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#154187 - 09/18/05 03:01 PM Re: Is Pennzoil recycled oil?
Greaser Offline


Registered: 02/13/03
Posts: 1992
Loc: Windsor,Ontario
quote:
Originally posted by bruce381:
quote:
Originally posted by Greaser:
Slightly used oil is supposed to be better at protecting your engine due to the fact the additives have been activated by slight use of the lubricant....kinda like a K&N air filter gets more efficient when a little dirty [freaknout]

No true again current re refined oils are refined about the same as virgin but just start out with an additives sysytem in them. after refineing the base oil is a virgin quality with NO original additives present. If anything they may have a higher flash point than virgin but that is about all. And I find that commpared to virgin they are about 10% cheaper in price.
bruce

I was kidding [Roll Eyes]

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#154188 - 09/18/05 05:50 PM Re: Is Pennzoil recycled oil?
paulo57509 Offline


Registered: 07/13/03
Posts: 1901
Loc: Tracy, CA
A few years ago, I purchased a Pennzoil marketing piece off of ebay. It looks like something you'd see on a parts store counter. Made of lucite with three little bubbles in it. One of the bubbles contains a clear liquid and is labeled as Pennzoil "Pure Base".

The other two bubbles contains brown liquid; base stock from the competition.

I'd post a photo if I could remember where I last put this thing...... [Confused]

I've always liked Pennzoil and will continue to use this sludge producing engine oil.

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#154189 - 09/18/05 05:57 PM Re: Is Pennzoil recycled oil?
Johnny Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 14013
Loc: Retired | Wausau, WI
paulo57509: Actually what that lucite block had in it was the following.

1. The clear Pure Base.
2. The light yellowish brown one was Group I base.
3. The darker one was what oil looked like after the additive package was put in it.

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#154190 - 09/18/05 06:15 PM Re: Is Pennzoil recycled oil?
paulo57509 Offline


Registered: 07/13/03
Posts: 1901
Loc: Tracy, CA
Johnny: Thanks for the correction.

I was going by my feeble memory of that lucite block. I tried looking for it yesterday in order to avoid posting bad info, but I couldn't find it.

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#154191 - 09/19/05 04:53 AM Re: Is Pennzoil recycled oil?
Sid Offline


Registered: 10/12/03
Posts: 218
Loc: Chicago
quote:
Sid,

When was the last time you opened a bottle of Pennzoil? It's ligter that honey and does not have a bad smell. Like Mikey use to say "try it, you will like it".

About 3 years ago to be honest. I didn't like the way it felt in my car and it really did smell horrible and was a dark color. I just found it weird you know? I just decided not to use it because I saved about $.90 a quart using Murray's 5W-30 instead and that stuff was a golden color and felt beautiful for 3000 miles. Very nice.

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#154192 - 09/19/05 09:03 AM Re: Is Pennzoil recycled oil?
Johnny Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 14013
Loc: Retired | Wausau, WI
Now boys, lets all shake hands and be friends. We are just talking about oil hear. [Smile] [Cheers!]

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#154193 - 09/19/05 06:06 PM Re: Is Pennzoil recycled oil?
farrarfan1 Offline


Registered: 06/24/04
Posts: 1491
Loc: Indiana
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[ September 20, 2005, 06:20 PM: Message edited by: 59 Vetteman ]

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#154194 - 09/20/05 02:53 AM Re: Is Pennzoil recycled oil?
AndyH Offline


Registered: 11/07/04
Posts: 2493
Loc: MSP 'burbs, MN
quote:
Originally posted by krholm:
I believe I'm going to give the Pennzoil Platinum a few OCIs and see how my engines like it. ... I'll check out which one rates A3/B3 since that is a standard I like to meet even though the maufacturer of my cars do not call for it.

AFAIK, the only A3-rated Pennzoil Platinum oils are the "Euro" 5W-30 and 5W-40 formulations, which are next to impossible to find.

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#154195 - 09/20/05 04:43 AM Re: Is Pennzoil recycled oil?
krholm Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 473
Loc: Deep South
AndyH,

I would find it a tad sad if I can't find it. Thanks for the 'heads up' on it.

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