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#3452977 - 08/11/14 10:56 PM Leftover Synpower, shall I mix it with SOPUS oil?
wing0 Online   content


Registered: 10/08/12
Posts: 131
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Got 1L 5W30 Synpower SN oil left.
I only got this jug due to a sale a while back and now I am stocked up with SOPUS oil - PYB, Motomaster F1(similar to Formula Shell) and PP.

What should I do with the leftover? The add. pack seems to use sodium as the cleaning agent while SOPUS focuses on using calcium and almost no sodium. I'm not planning to buy more synpower or valvoline soon due to current stockpile.

I have two candidate to put this 1L in.
98 Civic D16 engine that takes 3.3L. Currently has Synpower, want to use PYB next.
01 RX300 1MZFE engine that burns roughly 1L in an OCI when it runs on the highway(my guess). Currently, running Motomaster F1 and no consumption yet for 5K km.

1. Mix Synpower with PYB and use in next OCI on Civic in 2 months or so. Synpower will comprise approximately 30% of total capacity.
2. Dump it into RX300 as makeup oil if it happens. Although, I have leftovers of Motomaster too after each oil change.

Which path shall I take?

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#3452983 - 08/11/14 11:05 PM Re: Leftover Synpower, shall I mix it with SOPUS oil? [Re: wing0]
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Registered: 08/14/10
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Loc: Northern Kentucky
Use as makeup oil definitely
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#3452987 - 08/11/14 11:09 PM Re: Leftover Synpower, shall I mix it with SOPUS oil? [Re: wing0]
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Registered: 12/06/10
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blasphemy! How dare you even think of diluting the sopus oil with that snake oil garbage. Just kidding. I would for my truck but for my car I like to keep it the same oil. doubt it matters though.
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#3452988 - 08/11/14 11:09 PM Re: Leftover Synpower, shall I mix it with SOPUS oil? [Re: wing0]
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Registered: 08/28/13
Posts: 521
Loc: MEMPHIS, TN
I wouldn't mix with PYB. Too off oil is a a good idea.
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#3453001 - 08/11/14 11:49 PM Re: Leftover Synpower, shall I mix it with SOPUS oil? [Re: wing0]
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Registered: 09/22/08
Posts: 936
Loc: Virginia
Either one works. Although it's not ideal, the oils are compatible so you can do either of the options you mentioned without any issues/concerns.

Personally, I'd use it as top up oil. But like I said, you can do either of the options you mentioned without any issues.

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#3453003 - 08/11/14 11:52 PM Re: Leftover Synpower, shall I mix it with SOPUS oil? [Re: wing0]
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Registered: 08/14/10
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You don't have a lawnmower or snowblower you can put it in?
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#3453044 - 08/12/14 03:46 AM Re: Leftover Synpower, shall I mix it with SOPUS oil? [Re: abycat]
Oil Changer Offline


Registered: 08/28/06
Posts: 1465
Loc: Detroit Metro
Give that garbage to someone you speak to but don't really like. Not kidding.

Originally Posted By: abycat
blasphemy! How dare you even think of diluting the sopus oil with that snake oil garbage. Just kidding.

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#3453071 - 08/12/14 05:37 AM Re: Leftover Synpower, shall I mix it with SOPUS oil? [Re: wing0]
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Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 2474
Loc: Miami, Florida
Mix away and don't worry about it. Every oil youve mentioned says 'compatible with all other motor oils.'
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#3453145 - 08/12/14 07:39 AM Re: Leftover Synpower, shall I mix it with SOPUS oil? [Re: wing0]
Dallas69 Offline


Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 336
Loc: Texas
You can mix any oil these days and not have any issues
This is not 1970,even though I wish it was
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#3453210 - 08/12/14 08:41 AM Re: Leftover Synpower, shall I mix it with SOPUS oil? [Re: wing0]
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Registered: 05/17/09
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I topped off with sopus (5w20 PP) on my Fit which was running 0w20 Synpower - the engine responded well to the moly and it didn't blow up.
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#3453238 - 08/12/14 09:03 AM Re: Leftover Synpower, shall I mix it with SOPUS oil? [Re: wing0]
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Registered: 03/31/12
Posts: 207
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Mix it in the D16 next OC since it already has valvoline in it.

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#3453721 - 08/12/14 04:38 PM Re: Leftover Synpower, shall I mix it with SOPUS oil? [Re: Oil Changer]
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Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 9574
Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: Oil Changer
Give that garbage to someone you speak to but don't really like. Not kidding.

Originally Posted By: abycat
blasphemy! How dare you even think of diluting the sopus oil with that snake oil garbage. Just kidding.


Any number of us here as well as many elsewhere have had good results using all of "that garbage", including the ATF.
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#3453756 - 08/12/14 05:12 PM Re: Leftover Synpower, shall I mix it with SOPUS oil? [Re: wing0]
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Registered: 12/11/08
Posts: 471
Loc: CA

The engine probably has about a good chunk of old oil in it compared to dry when you do a drain fill; so unless you're double changing (flushing) your oil every time; then you're mixing anyway.

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#3453773 - 08/12/14 05:26 PM Re: Leftover Synpower, shall I mix it with SOPUS oil? [Re: 901Memphis]
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Registered: 10/03/08
Posts: 1635
Loc: Southeast
Originally Posted By: 901Memphis
Use as makeup oil definitely


+1....Use as make up oil late in the OCI.
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