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#4304501 - 01/16/17 07:49 PM Pennzoil Platinun/QS syn or Valvoline syn 5w20
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Registered: 01/16/17
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Loc: California
Hey everyone. Just wanted to hear your feedback and opinions on it. All in 5w20 Pennzoil Platinum, Quaker state Ultimate duribility, or Valvoline syn power I have a 2011 Mustang GT (5.0). Was on the motorcraft snyn blend until last oil change and had got Castrol Edge (black bottle before titanium) put in. Like using full syn. The car is my daily. I drive a mixture of sometimes caught in stop and go Cali traffic to just freeway to short gas station trips I will be commuting more for school coming up and wanted to make sure I choose a good syn ( I know that they all meet or "exceed " the specs for my car by Ford ). Just wanted to get feedback from actual users of the products and not the standard consumer adds. Thanks for the time and help
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#4304506 - 01/16/17 07:50 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinun/QS syn or Valvoline syn 5w20 [Re: Fearless]
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Oh sorry. Plan on using Fram ultra synthetic filter too
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#4304509 - 01/16/17 07:52 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinun/QS syn or Valvoline syn 5w20 [Re: Fearless]
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PP has treated me well and I will continue to use it until proven different. Used to be a avid M1 user, but like the way PP runs in my engine, smoother, quieter...

I'm a bit skeptical about Valv's synthetic oils, always loved their conventional oil, but it's just me probably, they're the youngest synthetic on the market so I have to warm up to them yet.
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#4304513 - 01/16/17 07:57 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinun/QS syn or Valvoline syn 5w20 [Re: Fearless]
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Pick one and go with it.
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#4304525 - 01/16/17 08:03 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinun/QS syn or Valvoline syn 5w20 [Re: jongies3]
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Out of PP, M1 or QSUD the QSUD was the quietest in my engines.
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#4304529 - 01/16/17 08:07 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinun/QS syn or Valvoline syn 5w20 [Re: Fearless]
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QSUD sand do the rebate in section here at BITOG smile
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#4304531 - 01/16/17 08:09 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinun/QS syn or Valvoline syn 5w20 [Re: Fearless]
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I run M1, runs real solid, I understand the -1.5% fuel consumption and I'm O.K. with it.
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#4304549 - 01/16/17 08:22 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinun/QS syn or Valvoline syn 5w20 [Re: car51]
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Nice. So far seeing some nods for QSUD
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#4304558 - 01/16/17 08:28 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinun/QS syn or Valvoline syn 5w20 [Re: Fearless]
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Pennzoil Platinum. I've been running it in the 07 V6 Mustang forever. I've tried Synpower,M1,Edge,and PP. PP has been the smoothest running.
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#4304573 - 01/16/17 08:35 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinun/QS syn or Valvoline syn 5w20 [Re: Fearless]
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All things being equal, there are no bad choices there. You could run them all one OCI and see if any of them provide better UOA's, but they will all do well. What I would do is run each through one OCI and choose the one that gives the best MPG's in your particular engine with your specific driving style and go with that one. If they all do equally well there, go with the least expensive one of the three.

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#4304574 - 01/16/17 08:35 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinun/QS syn or Valvoline syn 5w20 [Re: aquariuscsm]
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OK good. I appreciate the help. I liked the looks of the additive package from Pennzoil.
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#4304575 - 01/16/17 08:37 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinun/QS syn or Valvoline syn 5w20 [Re: ejes]
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Registered: 01/16/17
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Originally Posted By: ejes
All things being equal, there are no bad choices there. You could run them all one OCI and see if any of them provide better UOA's, but they will all do well. What I would do is run each through one OCI and choose the one that gives the best MPG's in your particular engine with your specific driving style and go with that one. If they all do equally well there, go with the least expensive one of the three.


That's a good plan too
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#4304677 - 01/16/17 10:11 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinun/QS syn or Valvoline syn 5w20 [Re: ejes]
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Originally Posted By: ejes
... What I would do is run each through one OCI and choose the one that gives the best MPG's in your particular engine with your specific driving style and go with that one. ...
In practical use, you won't be able to control the variables well enough to make any meaningful conclusion from that experiment.

All those candidates are probably OK.
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#4304691 - 01/16/17 10:29 PM Re: Pennzoil Platinun/QS syn or Valvoline syn 5w20 [Re: Fearless]
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They are all pretty much equal.
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#4305026 - 01/17/17 11:36 AM Re: Pennzoil Platinun/QS syn or Valvoline syn 5w20 [Re: CR94]
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Registered: 01/11/16
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Originally Posted By: CR94
Originally Posted By: ejes
... What I would do is run each through one OCI and choose the one that gives the best MPG's in your particular engine with your specific driving style and go with that one. ...
In practical use, you won't be able to control the variables well enough to make any meaningful conclusion from that experiment.

All those candidates are probably OK.


That's why I said: "If they all do equally well there, go with the least expensive one of the three."

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