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#3127770 - 09/17/13 04:34 PM 13 Kia Sorento V6 QSGB 5w20 5500 miles
Deamos Offline


Registered: 03/09/10
Posts: 94
Loc: New Jersey
I did this UOA largely to satisfy my curiosity. My commute is going to be changing from ~15 miles round trip to ~60 miles round trip so running out to the owner's manual guidance of 7500 miles is going to start becoming desirable. Wanted to see if QSGB would be up to the challenge in my engine. Answer appears to be yes, which is nice since my plan was to run this fill out to at least 7000 miles anyway.

Admittedly this oil probably had it pretty easy since 3k miles of this OCI was done via road trip, so lots of easy highway miles. Also looks like things are breaking in as expected.

I also wanted to do at least one UOA on QSGB as there doesn't seem to be a ton of information on it around here, so here's adding to the collective info this forum brings to the web. smile

Blackstone had it erroneously labeled as 5w30 instead of 5w20 so they flagged the viscosity, though I'm expecting that clarification will mean all is well. I'm betting they had a hard time reading my chicken scratch.

Anyway, aluminum, iron, copper dropped, and silicon dropped. I'll probably do another UOA once my next OCI is up just to see how things are going, but that shouldn't be until late Spring '14. Figure I'll stick with QSGB for at least one more OCI and see where things are at.

Otherwise no surprises, checking on PQIA showed me that none of the additive numbers are unexpected, though they tested 5w30 and not 5w20, the ranges are similar enough.

Code:
OIL	                QSGB 5w20   Nextgen 5w20
MILES IN USE	        5.5k        5k
MILES	                13695       8195
SAMPLE TAKEN	        09/07/13    06/23/13
MAKE UP ADDED	        0 qts       0 qts

Aluminum		6           11
Chromium		0           0
Iron			8           13
Copper			10          20
Lead			1           0
Tin		        0           0
Molybendum		97          185
Nickel			0           0
Manganese		1           2
Silver			1           2
Titanium		0           0
Potassium		2           1
Boron			52          4
Silicon			19          45
Sodium			37          0
Calcium                 1938        2251
Magnesium		12          23
Phosphorus		659         735
Zinc			713         859
Barium			0           1

SUS Visc @ 210F	        50.6        53.7
cSt @ 100C		7.46        8.38
Flashpoint F	        435         385
Fuel %			<0.5        <0.5
Antifreeze %	        0.0         0.0
Water %			0.0         0.0
Insolubles %	        0.2         0.4
TBN		        2.0         2.0
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#3127829 - 09/17/13 05:47 PM Re: 13 Kia Sorento V6 QSGB 5w20 5500 miles [Re: Deamos]
WTJackalope Offline


Registered: 09/26/05
Posts: 167
Loc: Odessa, TX
Looks good

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#3127917 - 09/17/13 07:09 PM Re: 13 Kia Sorento V6 QSGB 5w20 5500 miles [Re: Deamos]
crazyoildude Offline


Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 8385
Loc: New Jersey
Is this engine the 3.5 v6 ??
If so is it noisy at start up?
Both mine are.

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#3127954 - 09/17/13 07:30 PM Re: 13 Kia Sorento V6 QSGB 5w20 5500 miles [Re: crazyoildude]
Deamos Offline


Registered: 03/09/10
Posts: 94
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: crazyoildude
Is this engine the 3.5 v6 ??
If so is it noisy at start up?
Both mine are.


Yup, the 3.5 v6 and yup for the first 15-30 seconds at startup its definitely noisy.

Once the engine warms a bit and idle settles down it becomes nice and smooth. Were I to go with something other than QSGB it'd be to try to eliminate some of that noise at start up but as it doesn't last long.. meh.
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#3127961 - 09/17/13 07:37 PM Re: 13 Kia Sorento V6 QSGB 5w20 5500 miles [Re: Deamos]
steve20 Offline


Registered: 06/19/07
Posts: 3204
Loc: Morris County NJ
in my experience either QSGB or QSUD have been the best at reducing start up noise (reference = K24 Honda)
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#3128076 - 09/17/13 09:11 PM Re: 13 Kia Sorento V6 QSGB 5w20 5500 miles [Re: Deamos]
KCJeep Offline


Registered: 06/30/11
Posts: 6347
Loc: Mahzurrah!
Looks good! Same engine as our Sedona. Your wear numbers are better than mine were on a recent UOA but we short trip ours to near death.

Ours is not particularly noisy at start up but I've heard that comment repeatedly. Since we've had ours, we've used QSGB, Edge Titanium and Ulta. The Edge was the quietest so far.

Thanks for posting! I too get fed up with the lack of oil for the masses UOA's on here.
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#3128173 - 09/17/13 11:15 PM Re: 13 Kia Sorento V6 QSGB 5w20 5500 miles [Re: Deamos]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 10811
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Nice to see wear numbers so low on a fresh engine.
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#3128230 - 09/18/13 05:05 AM Re: 13 Kia Sorento V6 QSGB 5w20 5500 miles [Re: Deamos]
dnewton3 Offline



Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 6367
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Break-in is subsiding. Engine in fine shape. Lube did a fine job.

Can easily run this combination out to 7.5k miles. If you plan to extend past that, consider using both TBN and TAN. If 7.5k is going to be your hard limit (in a nod towards OEM warranty, which is not a wrong thing to do) then don't bother with either.


Edited by dnewton3 (09/18/13 05:05 AM)
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#3128251 - 09/18/13 06:02 AM Re: 13 Kia Sorento V6 QSGB 5w20 5500 miles [Re: dnewton3]
Deamos Offline


Registered: 03/09/10
Posts: 94
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: dnewton3
Break-in is subsiding. Engine in fine shape. Lube did a fine job.

Can easily run this combination out to 7.5k miles. If you plan to extend past that, consider using both TBN and TAN. If 7.5k is going to be your hard limit (in a nod towards OEM warranty, which is not a wrong thing to do) then don't bother with either.


For now, due to warranty is up 7.5k is my hard limit, good advice on the TBN/TAN, I might get one more with TBN just as a marker to see where QSGB is at 7.5k (at the end of my next OCI to satisfy curiosity) but otherwise any further checkups will be without it.
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#3128254 - 09/18/13 06:08 AM Re: 13 Kia Sorento V6 QSGB 5w20 5500 miles [Re: KCJeep]
Deamos Offline


Registered: 03/09/10
Posts: 94
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: KCJeep
Looks good! Same engine as our Sedona. Your wear numbers are better than mine were on a recent UOA but we short trip ours to near death.

Ours is not particularly noisy at start up but I've heard that comment repeatedly. Since we've had ours, we've used QSGB, Edge Titanium and Ulta. The Edge was the quietest so far.

Thanks for posting! I too get fed up with the lack of oil for the masses UOA's on here.


Wear numbers were probably so good because, as I said, 3k miles were via road trip, even with times of WOT the vast majority of those miles were easy cruising at 65-75mph.

If it had been 5.5k of 15 mile and shorter round trips I wonder if wear would have been as good.

No matter, my commute will be changing and if anything should get easier on the engine.

Anyway there will be at least one more (probably many more) QSGB posts from me.
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#3128281 - 09/18/13 06:28 AM Re: 13 Kia Sorento V6 QSGB 5w20 5500 miles [Re: Deamos]
bigt61 Offline


Registered: 02/12/13
Posts: 2398
Loc: Virginia
Very nice - some of these modern engines appear to be very easy on oil. Thanks for posting.
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