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#4475009 - 07/30/17 09:14 PM PYB still a BITOG fave?
Stelth Offline


Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 2011
Loc: California
I recently picked up an old ('94) Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 with a rebuilt engine. About 30,000 miles on the engine. I changed the oil after I got it, with STP conv. 10w-40 and a Hastings filter. I'm intending to do 5,000 mile oil changes, just wondering if PYB is still held in high regard here?
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#4475019 - 07/30/17 09:28 PM Re: PYB still a BITOG fave? [Re: Stelth]
TheKracken Offline


Registered: 04/18/17
Posts: 515
Loc: Fort Worth TX
I love pennzoil. PYB is great for 5k oci
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#4475020 - 07/30/17 09:28 PM Re: PYB still a BITOG fave? [Re: Stelth]
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 1515
Loc: Crawfordville FL
Yes. The other major brands are also well regarded. If it meets API SN and is the correct viscosity use it with confidence.
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#4475077 - 07/30/17 10:15 PM Re: PYB still a BITOG fave? [Re: Stelth]
EdwardC Offline


Registered: 11/14/13
Posts: 1820
Loc: Chicago, IL
You know, I don't see it specifically recommended as much anymore. Same with TGMO. It seems that a lot of the recommendations just suggest to use any oil (or the cheapest) that has the API starburst of appropriate grade - which I think is a good answer. Then usually a synthetic for longer intervals or super cold climates.

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#4475091 - 07/30/17 10:23 PM Re: PYB still a BITOG fave? [Re: Stelth]
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Registered: 03/04/17
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As of lately I don't believe there is a favorite oil here. You will see more posts on certain brands just due to market share, i.e. Mobil 1 vs Castrol. Any major brand, synthetic or conventional that meets specs is good to go.

Additionally, most conventional oils if not all are pretty much synthetic blends anymore as requirements get tougher.
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#4475100 - 07/30/17 10:35 PM Re: PYB still a BITOG fave? [Re: Stelth]
NASTI Offline


Registered: 07/12/15
Posts: 36
Loc: Chicago, IL
PYB is still a very good cleaning conventional oil. Seems like Castrol Magnatec is the new BITOG favorite now.
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#4475114 - 07/30/17 10:58 PM Re: PYB still a BITOG fave? [Re: Stelth]
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Only if it's back on the GTL

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#4475247 - 07/31/17 07:03 AM Re: PYB still a BITOG fave? [Re: Stelth]
Camprunner Offline


Registered: 02/19/08
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PYB is great but if it were me I would just wait till Home Depot has Formula Shell conventional on sale and use that. Your truck will never know the difference and you will save a few $

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#4475312 - 07/31/17 08:33 AM Re: PYB still a BITOG fave? [Re: Stelth]
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It's on the slow decline because synthetics are becoming more popular and less vehicles can use it today than 5 years ago.
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#4475324 - 07/31/17 08:46 AM Re: PYB still a BITOG fave? [Re: Stelth]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 11840
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
I didn't know a forum had a conscience or consensus.

New engine designs need premium oil.

On a Budget?: I have been liking QSUD 10w30 Synthetic or 5w20 MAGNATEC "Synthetic" The past 2 years.
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#4475325 - 07/31/17 08:48 AM Re: PYB still a BITOG fave? [Re: Stelth]
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Registered: 03/22/12
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Why the 10W40 on a rebuilt engine to start with & what motor -- im assuming the 5.9L (360) or the 5.2L (318)?? Why not run 10W30 as recommended by Dodge? Not like 10W40 is gonna hurt anything in California. Long Live MOPAR!!!! wink
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#4475353 - 07/31/17 09:13 AM Re: PYB still a BITOG fave? [Re: thorromig]
Stelth Offline


Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 2011
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: thorromig
Why the 10W40 on a rebuilt engine to start with & what motor -- im assuming the 5.9L (360) or the 5.2L (318)?? Why not run 10W30 as recommended by Dodge? Not like 10W40 is gonna hurt anything in California. Long Live MOPAR!!!! wink


I hope it lives long! When I first got it, oil pressure was reading a bit low, admittedly on a factory gauge of unknown accuracy. The seller had the oil changed shortly before I got it, and it could have been 5w-20 for all I know. But I like the way the oil pressure gauge reads now. Guess I should get an aftermarket gauge so I really know what's going on.
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#4475376 - 07/31/17 09:32 AM Re: PYB still a BITOG fave? [Re: Stelth]
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Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 3159
Loc: Boston, MA
Unless they start using paraffin again I feel PYB will always be a top contender on BITOG.
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#4475399 - 07/31/17 10:00 AM Re: PYB still a BITOG fave? [Re: Stelth]
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Registered: 08/25/03
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I wish this boards software was updated to run polls because you can never really get a consensus that is quantifiable around here. Just heavy opinions for or against something and most who read anything here, are filtering it through their own biases anyways.
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#4475888 - 07/31/17 07:18 PM Re: PYB still a BITOG fave? [Re: ARCOgraphite]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 24051
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
I didn't know a forum had a conscience or consensus.

We have both, ARCO, and a public consciousness, too. wink
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