Recent Topics
Record player needle help.
by SEMI_287
09/20/14 08:51 PM
Is THIS too much Oil Consumption?
by SumpChump
09/20/14 07:48 PM
Banner seen on Pharmacy Sign:
by MolaKule
09/20/14 07:25 PM
Why all the fuss over NOACK?
by JHL88
09/20/14 07:17 PM
NAPA Silver Oil Filter - How Many Miles To Run ?
by ChrisD46
09/20/14 07:06 PM
MY Corolla CVT
by Jimkobb
09/20/14 07:04 PM
2004 Nissan Titan - one BITOG owner
by sasilverbullet
09/20/14 06:56 PM
B&S Opposed Twin oil choice
by TriMoto
09/20/14 06:52 PM
Crazy Ivan - Russian 6 vs 2 F-22's 55 miles Alaska
by LoneRanger
09/20/14 05:52 PM
2014 Sonata Turbo First Oil Change
by WCW1
09/20/14 05:50 PM
Pat Goss on Motorweek TV show torn filter
by sprite1741
09/20/14 05:12 PM
Funny Noise after Beating on Ram??
by thorromig
09/20/14 04:56 PM
Newest Members
35ruger, pp4, WCW1, BamBam849, aerogt01
51361 Registered Users
Who's Online
112 registered (74DartSport, 95busa, 123Saab, 901Memphis, 05LGTLtd, 2010_FX4, 12 invisible), 1534 Guests and 177 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
51361 Members
64 Forums
219551 Topics
3465215 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#3329551 - 03/31/14 07:23 PM History of PU.
pbm Offline


Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 5196
Loc: New York
I just noticed that some of the PU that I scored at the AZ clearance was the older SM stuff. How did this differ from the SN version?
I tried the 'Search' function but couldn't find the answer.

When did PU first come out?

Top
#3329557 - 03/31/14 07:28 PM Re: History of PU. [Re: pbm]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 25581
Loc: Illinoistan
Now that PU is being replaced by PUP, the current PU SN stuff is becoming a feverishly sought after collector's item due its extremely low Noack. But that's just among the BITOG crowd. Most others won't know the difference, and most engines probably won't either.
_________________________
'02 530i (PU 5W-40)
'08 C300 4Matic (M1 0W-40)
'13 F700 GS (Spectro 15W-50)

Top
#3329569 - 03/31/14 07:40 PM Re: History of PU. [Re: pbm]
pbm Offline


Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 5196
Loc: New York
I actually found my answer by using 'Google' rather than the 'Search' feature on this site.

Top
#3329576 - 03/31/14 07:45 PM Re: History of PU. [Re: pbm]
Lead Shoes Offline


Registered: 03/03/10
Posts: 2372
Loc: Mn
Originally Posted By: pbm
I actually found my answer by using 'Google' rather than the 'Search' feature on this site.


Best thing to do is search google narrowed down to results from BITOG, the search function within the forums is pretty bad.
_________________________
1992 BMW 325i M50b25 157k
M1 0w40/Mahle
1995 Honda Civic - Built B17A1
Valv Vr-1 10w30/P1

Formerly Brenden.

Top
#3329583 - 03/31/14 07:48 PM Re: History of PU. [Re: pbm]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 9634
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
SM was not GTL, SN was/is.
_________________________
ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.

Top
#3329597 - 03/31/14 07:56 PM Re: History of PU. [Re: pbm]
71Chevyguy Offline


Registered: 07/10/11
Posts: 378
Loc: Martinsburg West Virginia
IIRC the SM oil had a ton of additives and is probably great for a good cleaning. I know it turned black in my car after 300 miles and my car had never darkened the oil before. Must have found some dirt somewhere. I wouldn't hesitate to use it.
_________________________
99 Beetle TDI 106k RT6 / Mahle filter
99 Beetle TDI 219k RT6 / Mann
87 Caprice 305
71 Nova 250

Top
#3329601 - 03/31/14 08:03 PM Re: History of PU. [Re: pbm]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 1034
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
All 31 quarts of my Pennzoil Ultra score for $1.00 each at Autozone are SN. 5w30 & 10w30
_________________________
2004 VW Beetle TDI 160k
(Yeah it's a chick car but it gets me 40 mpg)

Top
#3329606 - 03/31/14 08:08 PM Re: History of PU. [Re: pbm]
901Memphis Online   content


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 5530
Loc: Northern Kentucky
_________________________
1999 Ford Taurus 145k (Vulcan v6) - M1 High Mileage 5w30 | Fram Ultra XG 3600
2002 Buick Century 102k - PU 5w30 / Fram Ultra XG 3980 / Filter mag

Top
#3329757 - 03/31/14 09:52 PM Re: History of PU. [Re: Quattro Pete]
Jeffs2006EvoIX Offline


Registered: 02/28/10
Posts: 1287
Loc: Imperial Valley, California
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Now that PU is being replaced by PUP, the current PU SN stuff is becoming a feverishly sought after collector's item due its extremely low Noack. But that's just among the BITOG crowd. Most others won't know the difference, and most engines probably won't either.


PUP?? The acronyms on this site are getting out of hand ha ha

So what's the scoop on the PUP that is better than PU or PP ha ha

Jeff
_________________________
2013 VW GTI

Top
#3329991 - 04/01/14 07:10 AM Re: History of PU. [Re: Jeffs2006EvoIX]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 25581
Loc: Illinoistan
Originally Posted By: Jeffs2006EvoIX
So what's the scoop on the PUP that is better than PU or PP ha ha

Jeff

Actually, based on technical sheets, PUP has higher Noack than PU, so that's why people are on the hunt to buy out the last remaining stock of PU before PUP takes over.
_________________________
'02 530i (PU 5W-40)
'08 C300 4Matic (M1 0W-40)
'13 F700 GS (Spectro 15W-50)

Top
#3329998 - 04/01/14 07:15 AM Re: History of PU. [Re: pbm]
Zako2 Offline


Registered: 04/09/12
Posts: 816
Loc: Texas
I scored some kind of PU at walmart for 25 a jug. Don't know if it's SN or SM. Just doing a favor for friend.

Top
#3330186 - 04/01/14 10:33 AM Re: History of PU. [Re: pbm]
HangFire Offline


Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 402
Loc: Central Maryland
A premium synthetic at close-out prices is another reason BITOG'ers are on the hunt for PU.

Top
#3330286 - 04/01/14 12:15 PM Re: History of PU. [Re: HangFire]
rikstaker Offline


Registered: 09/11/06
Posts: 157
Loc: Mississauga, Ontario
Originally Posted By: HangFire
A premium synthetic at close-out prices is another reason BITOG'ers are on the hunt for PU.


I m planning a U.S trip shortly,might stockpile ultra. What is the typical shelf life for motor oil?
_________________________
Hyundai Sonata 2.4 GDI-Pennzoil Ultra 5w20/5w30(winter/rest of the year)

Top
#3330289 - 04/01/14 12:17 PM Re: History of PU. [Re: rikstaker]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 25581
Loc: Illinoistan
Originally Posted By: rikstaker
What is the typical shelf life for motor oil?

Depends on how sturdy the shelf is. smile

Presuming it's stored in a controlled environment, I'd guess 10+ years, but most oil manufacturers seem to claim about half that.
_________________________
'02 530i (PU 5W-40)
'08 C300 4Matic (M1 0W-40)
'13 F700 GS (Spectro 15W-50)

Top
#3330488 - 04/01/14 03:43 PM Re: History of PU. [Re: pbm]
PeterGreen Offline


Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 132
Loc: New York
For high Noack oils, shelf life is much higher, but be sure not to store it near any magnetic forces.

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >