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#13503 - 12/29/02 08:11 AM Supertech synthetic blend
MustangGT Offline


Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 233
Loc: Pullman WA
I've searched for info in regards to "supertech synthetic oil", I was wondering if anyone has tried the supertech synthetic blend 10W-30, I know that it isn't a true synthetic, but it claims to perform better than any dino oil (on the bottle) and it's $1.63 a quart at the local Wallmart (cheaper than some of the conventional oils) If it's a blend then I'm assuming that at least 90% of the oil is regular supertech oil and about 10% supertech synthetic? Thoughts?

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#13504 - 12/29/02 08:17 AM Re: Supertech synthetic blend
RTexasF Offline


Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 2426
Loc: Brownsville, TX
There is quite a bit of info already on this site. Click on search above, type in supertech.

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#13505 - 12/29/02 08:36 AM Re: Supertech synthetic blend
metroplex Offline


Registered: 09/12/02
Posts: 1904
Loc: SE MI
I've never seen the blend.

Just dino and synthetic!

They have a new synthetic 10W-30 that is API SL/ILSAC GF-3. Prior to that the only synth ST oil that met API SL/GF-3 was the 5W-30.

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#13506 - 12/29/02 08:38 AM Re: Supertech synthetic blend
GROUCHO MARX Offline


Registered: 07/24/02
Posts: 11410
Loc: The Sandhills of NewYorkistan
I think I would prefer the Chevron Supreme SL with "ISOSYN". You can usually find it at Wal-Mart, it has posted some impressive analysis results here, and it's $1.08 a quart. JMO [I dont know]

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#13507 - 12/28/02 09:24 PM Re: Supertech synthetic blend
metroplex Offline


Registered: 09/12/02
Posts: 1904
Loc: SE MI
Actually I'd prefer the synthetic Super-Tech over any dino oil.

My engines have performed CONSIDERABLY better in the cold w/ the synth ST than with Pennzoil Dino oil.

As for wear/analysis - the jury's still out.

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#13508 - 12/28/02 11:17 PM Re: Supertech synthetic blend
Patman Offline



Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 19343
Loc: Oakville, Ontario
I know we've talked about Supertech synthetic on here, but he's referring to their blend.

Keep in mind that it'll only be a 10% group 3 base oil at best in that oil, so it's really not anything special. The group 3 based blends probably aren't much better than dino oils, but cost more.

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#13509 - 10/07/03 10:16 AM Re: Supertech synthetic blend
Hubjeep Offline


Registered: 08/11/03
Posts: 91
Loc: Long Island, NY
I was thinking about using the Supertech 5W-30 blend in my 4.0L Wrangler (plow Jeep), or the Chevron Supreme as mentioned above. I am about ready to change it for the season (only used in winter). I figure the 5W will be better for cold weather startups. [Confused]

And a Supertech ST16 filter [Cool]

-John [Cool]

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#13510 - 10/07/03 03:31 PM Re: Supertech synthetic blend
Al Online   content


Registered: 06/08/02
Posts: 13957
Loc: Elizabethtown, Pa
quote:
Originally posted by Hubjeep:
I was thinking about using the Supertech 5W-30 blend in my 4.0L Wrangler (plow Jeep), or the Chevron Supreme as mentioned above. I am about ready to change it for the season (only used in winter). I figure the 5W will be better for cold weather startups. [Confused]

And a Supertech ST16 filter [Cool]

-John [Cool]

Go with the Chevron Supreme, Pennzoil, or Motorcraft before the Supertech. If you go with Dino-I would go with the 5W vs 10 W . Supertech makes a god filter though. Do a search under "Used Oil Analysis" to get some reports for the 4.0 L engine. [Smile]

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#13511 - 10/07/03 05:11 PM Re: Supertech synthetic blend
badnews Offline


Registered: 07/31/03
Posts: 848
Loc: Ohio
I just put almost 7000 miles on the super tech full syn 10 W 30. Lab report to follow.

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#13512 - 10/07/03 05:54 PM Re: Supertech synthetic blend
Chris Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 534
Loc: South
Originally posted by Al:

"Supertech makes a god filter though."


Gee Al I like their filters too but just not as much as you I suppose!! [Big Grin]

[ October 08, 2003, 08:54 AM: Message edited by: Chris ]

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#13513 - 10/07/03 10:06 PM Re: Supertech synthetic blend
csandste Offline


Registered: 05/31/02
Posts: 882
Loc: St. Peters, Missouri
Here's the data sheets for the oil which is identical to Mag 1. Interestingly enough the 5W30 shows a pour point of -42F and the 10W30 shows a pour point of -48F.

Grav API32.7
Spec. Grav. .86
Visc 40c cSt 60.9
100c 10.4
Pour point -42
Visc. index 162
Low temp visc. <5786@-30
High temp/high sheer visc. 2.89
NOACK vol. % off <15

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#13514 - 10/07/03 10:09 PM Re: Supertech synthetic blend
csandste Offline


Registered: 05/31/02
Posts: 882
Loc: St. Peters, Missouri
Here's the reference to the entire line. Pour point of the 10W30 v. 5w30 really sticks out as strange.

http://www.wd-wpp.com/specsheet/syntheticblend.pdf

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#13515 - 10/08/03 01:14 AM Re: Supertech synthetic blend
Bob Woods Offline


Registered: 09/11/03
Posts: 1342
Loc: North of Dallas Texas
I have two cars serviced with walmart 5W30 blend, in the red plastic jug. I looked for the cheapest oil with the specs that meet the GMC and Ford requirements. One is a 97 taurus 3.0 with 105k and the other is a 2002 GMC Serria 5.3 with 12k. So far so good the taurus doesn't clang and bang and the GMC doesn't make wierd ticks on start up. Time will tell. I have an 88 chev pickup with 225K that has been services with the cheapest Walmart 10W40 oil for years, still runs good and uses about a qt every 4K or 5k miles. The GMC doesn't get driven every day so start ups are some times a week apart.

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