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#4630255 - 01/10/18 10:20 AM VSP 20w50 04 Lexus ES330 5778mi
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Here is the UOA for my 2004 Lexus ES330 running AZ clearance Valvoline Syn Power 20w50 for 5778 mi. Good TBN retention, no sodium and wear metals exual to the recently posted VOA of Shell Rotella T-6 Multi Vehicle 5w30. Engine continues to produce exceptionally low wear metals on Valvoline (and other oils as well) and this 20w50 is no different. This run was done with one of the Rock Auto (counterfeit) Toyota Copy oil filters. Commute is still 110 miles daily and the car averages 22-25k/year.

Enjoy

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#4630349 - 01/10/18 11:21 AM Re: VSP 20w50 04 Lexus ES330 5778mi [Re: FlyNavyP3]
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It doesnít get any better than that.
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#4630428 - 01/10/18 12:23 PM Re: VSP 20w50 04 Lexus ES330 5778mi [Re: FlyNavyP3]
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Very nice report. Thick or Thin oil... work just fine in most vehicles; regardless of what the fanatical extremes would have you believe.
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#4630509 - 01/10/18 01:33 PM Re: VSP 20w50 04 Lexus ES330 5778mi [Re: FlyNavyP3]
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It appears that the engine did not "suffer" from pumping that "molasses".

Imagine that.

Aluminum took a nice nosedive.
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#4630517 - 01/10/18 01:36 PM Re: VSP 20w50 04 Lexus ES330 5778mi [Re: FlyNavyP3]
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Hmmmm.. . what was the change in gas mileage during this period?
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#4630519 - 01/10/18 01:38 PM Re: VSP 20w50 04 Lexus ES330 5778mi [Re: FlyNavyP3]
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Originally Posted By: FlyNavyP3
This run was done with one of the Rock Auto (counterfeit) Toyota Copy oil filters.


This engine probably makes so little metal, the need for an oil filter is even questionable hide
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#4630559 - 01/10/18 02:14 PM Re: VSP 20w50 04 Lexus ES330 5778mi [Re: Linctex]
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Hmmmm.. . what was the change in gas mileage during this period?


Hard to say for sure, but within the accuracy of my mileage tracking a loss of about 0.22-0.30 MPG averaged over the entire OCI compared to the previous entire OCI.
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#4630631 - 01/10/18 03:03 PM Re: VSP 20w50 04 Lexus ES330 5778mi [Re: FlyNavyP3]
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20W-50 !!! The engine should have blown up the second it was started with that thick syrup that makes STP oil treatment look like water in comparison. Other that that she is looking good.
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#4630662 - 01/10/18 03:59 PM Re: VSP 20w50 04 Lexus ES330 5778mi [Re: FlyNavyP3]
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Luke: what did you replace oil and filter with?
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#4630687 - 01/10/18 04:36 PM Re: VSP 20w50 04 Lexus ES330 5778mi [Re: car51]
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Originally Posted By: car51
Luke: what did you replace oil and filter with?


The 20w50 was replaced with the QS Defy from the other UOA I posted with another cheap Rock Auto clearance knock off Toyota filter. The Defy was run with the same filter. Current fill in the car is my remaining 3 quarts of QS Defy 5w20 one Quart of Pennzoil Ultra Euro L 5w30 and one Quart of PYB 20w50 with an Affina made Car Quest Red 85348 filter. Will run that for another 5,000 miles. Next up will either be M1 ESP 0w30 or M1 EP 10w30.
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#4630694 - 01/10/18 04:51 PM Re: VSP 20w50 04 Lexus ES330 5778mi [Re: FlyNavyP3]
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Good to hear smile
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#4630699 - 01/10/18 05:00 PM Re: VSP 20w50 04 Lexus ES330 5778mi [Re: car51]
FlyNavyP3 Offline


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Originally Posted By: car51
Good to hear smile


Next run I might even spin on one of the XG3614 filters I got from you smile
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#4630723 - 01/10/18 05:28 PM Re: VSP 20w50 04 Lexus ES330 5778mi [Re: FlyNavyP3]
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That would be great. Iím running a EDGE HM 10w40/GTX ultra clean 50/50% blend in the Camry next and TG 4386 for 3rd 5k OCI smile
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#4630786 - 01/10/18 06:30 PM Re: VSP 20w50 04 Lexus ES330 5778mi [Re: car51]
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Originally Posted By: car51
That would be great. Iím running a EDGE HM 10w40/GTX ultra clean 50/50% blend in the Camry next and TG 4386 for 3rd 5k OCI smile


After seeing this stellar report on 20w50 maybe you should run some clearance 20w50 Max Life come summertime!
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#4630793 - 01/10/18 06:41 PM Re: VSP 20w50 04 Lexus ES330 5778mi [Re: FlyNavyP3]
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Valvoline has always had good products. I ran 20W50 conventional in a Ď70 VW Beetle and Ď87 Mazda B 2000. It proved to be a bit thick for the Mazda and I backed off to Valvoline 10W30 conventional.
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