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1996 Nissan 300ZX,GTX 20W50,3000 miles. #4325388
02/09/17 06:31 PM
02/09/17 06:31 PM
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Dallas,Tx USA
aquariuscsm Online content OP
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Here's my uoa on Castrol GTX 20W50. 3000 mile run. I have Pennzoil Platinum 10W30 High Mileage in it currently (thanks Gena!!) as part of the Pennzoil Insiders Program. My car had 110,000 miles on it at time of this uoa. Oh yeah,I need to get around to updating my sig!








1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum 5W20

Re: 1996 Nissan 300ZX,GTX 20W50,3000 miles. [Re: aquariuscsm] #4325395
02/09/17 06:34 PM
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FL, USA
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Wow, 1 ppm of iron? Is this car primarily highway driven?


2012 Honda Accord EX-L K24z3
54,xxx miles
PPPP 0w20 / Fram Ultra

2014 VW Jetta SE 1.8T ea888
40,xxx miles
Castrol OEM dealer fill / OEM filter
Re: 1996 Nissan 300ZX,GTX 20W50,3000 miles. [Re: aquariuscsm] #4325396
02/09/17 06:34 PM
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Idaho
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Just think how good the UOA would have been with Super duper syn oil 1!!


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: 1996 Nissan 300ZX,GTX 20W50,3000 miles. [Re: aquariuscsm] #4325400
02/09/17 06:37 PM
02/09/17 06:37 PM
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Northern Kentucky
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That's pretty impressive


2012 Chevy Cruze LT 1.4T - 59k - Edge 0w30 SL + Mahle OX401D
2002 Buick Century 144k - Built 4T65e(Maxlife) - GTX 5w30 + Fram XG3980
Re: 1996 Nissan 300ZX,GTX 20W50,3000 miles. [Re: aquariuscsm] #4325413
02/09/17 06:49 PM
02/09/17 06:49 PM
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Posts: 8,467
Cincinnati, OH, USA
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It'll be interesting to see what PP knocks loose, if it's never had synthetic oil in it before. The GTX is going to be tough to beat for the price (once the free PP is gone).


06 Ram 3500 CTD 4X4(FG Venturi), 93 GMC C3500 6.2, 89 F-450 7.3, 98 XJ 4.0(XG8A), 05 xB(XG3600), 18 Transit 3.7, 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(XG2)
Re: 1996 Nissan 300ZX,GTX 20W50,3000 miles. [Re: aquariuscsm] #4325433
02/09/17 07:01 PM
02/09/17 07:01 PM
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Mahzurrah!
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Mahzurrah!
UOA looks great. I'd take my personal info off the UOA though.


2018 VW Passat GT VR6 - 3k - Valvoline MST 5w40 - VW OEM filter
2012 KIA Sedona 95k - PP HM 10w30
2009 Ford Focus 133k - Supertech FS HM 5w30
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, gone but not forgotten.
Re: 1996 Nissan 300ZX,GTX 20W50,3000 miles. [Re: aquariuscsm] #4325438
02/09/17 07:04 PM
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USA
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20W50???? The Horror..............


2018 RAM 1500 3.6/8 speed.
2017 Jeep Sahara Unlimited 3.6
"U kan't fixe it......if'n it ain't broke."
Re: 1996 Nissan 300ZX,GTX 20W50,3000 miles. [Re: bullwinkle] #4325449
02/09/17 07:08 PM
02/09/17 07:08 PM
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OH
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With the calcium and magnesium levels the GTX shows in this UOA, I don't think that there's much for PP to knock loose.
Too short a run without doubt but this GTX UOA from a Nissan V-6 is a hall of famer.


18 Accord Hybrid FF
17 Forester 18K VME 0W-20
12 Accord LX 96K SSO 0W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
96 Accord LX 104K T5 10W-30
95 318i
Re: 1996 Nissan 300ZX,GTX 20W50,3000 miles. [Re: aquariuscsm] #4325454
02/09/17 07:11 PM
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OH
Awesome!


2002 Lexus GS300 | 2JZ-GE | M1 HM 10W-40 | XG3600
Re: 1996 Nissan 300ZX,GTX 20W50,3000 miles. [Re: aquariuscsm] #4325457
02/09/17 07:12 PM
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Malaysia
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Wow... a good showing from GTX 20W50.

Re: 1996 Nissan 300ZX,GTX 20W50,3000 miles. [Re: oldhp] #4325464
02/09/17 07:20 PM
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Warner Robins, GA
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Originally Posted By: oldhp
20W50???? The Horror..............


LOL this is a good one for the 0w-20 in everything crowd..


1988 F-150. 4.9 I6 247k. 10w-40 Castrol Syn-blend ACDelco UPF2.
2005 Cadillac STS N* 108k. 5w-30 Castrol Magnatec ACDelco Classic PF61
Re: 1996 Nissan 300ZX,GTX 20W50,3000 miles. [Re: aquariuscsm] #4325465
02/09/17 07:20 PM
02/09/17 07:20 PM
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Caribbean
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Im surprise no one is angry at you for using 20w50, nice UOA and well great car :-)


Nissan N16 -10w30
Nissan S13 -20w50

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Re: 1996 Nissan 300ZX,GTX 20W50,3000 miles. [Re: aquariuscsm] #4325475
02/09/17 07:31 PM
02/09/17 07:31 PM
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North Carolina
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20W-50 is good stuff. A loooong time ago the OP and I had a Z car thick v thin discussion (re:argument).

No arguing with these results.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: 1996 Nissan 300ZX,GTX 20W50,3000 miles. [Re: aquariuscsm] #4325485
02/09/17 07:51 PM
02/09/17 07:51 PM
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Posts: 19,240
Dallas,Tx USA
aquariuscsm Online content OP
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I'll add some personal notes to the uoa. It's my only car,my daily driver. Multiple daily short trips,long extended high speed 80-90mph highway runs. I've had it a little over 15 years. I bought it with 30,000 miles on it,I'm the second owner. My first oil used was Syntec Blend 10W30 (and a Fram Orange Can of Delight) the day I bought it and brought it home. Then a whole collage of oils (haha I get bored easy). Mostly Mobil 1 10W30 or 15W50. I used Royal Purple 20W50 for awhile. Mobil 1 10W40 High Mileage for a pretty long time. GTX 20W50,Edge 5W50,then Edge 10W40. When Walmart discontinued Edge 10W40,I went back to GTX 20W50. My current fill is Pennzoil Platinum 10W30 High Mileage.

The GTX 20W50 looks to have a great add pack (moly and zddp).


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum 5W20

Re: 1996 Nissan 300ZX,GTX 20W50,3000 miles. [Re: aquariuscsm] #4325509
02/09/17 08:24 PM
02/09/17 08:24 PM
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Posts: 434
Caribbean
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Caribbean
Honestly didn't know gtx had moly added to it


Nissan N16 -10w30
Nissan S13 -20w50

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