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#4672233 - 02/20/18 05:38 PM Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering
wemay Offline


Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 8895
Loc: Southeast Florida
Just for fun, i looked up what Pennzoil recommends for my Sonata 2.4 (2017). I found it odd that they actually recommend Pennzoil Gold above Pennzoil Platinum! In the past, the tier would read...

Ultra
Platinum
PYB

as you can see below, now it's:

Ultra
Gold
Platinum

Just found this odd.


http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/oil-select...GFfRUZ0OFBuNkJJ


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#4672239 - 02/20/18 05:41 PM Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: wemay]
Electromotive Offline


Registered: 12/10/14
Posts: 50
Loc: Georgia
Yes, that does seem a little odd.

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#4672243 - 02/20/18 05:48 PM Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: wemay]
Virtus_Probi Offline


Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3970
Loc: New England
Very strange...I know that we had discussed before that it was odd that the new Gold 5W30 blend had some "superior" numbers to the PP of the same grade, not that they told us anything about how the oils did at their basic job of lubricating the engine (the Gold had lower CCS and MRV viscosities and a higher flashpoint).
I guess that you could argue that the Gold is not really at a lower pricepoint if one is clever enough to buy in rebate season, as the Gold doesn't seem to have a rebate and was $18.XX at my nearby Walmart while PP is $27.XX and I think you can get a $12 rebate...even if it's $10, you're still a bit ahead with the PP.
Another interesting development is that said WM is apparently not carrying Pennzoil Gold anymore, but QSUD has shown back up at $20.XX...sounds pretty good to me!
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#4672257 - 02/20/18 05:58 PM Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: wemay]
wemay Offline


Registered: 04/04/12
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Loc: Southeast Florida
If not an error, this tiering very much contributes and possibly validates our previous discussions regarding just how good this new d1G2 Gold really is!
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#4672264 - 02/20/18 06:01 PM Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: wemay]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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Maybe I am reading it wrong, but they way they have it listed does not mean that they favor gold over platinum.

They are saying that if you want a premium oil, use PUP. If you want a standard oil, use Gold. The Alternative section just lists alternatives to both premium and standard categories.
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#4672270 - 02/20/18 06:03 PM Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: Quattro Pete]
wemay Offline


Registered: 04/04/12
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Loc: Southeast Florida
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Maybe I am reading it wrong, but they way they have it listed does not mean that they favor gold over platinum.

They are saying that if you want a premium oil, use PUP. If you want a standard oil, use Gold. The Alternative section just lists alternatives to both premium and standard categories.


I would agree if in the past it didn't list it as PUP(prem), PP(stand), PYB(alter). Why would Gold replace Platinum as "Standard"?
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#4672284 - 02/20/18 06:09 PM Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: wemay]
dernp Offline


Registered: 10/18/12
Posts: 519
Loc: SW Fla
I think OP is misinterpreting the recomendations. Premium = Ultra
Standard = Gold
Alternative = PP
They are not listed in order of superiority.
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#4672312 - 02/20/18 06:38 PM Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: wemay]
MParr Offline


Registered: 10/28/17
Posts: 514
Loc: Georgia
wemay
Iíve looked at this a while back. When I saw it, I was convinced a quality synthetic blend would work well in the NA Hyundai and KIA vehicles.
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#4672327 - 02/20/18 06:57 PM Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: MParr]
wemay Offline


Registered: 04/04/12
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Originally Posted By: MParr
wemay
Iíve looked at this a while back. When I saw it, I was convinced a quality synthetic blend would work well in the NA Hyundai and KIA vehicles.


I would agree with that MParr.
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#4672355 - 02/20/18 07:24 PM Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: Quattro Pete]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 18893
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Maybe I am reading it wrong, but they way they have it listed does not mean that they favor gold over platinum.

They are saying that if you want a premium oil, use PUP. If you want a standard oil, use Gold. The Alternative section just lists alternatives to both premium and standard categories.


+1 That's the way I see it.
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#4672358 - 02/20/18 07:26 PM Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: wemay]
bbhero Offline


Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 4627
Loc: Virginia
I agree with you thinking about this Wemay. This is a strange way to refer to PP. An alternate sounds like it would like saying, "ehhh if you want to run this, it will alright."
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#4672420 - 02/20/18 08:15 PM Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: wemay]
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Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 8275
Loc: Illinois
It doesn't even recommend the correct viscosity for my 2011 Town and Country.

Wonder where they got their junk information?
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