Petronas Lubricants Great Britain has launched Petronas Syntium with CoolTech, the flagship Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) lubricant brand and product of the Petronas oil corporation of Malaysia, in the UK and Ireland.
“We at Petronas are proud to bring to you Petronas Syntium with CoolTech, our flagship lubricant brand, which has been uniquely formulated to fight excessive engine heat, enabling drivers like you and I to enjoy a trouble-free drive,” said Giuseppe D’Arrigo, regional head of Europe of Petronas Lubricants International (PLI).
“Petronas Syntium with CoolTech is uniquely engineered with strong oil chains to effectively absorb and transfer excessive heat from critical engine parts. By stopping engine-damaging heat at its source, drivers can be assured of optimum driving performance,” he added.
Elaborating on the science of the new oil, Eric Holthusen, chief operating officer of PLI, said: “Oxidising or oil thickening as the consequence of frequent exposure to high temperatures will limit the lubricants’ ability to travel around the engine, thus robbing its ability to absorb and transfer heat away from the internal engine parts. On the other hand, an engine oil that is too thin is also unable to deliver optimum performance for the engine.”
“This is where the Petronas Syntium with CoolTech formulation excels. Its strong oil chains deliver exceptional oxidation stability to ensure minimal oil thickening as the consequence of high operating temperatures, while ensuring lubrication of critical engine components thus preventing detrimental wear and tear. Petronas Syntium with CoolTech also maintains engine performance by fighting harmful deposit build-up caused by excessive engine heat.”
For the past six years Petronas has worked with Mercedes Formula one team, which has won the past two world championships.
Formula one world champion Lewis Hamilton said: “The new Formula One regulations required the use of smaller and more energy efficient engines. Despite the downsizing, the same amount of power is produced, causing significantly more heat being generated inside the power unit, similar to what happens in modern, downsized, turbocharged car engines. This puts a great deal of stress on the moving parts. As such, engine oil plays a critical role to manage the engine’s temperature and prevent heat-related damage.
“Petronas Syntium proved to be a winning formula for us in 2014 and 2015. Equipped with a unique formulation, it defended our engines against extreme temperatures and maintained optimum engine performance. Given Petronas’ expertise, I am excited about the prospect of another outstanding performance this year.”