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#4445319 - 06/29/17 07:52 PM Summer leftover blend.
Vladiator Offline


Registered: 01/04/16
Posts: 728
Loc: NC
I have a few oil leftovers and was wondering what do you think will happen if I mix them for a short 3k OCI. Vehicle in the signature. Here are the oils:
1qt of QuickSilver 25w40,
2qts of Gold Castrol EP 5w20,
2qts of Pennzoil Euro 0w40.
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#4445332 - 06/29/17 08:08 PM Re: Summer leftover blend. [Re: Vladiator]
WillsYoda Offline


Registered: 10/17/15
Posts: 471
Loc: MN
I'd use that as a summer mix with confidence. It is overall close enough to a thick-ish 10w30.

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#4445354 - 06/29/17 08:29 PM Re: Summer leftover blend. [Re: Vladiator]
BrocLuno Offline


Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 5506
Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
No problem here. I'd do that in a heart beat to use it up and it'll work well smile
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#4445388 - 06/29/17 09:13 PM Re: Summer leftover blend. [Re: Vladiator]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 10922
Loc: Idaho
If you mix the oils the left overs will be used up. Why do people always ask about mixing oils?
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#4445403 - 06/29/17 09:24 PM Re: Summer leftover blend. [Re: CT8]
Vladiator Offline


Registered: 01/04/16
Posts: 728
Loc: NC
Originally Posted By: CT8
If you mix the oils the left overs will be used up. Why do people always ask about mixing oils?
Because it is possible that maybe there could be an additive clash or something similar between those oils, and I might not know about it. So to minimize such risk I ask the question here to see if anyone knows about incompatibility of these oils (if such exists) before I put it in the crankcase. That's all.
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#4445404 - 06/29/17 09:24 PM Re: Summer leftover blend. [Re: Vladiator]
Vladiator Offline


Registered: 01/04/16
Posts: 728
Loc: NC
Did anyone ever see a VOA on Quicksilver 25w40?
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#4445405 - 06/29/17 09:25 PM Re: Summer leftover blend. [Re: Vladiator]
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 1654
Loc: Crawfordville FL
You're going to end up with a less effective oil imho. Sure you can dial in approximate viscosity but you're gonna throw the add pack outta whack.

Give it a smack?
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#4445420 - 06/29/17 09:41 PM Re: Summer leftover blend. [Re: Vladiator]
Vladiator Offline


Registered: 01/04/16
Posts: 728
Loc: NC
I just did some odometer math, and it's actually gonna be 2k OCI. Flush OCI I guess. Just trying to get to a round number to start going in 5k OCIs from here on out. This blend should theretically last 2k miles in warm humid climate.
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#4445435 - 06/29/17 09:54 PM Re: Summer leftover blend. [Re: Vladiator]
SilverFusion2010 Offline


Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 1654
Loc: Crawfordville FL
It'll work. Just not ideal
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#4445453 - 06/29/17 10:08 PM Re: Summer leftover blend. [Re: Vladiator]
bbhero Offline


Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 4611
Loc: Virginia
Vlad for 2k miles... Let 'er rip tater chip. I think it would be just fine for a short run in the summer.
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#4445531 - 06/29/17 11:34 PM Re: Summer leftover blend. [Re: Vladiator]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 16963
Loc: Michigan
Just not sure about the first one...
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#4445557 - 06/30/17 12:05 AM Re: Summer leftover blend. [Re: bbhero]
Vladiator Offline


Registered: 01/04/16
Posts: 728
Loc: NC
Originally Posted By: bbhero
Vlad for 2k miles... Let 'er rip tater chip. I think it would be just fine for a short run in the summer.
I hope it was a Cleetus McFarland reference. Because I'll "Do it for Dale!"
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Thicker oils give protection for severe operations such as driving in mountains, pulling a boat, dusty conditions, short trips, high rpm, overloading, overheating and overcooling. Thin oils give MPG.

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#4445560 - 06/30/17 12:07 AM Re: Summer leftover blend. [Re: daves87rs]
Vladiator Offline


Registered: 01/04/16
Posts: 728
Loc: NC
Originally Posted By: daves87rs
Just not sure about the first one...
I don't remember seeing an API rating of that 25w40, so I'm kinda on the fence too there... Will look on the bottle again once I get home.
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Thicker oils give protection for severe operations such as driving in mountains, pulling a boat, dusty conditions, short trips, high rpm, overloading, overheating and overcooling. Thin oils give MPG.

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#4445565 - 06/30/17 12:13 AM Re: Summer leftover blend. [Re: Vladiator]
TheKracken Offline


Registered: 04/18/17
Posts: 515
Loc: Fort Worth TX
I personally wouldn't run that first one... but at 1 quart I guess it shouldn't be too bad.
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#4445567 - 06/30/17 12:15 AM Re: Summer leftover blend. [Re: Vladiator]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 39835
Loc: 'Stralia
Originally Posted By: Vlad_the_Russian
Originally Posted By: daves87rs
Just not sure about the first one...
I don't remember seeing an API rating of that 25w40, so I'm kinda on the fence too there... Will look on the bottle again once I get home.


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