, better fuel economy, horsepower protection, unsurpassed wear protection, and extreme temperature performance.
As Allie speaks, graphic of a thermometer with falling and rising extreme temperatures.
Allie: I think that one of things that’s really exciting about PurePlus base oil is that it’s really the best of both worlds. So, it helps you in cold temperature climates because of its really excellent cold properties, but it also helps you in hotter temperatures because it has very low volatility.
As Paul speaks, images of worn pistons.
Paul: If you think about a modern car engine, it’s a very complex system. And keeping all aspects of that system clean is really very important to keep it running as designed.
As Allie speaks, a graphic appears of how Pennzoil compares to Mobil 1, Valvoline and Castrol for keeping pistons clean.
Allie: Pennzoil Ultra Platinum with PurePlus Technology is able to keep pistons up to 25 percent cleaner than Mobil 1, up to 35 percent cleaner than Valvoline’s SynPower, and up to 40 percent cleaner than Castrol EDGE with Syntec.
ENGINES HAVE EVOLVED
YOUR MOTOR OIL
Close-ups of a Viper
CEO of SRT, SVP of DESIGN AT CHRYSLER GROUP, LLC
Computer graphics of an engine and pistons spinning around and coming together as a unit. A clear container of the oil base next to bottles of crude oil. We then see footage of Ralph, suited up and getting into a racing Viper at the track, then speeding off.
Ralph: So, one of the benefits of being a small team like SRT, you know, we work very closely with Pennzoil. And the tight tolerances that we require is exactly the benefit that Pennzoil Ultra Platinum with PurePlus Technology gives us. Being a gas-to-liquid technology, which changes natural gas to liquid, provides a much purer oil base than you can get from crude oil, has less impurities in it than crude oil does, which allows you to now add the additive package and get a very complete system. For the last two years now, we’ve been racing the new Viper, and it also uses a first fill from Pennzoil Ultra Platinum. And we’ve found that the oil we put in our passenger cars is good enough for the race.
SRT badging on a vehicle. As Kuno speaks, footage of a Viper in the Le Mans race.
SRT MOTORSPORTS FACTORY RACE DRIVER
Kuno: Motor oil to me is probably the most important thing in a race car. The motor is your heart and, luckily enough with Pennzoil Ultra Platinum with PurePlus Technology, it separates everything apart from the other oils that I’ve driven. I just remember this year at Le Mans, when we’re at three or four in the morning, going flat out at 200 miles an hour down the back straightaway, it’s an added confidence for the driver to have this oil in your motor.
OWNER, HENNESSEY PERFORMANCE
MAKERS OF WORLD’S FASTEST PRODUCTION CAR
As John speaks, footage of him in a test vehicle on a track
John: When we take some of our vehicles out to go break a speed record, and we’re turning 200-plus miles per hour and pushing 8000-plus rpm, the Pennzoil Ultra Platinum is the only oil that we’ll trust to give us protection from friction.
FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN, PENSKE CORPORATION
Roger speaks, Pennzoil logo displayed behind him; then footage of Penske vehicles in official races. The Penske/Pennzoil team celebrates a win at the end of the race.
Roger: I’ve been around cars my entire life, and this is the most exciting and innovative advancement in motor oils in decades. I trust Pennzoil Platinum technology to help my team win on the track. I trust Pennzoil Platinum to protect the cars that drive off our dealership service lots. And I trust Pennzoil Platinum in my own garage. It’s going to be a real game changer.
[Background music] Ends dramatically
Two containers of Pennzoil: Platinum and Ultra Platinum; a piston on its side.
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Imagine taking a cup of water from a muddy river and running it through a water filter. The filtered water will still contain some impurities, similar to the crude oil processing that is used to create conventional base oils.
Now imagine collecting a cup of water by condensing steam or water vapor. The resulting water will be much purer, similar to PurePlus® base oil.
In the same way, a base oil made from natural gas is purer than a base oil that’s been refined from crude oil.
PurePlus® Technology produces a crystal clear base oil that is 99.5% pure with fewer impurities than base oils made from crude oil, the start for many other traditional and synthetic motor oils.
SO HOW COME IT'S NOT CLEAR WHEN IT COMES OUT OF THE BOTTLE?
Simple. Every great oil is a combination of base oil and the high-performance additives that give it its full range of performance characteristics. And it’s the combination of PurePlus® base oil and our high-performance additives that enable Pennzoil Platinum® products to deliver complete protection without compromise. The additives also give Pennzoil Platinum® its distinctive amber color.