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Kendall GT-1 Synthetic. #4584763
11/25/17 07:07 PM
11/25/17 07:07 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 145
Southern California
6lbsoft Offline OP
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Anyone use this oil? Been getting it at the local .99 store for $2.99 a quart. Recently did two 10k mile back to back oil changes using this oil and Motorcraft oil filters and the oil never gets past a dark brown.


03 Ford Crown Vic P71, Kendall Synthetic 5w-30, Motorcraft filter. 191k.

02 Nissan Xterra SE, 3.3L Kendall Synthetic 5w30, Bosch filter. 155k.
Re: Kendall GT-1 Synthetic. [Re: 6lbsoft] #4584767
11/25/17 07:10 PM
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I am using it right now in my Ram. Can't say it runs any different then with PP I was using before.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
Re: Kendall GT-1 Synthetic. [Re: dave1251] #4584772
11/25/17 07:14 PM
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Southern California
6lbsoft Offline OP
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My car has leaky valve guide seals. My engine tends to burn off this oil slower then others I've tried.


03 Ford Crown Vic P71, Kendall Synthetic 5w-30, Motorcraft filter. 191k.

02 Nissan Xterra SE, 3.3L Kendall Synthetic 5w30, Bosch filter. 155k.
Re: Kendall GT-1 Synthetic. [Re: 6lbsoft] #4584807
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Yes my friends Jeep uses 6 quarts and $3 for 1 qt of full syn is much cheaper than super tech at Walmart.
According to the websites the HTHS Rate is exactly the same as Mobil 1. (Both 5w30) and running viscosity at 100 degrees C is only 0.1 unit difference compared to M1. It mixes nicely with M1 as far as running it.

I picked up several to keep around for all the +1 changes I need to do in the future. Lol


04 Camry 2az-fe 209k
M1 5w30
PremiumGuard filter
Re: Kendall GT-1 Synthetic. [Re: 6lbsoft] #4584858
11/25/17 08:59 PM
11/25/17 08:59 PM
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Alabama, United States
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You could do a lot worse. It's a good, cheap synthetic.


05 Chevy Impala
3.4 V6
Pit crew QS 10/30
Re: Kendall GT-1 Synthetic. [Re: 6lbsoft] #4584887
11/25/17 09:37 PM
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I'd say its a good full synthetic. Cheaper than Supertech full synthetic around here. My local 99 cents store has carried it for around 2 years now for $2.99.

Re: Kendall GT-1 Synthetic. [Re: Red91] #4585045
11/26/17 12:20 AM
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Great post Red91.


Nissan Altima 3.5 Coupe
Mobil Super 5w30 Wix 57356
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Re: Kendall GT-1 Synthetic. [Re: 6lbsoft] #4585104
11/26/17 02:52 AM
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It always looks like a good oil to me, with 100 ppm Titanium (non-Dexos version).


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Castrol GTX Ultraclean 15W40 A3/B3 + Wesfil-Cooper Z154
Re: Kendall GT-1 Synthetic. [Re: 6lbsoft] #4585107
11/26/17 03:05 AM
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ohio
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In the past, I used it when I could get it. Around Northern Ohio, Kendall is hard to find. At that price, it is a good deal.

Re: Kendall GT-1 Synthetic. [Re: 6lbsoft] #4585175
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Kendall and other Phillips products are solid performers. With the prices you're paying for the full synthetic you're posting about, I'd say you've found yourself a nice little niche. I can't get Kendall syn that cheap from my distributor.


05 Chevy Impala
3.4 V6
Pit crew QS 10/30
Re: Kendall GT-1 Synthetic. [Re: 6lbsoft] #4585647
11/26/17 02:54 PM
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Oshawa, Ont. Canada
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I ran Kendall Elite in my 97 5.7 Sierra many years ago and liked it a lot. Back then, if you used the Kendall Elite, they did a free oil analysis for you. When I ran it I was up to 11,000 km's between oil changes based on their analysis.

I use to purchase it at a local garage, which was just one street over from me. Sadly, they quit doing the free analysis and we moved a year or 2 later and I have never used it since as I believe that is the only place around that carries it?

I don't ever recall seeing it at Wal-Mart or CDN Tire, but if I did, and it was priced competitively or was cheaper as it seems to be based on this thread, I would continue to use it.


2017 Chevy Impala 3.6 L.
2013 Ram 5.7 L Hemi Bighorn QC 4x4
2008 Chevy Malibu 2.4 L Ecotec
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Re: Kendall GT-1 Synthetic. [Re: Red91] #4586011
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Southern California
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The engine is about to hit 191k. I used ST Syn one time and drained it 1,500 miles into it due to the engine was going through a quart every 600 miles. As long as I can get it this cheap im gonna keep on it lol.


03 Ford Crown Vic P71, Kendall Synthetic 5w-30, Motorcraft filter. 191k.

02 Nissan Xterra SE, 3.3L Kendall Synthetic 5w30, Bosch filter. 155k.
Re: Kendall GT-1 Synthetic. [Re: 6lbsoft] #4586243
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Here is a link to a series of UOAs for Kendall 5W20 semi-synthetic, every 10k miles for 100,000 miles in a 2011 F150 5.0L V8.

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4051411/1

Looks very good to me.


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Castrol GTX Ultraclean 15W40 A3/B3 + Wesfil-Cooper Z154
Re: Kendall GT-1 Synthetic. [Re: 6lbsoft] #4586529
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I am running the GT-1 Max in both of my vans. Great oil, been using it for a couple years now. I picked it up from HERE for around $4/qt shipped (case). I wish I could find it locally...


2015 Malibu LTZ 2.5L - 50K
2013 DGC SXT 3.6L - 65K
2014 DGC SXT 3.6L - 70K (traded in)
2007 DGC SXT 3.8L - 127K (traded in)
Re: Kendall GT-1 Synthetic. [Re: 6lbsoft] #4591008
12/01/17 01:51 PM
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I used to use it in my 2011 F150 TT exclusively. I have UOA on this forum with it, I never had an issue. Sold the truck at 75K


2017 Ford F250 6.7 PS
2016 Ford F150 3.5 EB
2015 Hyundai Genesis 5.0
2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8
2015 Ford Mustang 2.3 EB
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