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#2671828 - 07/02/12 06:11 PM Is Quaker State "fully synthetic" any good?
j_mac Offline


Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 398
Loc: wv
I've been running Quaker State full synthetic in the bronze bottle now. I'm using it because the owners manual recommends QS and I've been sucked in to their 300,000 mile game. Also it is one of the cheapest "full synthetic" available.
Is this stuff a real synthetic like the old Mobil 1's were or are they one of the fake syns like Castrol was allowed to continue marketing when they won the court case about it?
Does anyone like this Quaker syn?
I havn't noticed any magical qualities about it, but how can I know?
I'm really poor right now and can't afford a proper oil analysis.
The oil I'm using is the Quaker State full syn 5w-20.
Anyone have ANY comment about this oil?

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#2671853 - 07/02/12 06:32 PM Re: Is Quaker State "fully synthetic" any good? [Re: j_mac]
ABerns Offline


Registered: 08/11/10
Posts: 412
Loc: Iowa
Quaker State syn (Ultimate Durability) is a nice sleeper oil - cheap and will do the job. I will let others with more knowledge comment on its makeup, but I believe it has some Group III along with some PAO. I suppose it still qualifies as a "fake syn", as you put it, in that it's not predominantly Group IV or V (I think). I've used QSUD in the past with no issues, as have many others.

I imagine you'll do great with this oil. It is helpful to let us know your car and driving style. You say QS is recommended - is this a Kia?

Honestly, any new (SN) name-brand oil will likely suit you fine, synthetic or no. Again, have to see your driving style and vehicle.


Edited by ABerns (07/02/12 06:37 PM)

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#2671869 - 07/02/12 06:49 PM Re: Is Quaker State "fully synthetic" any good? [Re: j_mac]
SrDriver Offline


Registered: 12/09/06
Posts: 2481
Loc: Southeast Alabama
My wife and I use their 5W20 Ultimate Durability. It meets GM's new Dexos 1 requirement too I understand.

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#2671873 - 07/02/12 06:53 PM Re: Is Quaker State "fully synthetic" any good? [Re: j_mac]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 9442
Loc: OH
Quaker State synthetic is a solid oil with a strong add pack.
Use it with confidence.
Don't take my word for it.
Check the results in the UOA section.
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#2671883 - 07/02/12 07:04 PM Re: Is Quaker State "fully synthetic" any good? [Re: j_mac]
4ever4d Offline


Registered: 01/02/10
Posts: 797
Loc: North Carolina
It's good stuff. Using it in two cars i service regularly for a friend of mine. I prefer conventional myself but she buys the oil and filters and i do the oc. The Trailblazer has the OLM and is running it out to 13k or so, although i haven't done an uoa on the oil, i see no issues with sludge or any other negatives at this point.
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#2671927 - 07/02/12 07:32 PM Re: Is Quaker State "fully synthetic" any good? [Re: j_mac]
sciphi Offline


Registered: 03/24/07
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Loc: Upstate NY
The 5w-30 is dexos1 labeled, so it gets used in my turbo Cruze. It's good for 8000 miles in that engine, which is pretty good for a high-strung little turbo engine running up to 20 PSI of boose at times.
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#2671999 - 07/02/12 08:22 PM Re: Is Quaker State "fully synthetic" any good? [Re: j_mac]
JRed Offline


Registered: 06/01/09
Posts: 1633
Loc: Virginia
Great oil, great price. There's better stuff out there but Quaker State is a great value.
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#2672020 - 07/02/12 08:44 PM Re: Is Quaker State "fully synthetic" any good? [Re: j_mac]
hardcore302 Offline


Registered: 11/23/09
Posts: 2428
Loc: Suffolk County, NY
my car seems to love it./
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#2672049 - 07/02/12 09:15 PM Re: Is Quaker State "fully synthetic" any good? [Re: j_mac]
Gilstein Offline


Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 93
Loc: Southeast
the mustang likes it. Just changed the last fill at about 7000 miles. Could have gone longer, but I had a nice day off to change the oil, so I went ahead and did it.
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#2672062 - 07/02/12 09:22 PM Re: Is Quaker State "fully synthetic" any good? [Re: j_mac]
zerosoma Offline


Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 2244
Loc: south dakota, usa
For the price, Quaker State Ultimate Durability is good oil. I have had pleasant results (not outstanding, not poor, but pleasant) with it in my SUV.

It is not a fully synthetic oil, but then again, you are not paying $40 for a 5 quart jug.

You can feel safe putting it in your Kia or Hyundai for 6-8k without worry.
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#2672069 - 07/02/12 09:26 PM Re: Is Quaker State "fully synthetic" any good? [Re: j_mac]
SHOPete Offline


Registered: 12/15/05
Posts: 70
Loc: Martha's Vineyard MA
202,000 now on wife's Windstar with QSUD. No add between changes. No smoke or noise. Clean as a whistle inside. Have also run 8500 miles (5% OLM) between changes in the Northstar; Blackstone said plenty left. About half the price of M1. What more could I want?
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#2672082 - 07/02/12 09:43 PM Re: Is Quaker State "fully synthetic" any good? [Re: zerosoma]
Pajamarama Offline


Registered: 06/09/12
Posts: 397
Loc: Atlanta, GA
Originally Posted By: zerosoma
It is not a fully synthetic oil


Are we talking about this oil:
http://www.quakerstate.com/#/motor-oil/ultimate-durability

And are you saying Quaker State UD Full Synthetic is not actually fully synthetic?


Edited by Pajamarama (07/02/12 09:48 PM)
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#2672131 - 07/02/12 10:48 PM Re: Is Quaker State "fully synthetic" any good? [Re: j_mac]
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Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 5489
Loc: new jersey
qsud is a pretty good oil for the price.. There are better oils out there but they are also more money...I would pat $20.57 for the 5 quart container but if the price went up i would not use it at all. i bought some when they had the rebate but i did not get my rebate so i brought the oil back.

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#2672210 - 07/03/12 01:35 AM Re: Is Quaker State "fully synthetic" any good? [Re: Pajamarama]
zerosoma Offline


Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 2244
Loc: south dakota, usa
Originally Posted By: Pajamarama
Originally Posted By: zerosoma
It is not a fully synthetic oil


Are we talking about this oil:
http://www.quakerstate.com/#/motor-oil/ultimate-durability

And are you saying Quaker State UD Full Synthetic is not actually fully synthetic?


Yes and Yes.

It is not synthetic in the same way that AMSoil or Royal Purple are. QS has group III oils in it, the other ones have fully synthetic, higher group oils in them. Most all commercial oils sold in stores are this way - Pennzoil, Mobil, QS, Havoline, Valvoline, Castrol... they are all Group III synthetics (pardon the term).

Only when you get into the $8+ qt bottles of RP and AMSoil are you getting the real thing.
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#2672360 - 07/03/12 09:09 AM Re: Is Quaker State "fully synthetic" any good? [Re: zerosoma]
lexus114 Offline


Registered: 05/12/08
Posts: 6017
Loc: Easton, PA
Originally Posted By: zerosoma
Originally Posted By: Pajamarama
Originally Posted By: zerosoma
It is not a fully synthetic oil


Are we talking about this oil:
http://www.quakerstate.com/#/motor-oil/ultimate-durability

And are you saying Quaker State UD Full Synthetic is not actually fully synthetic?


Yes and Yes.

It is not synthetic in the same way that AMSoil or Royal Purple are. QS has group III oils in it, the other ones have fully synthetic, higher group oils in them. Most all commercial oils sold in stores are this way - Pennzoil, Mobil, QS, Havoline, Valvoline, Castrol... they are all Group III synthetics (pardon the term).

Only when you get into the $8+ qt bottles of RP and AMSoil are you getting the real thing.



These off the shelf Synthetic`s still offer a more or less overkill protection for most uses.
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