AeroShell straight mineral oils are blended from selected high viscosity index base stocks. These oils do not contain additives except for a small quantity of pourpoint depressant (which is added when improved fluidity at very low temperature is required) and an anti-oxidant.
AeroShell Oils are available in four different viscosity grades: AeroShell Oil 65 – AeroShell Oil 80 – AeroShell Oil 100 – AeroShell Oil 120.
The suffix for each grade corresponds to the viscosity of the oil at 2100F in Saybolt Universal Seconds.
The appropriate grades of these AeroShell Oils are approved for use in four-stroke cycle (four-cycle) certified aircraft reciprocating piston engines (except Porsche) and other aircraft radial engines which use oil to specification SAE J- 1966 (MIL-L-6082) and which do not require use of an oil containing a dispersant additive. AeroShell Oils are used primarily during break-in of most new or recently overhauled four-stroke cycle aviation piston engines. The duration and lubrication recommendations for break-in vary, so operators should refer to the original engine manufacturer and/or overhaul facility for specific recommendations.
The U.S. Specification SAE J-1966 replaces MIL-L-6082E.
Although it was planned to replace the British Specification DERD 2472 with a DEF STAN specification this has now been put into abeyance and instead the SAE specification has been adopted.
U.S. : Approved J-1966 SAE Grade 40
British : Approved J-1966 SAE Grade 40
French : (AIR 3560/D Grade SAE 40)
Russian : MS-14
Joint Service Designation : OM-170 ( ) indicates the product is equivalent to specification.