What does Surface Active actually mean?
Synionic oils are referred to as Surface Active Oils due to the fact that they can withstand extreme pressures. This means that whereas previously a pressure of approx 10,000 p.s.i. would break through the protective layer offered by an oil, it is now the case that pressure up to 220,000 p.s.i can be applied safety without metal contact occurring which facilities a smoothering effect on all working surface.
Isn't it Ionic bonding just another name for that magnetic oil?
Ionic bonding is the next step on from magnetized oil. A way to describe it would be to liken it to the difference between a magnet and a nail that has been polarized by the rubbing of a magnet along it. The nail remains magnetic for a while but once the nail is struck on the side of a table a few times or heated up in the case of oils, the magnetism is lost and with it all the benefits. Ionic oils would.
Versatile Viscosity, what does than mean exactly?
With traditional synthetic and mineral oils, the thickness of the oil is used to prevent engine wear, which is easily squeezed out and in particular, on start-up allows wear to occur. Surface Active Technology works differently because ionic bonding ensures that a layer of protection always remains on the engine surface and with it the extreme pressure properties meaning that all thickness is largely irrelevant and one grade can cover many different applications without any compromise in protection.
But what's really in it for me
Technology aside, the real world benefits that this brings to you the user are numerous. Improved fuel economy and longevity all combine to keep money in your pocket, while keeping the air that we breath that little bit cleaner, all deriving from making our engine work a little less hard to overcome the friction that it would have to using traditional lubrication technology, it costs you not to use it.