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#2859056 - 01/05/13 10:35 AM 2012 oil change results
ClutchDisc Offline


Registered: 11/23/12
Posts: 1334
Loc: Detroit area
I've compiled the results for 2012 from the Post your latest oil change thread.

Just a few notes:
Mobil 1 includes all variations of Mobil 1. I felt that they were all to similar, so I didn't try to separate them.

Also, I didn't include any oils that were only used once.

When brands are combined, Mobil tops the list for 2012 at 223 oil changes, followed by Pennzoil at 168, and Valvoline at 127.

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#1 Mobil 1..................165
#2 Pennzoil Ultra............53
#3 Mobil Super/Clean 5k...50
#4 Pennzoil Platinum.......48
#4 Pennzoil YB...............48
#4 Valvoline Max-Life......48
#5 Amsoil....................43
#6 Shell Rotella..............41
#6 Quaker State UD.........41
#7 Valvoline Next-Gen......36
#8 Castrol GTX..............35
#9 Formula Shell............27
#10 Motorcraft..............26
#11 Valvoline Synpower....23
#12 Quaker State GB.......22
#13 Chevron.................20
#13 G-oil.....................20
#13 Kendall..................20
#13 Toyota...................20
#14 Peak.....................17
#15 Napa.....................16
#16 Quaker State Defy.....15
#17 Valvoline WB...........14
#17 Supertech...............14
#17 Castrol Edge............14
#17 Castrol Syntec..........14
#18 Redline..................13
#18 Pennzoil HM.............13
#19 Royal Purple.............12
#19 Quaker State AD........12
#20 Halvoline..................9
#21 Mobil Delvac..............8
#22 Trop-Artic.................7
#23 Pennzoil Conventional...6
#24 Motomaster..............5
#25 Valvoline Durablend.....4
#25 Petro-Canada............4
#25 Motul.....................4
#25 Shell Helix...............4
#25 Scheaffers...............4
#25 Quaker State HM........4
#25 Service Pro..............4
#25 Eneos.....................4
#26 German Castrol.........3
#26 BMW.....................3
#26 Honda....................3
#26 Boss Oil..................3
#26 Wolf's Head.............3
#27 Acura.....................2
#27 Valvoline VR1............2
#27 Meijer HM...............2
#27 STP.......................2
#27 Takumi..................2
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#2859062 - 01/05/13 10:44 AM Re: 2012 oil change results [Re: ClutchDisc]
Turk Offline


Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 9103
Loc: MN
Cool! banana
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#2859064 - 01/05/13 10:46 AM Re: 2012 oil change results [Re: ClutchDisc]
Stelth Offline


Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 1888
Loc: California
A few questions. Pennzoil YB is listed at #4, and Pennzoil conventional is listed at #23. Would these be the same thing under different names? Also, looking at Valvoline MaxLife at #4, and Valvoline NextGen at #7, does the MaxLife number include NextGen Maxlife?

In any case, thanks for compiling this.
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#2859066 - 01/05/13 10:49 AM Re: 2012 oil change results [Re: ClutchDisc]
morepwr Offline


Registered: 01/17/12
Posts: 1721
Loc: ventura, ca
Nice! Thanks for working that out and posting!

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#2859075 - 01/05/13 10:58 AM Re: 2012 oil change results [Re: ClutchDisc]
mechtech2 Offline


Registered: 09/05/06
Posts: 19479
Loc: Chicago Area
43,653 members.
Roughly 1,000 in the poll.
Generally, expensive oils top the list.
I think those who use premium oils like to announce it, and most others could care less.
More accurate and useful data would be from the mfrs. sales.

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#2859079 - 01/05/13 11:01 AM Re: 2012 oil change results [Re: mechtech2]
TallPaul Offline


Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 13091
Loc: By Detroit
Originally Posted By: mechtech2
43,653 members.
Roughly 1,000 in the poll.
Generally, expensive oils top the list.
I think those who use premium oils like to announce it, and most others could care less.
More accurate and useful data would be from the mfrs. sales.

Yes, this is entirely unscientific, but fun. I found it interesting that there is someone else who used Meijer High Mileage oil besides me.

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#2859106 - 01/05/13 11:18 AM Re: 2012 oil change results [Re: ClutchDisc]
electrolover Offline


Registered: 12/04/10
Posts: 3192
Loc: TEXAS
Bet that was a pain to go thru. Thanx!!
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#2859108 - 01/05/13 11:18 AM Re: 2012 oil change results [Re: mechtech2]
bigjl Offline


Registered: 09/06/12
Posts: 1775
Loc: London, England
I don't agree as a lot of people on the forum use cheap dino of whatever kind is on same and are happy to say so.

I think this just shows that in fact the majority of Bitogers are happy to pay that little bit more for a quality product.
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#2859109 - 01/05/13 11:19 AM Re: 2012 oil change results [Re: ClutchDisc]
sir1900 Offline


Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 1202
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan
Great work! Thanks for posting!
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#2859112 - 01/05/13 11:20 AM Re: 2012 oil change results [Re: mechtech2]
volk06 Offline


Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 4548
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: mechtech2
43,653 members.
Roughly 1,000 in the poll.
Generally, expensive oils top the list.
I think those who use premium oils like to announce it, and most others could care less.
More accurate and useful data would be from the mfrs. sales.


And out of those 43,653 only 1% are probably regulars and not one post wonders.
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#2859136 - 01/05/13 11:37 AM Re: 2012 oil change results [Re: volk06]
barlowc Offline


Registered: 03/16/09
Posts: 2097
Loc: Southeast Michigan
Great work ClutchDisc! Thanks for doing this!
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#2859263 - 01/05/13 01:38 PM Re: 2012 oil change results [Re: Stelth]
ClutchDisc Offline


Registered: 11/23/12
Posts: 1334
Loc: Detroit area
Originally Posted By: Stelth
A few questions. Pennzoil YB is listed at #4, and Pennzoil conventional is listed at #23. Would these be the same thing under different names?
You're right. Not being a Pennzoil user I didn't catch that. smile Not really a big difference though if we combine them.
Originally Posted By: Stelth
Also, looking at Valvoline MaxLife at #4, and Valvoline NextGen at #7, does the MaxLife number include NextGen Maxlife?
Valvoline Maxlife does not include Nextgen Maxlife. That is how it was done last year, so I kept it the same.
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#2859269 - 01/05/13 01:40 PM Re: 2012 oil change results [Re: electrolover]
ClutchDisc Offline


Registered: 11/23/12
Posts: 1334
Loc: Detroit area
Originally Posted By: electrolover
Bet that was a pain to go thru. Thanx!!
Yea, I estimate it took me around 6 hours!

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#2859309 - 01/05/13 02:19 PM Re: 2012 oil change results [Re: ClutchDisc]
daman Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 10931
Loc: Bad Axe, MI
I would have thought PP would have been over PU.

Anyway thanks.
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#2859405 - 01/05/13 03:52 PM Re: 2012 oil change results [Re: ClutchDisc]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 19059
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Thanks for the effort on this!
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1984 F-150 4.9L six - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515

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