One of the first questions that we always tend to get is, “What’s the right oil for my engine?” First and foremost, with you being an AMP it’s all about service bullets and service information, the OEM, you don’t want to go against whatever the OEM is going to recommend.
So if you look at it, all the OEM recommendations are brand agnostic, so they don’t really call out if it’s an air show product or a Phillips66 product but what they do call out is a specification. J1899 for example or J1966, those are the two specifications that all these engine oils are governed under and what that means is J1899 contains an asterisk dispersion. J1966 does not contain an asterisk dispersion; that’s the two distinctions.
From there then we look at different viscosities. A lot of straight-grade viscosities that are out there right are the older technology. The newer technology – I say newer, when it’s really 1976 – because Phillips was the first product that actually came to the market. There was a multi-viscosity product and that’s actually the aviation anti-rust, it was 1976 that was developed for Beechcraft. Then in 1979, it was XC2019, which was the 40-year anniversary. That then came along and that product is asterisk dispersant containing, so you can use it in multiple temperature ranges.
A lot of folks think, well I’m running 100 in the summer, I need a Multiverse, in the winter. I bet you hear that quite a bit.
I do yes.
So, one of the things that we wanted to do was actually put some data behind if there is any benefit of looking at straight grade in hotter environments, compared to a multi-viscosity. So that’s actually what this is here. I’m running that straight grade in the winter when I am in Florida or when I’m in Georgia or somewhere really hot.
Determining the right oil for your engine is often a question that is raised by clients to the Oil and Energy team. Being an AMP it’s all about service bullets and service information. You want to avoid going against whatever the OEM is going to recommend to ensure the optimal efficiency of your vehicle.
All the OEM recommendations are brand agnostic and don’t call out if it’s an air show product or a Phillips66 product but what they do call out is a specification that is important to adhere to. With newer technology, you are able to differentiate which viscosity of oil you need, depending on the climate you are in.