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#1331076 - 01/04/09 09:39 PM How good is pennzoil platinum?
grease_monkey Offline


Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 325
Loc: oregon
I have never used any pennzoil products before but i have heard from a veteran truch mechanic at my work that this stuff will clog up my engine. but i am sure that is just old news. Is this a good synthetic motor oil? does it conform well to API SM ratings?

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#1331082 - 01/04/09 09:46 PM Re: How good is pennzoil platinum? [Re: grease_monkey]
drewjp Offline


Registered: 05/05/06
Posts: 563
Loc: Michigan
Pennzoil makes some of the best readily available motor oils. They all meet API SM as far as i know, and many people(including myself) use Pennzoil Platinum.

A great oil at a fair price.
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#1331093 - 01/04/09 09:53 PM Re: How good is pennzoil platinum? [Re: grease_monkey]
Nyquist Offline


Registered: 10/24/08
Posts: 928
Loc: Iowa
 Originally Posted By: grease_monkey
I have never used any pennzoil products before but i have heard from a veteran truch mechanic at my work that this stuff will clog up my engine. but i am sure that is just old news. Is this a good synthetic motor oil? does it conform well to API SM ratings?

That old Pennzoil thing doesn't apply anymore. He was talking about wax and such.

The next oil going in my Malibu is Pennzoil Platinum. I just changed the oil in two friends' cars and put in Pennzoil conventional (yellow bottle). Both friends said that oil works really well.
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#1331099 - 01/04/09 10:02 PM Re: How good is pennzoil platinum? [Re: Nyquist]
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Registered: 10/09/04
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Pennzoil Platinum is a darn good oil. Run it with confidence.
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#1331100 - 01/04/09 10:05 PM Re: How good is pennzoil platinum? [Re: Bryanccfshr]
Spartuss Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 2077
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland
There are mechanics on this site that will tell you otherwise. What your friend told you is an old myth and does not apply to Pennzoil Platinum. Pennzoil makes some of the best conventional and synthetic oil out there. Do your car a favor and use it!
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#1331135 - 01/04/09 10:52 PM Re: How good is pennzoil platinum? [Re: Spartuss]
y2k345 Offline


Registered: 03/27/08
Posts: 215
Loc: Alberta, Canada
I`m useing it up here (Canada) in -35C weather and it makes one heck of a difference for starting in cold weather.

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#1331137 - 01/04/09 10:57 PM Re: How good is pennzoil platinum? [Re: grease_monkey]
SilverC6 Offline


Registered: 10/03/08
Posts: 2346
Loc: Southeast
Everyone knows that Valvoline is the one that causes all the wax and sludge build up.

...or was it Quaker State???

Seriously, I've used Pennzoil since 1982 without the first oil related problem.

PP is in my C6 Corvette right now and I am confident that it is providng equal or better protection than the M1 factory fill.
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#1331138 - 01/04/09 10:57 PM Re: How good is pennzoil platinum? [Re: y2k345]
cos Offline


Registered: 11/21/04
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grease_monkey,

Tell your friend to spend some time here.

As for PP, it's a forum favorite favorite - what else do you need to know?
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#1331143 - 01/04/09 11:10 PM Re: How good is pennzoil platinum? [Re: grease_monkey]
FZ1 Offline


Registered: 02/07/08
Posts: 4192
Loc: Texas
My Accord V6 likes it.

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#1331147 - 01/04/09 11:23 PM Re: How good is pennzoil platinum? [Re: grease_monkey]
HalsMag Offline


Registered: 01/04/09
Posts: 4
Loc: So. Cal.
A long long time ago, that was correct. We're talking about late 50's oil, which did leave a wax or parafin build up.
I don't think that's true of any of todays motor oils.

I change my 5-20 oil every 3 to 5K, and am used to seeing what Mobile 1 looks like at those miles. I'll be giving the Pennzoil Platinum a try next oil change.
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#1331151 - 01/04/09 11:28 PM Re: How good is pennzoil platinum? [Re: HalsMag]
rg200amp Offline


Registered: 02/10/08
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Loc: Phila,PA
Pennzoil Platnium is a GREAT synthetic oil.

One of THE BEST out there!!!!
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#1331153 - 01/04/09 11:33 PM Re: How good is pennzoil platinum? [Re: y2k345]
Smokescreen Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 2700
Loc: Alberta, Canada
 Originally Posted By: y2k345
I`m useing it up here (Canada) in -35C weather and it makes one heck of a difference for starting in cold weather.


+2 for the Canada Cold Starting. Based on what I have read here it drove me to go and buy 14 jugs of it for my stash...


Edited by Smokescreen (01/04/09 11:34 PM)
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#1331167 - 01/05/09 12:01 AM Re: How good is pennzoil platinum? [Re: HalsMag]
ttvr4 Offline


Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 109
Loc: Ba Area, CA
I use PP 10w-30 in my Nissan Quest and 5w-30 in my Toyota Camry and Rav4. All 3 vehicles run great on PP.

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#1331447 - 01/05/09 10:59 AM Re: How good is pennzoil platinum? [Re: ttvr4]
lexus114 Offline


Registered: 05/12/08
Posts: 6078
Loc: Easton, PA
I use the pp 5W-30 in my 2001 Lexus RX (Toyota Highlander)w/98,000 miles. works very well. Also I get my best fuel millage on it.
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#1331455 - 01/05/09 11:05 AM Re: How good is pennzoil platinum? [Re: lexus114]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 14339
Loc: Niagara Falls, ON, CA (near)
I think it's a great oil. Use it and do a UOA and see what kind of results you get. ;\)
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