Recent Topics
2011 VW Golf Wagon TDI - Issues
by OVERKILL
22 minutes 11 seconds ago
UOA Goodguy deal
by meborder
48 minutes 51 seconds ago
2016 Ford Fiesta factory oil filter CUT OPEN
by car51
Today at 02:32 PM
RIP Bud Spenser
by Jetronic
Today at 02:19 PM
FRAM XG 9688 unknown miles, CUT OPEN
by car51
Today at 02:19 PM
SPARK PLUG change tips for 5.7L HEMI ??
by SumpChump
Today at 01:45 PM
ITP fuel injectors?
by ChristianReske
Today at 01:18 PM
Interesting article in our local paper today
by Papa Bear
Today at 12:46 PM
mixing gear oil for manual tran
by ntoxicator
Today at 11:04 AM
Transmission shudder/and an honest mechanic
by gman2304
Today at 10:57 AM
M1 0w40, 13,011 miles, 2010 BMW 328i
by Patman
Today at 10:32 AM
VW to pay owners up to $10K...
by Quattro Pete
Today at 10:19 AM
Newest Members
peg, CornbreadMan, JoelB, alostaunau, alanwayne1908
58295 Registered Users
Who's Online
82 registered (69GTX, 60ampfuse, anonobomber, Al, 2015_PSD, aquariuscsm, 8 invisible), 2069 Guests and 12 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
58295 Members
66 Forums
250939 Topics
4113110 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3202707 - 12/01/13 09:25 AM Has PQIA ever compared synthetic blends?
wemay Online   sick


Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 5808
Loc: South Florida
PQIA is a fantastic resource and I appreciate all their efforts. Does anyone know if blends have ever been compared side by side? Curious
_________________________
16 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L
13 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0T

Top
#3202715 - 12/01/13 09:39 AM Re: Has PQIA ever compared synthetic blends? [Re: wemay]
blackman777 Offline


Registered: 01/08/13
Posts: 981
Loc: Santa Ana, California
I've often wondered if Blends were better than synthetics..... i.e. They have the best features of natural & synth oils

Top
#3202737 - 12/01/13 10:07 AM Re: Has PQIA ever compared synthetic blends? [Re: wemay]
wemay Online   sick


Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 5808
Loc: South Florida
My curiosity is geared more towards comparisons within the synthetic blend category than against conventional or full syn.
_________________________
16 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L
13 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0T

Top
#3202756 - 12/01/13 10:33 AM Re: Has PQIA ever compared synthetic blends? [Re: wemay]
volk06 Offline


Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 4521
Loc: Iowa
Theyve done citgo, motorcraft and kendall all of which are blends.
_________________________
2011 F-150 Ecoboost
2012 Focus S
2001 Taurus

Top
#3202779 - 12/01/13 10:55 AM Re: Has PQIA ever compared synthetic blends? [Re: wemay]
Tomcat_80 Offline


Registered: 11/21/13
Posts: 88
Loc: North Carolina, U.S.A.
Volk06: Has the PQIA ever tested the "FIRE & ICE" that I thought from reading here that was a blend or conv? Please correct me if I am wrong also.

thanks

Top
#3202799 - 12/01/13 11:21 AM Re: Has PQIA ever compared synthetic blends? [Re: Tomcat_80]
volk06 Offline


Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 4521
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: Tomcat_80
Volk06: Has the PQIA ever tested the "FIRE & ICE" that I thought from reading here that was a blend or conv? Please correct me if I am wrong also.

thanks


I don't know, you'll have to go to that site and look. That oil is from YEARS ago and is outdated anyway.
_________________________
2011 F-150 Ecoboost
2012 Focus S
2001 Taurus

Top
#3202806 - 12/01/13 11:28 AM Re: Has PQIA ever compared synthetic blends? [Re: wemay]
aquariuscsm Online   content


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 13604
Loc: South Texas,USA
What I`ve wondered,if they have done any *non-mainstream* weights,0W40,5W40,10W40,15W40,20W50,etc? I`d like to see side by side add pack comparisons of say for example,PYB 5W30 vs their 10W40,20W50 to see if there`s anymore additives in the non starburst oils.
_________________________
1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Syntec 10W40/Fram Ultra
Amsoil MTG(tranny)
Amsoil 80W90 GL5(rear diff)
Mobil 1 ATF
Redline Water Wetter

Top
#3202901 - 12/01/13 01:07 PM Re: Has PQIA ever compared synthetic blends? [Re: wemay]
Subdued Offline


Registered: 10/06/13
Posts: 610
Loc: Youngstown, NY
These can all be answered by actually browsing the site...
_________________________
2008 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 119k
2007 Toyota Yaris S 135k
2001 Toyota Corolla LE 159k
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 128k

Top
#3202905 - 12/01/13 01:12 PM Re: Has PQIA ever compared synthetic blends? [Re: wemay]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 10830
Loc: Northern Kentucky
They are more interested in showing oils that consumers are likely to put in current vehicles so I doubt you'd ever see any odd weights on there but synthetic blends probably.
_________________________
2002 Buick Century 125k - Built 4T65e(Maxlife) - Syn Frankenbrew + XG 3387A
1998 Nissan Altima 335k - 5MT - M1 HM 5w30/Fram Ultra XG7317+MOS+ATP 205

Top
#3203010 - 12/01/13 03:03 PM Re: Has PQIA ever compared synthetic blends? [Re: wemay]
Ken2 Offline


Registered: 12/02/02
Posts: 6358
Loc: Washington St.
PQIA is mainly interested in the lowest tier of the oil market. They aren't testing how good oils are. They are testing how bad some oils are, especially for people who know nothing and just grab a jug off the shelf of the convenience store. While PQIA's quantitative analysis of the good oils might be somewhat interesting to a few of us, their analysis of the real junk-in-a-bottle is important to help get the bottled trash off the shelves.
_________________________
Every gun that is made, every warship launched..a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.
Gen. Eisenhower


Top
#3203067 - 12/01/13 03:50 PM Re: Has PQIA ever compared synthetic blends? [Re: wemay]
Tomcat_80 Offline


Registered: 11/21/13
Posts: 88
Loc: North Carolina, U.S.A.
Ken2: I also if I may add, seem to notice that PQIA shows us that even though "store brands" may be overlooked, they are indeed serviceable. Least from what I saw on PQIA site.

Top