Recent Topics
2015 Toyota Corolla L
by gregk24
13 minutes 13 seconds ago
Gunnar Optiks / Noscopes gaming glasses, opinions?
by skip029
Today at 04:06 PM
Are Magnatec and QSUD good for 10k?
by slacktide_bitog
Today at 03:21 PM
DTM
by Whitewolf
Today at 02:51 PM
would you worry about the aeroshield?
by ram_man
Today at 02:51 PM
Cut Open Bosch D+ D3330 in use ~20K miles
by 99Saturn
Today at 02:26 PM
Win 10 boot time
by redbone3
Today at 12:54 PM
wiper blade prices
by ram_man
Today at 12:51 PM
Pat Goss is an Idiot
by user52165
Today at 12:32 PM
For the Jet Ski enthusiast. RXP-X vs FX-SVHO
by Anthony
Today at 12:02 PM
New car pricing
by oilboy123
Today at 12:00 PM
Menards: Formula Shell $1.99/quart
by Kruse
Today at 11:34 AM
Newest Members
bobmadison, CaryHsieh, sip_99, 4wheelnwld, RobertJM
54904 Registered Users
Who's Online
83 registered (01rangerxl, Al, Atlantis, ArrestMeRedZ, 901Memphis, 5 invisible), 1839 Guests and 92 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
54904 Members
66 Forums
235301 Topics
3785645 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 Offline


Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 4069
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
_________________________
14 Sonata 2.4L - PP 5W30 / OEM
13 Santa Fe 2.0T - RT6 5W40 / 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 Offline


Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 4069
Loc: West Kendall, Fl.
My curiosity is geared more towards comparisons within the synthetic blend category than against conventional or full syn.
_________________________
14 Sonata 2.4L - PP 5W30 / OEM
13 Santa Fe 2.0T - RT6 5W40 / 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: 4428
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: 4428
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 Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 11677
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: 464
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: 8449
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 111k - QS Defy 5w30/Fram TG 3387A
Filter mag/Cooper CS5 GT/Wearever Platinum Ceramics
Triple Edge 4T65E/Maxlife Dex-Merc

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