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Old 01-17-2006, 06:50 PM   #21
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ok guys, most of you keep talking about tests with different oils.

I have yet to see an actual link to a test. Link us!

I had always run penzoil when I changed my oil...until recently when I switched to syn. I am wondering if that is the cause of my engine being so dirty. The only real way to tell that is if after time the syn. cleans things up and it starts comming out cleaner.
Google is your friend:

http://neptune.spacebears.com/cars/stories/mobil1.html

http://neptune.spacebears.com/cars/*.../oil-life.html

http://people.msoe.edu/~yoderw/oilfi...lterstudy.html

http://www.lessfriction.net/oilcomparison.html
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Old 01-17-2006, 07:00 PM   #22
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Before you bet the farm on an analysis, compare SEVERAL of them. Most are slanted one way or the other.
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Before you bet the farm on an analysis, compare SEVERAL of them. Most are slanted one way or the other.
Yeah, I was about to say... internet research... hmm...
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:24 PM   #24
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FYI for those that didn't know, Pennzoil and Quaker State are one and the same now.
That'* what I thought.

Both QS and Pennzoil are known to be poorer culprits in sludging up V6 Toyota Camrys. Personally, when it comes to dino oil, I'm a Castrol GTX fan. Especially the Made In Germany stuff, but that'* pretty hard to come by.
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Valvoline MaxLife. Results below
I have to agree. I like the dino version better than the syn version. Both are great for an engine with miles on it.
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hello

i have used quaker state and pennzoil befor i had alot of problems with them car run so bed it was unreal.
i now use castrol gtx sae10w-30 oil and the car runs great with no problems
and for the trans i now use castrol dexron-III mercon it runs smooth now after i change the fluid and filter
car dose have 106,000 miles on it
when i change the antifreeze i now use the new formula prestone antifreeze coolant

i have not used the mobil 1 yet i herd good things about

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I have to agree. I like the dino version better than the syn version. Both are great for an engine with miles on it.
I used the regular version in my Lumina and then switched to the Synthetic version and they both worked well. Only went to synthetic because its supposed to help power and protect better so I figured why not. I changed the oil every 2700 miles or so and it was usually still pretty clean at that point after the first couple changes. (had to change the filter anyways, so I just changed the oil and all) By the time I had sold the car it had cleaned the engine out so much that with 3100 miles on the oil it was still clear (looked brand new), originally I thought it just didn't clean as well as the other oils and thats why the oil was clean, but when I took the valve covers off the engine was much cleaner. I was impressed by that oil to say the least, and the car ran great too! I'll probably be switching to it in the STE instead of the Dura-blend I've been using.

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I guess i'll throw my $.02 in........ both SUCK... only mobil 1 full syn. in
my cars ,even the lawn mower(thats by the way going on 12 years old)
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I guess i'll throw my $.02 in........ both SUCK... only mobil 1 full syn. in
my cars ,even the lawn mower(thats by the way going on 12 years old)
You and me both... I use Mobil one in the mower as well... Oil never gets nasty... Thats what I did with the last mower and it was like new when I gave it away because of a move... LMAO... I never used Penzoil or QS in the mowers either... LOL

Actually, I have used QS to flush old oil out of an engine, or lub the door hinges around the house

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I guess i'll throw my $.02 in........ both SUCK... only mobil 1 full syn. in
my cars ,even the lawn mower(thats by the way going on 12 years old)
I have used QS to flush old oil out of an engine, or lub the door hinges around the house
LMAO.......yea thats all that and penzoil are good for!!!!!!!
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