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#2123097 - 12/31/10 06:59 PM valvoline vs pennzoil
electrolover Offline


Registered: 12/04/10
Posts: 3192
Loc: TEXAS
valvoline 5/30 conv vs pennzoil conv 5/30 for cleaning and wear protection.
any educated opinions??
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2004 F150 5.4 160k-Castrol TXT 5/40, Distance+ 3410-KREEN
2004 Explorer 4.0 130k-PU 5w30, Distance+ 3410

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#2123100 - 12/31/10 07:03 PM Re: valvoline vs pennzoil [Re: electrolover]
kcfx4 Offline


Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 1412
Loc: indiana
i just get sick of pyb being all "hailed" so my opinion is biased
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#2123102 - 12/31/10 07:03 PM Re: valvoline vs pennzoil [Re: electrolover]
Steve S Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18449
Loc: East of IGO
It would be hard to verify any of the cleaning and wear protection if they have the same rating. That being said I would pick the oil with the highest add package, probably the base oil are the same
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#2123110 - 12/31/10 07:11 PM Re: valvoline vs pennzoil [Re: electrolover]
chubbs1 Offline


Registered: 06/09/10
Posts: 4574
Loc: Merritt Island FL, USA
You go with what is on sale. Is that scientific enough? (not trying to be a wise a**)


Edited by chubbs1 (12/31/10 07:13 PM)
Edit Reason: Add
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#2123124 - 12/31/10 07:22 PM Re: valvoline vs pennzoil [Re: electrolover]
pbm Offline


Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 5587
Loc: New York
Both are excellent.
I'd probably choose PYB if I had to.

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#2123130 - 12/31/10 07:26 PM Re: valvoline vs pennzoil [Re: electrolover]
QuadDriver Offline


Registered: 10/25/02
Posts: 712
Loc: Pennsylvania
they spell their names differently and have diffent colored bottles. that about sums up the differences.

other opinions will range from 'complete destruction of your motor with no survivors' to 'it makes you hotter to the babes'
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#2123132 - 12/31/10 07:26 PM Re: valvoline vs pennzoil [Re: electrolover]
4ever4d Offline


Registered: 01/02/10
Posts: 799
Loc: North Carolina
Both are good oils,have used both but PYB is the better of the two imo.
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93 Honda Civic 1.5 I4 5w-30
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#2123154 - 12/31/10 07:50 PM Re: valvoline vs pennzoil [Re: electrolover]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 10875
Loc: South Texas,USA
I searched through the uoa`s today and Synpower and Durablend have the lowest wear metals. Looks like I`ll be getting one of those next oci,probably Durablend.
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#2123192 - 12/31/10 08:17 PM Re: valvoline vs pennzoil [Re: electrolover]
CourierDriver Offline


Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 3562
Loc: Tennessee
Originally Posted By: electrolover
valvoline 5/30 conv vs pennzoil conv 5/30 for cleaning and wear protection.
any educated opinions??
I would have gone to the search section b 4 I ask that, it borders on the old statement " My car likes it". if u know what I mean,,,
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#2123208 - 12/31/10 08:30 PM Re: valvoline vs pennzoil [Re: electrolover]
webfors Offline


Registered: 06/06/06
Posts: 4059
Loc: Great White North.. eh
Whatever is on sale man. I'm working towards a "double rainbow" in my stash:



Maybe a more scientific method of finding a winner would be to count the bottles of each in my pic.... that would make VWB the winner with 9 grin2

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#2124161 - 01/01/11 09:16 PM Re: valvoline vs pennzoil [Re: electrolover]
garlicbreadman Offline


Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 792
Loc: USA
valvoline imo...it just seems to produce the BEST overall wear numbers out of any oil out there. Granted, it doesnt have the best TBN but TBN doesnt mean much. I run synpower in my father sienna for 1 year OC that sees 20 city miles a day. Its been a year and the oil is still fluid and dark amber. I've been using it before i came to this forum and seeing the UOA just makes feel so much more confident in using it.

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#2124183 - 01/01/11 09:29 PM Re: valvoline vs pennzoil [Re: webfors]
electrolover Offline


Registered: 12/04/10
Posts: 3192
Loc: TEXAS
Originally Posted By: webfors
Whatever is on sale man. I'm working towards a "double rainbow" in my stash:



Maybe a more scientific method of finding a winner would be to count the bottles of each in my pic.... that would make VWB the winner with 9 grin2



whats in the big 5 gal jug and pail??
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2004 F150 5.4 160k-Castrol TXT 5/40, Distance+ 3410-KREEN
2004 Explorer 4.0 130k-PU 5w30, Distance+ 3410

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#2124193 - 01/01/11 09:39 PM Re: valvoline vs pennzoil [Re: electrolover]
webfors Offline


Registered: 06/06/06
Posts: 4059
Loc: Great White North.. eh
Originally Posted By: electrolover
Originally Posted By: webfors
Whatever is on sale man. I'm working towards a "double rainbow" in my stash:



Maybe a more scientific method of finding a winner would be to count the bottles of each in my pic.... that would make VWB the winner with 9 grin2



whats in the big 5 gal jug and pail??


Subaru Extra S tranny fluid in both. The plastic jug with the spout is much easier to pour from.
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15 Honda Civic, FF, OEM OF
13 Dodge GC, VWB 5w20, Purolator OF
13 Suzuki SFV650, OEM 10w40, OEM OF
All small engines; RT5 10w30

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#2124273 - 01/01/11 11:11 PM Re: valvoline vs pennzoil [Re: electrolover]
shpankey Offline


Registered: 12/21/09
Posts: 1577
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
I call this debate equivalent to kissing your sister.
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#2124276 - 01/01/11 11:13 PM Re: valvoline vs pennzoil [Re: electrolover]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
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Loc: Walnut Creek, CA

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