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post #1 of 10 Old 06-24-2016, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Pennzoil now presenting a Q&A with Rhys Millen!



Hello Jeep Forum Members!

As a recommended motor oil by the Jeep brand in North America, Pennzoil is joining forces with JeepForum.com to provide members with insights and answer automotive questions that you all may have. To kick off our new relationship with the forum community, Pennzoil is hosting a special information session regarding one of the brand’s latest projects – the JOYRIDE video series.

The second installment of the series, JOYRIDE Baja, features a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon navigating the scorching climate and rough terrain of the Baja desert in Mexico. Piloting the powerful 4X4 is none other than famed precision driver Rhys Millen! In JOYRIDE Baja, our Joyrider pushes the Rubicon to the limits, showcasing the vehicle and the powerful performance capabilities of Pennzoil Synthetics even under the harshest of conditions; it was nearly 130F during filming! If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here: https://youtu.be/eiJVtcjTWWY
We’d like to open the floor to all of you for a Q&A about JOYRIDE Baja with the mini-film’s Joyrider, Rhys Millen! Feel free to ask him any question you’d like, from “What it was like to film in the middle of the desert?” to “How did the Jeep handle over the dunes and salt flats?” Members from the Pennzoil Technical team will also be part of the Q&A, so feel free to hit us with some technical questions, too!

Beginning today, with this post, we’ve opened a thread specifically for all of you to submit your questions for Rhys Millen and the Pennzoil Team. The thread will be open for submissions from 9:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, June 25th until 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 28th, at which time we’ll work to provide answers to your questions to be posted on Friday, July 1st.

We are extremely excited for this opportunity provided by the Jeep Forum moderators, and we have only a few notes:

1. Please submit your questions via this thread only to ensure we are able to see and address as many of them as we can.
2. Please understand that there will be some questions that we will not be able to answer. We cannot divulge any proprietary information and can only speak from our areas of expertise.
3. Our Technical Team will also not be commenting or speculating on the products of our competitors.

Thank you all for your understanding and enthusiasm – now, let’s hear your questions!

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Cool video, it definitely highlights the fun of baja.
I'm curious what cooling systems modifications were enacted to help the JK deal with all the heat generated by a run like that in an already super-heated environment?
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Cool video, it definitely highlights the fun of baja.
I'm curious what cooling systems modifications were enacted to help the JK deal with all the heat generated by a run like that in an already super-heated environment?
Thanks for posting, I will get them to jump in and reply tomorrow.

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Could you please provide information on the differences between Pennzoil Platinum and Ultra Platinum? (additives, properties, etc.)

Thanks!
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Could you please provide information on the differences between Pennzoil Platinum and Ultra Platinum? (additives, properties, etc.)

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Thanks for posting, reminder to all this ends today.

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First of all - that is one frigging amazing commercial!!!! Kudos for making it and for beating the carp of that Jeep. That had to be fun!!!

Questions on the Jeep:

Stock engine and transmission?
Any cooling system modifications? Additional oil coolers for transmission? Additional oil coolers for engine?
Can you guys provide details on the build? Suspension, tires? Axle reinforcements?
What exhaust is in that thing!!??? Sounds amazing!!
How many tanks of gas did you guys go through in that run?

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Who is driving? - Piloting the powerful 4X4 is none other than famed precision driver Rhys Millen!
Where is that!? What was the location used? - Baja desert in Mexico.
How many hours to film this?

On Pennzoil:
What specific Pennzoil oil was used?
Any oil changes done in between takes?

Again, thank you for making such a cool commercial!!

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What is special or different about "high mileage vehicle" oil, and will it hurt anything to run it in a vehicle with low mileage?
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What are the specific benefits of Pennzoil motor oils compared to other high quality brands?
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Here's a question for you regarding the use of 5W-30 vs. 10W-30 in a temperate climate.

What I was told several years ago by a "major oil manufacturer" is that by running a 5W-30 instead of a 10W-30, the 5W-30 oil will get circulated faster and into all the engine's various and often tiny 'nooks and crannies" much faster during a cold startup. That will reduce dry-start damage since 5W is a little thinner than 10W is when cold and is thus easier and faster to pump through the engine during a cold start. Of course they're both the same 30 weight viscosity once warmed up.

So is there a legitimate reason to run a 10W-30 instead of a 5W-30 in a temperate climate? 5W-30 is normally thought of as appropriate for cooler/colder conditions but I'm thinking of going to 5W-30 year-round here in my temperate Southern California area.

Incidentally, good move on Pennzoil's part to go to the Pure One base years ago. That was a huge improvement over the previous base. Not sure if you still run the PureOne base but...
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1. Could you please provide information on the differences between Pennzoil Platinum and Ultra Platinum? (additives, properties, etc.)
Pennzoil Platinum is a very high performing full synthetic motor oil, however, Pennzoil wanted to test the boundaries of technology even further so we introduced Pennzoil Ultra Platinum. The technology inside every bottle of Pennzoil Ultra Platinum provides motorist the best cleanliness and protection in the Pennzoil product portfolio. Additionally, Pennzoil Platinum and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum outperform Mobil 1 products in several industry standard tests including keeps pistons up to 25% cleaner than Mobil 1. *Based on Sequence IIIG engine tests.

Pennzoil Ultra Platinum and Pennzoil Platinum are both formulated with PurePlus base oil, which is made from natural gas. Pennzoil Ultra Platinum is our top-tier high performance synthetic and has additional detergents and dispersants and a friction modifier (moly) that Pennzoil Platinum does not have.


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2. What specific Pennzoil oil was used in JOYRIDE Baja?
Pennzoil Platinum 5W-20 Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus Technology was used in the engine of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon featured in the JOYRIDE Baja mini-film.


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3. Who is driving the Jeep in JOYRIDE Baja?
Piloting the powerful 4X4 is none other than famed precision driver, Rhys Millen!


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4. What is special or different about "high mileage vehicle" oil, and will it hurt anything to run it in a vehicle with low mileage?
Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage Full Synthetic motor oil was specifically designed to deliver less oil burn off and reduce leaks/oil consumption in older vehicles (those with +75,000 miles) as compared to other high mileage motor oils (based on a ASTM D5800 volatility test using SAE 5W-20). There is no harm in using a high mileage vehicle motor oil in a vehicle with lower mileage.


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5. Where is that!? What was the location used?
Pennzoil ventured to San Felipe in Baja California, Mexico for the filming of JOYRIDE Baja.


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6. What are the specific benefits of Pennzoil motor oils compared to other high quality brands?
Pennzoil Synthetics are first-of-its-kind synthetics made from natural gas (not crude oil!) and provide engines with Complete Protection without compromise. Complete Protection includes five key areas consumers deemed as most critical for motor oil performance: 1) engine cleanliness, 2) fuel economy, 3) conservation of horsepower, 4) wear protection, and 5) performance in extreme temperatures.

For engine cleanliness, Pennzoil Synthetics keep pistons cleaner than any other leading synthetic motor oil. In fact, Pennzoil Ultra Platinum keeps pistons up to 25% cleaner than Mobil 1 and up to 35% cleaner than Valvoline SynPower (Based on pistons from standard V6 engine in ASTM Sequence IIIG piston deposit test using SAE 5W-30).

As evidence in JOYRIDE Baja, Pennzoil Synthetics also provide excellent performance in extreme temperatures, like the 130F of the Baja desert during filming! Pennzoil Synthetics continue to help protect engine hot spots, like the piston skirt and turbocharger shafts which can reach 500F!


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7. I'll ask a question regarding the use of 5W-30 vs. 10W-30 in a temperate climate. What I was told several years ago by a "major oil manufacturer" is that by running a 5W-30, the oil will get circulated faster and into all the engine's various and often tiny 'nooks and crannies" much faster during a cold startup. That will reduce dry-start damage since 5W is a little thinner than 10W is when cold and is thus easier and faster to pump through the engine during a cold start. Of course they're both the came viscosity once warmed up. So is there a legitimate reason to run a 10W-30 instead of a 5W-30 in a temperate climate? 5W-30 is normally thought of as appropriate for cooler/colder conditions but I'm thinking of going to 5W-30 year-round here in my temperate Southern California area. Incidentally, good move on Pennzoil's part to go to the Pure One base years ago. That was a huge improvement over the previous base. Not sure if you still run the PureOne base but...
Yes, a 5W-30 is backward compatible with a 10W-30 in most applications. Both have the same high temperature viscosity, but the 5W-30 pumps faster in colder temperatures. The “30” is the operating temperature viscosity at ~212F. There is a myth that drivers should use “thicker” oil in hotter climates, but this is not needed because your engine temperatures are much higher than any hot day. Always follow the vehicle owner’s manual to determine the correct viscosity grade and engine oil specification.


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8. What cooling system modifications were enacted to help the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon deal with all the heat generated by a run like that in an already super-heated environment? Were there any additional oil coolers for transmission? Additional oil coolers for engine?
No modifications or oil coolers were used in the engine, only a cooler for the Jeep’s transmission.


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9. Were any oil changes done in between takes?
No, a Pennzoil Platinum 5W-20 Full Synthetic motor oil change was performed only during the initial preparation prior to filming JOYRIDE Baja.


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10. How many hours did it take to film JOYRIDE Baja?
Filming for JOYRIDE Baja took approximately 4 days and about 4-5 hours per day.


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11. Did the Jeep in JOYRIDE Baja have a stock engine and transmission?
Yes, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon used in JOYRIDE Baja has a stock engine and transmission.


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12. Can you provide details on the build? Suspension, tires? Axle reinforcements?
Axels and housing were not reinforced for filming of JOYRIDE Baja. The Jeep’s tires were upgraded to 37” and gear ratios were modified to match the tire diameter. The front and rear suspensions were upgraded to coil over shocks to remote nitrogen canisters.


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13. What exhaust is in that thing!? It sounds amazing!
We couldn’t agree more! The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon in JOYRIDE Baja had some modest modifications made to the vehicle, but utilized the OEM Jeep exhaust with one muffler removed.


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14. How many tanks of gas did you guys go through in that run?
During filming, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon used two tanks of fuel per day.
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