AeroShell Oil W 15W-50 is a unique blend of high quality mineral oil and over 50% synthetic hydrocarbon base stocks, plus the AeroShell Oil W ashless dispersant additive system. This semi-synthetic blend offers high performance in a wide variety of applications and conditions.
The synthetic base stock performance provides for better cold temperature pumping and protection than single grade oils. In addition, the blend of synthetic and high quality mineral base stocks provide high temperature performance superior to that of other fully approved aircraft piston engine oils.
The mineral base stocks help disperse lead by-products of combustion, thereby keeping engines free of “grey paint” or lead sludge that can be a problem with some fully synthetic oils.
The anti-wear additive system in AeroShell Oil W 15W-50 provides outstanding wear protection for critical camshafts, lifters and other high wear components.
The anti-corrosion additive package in AeroShell Oil W 15W-50 helps protect low usage engines and engines in high humidity climates against rust and corrosion of critical engine parts such as camshafts and lifters.
AeroShell Oil W 15W-50 provides superior anti-corrosion protection for all types of certified aircraft piston engines. When used with proper maintenance procedures, the product provides maximum protection and improves the likelihood that aircraft engines will reach TBO. In addition, this product provides outstanding high temperature oxidation protection for hot running engines.
It is designed to keep engines cleaner with less sludge and varnish build-up in critical ring belt and other areas.
AeroShell Oil W 15W-50 is intended for use in certified four-stroke (four-cycle) aircraft piston engines. AeroShell Oil W 15W-50 is superior to single grade oils in almost every application. It offers easier starting, better lubrication after start-up, reduced wear, reduced corrosion and rusting, and improved cleanliness, with oil pressures and temperatures equal to that of single grade SAE 50 oils at fully warmed up conditions.
The anti-corrosion additive system is designed to prevent rust or corrosion in all types of aircraft piston engines. In comparative testing of camshaft rusting under high humidity conditions, AeroShell Oil W 15W-50 was almost entirely rust free while camshafts conditioned on other oils showed heavy rusting on some cam lobes and bearing surfaces.
These results indicate that AeroShell Oil W 15W-50 can provide maximum anticorrosion protection for aircraft piston engines, when combined with proper maintenance practices and proper operating conditions.
Because of the improved flow characteristics of AeroShell Oil W 15W-50, operators may observe slightly lower oil temperatures in some aircraft. On larger aircraft, the oil cooler flap will normally compensate for this change. However, in small aircraft, oil temperature could be reduced slightly.
Operators should always check the oil temperature to ensure that they are in the range specified by the manufacturer.
Most manufacturers recommend cruising oil temperatures between 82 to 93°C (180 to 200°F). Oil temperatures significantly below this range can result in excessive water and fuel contamination in the crankcase.