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#4653835 - 02/02/18 10:28 AM Amsoil OE 0W20 & Magnatec 0W20 Q?'s
BlueOvalFitter Offline


Registered: 02/28/03
Posts: 6003
Loc: Cajun Country, La.
I usually just FRANKENBREW my oil without asking Q?'s on the forum about it. This time I am just curious to get your opinions.
My truck is coming up on an OCI. I have yet to decide on which weight of Magnatec I want to use this time. I have used 5W30 the last 2 OCI's. My cousin gave me a qt. of Amsoil OE 0W20 oil and I want to use it as my 6th qt. in my engine, along with the 5 qts. of Magnatec. Wal-Mart sells the 0W20 for an additional $2.00 over their 5W20 & 5W30 5 qt. prices ($19.88 VS $17.88). Is the 0W20 worth the additional $2.00? The 0W20 must have an additive package that is better than the 5W20 & 5W30. Does it? Thank You.
shrug

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#4653853 - 02/02/18 11:08 AM Re: Amsoil OE 0W20 & Magnatec 0W20 Q?'s [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
JustN89 Offline


Registered: 06/27/17
Posts: 475
Loc: DFW
Based on your climate, I would save two bucks and go with a 5W.

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#4653860 - 02/02/18 11:14 AM Re: Amsoil OE 0W20 & Magnatec 0W20 Q?'s [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
Old Mustang Guy Offline


Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 967
Loc: Rockwall, Texas
I agree on no benefit from 0w20. I would just dump the amsoil in with 5 quarts of 5w.

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#4653873 - 02/02/18 11:30 AM Re: Amsoil OE 0W20 & Magnatec 0W20 Q?'s [Re: Old Mustang Guy]
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Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 5519
Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
Originally Posted By: Old Mustang Guy
I agree on no benefit from 0w20. I would just dump the amsoil in with 5 quarts of 5w.


+1 Just consider it top-up oil and add it as the last qt laugh
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#4653895 - 02/02/18 12:04 PM Re: Amsoil OE 0W20 & Magnatec 0W20 Q?'s [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
BlueOvalFitter Offline


Registered: 02/28/03
Posts: 6003
Loc: Cajun Country, La.
Thank You gentlemen, for your replies. That's exactly my thinking as well; use the Amsoil as the 6th qt.
I read the numbers on the 5W20 VS 5W30. I liked the 5W20 numbers better, so that's going into my engine this time, probably from now on. Until I want to use a different name brand. grin
thumbsup USA

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#4653906 - 02/02/18 12:31 PM Re: Amsoil OE 0W20 & Magnatec 0W20 Q?'s [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 10989
Loc: Idaho
What is motor oil ? It is a blend of different base stocks and additives to meet a requirement. Look at the uoas and voas they pretty much have the same additives and base stock blends.APPLICATIONS
Use AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oil in applications that require any of the following specifications:
COPY and PASTE
5W-30 (OEF)

API SN (Resource Conserving), SM...; GM dexos1 Gen 2 (supersedes LL-A-025, 6094M and 4718M); ACEA A1/B1,A5/B5; Chrysler MS-6395; Ford WSS-M2C946-A, WSS-M2C929-A; ILSAC GF-5, GF-4...
COMPATIBILITY




AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oil is compatible with other synthetic and conventional motor oils. Adding other oils, however, will shorten the life expectancy of AMSOIL motor oils and reduce their performance benefits. AMSOIL does not support extended drain intervals where oils have been mixed.



Aftermarket oil additives are not recommended for use with AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor oil

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#4653938 - 02/02/18 01:15 PM Re: Amsoil OE 0W20 & Magnatec 0W20 Q?'s [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
JLTD Offline


Registered: 12/15/17
Posts: 682
Loc: US
Cajunland, where it rarely if ever gets below freezing, 0w anything won't make a bit of difference. Agree with above, save your $$, get the 5 quarts of 5w20 and add in the quart of Amsoil.


Originally Posted By: BlueOvalFitter
I usually just FRANKENBREW my oil without asking Q?'s on the forum about it. This time I am just curious to get your opinions.



...and curious what changed this time?
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Done discussing thick vs thin - too divisive. Will let UOAs do the talking.

His: 2015 4Runner SR5 1GR-FE 39k, Amsoil OE 5w20/Wix
Testing vs 5w30

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 135k, Amsoil SS 5w30/Amsoil

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#4654021 - 02/02/18 03:34 PM Re: Amsoil OE 0W20 & Magnatec 0W20 Q?'s [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
PandaBear Offline


Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 14220
Loc: Silicon Valley
Most likely same additive package but the base oil blend is more expensive for 0w20, or 0w20 has higher demand, so they charge more.
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#4654235 - 02/02/18 07:28 PM Re: Amsoil OE 0W20 & Magnatec 0W20 Q?'s [Re: PandaBear]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: PandaBear
Most likely .... the base oil blend is more expensive for 0w20,


This ^^^
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(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."

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#4654817 - 02/03/18 12:03 PM Re: Amsoil OE 0W20 & Magnatec 0W20 Q?'s [Re: JLTD]
BlueOvalFitter Offline


Registered: 02/28/03
Posts: 6003
Loc: Cajun Country, La.
Originally Posted By: JLTD
Cajunland, where it rarely if ever gets below freezing, 0w anything won't make a bit of difference. Agree with above, save your $$, get the 5 quarts of 5w20 and add in the quart of Amsoil.


Originally Posted By: BlueOvalFitter
I usually just FRANKENBREW my oil without asking Q?'s on the forum about it. This time I am just curious to get your opinions.



...and curious what changed this time?

Well, being that it's Amsoil, and I have never used an 0W20 before, so......shrug

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