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




08' Mazda6i Kendall FS5W30 MCFL2017B 193575mi
96' Cherokee Sport Kendall SB5W30 Champ filter 173,581mi
16' Mazda6 Mazda filter Mazda reccomended castrol syn 0w20 30276mi
Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: hcbarger] #4481775
08/07/17 12:29 PM
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Looks good....I'm assuming this is your Mazda6 2.3?....What OCI are you running that Kendall synthetic?


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


08' Mazda6i Kendall FS5W30 MCFL2017B 193575mi
96' Cherokee Sport Kendall SB5W30 Champ filter 173,581mi
16' Mazda6 Mazda filter Mazda reccomended castrol syn 0w20 30276mi
Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: hcbarger] #4481790
08/07/17 12:48 PM
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Mid-Tenn
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Have you used Kendall exclusively?

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


08' Mazda6i Kendall FS5W30 MCFL2017B 193575mi
96' Cherokee Sport Kendall SB5W30 Champ filter 173,581mi
16' Mazda6 Mazda filter Mazda reccomended castrol syn 0w20 30276mi
Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: hcbarger] #4481804
08/07/17 01:09 PM
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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.


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



2005 Toyota Sienna LE; 156,000 miles
1998 Honda Civic DX; 202,000 miles
Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: hcbarger] #4481824
08/07/17 01:34 PM
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Arlen Texas..... (Houston)
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Arlen Texas..... (Houston)
Nice Motor Porn!!!
Especially love that 2nd shot thumbsup


Computers don't make mistakes...What they do they do on purpose"
-Dale Gribble

16' Lacrosse 3.6 LFX
Oil: QSUD 5w30 & Fram Ultra
ATF: Valvoline Dex 6
Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: hcbarger] #4481832
08/07/17 01:43 PM
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Florida, Cape Coral
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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


CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: hcbarger] #4481840
08/07/17 01:50 PM
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sonoma
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Looks good, best part of Bob's when the doers post their work.

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

Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: hcbarger] #4481848
08/07/17 02:03 PM
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Beautiful. Absolutely no scoring of the cam lobes. smile

Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: hcbarger] #4481949
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Titanium at work!

Got nothing but praise for Kendall.

Last edited by Vern_in_IL; 08/07/17 03:58 PM.
Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: hcbarger] #4482103
08/07/17 06:53 PM
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il usa
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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.


1988 Mazda RX7 na PP 10w30 Noack 4.7
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3
1999 Ford Expedition 4.6 QSUD 10W30 NOACK 5.0
Re: pics of 177k mi top end- Kendall 5w20 synthetic [Re: hcbarger] #4482114
08/07/17 07:00 PM
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Crawfordville FL
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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.

Last edited by SilverFusion2010; 08/07/17 07:03 PM.

2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 178k miles M1 HM 10w-30
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