Roaming the halls of the 2019 SEMA Show, we stopped at the PennGrade1 Oil booth to see what was the latest from their fleet of great products. At the largest automotive show in the world, it’s best you bring the best of the best to display in front of such an enormous industry. PennGrade1 Oil did just that and went over a few details about their products as well.
We caught up with their Director Of Techincal Services, Ken Tyger, to discuss. “All of our oil here at PennGrade1 High-Performance Oil’s are formulated with a highly effective detergency package. We get a lot of questions as to whether or not if we use detergent and the answer is yes,” said Tyger. “Also, we are known as the original green oil.”
Tyger continued, “The unique cut of Pennsylvania Grade base stock utilized in our oils possesses a natural green hue. We also use a dye to enhance this natural green color. Our oils have been green for over 50 years and is the only green oil on the market today.” If it isn’t broke, why fix it, am I right? Something this loud separates you from the competition.
I am a firm believer in additives. Is it okay to run my additives in your oil? “PennGrade1 Oils are a very precise balance of additive components and PA Grade Base Oil that will work in harmony to provide the desired lubrication your engine needs,” said Tyger. “Any type of additional additive disrupts this formulation of synergy and could possibly result in a negative effect upon the performance of the oil. If you’re relying on an additive to change some aspect of your oil’s performance, you’re using the wrong oil.”
I use PennGrade1 in my racecars. Can I use this is in my everyday driver? “No. The enhanced levels of Phosphorous contained in the PennGrade1 would be detrimental to the performance of the catalytic converter and O2 Sensor,” said Tyger. “Our oil is NOT to be recommended in vehicles manufactured after 1975, the year catalytic converters were first mandated. Modern oils have been formulated with better emissions in mind.”
PennGrade1 is trusted by many. In fact, they are endorsed and recommended by both engine builders and camshaft manufacturers throughout the United States. A few rounding notes about their oils, you should never mix this oil with any other kind of oil. These blends are precision-designed for optimal performance. Any outside contaminants will only steer you away from what you’re after.
If you’re interested in getting some of this oil for your own builds, you have plenty of options. The PennGrade1 engine oil is available in both monograde and multi-viscosity options for every type of build. For more information about PennGrade1 High-Performance Oils, be sure and check out their website here.