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#1945386 - 07/07/10 12:00 PM Super Tech 5w-30 Synthetic 4,700 mi '96 Tacoma
EricJRoy Offline


Registered: 06/15/10
Posts: 68
Loc: Buffalo, NY
I think this 5w-30 Super Tech Synthetic oil was good enough, but it seems low on Zinc, Phos, Moly, Boron. This sample was taken at an oil change, and I refilled with Pen Ultra 10w-30 and I plan to run it for 6,000. I drive the truck mildy and it rarely sees north of 3,000rpm.

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#1945397 - 07/07/10 12:10 PM Re: Super Tech 5w-30 Synthetic 4,700 mi '96 Tacoma [Re: EricJRoy]
bepperb Offline


Registered: 01/10/08
Posts: 4947
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
Agreed it does look low on additives.... then again the Iron and other wear metals look low too so I guess it's working. Little low on the visc for having almost no fuel dillution, so I probably wouldn't shoot for 10,000 miles on this stuff.
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#1945399 - 07/07/10 12:13 PM Re: Super Tech 5w-30 Synthetic 4,700 mi '96 Tacoma [Re: EricJRoy]
addyguy Offline


Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 13853
Loc: Canada
Thanks for sharing - it's a good run for a cheap synthetic.

Blended very similar to Ashland/Napa oils - no moly, sodium as a detergent.
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#1945401 - 07/07/10 12:14 PM Re: Super Tech 5w-30 Synthetic 4,700 mi '96 Tacoma [Re: bepperb]
Steve S Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18449
Loc: East of IGO
Seems low but remember if the engine gets all the protection it needs with lets say 1,000 ppm of additive an oil with 2,000 ppm of additive won't make a differencs as it will not be needed. That said, I am the type that if 1,000 is good 2,000 has to be better. I would pick an oil with higher adds if I was going to extend my oil change intervals .
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#1945425 - 07/07/10 12:32 PM Re: Super Tech 5w-30 Synthetic 4,700 mi '96 Tacoma [Re: Steve S]
Anies Offline


Registered: 01/29/09
Posts: 2804
Loc: NJ
Looks good, another positive UOA for Super Tech. The additives provide ample enough protection for a 5k OCI or slightly more(no TBN shown). I'd keep using it without thinking twice.
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#1945431 - 07/07/10 12:34 PM Re: Super Tech 5w-30 Synthetic 4,700 mi '96 Tacoma [Re: Anies]
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Registered: 05/23/04
Posts: 2357
Loc: CT
Excellent report. ST Synthetic is a great sleeper oil that doesn't get enough attention.

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#1945442 - 07/07/10 12:42 PM Re: Super Tech 5w-30 Synthetic 4,700 mi '96 Tacoma [Re: sxg6]
S2500Dog Offline


Registered: 08/15/09
Posts: 530
Loc: Fort Worth, TX USA
The additive package is somewhat similar to the Pennzoil Platinum or Quakerstate Ultimate Durability but has a weaker additive package with less additives such as Moly, Boron, Zinc, and Phosp. that shoulld not be pushed past 5K-6K miles on the OCI. This the information I recieved from Speciality Oil Company, a former subsidary of SOPUS in Houston Texas. All Superetech products sold in Texas are made by Speciality Oil Company.
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#1945469 - 07/07/10 12:59 PM Re: Super Tech 5w-30 Synthetic 4,700 mi '96 Tacoma [Re: S2500Dog]
ThirdeYe Offline


Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 7940
Loc: Walker, MI
Tin is interesting, but the rest of the wear looks low. High flashpoint. Looks like a good oil, even with the slightly low additives.
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#1945870 - 07/07/10 07:05 PM Re: Super Tech 5w-30 Synthetic 4,700 mi '96 Tacoma [Re: ThirdeYe]
Turk Offline


Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 9103
Loc: MN
Looks "good", that's about it. Low additives is concerning, especially Calcium. I won't be using that oil.

Thanks for running the report - I appreciate the data.
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#1948568 - 07/10/10 07:33 AM Re: Super Tech 5w-30 Synthetic 4,700 mi '96 Tacoma [Re: Turk]
XCELERATIONRULES Offline


Registered: 09/09/08
Posts: 450
Loc: Colorado springs Colorado
Why pay for additives you can't use?
Wear numbers look great.
Change at the right interval,and it's $17 well spent.
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#1953203 - 07/14/10 05:06 PM Re: Super Tech 5w-30 Synthetic 4,700 mi '96 Tacoma [Re: sxg6]
yaris0128 Offline


Registered: 07/10/10
Posts: 1231
Loc: Bellingham, WA
Originally Posted By: sxg6
Excellent report. ST Synthetic is a great sleeper oil that doesn't get enough attention.


Too bad the only attention it gets is the never ending question of who makes it. I use it often and it has performed very well in all my cars.
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#1953348 - 07/14/10 07:23 PM Re: Super Tech 5w-30 Synthetic 4,700 mi '96 Tacoma [Re: yaris0128]
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Registered: 06/08/02
Posts: 16064
Loc: Elizabethtown, Pa
I have been using SuperTecc syn in multiple vehicles for years now.. Have run one out to 10K miles. I am more than pleased. I would call Blackstone and ask them about the Tin. Its possible they copied the wrong number down from the actual hand written numbers.
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#1957144 - 07/18/10 01:25 AM Re: Super Tech 5w-30 Synthetic 4,700 mi '96 Tacoma [Re: Al]
Gene K Offline


Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 3311
Loc: Decatur AL USA
Guys its Blackstone. It would not be the first time they showed low additive levels....
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#1957226 - 07/18/10 06:50 AM Re: Super Tech 5w-30 Synthetic 4,700 mi '96 Tacoma [Re: bepperb]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 8609
Loc: Western NY
Originally Posted By: bepperb
Agreed it does look low on additives.... then again the Iron and other wear metals look low too so I guess it's working. Little low on the visc for having almost no fuel dillution, so I probably wouldn't shoot for 10,000 miles on this stuff.


I agree! And to add, that this is exactly the UOA's that members are looking for in reguards to ST Syn and Dino. Thank You!
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#1957236 - 07/18/10 07:20 AM Re: Super Tech 5w-30 Synthetic 4,700 mi '96 Tacoma [Re: Char Baby]
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Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 3974
Loc: USA
Glad to see Super Tech got a good rating. It got a good rating on other sites and no engine failures on those write ups. If it was a bad oil, then why is it still being used by 1000 of customers nation wide.
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