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Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering #4672233
02/20/18 06:38 PM
02/20/18 06:38 PM
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Kendall, FL
wemay Offline OP
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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




'18 KIA Sportage LX AWD 2.4L: MSS 10w30
'13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: EDGE 5w30
Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: wemay] #4672239
02/20/18 06:41 PM
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Yes, that does seem a little odd.

Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: wemay] #4672243
02/20/18 06:48 PM
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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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Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: wemay] #4672257
02/20/18 06:58 PM
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wemay Offline OP
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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!


'18 KIA Sportage LX AWD 2.4L: MSS 10w30
'13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: EDGE 5w30
Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: wemay] #4672264
02/20/18 07:01 PM
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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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Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: Quattro Pete] #4672270
02/20/18 07:03 PM
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wemay Offline OP
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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"?


'18 KIA Sportage LX AWD 2.4L: MSS 10w30
'13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: EDGE 5w30
Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: wemay] #4672284
02/20/18 07:09 PM
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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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Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: wemay] #4672312
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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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2017 Ford Escape SE 2.0T Now: Pennzoil Platinum 5W30 & Motorcraft 910s
Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: MParr] #4672327
02/20/18 07:57 PM
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wemay Offline OP
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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.


'18 KIA Sportage LX AWD 2.4L: MSS 10w30
'13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: EDGE 5w30
Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: Quattro Pete] #4672355
02/20/18 08:24 PM
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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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Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: wemay] #4672358
02/20/18 08:26 PM
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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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Re: Pennzoil oil selector / rather odd tiering [Re: wemay] #4672420
02/20/18 09:15 PM
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It doesn't even recommend the correct viscosity for my 2011 Town and Country.

Wonder where they got their junk information?


2004 Silverado - on its 3rd Jasper engine in less than one year.

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