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#4601020 - 12/11/17 08:02 PM I located Pennzoil Platinum Euro LX 0W30 locally
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Registered: 03/02/13
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Loc: The Midwest
I know it's been discussed on here before. Select Advance Auto locations are selling it, so I bought a case of six.
Needless to say the price sucks, but I might take one for the team and do a UOA just to see how the TBN will hold up.
The oil was made September, 2015 which kinda sucks. But the TDS on the Pennzoil website dates back to May, 2015.
What is interesting is Pennzoil stating on the TDS of this oil reducing inlet valve deposits and the viscosity index is 204.

Does the high viscosity index make it any better or worse in some way?

http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/products/f...c_Motor_Oil.pdf
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#4601040 - 12/11/17 08:19 PM Re: I located Pennzoil Platinum Euro LX 0W30 locally [Re: skyactiv]
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Registered: 10/20/05
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Loc: PA
In the face of VW 504/507 and MB 229.52, I wouldn't worry too much about any individual parameter. This is seriously tough stuff.

Normally, when I see a high VI and low-ish flash point, I think "VIIs". But I'm no expert, so maybe someone better informed can comment. If this oil's viscometrics say anything definite to me, it's that this oil has VERY good cold properties for an xW-30.

Oil-club.ru seems to think this is the same oil as Shell Helix Ultra ECT C2/C3 0W-30. If so, here's a link to a better VOA than we ever get here on BITOG: http://www.oil-club.ru/forum/topic/14974-shell-helix-ultra-ect-c2c3-0W-30-svezhee/
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#4601085 - 12/11/17 09:24 PM Re: I located Pennzoil Platinum Euro LX 0W30 locally [Re: skyactiv]
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Found this at my AAP as well. I believe it's eligible for the rebate. Anyway..would love to see how it holds up. On paper it looks like a good oil. Keep us posted.
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#4601102 - 12/11/17 09:34 PM Re: I located Pennzoil Platinum Euro LX 0W30 locally [Re: BTLew81]
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Registered: 11/08/17
Posts: 177
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: BTLew81
Found this at my AAP as well. I believe it's eligible for the rebate. Anyway..would love to see how it holds up. On paper it looks like a good oil. Keep us posted.


The Euro L and LX are a specific type of oils. Nothing on the website or the product pics leads me to believe that the euro offerings are eligible. What makes you think otherwise ?

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#4601105 - 12/11/17 09:39 PM Re: I located Pennzoil Platinum Euro LX 0W30 locally [Re: d00df00d]
zeng Offline


Registered: 09/01/15
Posts: 2188
Loc: Malaysia
Originally Posted By: d00df00d
In the face of VW 504/507 and MB 229.52, I wouldn't worry too much about any individual parameter. This is seriously tough stuff.

+1
I would be 'worried' if it's solely SN GF5.

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#4601126 - 12/11/17 10:09 PM Re: I located Pennzoil Platinum Euro LX 0W30 locally [Re: skyactiv]
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They had this in my local store tonight.

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#4601158 - 12/11/17 11:08 PM Re: I located Pennzoil Platinum Euro LX 0W30 locally [Re: skyactiv]
Wolf359 Offline


Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 4750
Loc: MA
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
I know it's been discussed on here before. Select Advance Auto locations are selling it, so I bought a case of six.
Needless to say the price sucks, but I might take one for the team and do a UOA just to see how the TBN will hold up.
The oil was made September, 2015 which kinda sucks. But the TDS on the Pennzoil website dates back to May, 2015.
What is interesting is Pennzoil stating on the TDS of this oil reducing inlet valve deposits and the viscosity index is 204.

Does the high viscosity index make it any better or worse in some way?

http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/products/f...c_Motor_Oil.pdf



What are you using it in? Is't it a diesel oil? I wouldn't use it in a gasser.

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#4601241 - 12/12/17 05:43 AM Re: I located Pennzoil Platinum Euro LX 0W30 locally [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
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Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 1125
Loc: Winchester, Indiana
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
They had this in my local store tonight.


Johnny, most WMs have had it for a while, it may be new to yours. I posted a VOA of the stuff; for a gasoline engine in North America, it's probably not a top choice. So I fed it to my Subaru and will change it in 3k.

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#4601252 - 12/12/17 06:33 AM Re: I located Pennzoil Platinum Euro LX 0W30 locally [Re: Wolf359]
21Rouge Offline


Registered: 06/04/05
Posts: 1971
Loc: Vinegar Hill ON
Originally Posted By: Wolf359
What are you using it in? Is't it a diesel oil? I wouldn't use it in a gasser.


Why not? (I have plans to use it in an 2018 GOLF R).


Edited by 21Rouge (12/12/17 06:43 AM)

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#4601302 - 12/12/17 08:09 AM Re: I located Pennzoil Platinum Euro LX 0W30 locally [Re: Wolf359]
d00df00d Offline


Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 11208
Loc: PA
Originally Posted By: Wolf359
Is't it a diesel oil? I wouldn't use it in a gasser.

It's primarily a diesel engine oil, but

1. VW 504 is a gasser spec;
2. MB says the 229.xx specs it lists are good for some of their gas engines; and
4. Pennzoil claims this oil meets API SN.
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#4601303 - 12/12/17 08:10 AM Re: I located Pennzoil Platinum Euro LX 0W30 locally [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
d00df00d Offline


Registered: 10/20/05
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Loc: PA
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
They had this in my local store tonight.



Different oil. Less rare.
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#4601346 - 12/12/17 08:46 AM Re: I located Pennzoil Platinum Euro LX 0W30 locally [Re: d00df00d]
zeng Offline


Registered: 09/01/15
Posts: 2188
Loc: Malaysia
Originally Posted By: d00df00d
Originally Posted By: Wolf359
Is't it a diesel oil? I wouldn't use it in a gasser.

It's primarily a diesel engine oil, but

1. VW 504 is a gasser spec;
2. MB says the 229.xx specs it lists are good for some of their gas engines; and
4. Pennzoil claims this oil meets API SN.


Wouldn't 'dual rated PCMO' a more appropriate terminology for this Euro LX 0W30 or any ACEA AxBx/Cx oils ?

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#4601371 - 12/12/17 09:03 AM Re: I located Pennzoil Platinum Euro LX 0W30 locally [Re: zeng]
d00df00d Offline


Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 11208
Loc: PA
Originally Posted By: zeng
Wouldn't 'dual rated PCMO' a more appropriate terminology for this Euro LX 0W30 or any ACEA AxBx/Cx oils ?

Well I'm no authority, but this make sense to me.
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#4601635 - 12/12/17 01:05 PM Re: I located Pennzoil Platinum Euro LX 0W30 locally [Re: d00df00d]
Wolf359 Offline


Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 4750
Loc: MA
Originally Posted By: d00df00d
Originally Posted By: Wolf359
Is't it a diesel oil? I wouldn't use it in a gasser.

It's primarily a diesel engine oil, but

1. VW 504 is a gasser spec;
2. MB says the 229.xx specs it lists are good for some of their gas engines; and
4. Pennzoil claims this oil meets API SN.


For MB, 229.5 is for gassers and MB 229.51 and 229.52 are for diesel, but can be used in gas engines. But ideally 229.5 is better for gassers and it doesn't meet that spec.

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#4601645 - 12/12/17 01:14 PM Re: I located Pennzoil Platinum Euro LX 0W30 locally [Re: Wolf359]
d00df00d Offline


Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 11208
Loc: PA
No one has said otherwise.
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