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#3345846 - 04/17/14 06:55 PM Pennzoil Platinum 8150 miles Cruze 1.4
mwball0 Offline


Registered: 09/04/11
Posts: 53
Loc: Ky
Here are the results from my 2013 Cruze. TBN didn't hold up very well but everything else looks OK to me. What do you think? OLM at -0 by about 800 miles.

Miles on vehicle 26500
Miles on Oil 8150

ALUMINUM 15
CHROMIUM 0
IRON 15
COPPER 1
LEAD 0
TIN 0
MOLYBDENUM 55
NICKEL 0
MANGANESE 15
SILVER 0
TITANIUM 0
POTASSIUM 14
BORON 18
SILICON 10
SODIUM 6
CALCIUM 2322
MAGNESIUM 19
PHOSPHORUS 659
ZINC 798
BARIUM 18
WATER 0
Viscosity 10.6
TBN 1.7

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#3345870 - 04/17/14 07:31 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinum 8150 miles Cruze 1.4 [Re: mwball0]
MuzzleFlash40 Offline


Registered: 06/20/11
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Seems to look pretty good. Oil is done, but it is D.I. Running the OLM to %0 on this oil is just fine.
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#3345873 - 04/17/14 07:34 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinum 8150 miles Cruze 1.4 [Re: mwball0]
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The Cruze 1.4 is a turbo, I would not let the olm go past 25%
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#3345899 - 04/17/14 07:59 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinum 8150 miles Cruze 1.4 [Re: mwball0]
Tucson Five-O Offline


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MuzzleFlash40,

The 1.4L Turbo engine is port injected, although it is interesting that there was a positive reading for manganese which is usually only seen in DI engines.

And for MY2013 GM reduced the OLM interval.

And mattwithcats,

This UOA looks fine. Wear looks good, viscosity is excellent, TBN of 1.7 is good, using the Blackstone standard. With the revised OLM calibration, you can run it down to 0% (OP ran his 800 miles past 0%). Just use a good synthetic.
I have a ~7650 mile QSUD UOA I'm waiting for results from Blackstone which I anticipate will be fine also.

Take care,
Gary
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#3345922 - 04/17/14 08:19 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinum 8150 miles Cruze 1.4 [Re: mwball0]
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Registered: 03/24/07
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Loc: Upstate NY
Change it at 7500 miles next time. Based on previous UOA's I've done on my 1.4T Cruze, 7500-8000 miles seems to be when to change the oil in these cars.
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#3345946 - 04/17/14 08:47 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinum 8150 miles Cruze 1.4 [Re: mwball0]
Ram01 Offline


Registered: 10/13/10
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You better off using castrol gtx syn blend with those results PP ain't cutting it in that little 1.4 motor

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#3345969 - 04/17/14 09:13 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinum 8150 miles Cruze 1.4 [Re: Ram01]
DirtyMoe21 Offline


Registered: 11/29/13
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Loc: Fort Worth,Texas
Originally Posted By: Ram01
You better off using castrol gtx syn blend with those results PP ain't cutting it in that little 1.4 motor


Looks like it is doing just fine to me.
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#3345991 - 04/17/14 09:29 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinum 8150 miles Cruze 1.4 [Re: mwball0]
Cooper Offline


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What weight of Pennzoil Platinum did you use?
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#3346026 - 04/17/14 09:46 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinum 8150 miles Cruze 1.4 [Re: mwball0]
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I wouldn't take the OLM to 0% on the 1.4 Turbo. I wouldn't even go past 20-25% with those little turbos whining like they do.
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#3346116 - 04/18/14 12:16 AM Re: Pennzoil Platinum 8150 miles Cruze 1.4 [Re: mwball0]
dustyroads Offline


Registered: 05/13/13
Posts: 488
Loc: upstate NY
Looks excellent to me. The aluminum should trend downward as the engine breaks in. The engine had only 18k on it when that oil went in. Almost no copper corrosion as the tbn is still good. Viscosity looks good (assuming it was 30 grade oil).

Don't see anything wrong with it.
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#3346216 - 04/18/14 07:31 AM Re: Pennzoil Platinum 8150 miles Cruze 1.4 [Re: sciphi]
mwball0 Offline


Registered: 09/04/11
Posts: 53
Loc: Ky
Originally Posted By: sciphi
Change it at 7500 miles next time. Based on previous UOA's I've done on my 1.4T Cruze, 7500-8000 miles seems to be when to change the oil in these cars.



I agree, going to stick with around 7k from now on.

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#3346217 - 04/18/14 07:32 AM Re: Pennzoil Platinum 8150 miles Cruze 1.4 [Re: Cooper]
mwball0 Offline


Registered: 09/04/11
Posts: 53
Loc: Ky
Originally Posted By: Cooper
What weight of Pennzoil Platinum did you use?


5W30

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#3346348 - 04/18/14 09:50 AM Re: Pennzoil Platinum 8150 miles Cruze 1.4 [Re: mwball0]
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Registered: 03/24/07
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Loc: Upstate NY
Was this the old formula PP or the new formula made from natural gas?
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#3346789 - 04/18/14 06:07 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinum 8150 miles Cruze 1.4 [Re: mwball0]
addyguy Offline


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Loc: Canada
Al is way, way too high for my liking. Under 5 ppm is ballpark...high Al means severe piston wear or 'piston scuffing'. I'd shorten the OCI for sure.
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#3346795 - 04/18/14 06:18 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinum 8150 miles Cruze 1.4 [Re: sciphi]
mwball0 Offline


Registered: 09/04/11
Posts: 53
Loc: Ky
Originally Posted By: sciphi
Was this the old formula PP or the new formula made from natural gas?


Don't know for sure but I suspect it was the new formula. It was purchased in the fall of 13, they started bottling the new formula back last year at some point far before the advertizing started and the bottle changed.

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