Hughesy's Tech Tip - Enviro+ Low & Mid SAPS Engine Oils Penrite Blog Post

Posted on 09 Aug 2016

What are ENVIRO+ engine oils?

ENVIRO+ engine oils are a range of Penrite Low and Mid SAPS engine oils developed for modern petrol and diesel, fuel efficient, low emission engines. They contain lower levels of Sulphated Ash, Phosphorus and Sulphur compared to standard engine oils and are more compatible with engine after-treatment devices such as catalytic converters and DPFs (Diesel Particulate Filters).

What are the differences in the ENVIRO+ engine oils?
Each ENVIRO+ engine oil has different chemical limits depending on the application for which they are intended. This can be broken up into 3 different categories:

a)    Viscosity
ENVIRO+ engine oils are available in the following viscosity ranges – 0W-16, 0W-20, 0W-30, 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40 & 10W-40

b)    Base Oil
All ENVIRO+ engine oils use use synthetic base oil.

c)    Additive Pack
Each of the ENVIRO+ range has an additive pack that is matched to an industry specification such as ACEA, API, ILSAC, JASO or an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) requirement. The additive packs vary depending on the desired specification. Some are blended for petrol engined vehicles and others for both petrol & diesel variants. Some are blended to cover multiple specifications and others for specific applications.

Can you use Low and Mid SAPS oils where normal or Full SAPS oils are specified?
Yes – but this is dependent on the vehicle and the application. Most modern vehicles can comfortably run on a Low or Mid SAPS oil provided it meets the criteria that is being asked for by the manufacturer.

What happens if you use a normal Full SAPS oil in an engine requiring a low or mid SAPS oil?
Using a Full SAPS oil could cause increased fuel economy, damage/blockage to the DPF or catalytic converter/s, increased service cost and void the vehicle warranty.  

What does “Suitable for use” mean?
Although the ENVIRO+ range have different chemical properties, some of the products are deemed suitable for use for some applications rather than meeting the specification. An example of this is ENVIRO+ 5W-40 which meets ACEA C3, but is also suitable for use where ACEA C2 applications are specified, although there is no fuel economy benefit.
What is the latest product in Enviro+ range ?

ENVIRO+ C2 0W-30

•    Suitable for Petrol & Diesel engines including those fitted with DPFs
•    Full Synthetic, Long Life, Fuel Saving, Mid SAPS engine oil
•    Latest oil technology API SN, ACEA C3 specifications
•    Suitable for –
2015-2016 Toyota Hilux 2.8 Litre T/Diesel (DPFs)
2015-2016 Toyota Prado 2.8 Litre T/Diesel (DPFs)
2015-2016 Toyota Foretuner 2.8 Litre T/Diesel (DPFs)
2015-2016 Toyota Land Cruiser T/Diesel (DPFs)
2015-2016 Toyota Rav 4 T/Diesel (DPFs)
2015-2016 Ford PX Ranger 2.2 & 3.2 Litre T/Diesel (DPFs)
2015-2016 Ford Everest 3.2 T/Diesel
2015-2016 Ford Kuga & Focus 2.0 Litre T/Diesel
Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Jeep, Hyundai, Iveco, Jaguar, Land Rover, Peugeot, Subaru, Volkswagen, Volvo, and others

Available in 1, 5, 10, 20 & 205 Litre

Click Here for further details about ENVIRO+ C2 0W-30

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