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Pennzoil Plat 5w-30 GTL on a '98 Corolla 1zzfe #4587839
11/28/17 06:32 PM
11/28/17 06:32 PM
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San Diego, ca
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I got an oil burning 1zzfe...is it ok to use GTL Pennzoil Plat 5w-30?


04 Tacoma 2RZFE, FL400s, Castrol SynBlend
97 CRV B20, PureOne, Castrol SynBlend
Re: Pennzoil Plat 5w-30 GTL on a '98 Corolla 1zzfe [Re: StockSDTacoma] #4587846
11/28/17 06:36 PM
11/28/17 06:36 PM
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New York
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I'm sure it's OK but why would you want to waste such good oil in a 19 year old oil burner?
In San Diego I'd be using the cheapest 10w30 I could find in that car...


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Re: Pennzoil Plat 5w-30 GTL on a '98 Corolla 1zzfe [Re: pbm] #4587850
11/28/17 06:39 PM
11/28/17 06:39 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
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ON, Canada eh?
Originally Posted By: pbm
I'm sure it's OK but why would you want to waste such good oil in a 19 year old oil burner?
In San Diego I'd be using the cheapest 10w30 I could find in that car...


+1 ... There were lots of them running around up here with 20w50 in them to help keep oil consumption down. Even in the winter. crzy

Last edited by StevieC; 11/28/17 06:47 PM.

'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - 25k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20

Fear 20wt oils if you want your engine to last. smirk2
Re: Pennzoil Plat 5w-30 GTL on a '98 Corolla 1zzfe [Re: pbm] #4587856
11/28/17 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted By: pbm
I'm sure it's OK but why would you want to waste such good oil in a 19 year old oil burner?
In San Diego I'd be using the cheapest 10w30 I could find in that car...

Yes exactly or even a 15W40. Any SN oil will be fine, but I would go thicker mineral rather than spend $ on a full synthetic.


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Re: Pennzoil Plat 5w-30 GTL on a '98 Corolla 1zzfe [Re: StockSDTacoma] #4587872
11/28/17 06:59 PM
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If you got Pennzoil GTL 5w30 on sale for $2/qt or less - then use it. It is a cheaper alternative than anything listed above. But if you are paying full price for the oil - then you are much better off going with Pennzoil HM 5w30. How much oil does it burn? 1qt/1000 miles? 1qt/5000 miles? More or less? If it burns more than 1qt/1000 miles - then go with Valvoline Maxlife 15w40 from Wal-Mart. Consumption will reduce through higher viscosity and tons of High Mileage additives.
Valvoline Maxlife 15w40 is the best oil for severe oil burners.

Re: Pennzoil Plat 5w-30 GTL on a '98 Corolla 1zzfe [Re: StockSDTacoma] #4587880
11/28/17 07:09 PM
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San Diego, ca
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I was under the impression that the GTL would somehow clean pistons and slow the consumption


04 Tacoma 2RZFE, FL400s, Castrol SynBlend
97 CRV B20, PureOne, Castrol SynBlend
Re: Pennzoil Plat 5w-30 GTL on a '98 Corolla 1zzfe [Re: StockSDTacoma] #4587923
11/28/17 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted By: StockSDTacoma
I was under the impression that the GTL would somehow clean pistons and slow the consumption


If the oil rings are stuck from deposits and that is the source of the consumption then this is possible.

Have you checked the PCV valve recently? Any leaks? HM oil and higher viscosity will help with oil getting past the valve guides.

A can of BG109 or kreen before an oil change would help the rings. Then I'd run the MaxLife 15w-40 with a Fram tough guard


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 181 miles M1 HM 10w-30
Re: Pennzoil Plat 5w-30 GTL on a '98 Corolla 1zzfe [Re: Vladiator] #4587983
11/28/17 08:12 PM
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Clovis, CA
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Originally Posted By: Vlad_the_Russian
Valvoline Maxlife 15w40 is the best oil for severe oil burners.


Valvoline MaxLife comes in 15W-40 ?

Re: Pennzoil Plat 5w-30 GTL on a '98 Corolla 1zzfe [Re: Merkava_4] #4588002
11/28/17 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4


Valvoline MaxLife comes in 15W-40 ?


Re: Pennzoil Plat 5w-30 GTL on a '98 Corolla 1zzfe [Re: StockSDTacoma] #4588034
11/28/17 08:40 PM
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It will be fine, but you may want to consider a HM oil smile

Re: Pennzoil Plat 5w-30 GTL on a '98 Corolla 1zzfe [Re: StockSDTacoma] #4588042
11/28/17 08:43 PM
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Buffalo, NY
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It depends on WHY the oil is burning. Some vintages of the 1.8L burn because the pinholes are clogged and thicker oils actually INCREASE consumption. I'd try the PP 5W-30 to see if it helps!

Re: Pennzoil Plat 5w-30 GTL on a '98 Corolla 1zzfe [Re: StockSDTacoma] #4588073
11/28/17 09:04 PM
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I second looking into the PCV valve.
Just find a cheap full synthetic. I have not paid full price for oil in years. Our 1ZZ perhaps is one of the few with no to very little oil consumption. The PCV valve is fairly new, and enjoys a diet of M1 0W-40.


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Re: Pennzoil Plat 5w-30 GTL on a '98 Corolla 1zzfe [Re: StockSDTacoma] #4588194
11/28/17 11:01 PM
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Albury, NSW
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Give it the old Italian tune up smile

Re: Pennzoil Plat 5w-30 GTL on a '98 Corolla 1zzfe [Re: StockSDTacoma] #4588218
11/28/17 11:22 PM
11/28/17 11:22 PM
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MTL, CANADA
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Try it and see what happens. What has it had previously?


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