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#4481763 - 08/07/17 12:17 PM pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic
hcbarger Offline


Registered: 04/14/11
Posts: 133
Loc: Kentucky
Replaced leaking valve cover gasket and took the opportunity to snap you all a couple of pictures. Replaced plugs while in there, refilled with more Kendall... drive on.


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#4481775 - 08/07/17 12:29 PM Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: hcbarger]
pbm Offline


Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7498
Loc: New York
Looks good....I'm assuming this is your Mazda6 2.3?....What OCI are you running that Kendall synthetic?

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#4481777 - 08/07/17 12:33 PM Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: pbm]
hcbarger Offline


Registered: 04/14/11
Posts: 133
Loc: Kentucky
yeah it's the 08' 2.3. Ive had the car since 20,000 miles and it's been on 7500 mile oci ever since.
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#4481790 - 08/07/17 12:48 PM Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: hcbarger]
77GrandPrix Offline


Registered: 01/29/06
Posts: 256
Loc: Mid-Tenn
Have you used Kendall exclusively?

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#4481798 - 08/07/17 12:58 PM Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: 77GrandPrix]
hcbarger Offline


Registered: 04/14/11
Posts: 133
Loc: Kentucky
yes.
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#4481804 - 08/07/17 01:09 PM Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: hcbarger]
HKPolice Offline


Registered: 03/31/12
Posts: 503
Loc: Toronto, Canada
I remember reading about fleets doing tests and sticking with the same brand/type of oil is more important than anything else. Changing oil brands every interval causes more deposits, even with synthetics. You could've used the same brand of conventional oil @ 3-5K intervals and gotten the same clean results.


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#4481816 - 08/07/17 01:24 PM Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: HKPolice]
paulri Offline


Registered: 08/14/15
Posts: 721
Loc: CA, USA
Never heard about that fleet test before. I'd love to look that up and see what their conclusions were. Do you remember what company, or what engine, or anything?

Originally Posted By: HKPolice
I remember reading about fleets doing tests and sticking with the same brand/type of oil is more important than anything else. Changing oil brands every interval causes more deposits, even with synthetics. You could've used the same brand of conventional oil @ 3-5K intervals and gotten the same clean results.

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#4481824 - 08/07/17 01:34 PM Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: hcbarger]
TX_1821 Offline


Registered: 05/25/17
Posts: 69
Loc: Arlen Texas..... (Houston)
Nice Motor Porn!!!
Especially love that 2nd shot thumbsup
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#4481832 - 08/07/17 01:43 PM Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: hcbarger]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 9401
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
Cam lobs are excellent. The fleet tests were repeated by, I think, VOLVO and got the same results which was basically pick a good oil and stick with it. I wish I could find the actual paper. Ed
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#4481840 - 08/07/17 01:50 PM Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: hcbarger]
burla Offline


Registered: 11/07/16
Posts: 169
Loc: sonoma
Looks good, best part of Bob's when the doers post their work.

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#4481845 - 08/07/17 02:01 PM Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: paulri]
HKPolice Offline


Registered: 03/31/12
Posts: 503
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Originally Posted By: paulri
Never heard about that fleet test before. I'd love to look that up and see what their conclusions were. Do you remember what company, or what engine, or anything?

Originally Posted By: HKPolice
I remember reading about fleets doing tests and sticking with the same brand/type of oil is more important than anything else. Changing oil brands every interval causes more deposits, even with synthetics. You could've used the same brand of conventional oil @ 3-5K intervals and gotten the same clean results.



No published results, just internal tests from a huge fleet. It was mentioned here years ago from a reputable forum member. After testing, the fleet switched all vehicles to the same brand of oil.
The results didn't show any brand being superior or even if synthetics are superior, just that changing brands every interval resulted in more varnish/deposits.

It makes logical sense though, each brand of oil has slightly different add packs. While API standards mean you can mix different brands of oil without causing engine damage, it doesn't say anything about deposits/varnish.

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#4481848 - 08/07/17 02:03 PM Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: hcbarger]
Stevie Offline


Registered: 11/08/04
Posts: 140
Loc: Port Aransas, TX
Beautiful. Absolutely no scoring of the cam lobes. smile

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#4481949 - 08/07/17 03:57 PM Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: hcbarger]
Vern_in_IL Offline


Registered: 06/25/14
Posts: 1835
Loc: IL
Titanium at work!

Got nothing but praise for Kendall.


Edited by Vern_in_IL (08/07/17 03:58 PM)
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#4482103 - 08/07/17 06:53 PM Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: hcbarger]
merconvvv Offline


Registered: 07/10/16
Posts: 682
Loc: il usa
If you shud not switch brands (yikes) how about all the folks blending oils.
I read it on bitog that switching brands every oil change keeps it clean. More discussion will be helpful.
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#4482114 - 08/07/17 07:00 PM Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: hcbarger]
SilverFusion2010 Offline


Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 1545
Loc: Crawfordville FL
I've always said that mixing finished oils is a fools hobby. Others delight in it, convinced that they have outsmarted the industry.

It's better to stick with one oil. The switching stuff up to keep it clean is opinion based and I have not seen any peer reviewed studies that support this notion. I have heard this regarding fuels as well.

I suppose it would be true if switching from an inferior fuel to top tier.

For oils... I'm very skeptical that changing brands would keep things cleaner.


Edited by SilverFusion2010 (08/07/17 07:03 PM)
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