Zinc enhanced engine oils for the trade
are increased. • Increased thermal stability. Using Gulf Western’s extra zinc lubricants will result in a measurable reduction in engine wear, increased engine life and increased fuel economy. What is zinc? Zinc is a powerful anti-wear additive that is found in all modern passenger car engine oil.
How is Gulf Western’s range of extra zinc different?
Gulf Western’s range of extra zinc engine oils have been scientifically formulated with extra zinc, so simply put – they add an additional 30 percent to the api approved formulation. Are all zincs the same? No, there are many different types of zincs. gulf westerns chemists have worked in conjunction with additive engineers to develop a unique blend of secondary-primary alkyl dithiophosphate zinc that offers advanced protection across wide temperature and load ranges.
Why can’t extra zinc be added to all my oils?
Many oils, particularly when being used in cars fitted with diesel particulate filters (DPF’s) have very strict limits on sulphated ash. adding more zinc can cause some oils to not meet strict environmental limits. Products that will be zinc enhanced are Premium energy 10W-30 semisynthetic (#30032), and SYN-X 3000 10W-40 semi-synthetic (#30037).
How does zinc protect against engine wear?
Many different types of ZDDP additives exist including secondary and primary (most commonly used in engine oils). These different types of zinc have different activation thresholds. Zinc is not a lubricant until the ZDDP reacts under heat and load to create a phosphate glass film that protects the metal surface.
Zinc is a polar molecule, so it is attracted to steel surfaces. Under heat and load, the zinc reacts to form a phosphate glass film that protects the steel surface by creating a film between two metal surfaces.
Gulf Western’s zinc enhanced engine oils have been formulated with primary and secondary zinc additives to ensure complete protection across a wide range of activation thresholds. this means you are getting added protection from the moment you start your engine all the way up to and including operating temperature.
For further information contact Automotive Supplies at 0800 275 888, Extreme Automotive Parts Distributors 0800 498 7363 or Autostop 0800 288 678.