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Traveller dino 5w-30 #5040861 03/12/19 06:19 PM
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Since PQIA hasn't done anything with this oil since 2013 and the blender has been changed, I thought it was time to pony up some of my own money for some research. At less than $2 per quart ($9.99, less on sale, for a 5 quart jug) at Tractor Supply it could be considered a bargain.

After looking at the makeup, what are your thoughts?

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I use the overseas manual to choose my viscosity.

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 154k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 60k, SS 5w20/Amsoil

Re: Traveller dino 5w-30 [Re: JLTD] #5040879 03/12/19 06:29 PM
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Kinda low on the TBN

Re: Traveller dino 5w-30 [Re: JLTD] #5041028 03/12/19 09:02 PM
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Spec's look solid. Good Calcium level, nice shot of Magnesium, Boron and even some Moly.

Re: Traveller dino 5w-30 [Re: JLTD] #5041077 03/12/19 09:39 PM
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Who distributes this oil? I looked on the quart container for the HD 30. It has SSI or ISS according to how you hold the bottle.


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Re: Traveller dino 5w-30 [Re: JLTD] #5041158 03/12/19 11:50 PM
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I suspect this oil is blended by Smitty's Supply.... Thus the SSI on the container... Smitty's Supply Incorporated...

This oil looks just fine. And tbn of 6.7 is ok because of the magnesium in the oil... That really helps with the retention.


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Re: Traveller dino 5w-30 [Re: bbhero] #5041213 03/13/19 03:41 AM
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I stick with the big manufacturer names and watch for their rebate offers. This pushes synthetic name brand pricing almost down to house brand-name dino prices like offered above.

Plus, brands like Supertech don't even say on their 5w30 labels that they reduce deposit formation. That's a big deal with me. Brands like Valvoline, Castrol, Mobil-1 and Pennzoil do say it.

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Re: Traveller dino 5w-30 [Re: JLTD] #5050187 03/21/19 05:44 PM
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Fairly standard SN+ oil.


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Castrol GTX HM 5W-30, STP blue bottle; Fram TG 9688.

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Re: Traveller dino 5w-30 [Re: Triple_Se7en] #5050490 03/21/19 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
I stick with the big manufacturer names and watch for their rebate offers. This pushes synthetic name brand pricing almost down to house brand-name dino prices like offered above.

Plus, brands like Supertech don't even say on their 5w30 labels that they reduce deposit formation. That's a big deal with me. Brands like Valvoline, Castrol, Mobil-1 and Pennzoil do say it.

So the DEXOS certification is nothing because house brands don't spend money for cliche advertising.


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Re: Traveller dino 5w-30 [Re: JLTD] #5232769 10/07/19 09:50 AM
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I appreciate you doing this. My daughter-in-law has an older vehicle. I offered to change the oil in it to save them some money, but I didn't want to use the synthetic I had on hand since it is such a high mileage vehicle. Traveller's oil at TSC was the cheapest dino I could find and I'm glad to hear that it appears to be decent oil. So far so good, anyway. ;-)


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