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#1347711 - 01/20/09 03:00 PM Pennzoil semi synthetic?
brian12 Offline


Registered: 12/05/07
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Loc: panhandle of florida

I was looking around my local car parts store the other day when I saw what looked to be Pennzoil semi-synthetic oil. I've never heard of or seen this stuff before and I was wondering if anyone knows anything about it. Its was rather odd because they didn't have it in the auto oil and atf isle. It was in with the motorcycle supplies along with RP atf.
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#1347750 - 01/20/09 04:04 PM Re: Pennzoil semi synthetic? [Re: brian12]
ChiTDI Offline


Registered: 12/19/03
Posts: 2035
Loc: Chicago IL
Might have been a small engine oil.

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#1347770 - 01/20/09 04:24 PM Re: Pennzoil semi synthetic? [Re: brian12]
oily boyd Offline


Registered: 05/23/05
Posts: 490
Loc: WI
Probably not helping you but Penn. SUV, Truck & Minivan oil is the only Semi-Syn currently listed on their website.
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#1347830 - 01/20/09 05:44 PM Re: Pennzoil semi synthetic? [Re: oily boyd]
glenncof Offline


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Loc: Northern California
If the YB stuff is actually GrpII+ as I suspect, why bother with a GrpII/III blend?

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#1347937 - 01/20/09 07:37 PM Re: Pennzoil semi synthetic? [Re: glenncof]
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#1347946 - 01/20/09 07:45 PM Re: Pennzoil semi synthetic? [Re: greenaccord02]
vxcalais Offline


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In Australia we have Pennzoil Synthetic blend, apparently blended by Shell in Singapore from Group 1 and Group 3. Australia seems to use just too much Group 1 for a decent long enough oil change. Would you use a 10% group 3 and rest group 1 oil for 5000 miles ?
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#1348021 - 01/20/09 09:27 PM Re: Pennzoil semi synthetic? [Re: oily boyd]
brian12 Offline


Registered: 12/05/07
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Loc: panhandle of florida
 Originally Posted By: ChiTDI
Might have been a small engine oil.


I don't think so but I will take a look again here in a few days. I would have looked closer at the time but I was in a hurry and there was no price on the oil. If its decently priced I may try it out whether its bike oil or car.


Edited by brian12 (01/20/09 09:28 PM)
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#1383707 - 02/23/09 07:47 PM Re: Pennzoil semi synthetic? [Re: brian12]
brian12 Offline


Registered: 12/05/07
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Loc: panhandle of florida
So yeah I was in Orielly today and I took a look at this oil again. Pennzoil 5w-30 and 10w-30 semi synthetic is what the label reads. I would have bought some if they had a price on it. Johnny can you fill us in on this stuff?


Edited by brian12 (02/23/09 07:49 PM)
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#1383732 - 02/23/09 08:12 PM Re: Pennzoil semi synthetic? [Re: brian12]
tenderloin Offline


Registered: 12/16/02
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Loc: Huntington Beach, CA
Pennzoil used to make and label a blend on it's own. As stated above, it is now called Pennzoil SUV, Truck & Minivan oil. Was in SM or SL rated?

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#1383781 - 02/23/09 08:57 PM Re: Pennzoil semi synthetic? [Re: tenderloin]
brian12 Offline


Registered: 12/05/07
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Loc: panhandle of florida
 Originally Posted By: tenderloin
Pennzoil used to make and label a blend on it's own. As stated above, it is now called Pennzoil SUV, Truck & Minivan oil. Was in SM or SL rated?


I didn't look that close I was in a hurry.
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#1383787 - 02/23/09 08:59 PM Re: Pennzoil semi synthetic? [Re: glenncof]
JonnyHotcakes Offline


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Loc: NY
 Originally Posted By: glenncof
If the YB stuff is actually GrpII+ as I suspect, why bother with a GrpII/III blend?


I'd love to see an oil that's a blend of II+ and the III+ that PP uses.
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#1383856 - 02/23/09 10:12 PM Re: Pennzoil semi synthetic? [Re: JonnyHotcakes]
smokey1 Offline


Registered: 04/05/07
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should get good results with the blend , being the conventional and synthetic get very good U.O.A.s.. I've used the 5w-30 S.U.V. blend in the past for the 2000 PRIZM and for lawnmowers . Got it on sale for less than $1.75 a quart . Wonder if they dropped the S.U.V. label for marketing to get better sales . Can be used in a car as well . Some see label and probably scares car owners away . :- )


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#1383906 - 02/23/09 11:35 PM Re: Pennzoil semi synthetic? [Re: brian12]
hate2work Offline


Registered: 09/04/08
Posts: 4616
Loc: Western Washington
 Originally Posted By: brian12
 Originally Posted By: tenderloin
Pennzoil used to make and label a blend on it's own. As stated above, it is now called Pennzoil SUV, Truck & Minivan oil. Was in SM or SL rated?


I didn't look that close I was in a hurry.


Take a picture front and back, then post it here. I'm curious about this oil as well.
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#1383997 - 02/24/09 02:42 AM Re: Pennzoil semi synthetic? [Re: hate2work]
Johnny Offline


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Was the bottle black? If so, that's old product. As stated above the SUV, Truck, Minivan oil is a blend.

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