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Supertech 5W-20 (Conventional) #4665420
02/14/18 04:36 AM
02/14/18 04:36 AM
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NJ, USA
RyanGreener Offline OP
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What kind of properties/OCI should I expect with this stuff? Got 5 qts for 9 bucks the other day at Wally World.

Re: Supertech 5W-20 (Conventional) [Re: RyanGreener] #4665429
02/14/18 05:11 AM
02/14/18 05:11 AM
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Char Baby Offline
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I'm not sure what you mean by properties?
SuperTech oils have the additive package required by the API to meet all specifications for a 5W20 conventional motor oil...Sorry, sounds like a sale pitch, it's not!

Use it with confidence as you would with any other name brand oil and follow your owner's manual for oil grade and OCI. SuperTech oils are very good and held in high regard here at Bob's. Many members have been using ST oils for years and I am one of them. I use many other brands as well purchased on sale as you did with the ST.

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4665395/What_are_we_paying_for?


Last edited by Char Baby; 02/14/18 05:20 AM.

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Re: Supertech 5W-20 (Conventional) [Re: Char Baby] #4665435
02/14/18 05:52 AM
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RyanGreener Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Char Baby
I'm not sure what you mean by properties?
SuperTech oils have the additive package required by the API to meet all specifications for a 5W20 conventional motor oil...Sorry, sounds like a sale pitch, it's not!

Use it with confidence as you would with any other name brand oil and follow your owner's manual for oil grade and OCI. SuperTech oils are very good and held in high regard here at Bob's. Many members have been using ST oils for years and I am one of them. I use many other brands as well purchased on sale as you did with the ST.

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4665395/What_are_we_paying_for?



When I meant properties, I meant some people say some oils are meant for longer OCIs and then some say have better detergent properties.

Re: Supertech 5W-20 (Conventional) [Re: RyanGreener] #4665465
02/14/18 07:21 AM
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When some buy oils for longer change intervals and better detergent packages, its really means nothing. Its just speculation.

I would suggest you are better off changing your oil when your engine manufacturer recommends it and using the oil that is called for and ignoring everything else.

Dont get me wrong, nothing wrong with buying something more expensive if it brings you happiness, but your engine will last just as long no matter what oil you choose.


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Re: Supertech 5W-20 (Conventional) [Re: RyanGreener] #4665488
02/14/18 08:17 AM
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I wouldn't use it for an extended drain. Maybe a UOA and leave it in at 5,000 miles?


I'm a thickie; but a 20 has its place.

I use AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 138k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 41k, OE 5w20/Wix

Re: Supertech 5W-20 (Conventional) [Re: alarmguy] #4665493
02/14/18 08:24 AM
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RyanGreener Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: alarmguy
When some buy oils for longer change intervals and better detergent packages, its really means nothing. Its just speculation.

I would suggest you are better off changing your oil when your engine manufacturer recommends it and using the oil that is called for and ignoring everything else.

Dont get me wrong, nothing wrong with buying something more expensive if it brings you happiness, but your engine will last just as long no matter what oil you choose.


Well, this is for my free beater and I have a theme of trying to keep this car running/alive with a minimal amount invested. Wally world 5W-20 here we go!

Re: Supertech 5W-20 (Conventional) [Re: RyanGreener] #4665498
02/14/18 08:27 AM
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A good start is identifying the vehicle/mileage/use-case in which you intend on using it.

5000 miles could be too long an interval if cold started for 10,000 1/2 mile drives.

Last edited by simple_gifts; 02/14/18 08:27 AM.

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Re: Supertech 5W-20 (Conventional) [Re: JLTD] #4665500
02/14/18 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted By: JLTD
I wouldn't use it for an extended drain. Maybe a UOA and leave it in at 5,000 miles?


Right! No conventional oil should be used for extended OCI's(beyond 5K-6K mile OCI) unless your vehicle owner's manual allows such OCI. Such as some Honda's which said that you can go 10K miles on an OCI when using 5W20(under normal driving...not severe). In the earlier days of these 10K OCI's, Honda wasn't specifying regular or synthetic oil in the owner's manual(unless it was 0W), just that they said to use 5W20. Today when a company says to use 0W** oil, we here at Bob's know that(here in the U.S.), 0W** are only synthetic...as far as I am aware!


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Re: Supertech 5W-20 (Conventional) [Re: RyanGreener] #4665529
02/14/18 09:08 AM
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I would use at 5 or 10w30 in a beater, either way, just do 5k OCIs w ST dino and call it good


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Re: Supertech 5W-20 (Conventional) [Re: barkingspider] #4665564
02/14/18 09:42 AM
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RyanGreener Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: barkingspider
I would use at 5 or 10w30 in a beater, either way, just do 5k OCIs w ST dino and call it good


What's the reasoning for this? My car is spec'd for 5W-20 and it runs fine with it (1/2 qt every 2500 miles).

Re: Supertech 5W-20 (Conventional) [Re: RyanGreener] #4665608
02/14/18 10:45 AM
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As long as the hot idle oil pressure, oil consumption & engine noise is good, there's no reason to switch from 5W20. Although 5 or 10W30 probably won't hurt either, other than a miniscule MPG drop.


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Re: Supertech 5W-20 (Conventional) [Re: RyanGreener] #4665628
02/14/18 11:05 AM
02/14/18 11:05 AM
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First question... What in the world kind of car or truck is this oil going into??

Second question... What is the motor in this vehicle??

Third question... What conditions will the vehicle be run in?? All short trips, only long highway runs, a little of both??

Forth question.. How many miles on this vehicle??

Fifth question.,. Any idea of prior maintenance? Or prior usage pattern??


All that being stated... Supertech would be just fine. But more info is needed to help assess how long it really can go.
Not trying to give ya a hard time here. Not at all. Just need more information.

Last edited by bbhero; 02/14/18 11:18 AM.

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Re: Supertech 5W-20 (Conventional) [Re: RyanGreener] #4665633
02/14/18 11:10 AM
02/14/18 11:10 AM
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Texas
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SuperTech oil is a good choice for your old beater (any oil is better than no oil) but never use it in something new or nice, or it will become a beater.

Re: Supertech 5W-20 (Conventional) [Re: BalticBob] #4665651
02/14/18 11:27 AM
02/14/18 11:27 AM
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Texas
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Originally Posted By: BalticBob
SuperTech oil is a good choice for your old beater (any oil is better than no oil) but never use it in something new or nice, or it will become a beater.


Wrong
ST is as good as any conventional oil for a 5-6000 mile run.
New or old cars.


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Re: Supertech 5W-20 (Conventional) [Re: RyanGreener] #4665658
02/14/18 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted By: RyanGreener
What kind of properties/OCI should I expect with this stuff? Got 5 qts for 9 bucks the other day at Wally World.

Just don't drop any power bait into the fill hole and you will be fine. You wouldn't do such a thing, would you?


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