Pennzoil Q&A

Click here to participate in the Pennzoil Q&A

Recent Topics
Interesting Mosin Nagant
by dlundblad
2 minutes 55 seconds ago
Can Renewable Energy meet baseload power
by Shannow
42 minutes 53 seconds ago
1999 454 V8 - RV Oil Advice Needed
by Nick1994
45 minutes 8 seconds ago
new Jeep Patriot 2.4L...OCI & DIY recommendations
by kmrcstintn
Today at 09:36 PM
2008 f150 5.4 ticking noise
by hyperscion
Today at 09:31 PM
Going to Detroit this weekend
by donnyj08
Today at 08:47 PM
Twin Cities/MSP Twin Beech activity?
by Lapham3
Today at 08:09 PM
Havoline ProDS Synthetic - 5qts $19.99 @ Advance
by Bud_One
Today at 07:32 PM
Where do I purchase Kendall 0w20?
by Joe1
Today at 07:15 PM
Purolator PSL-12222, 10.5k CUT OPEN
by car51
Today at 07:05 PM
KC-135 turns 59
by tom slick
Today at 06:59 PM
O'Reilly Mobil Super and Peak Oil - $2.19 & $2.59
by Greg L
Today at 06:58 PM
Newest Members
Zycat, BlueFordRedSchwi, Mario7, rjpalaypay, Brian11s
55215 Registered Users
Who's Online
75 registered (901Memphis, Bill_G, bbhero, AZjeff, aquariuscsm, 01rangerxl, 7 invisible), 1180 Guests and 128 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
55215 Members
66 Forums
236750 Topics
3815090 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: 4256
Loc: West Kendall, Fl.
PQIA is a fantastic resource and I appreciate all their efforts. Does anyone know if blends have ever been compared side by side? Curious
_________________________
Hyundai
14 Sonata 2.4L (VWB 5w20 + VO-106)
13 Santa Fe 2.0T (VWB 5w30 + OEM)

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: 4256
Loc: West Kendall, Fl.
My curiosity is geared more towards comparisons within the synthetic blend category than against conventional or full syn.
_________________________
Hyundai
14 Sonata 2.4L (VWB 5w20 + VO-106)
13 Santa Fe 2.0T (VWB 5w30 + OEM)

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


Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 4431
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: 4431
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: 11869
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: 470
Loc: Youngstown, NY
These can all be answered by actually browsing the site...
_________________________
2008 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 105k
2007 Toyota Yaris S 120k
2003 Ford Taurus SES 115k
2001 Toyota Corolla LE 150k

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


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 8801
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 113k - QS Defy 5w30/Fram TG 3387A
1998 Nissan Altima 334k - Valvoline conventional + filter

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


Registered: 12/02/02
Posts: 6356
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