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PQIA: RAVENOL DXG FULLSYNTH 5W-30 #4776700
06/03/18 09:19 PM
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'18 Sportage LX AWD Pennzoil Platinum 5w20
'13 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Castrol GTX Magnatec 5w30
Re: PQIA: RAVENOL DXG FULLSYNTH 5W-30 [Re: wemay] #4776707
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The presence of sodium plus higher calcium than other oils in this class make me wonder if this is suitable for combating LSPI.


2017 Mazda CX-5 GT.

Valvoline Modern Engine 0w20
Mobil 1 EP 108A
Re: PQIA: RAVENOL DXG FULLSYNTH 5W-30 [Re: wemay] #4776716
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I think the nice dose of Zinc and Moly would help.


'18 Sportage LX AWD Pennzoil Platinum 5w20
'13 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Castrol GTX Magnatec 5w30
Re: PQIA: RAVENOL DXG FULLSYNTH 5W-30 [Re: wemay] #4776720
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Originally Posted By: wemay
I think the nice dose of Zinc and Moly would help.


+1


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Re: PQIA: RAVENOL DXG FULLSYNTH 5W-30 [Re: wemay] #4776726
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So higher levels if zinc and moly compensate for the sodium and higher calcium?


2017 Mazda CX-5 GT.

Valvoline Modern Engine 0w20
Mobil 1 EP 108A
Re: PQIA: RAVENOL DXG FULLSYNTH 5W-30 [Re: wemay] #4776747
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wemay Offline OP
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Yes, in some SAE papers, this is dicussed. It's posted on bitog somewhere but I'm having difficulty finding it.


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'13 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Castrol GTX Magnatec 5w30
Re: PQIA: RAVENOL DXG FULLSYNTH 5W-30 [Re: wemay] #4776775
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Low end hot viscosity, but Noack is nice and low.

Re: PQIA: RAVENOL DXG FULLSYNTH 5W-30 [Re: PimTac] #4776781
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Yeah PimTac Wemay is right about that phenomenon.

I saw this test result yesterday and I was like holy cow shocked2

That is a great NOACK number. In old school Pennzoil Ultra territory.


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Re: PQIA: RAVENOL DXG FULLSYNTH 5W-30 [Re: wemay] #4776933
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This thread is a happy coincidence for me as I have 7 liters of DXG on the shelf about to be used. I was second guessing my choice because of lack of independent information on this oil, having only the RAVENOL data sheet to go by. Vehicle is a new 2018 4Runner. I am wanting to use a lite 5w-30 or possibly 0w-30. Per this PQIA test the DXG seems acceptable being even a little lighter than the RAVENOL data sheet claims.


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Re: PQIA: RAVENOL DXG FULLSYNTH 5W-30 [Re: PimTac] #4776935
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
The presence of sodium plus higher calcium than other oils in this class make me wonder if this is suitable for combating LSPI.

The latest version of this oil is dexos1 Gen 2, but I'd guess this is probably the older dexos1 version.
I was a bit surprised by the low viscosity at 100C, but it really wouldn't bother me as long as the HTHS is reasonable...I am also surpised that the PQIA looked at this oil at all, not exactly the dollar/convenience store Brand X stuff that consumers might have to watch out for.
Thanks to the OPer for sharing!

Looked it up, Ravenol says the HTHS is 3.1...one could argue that this is a good gas mileage oil given that the HTHS is pretty solid for SN/GF5 while the 100C (roughly normal operating temp) viscosity is low. The manufacturer also claims a still outstanding NOACK loss of 6% for the d1G2 version.

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Re: PQIA: RAVENOL DXG FULLSYNTH 5W-30 [Re: wemay] #4776938
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Extremely impressive Noack figure! thumbsup


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2016 Grand Cherokee SRT
Re: PQIA: RAVENOL DXG FULLSYNTH 5W-30 [Re: wemay] #4777020
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All, this is the dexos gen1 version, not gen2.


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2016 Countryman S: EDGE 0W-30
Re: PQIA: RAVENOL DXG FULLSYNTH 5W-30 [Re: OVERKILL] #4777747
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Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
Extremely impressive Noack figure! thumbsup


Very nice


'18 Sportage LX AWD Pennzoil Platinum 5w20
'13 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Castrol GTX Magnatec 5w30
Re: PQIA: RAVENOL DXG FULLSYNTH 5W-30 [Re: wemay] #4777967
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This oil, like some other Ravenol oils, uses tungsten as an additional additive. It is also designed to mitigate LSPI.


2003 VW Jetta TDI (Sold) / 2015 VW GTI 2.0T
Re: PQIA: RAVENOL DXG FULLSYNTH 5W-30 [Re: wemay] #4778186
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Interesting, thanks. Do you know if the Tungsten is specially for that purpose?


'18 Sportage LX AWD Pennzoil Platinum 5w20
'13 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Castrol GTX Magnatec 5w30
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