Synplus Ultra 5W/30 is a full synthetic mid SAPS super high performance engine oil which combines the latest development in oil formulation and additive technology to provide a lubricating oil with the highest level of protection. Its meets the ACEA C2 and C3 performance specifications resulting in reduced friction in the engine, decreased fuel consumption, increased service intervals and extended operating life for the engine and exhaust components.
Today’s environmentally conscious market demands reduced emissions and increased fuel efficiency. This has led to the development of new engine designs, resulting in a demand for higher quality lubricants.
In recent years, car manufacturers have developed smaller, higher output engines to meet stricter fuel economy and emission limits. These smaller engines help decrease vehicle weight and improve economy but impact lubricants through:
- Increased heat – accelerates the rate of oil oxidation, nitration and deposit formation in the engine oil. This extra heat degrades the oil and encourages the creation of more acids, increasing oil viscosity especially when bio-fuels are part of the fuel mixture.
- Increased pressure and speed – makes it harder for the oil to maintain a lubricant film to prevent friction from metal on metal contact, accelerating valve train wear.
- Emission system requirements – most of today’s petrol and small diesel engines are fitted with three-way catalytic converters which reduce emissions of CO, NOx and unburnt fuel. These catalytic converters comprise a reduction catalyst, which converts NOx to harmless nitrogen, and an oxidation catalyst which burns the CO and hydrocarbons. Catalytic converters however are susceptible to blocking and performance degradation due to SAPS (Sulfated Ash, Phosphorous and Sulfur) which are present in engine oil detergents, anti-wear additives and base oils.
Synplus Ultra 5W/30 is formulated to meet all these challenges to the vehicle’s lubricant system.