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#1143216 - 05/03/08 05:38 PM Valvoline Synpower or Pennzoil Platinuim?
mannymachine Offline


Registered: 01/05/08
Posts: 43
Loc: California
Valvoline Synpower or Pennzoil Platinuim?

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#1143219 - 05/03/08 05:46 PM Re: Valvoline Synpower or Pennzoil Platinuim? [Re: mannymachine]
DmanWho Offline


Registered: 07/26/07
Posts: 578
Loc: Oregon
Not quite sure what to recommend, as I have yet to receive my instructions from the "secret society."

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#1143222 - 05/03/08 05:48 PM Re: Valvoline Synpower or Pennzoil Platinuim? [Re: mannymachine]
wagsg Offline


Registered: 01/08/06
Posts: 303
Loc: Rochester, MN
Both are quality oils. If they are the same price, I'd opt for PP based on my experience (used in my Saturn for 1.5 yr) and favorable reviews at BITOG. Otherwise go for what is cheaper.

Right now SynPower is $.99 after rebate... fyi.
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#1143224 - 05/03/08 05:49 PM Re: Valvoline Synpower or Pennzoil Platinuim? [Re: mannymachine]
sunfire Offline


Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 1574
Loc: Ca, US
What kind of car are you going to put it in?


Edited by sunfire (05/03/08 05:54 PM)
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#1143228 - 05/03/08 05:57 PM Re: Valvoline Synpower or Pennzoil Platinuim? [Re: sunfire]
buster Offline


Registered: 11/16/02
Posts: 29201
Loc: NJ
PP.
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#1143230 - 05/03/08 06:00 PM Re: Valvoline Synpower or Pennzoil Platinuim? [Re: mannymachine]
farrarfan1 Offline


Registered: 06/24/04
Posts: 1491
Loc: Indiana
 Originally Posted By: mannymachine
Valvoline Synpower or Pennzoil Platinuim?

Yes.
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#1143231 - 05/03/08 06:02 PM Re: Valvoline Synpower or Pennzoil Platinuim? [Re: mannymachine]
sunfire Offline


Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 1574
Loc: Ca, US
Maybe this will help you decide...

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1141406#Post1141406

I just picked up 5 qts of PP 5w20 + filter for my Corolla.

My dad has Synpower and he says his 06 Camry is getting ~100 miles more on a full tank than he used to. Claims even when his car was new he can only get 400 miles out of a full tank.


Edited by sunfire (05/03/08 06:10 PM)
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#1143235 - 05/03/08 06:04 PM Re: Valvoline Synpower or Pennzoil Platinuim? [Re: sunfire]
Jason8691 Offline


Registered: 09/13/03
Posts: 525
Loc: Texas
100 more miles out of a tank of gas huh? Thats a monumental increase, sounds like the pot of gold has been found.

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#1143238 - 05/03/08 06:08 PM Re: Valvoline Synpower or Pennzoil Platinuim? [Re: Jason8691]
sunfire Offline


Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 1574
Loc: Ca, US
 Originally Posted By: Jason8691
100 more miles out of a tank of gas huh? Thats a monumental increase, sounds like the pot of gold has been found.


So he claims, I did other things for his car like the tire pressure, air filter, and telling him to keep it to about 65 / 70 max with CC on the highway.


Edited by sunfire (05/03/08 06:08 PM)
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#1143252 - 05/03/08 06:28 PM Re: Valvoline Synpower or Pennzoil Platinuim? [Re: sunfire]
Turk Offline


Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 8020
Loc: MN
PP!
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#1143269 - 05/03/08 07:07 PM Re: Valvoline Synpower or Pennzoil Platinuim? [Re: mannymachine]
Saturn_Fan Offline


Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 2512
Loc: America's Dairyland
 Originally Posted By: mannymachine
Valvoline Synpower or Pennzoil Platinuim?



Pennzoil Parrafin, duh, I mean Pennzoil Platinum!
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#1143272 - 05/03/08 07:10 PM Re: Valvoline Synpower or Pennzoil Platinuim? [Re: Saturn_Fan]
dorkiedoode Offline


Registered: 09/09/07
Posts: 319
Loc: los angeles
PP but walmart has 5.5q VAL for 18 and 5q PP for 19.97. =\
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#1143284 - 05/03/08 07:26 PM Re: Valvoline Synpower or Pennzoil Platinuim? [Re: Turk]
JohnBrowning Offline


Registered: 05/01/03
Posts: 9448
Loc: USA
Which ever is on sale. I personely think that PP is a better or more inovative product but either will work. I have a garage floor full of PP because of BOGO sales at AAP but last time I was their Valvoline Synpower was Bogo so I bought that. I need to buy oil like a fat man needs cookies but hey a good deal is a good deal!

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#1143300 - 05/03/08 07:42 PM Re: Valvoline Synpower or Pennzoil Platinuim? [Re: JohnBrowning]
SCV Offline


Registered: 03/01/08
Posts: 14
Loc: Southeast Georgia
I've been using Valvoline SynPower 10W-30 in my 94 Toyota T-100 V-6 for about 100K (present mileage is 238k)with zero problems. My dad used Valvoline oil for years with no lubrication problems. In my opinion Valvoline makes an excellent oil. I have no experience with Pennzoil.
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#1143361 - 05/03/08 09:11 PM Re: Valvoline Synpower or Pennzoil Platinuim? [Re: Turk]
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PP :->
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