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#3246024 - 01/12/14 04:09 PM Re: How good is Eneos Oil? Worth the cost? [Re: Mach1Owner]
Mach1Owner Offline


Registered: 01/17/10
Posts: 164
Loc: PA
Well unless Nissan just makes their own, and some how that lets them honor Pennzoil discount coupons, I don't see what other alternatives there is.
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#3246555 - 01/13/14 04:46 AM Re: How good is Eneos Oil? Worth the cost? [Re: Mach1Owner]
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Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 29795
Loc: Oz
I think it was Sherlock Holmes that suggested that the simplest answer is the most likely (with another caveat for once the simple answers were used up)...

maybe it's got the rebate because it's just Pennzoil...no magic brew/additives, just plain old pennzoil

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#3247346 - 01/13/14 06:37 PM Re: How good is Eneos Oil? Worth the cost? [Re: Mach1Owner]
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Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 14004
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: Mach1Owner
How do you know what their custom oil is made out of?

There are links, papers on the net, and discussions all over the site. You can do the looking yourself, but suffice it to say that it may not even be more than a synthetic blend. The ester is an additive in the oil and not the base stock at all.

Find me a Group V ILSAC rated oil. We've been through this here before, and not just once. wink
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#3247405 - 01/13/14 07:24 PM Re: How good is Eneos Oil? Worth the cost? [Re: Mach1Owner]
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Registered: 06/18/08
Posts: 416
Loc: Minneapolis, MN
Originally Posted By: Mach1Owner
How do you know what their custom oil is made out of?


It's hard to tell the difference between PAO and Group III oils in UOA, but ester oils are easy to spot. The Nissan oil is not substantially ester based. Compare some UOA results on the Nissan oil to Redline or Motul 300V, you'll be able to tell too.

The short answer is Eneos is not worth it. No boutique or import oils are. When you can buy Mobil 1 for $5/qt and Pennzoil Ultra for $5.75/qt at Walmart, nothing costing $9+/qt is worth it unless your car requires some uncommon OEM spec oil like say, VW 504/507.
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#3247473 - 01/13/14 08:33 PM Re: How good is Eneos Oil? Worth the cost? [Re: Shannow]
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Registered: 03/14/06
Posts: 7829
Loc: Bucks County, Pa.
Originally Posted By: Shannow
The chances of them making a special ester oil to a Nissan design/recipe is about the same as...well let's say...and additive company giving Mobil their secret proprietary additive to make an oil for Toyota...or companies throwing away GTL basestocks...


^^^Quite true, but then you have Motul which makes a Nismo specific 0W-30 300V.
I have been told by Motul USA that this can ONLY be purchased from Nissan/Nismo dealers. shrug
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