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PP 5W-20, 3000mi, '14 Kia Soul #5142910
06/24/19 03:07 PM
06/24/19 03:07 PM
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tc1446 Offline OP
tc1446  Offline OP

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Lexington, NC
Sorry about poor display.. This was second oil change since buying used car in order to make sure motor was cleaned well and no unusual metals were present. First short change was not tested. Will change oil/filter at 5000 mi next time and if it still looks good will extend to 7K. PP 5-20 and Kia filter were used again this time.

WIX oil analysis

31500 miles on vehicle

3000 miles ON OIL & Kia Filter

Pennzoil Platinum Full Syn

SAE 5W20

Metals (ppm)
Iron (Fe) 6
Chromium (Cr) <1
Lead (Pb) 3
Copper (Cu) <1
Tin (Sn) <1
Aluminium (Al) 2
Nickel (Ni) <1
Silver (Ag) <1
Titanium (Ti) 6
Vanadium (V) <1

Contaminants (ppm)
Silicon (Si) 12
Sodium (Na) 10
Potassium (K) <1

Additives (ppm)
Magnesium (Mg) 636
Calcium (Ca) 936
Barium (Ba) <1
Phosphorus (P) 562
Zinc (Zn) 679
Molybdenum (Mo) 71
Boron (B) 124

Contaminants
Water (%) <0.05
Coolant No

Physical Tests
Viscosity (cSt 100C) 9.0

Physical / Chemical
Base Number (mgKOH/g) 3.9

Engine wear levels appear satisfactory for first sample.
Silicon level (dirt/sealant material) satisfactory. Water
content acceptable. Viscosity within specified operating
range. Action: Resample at next recommended
interval to monitor and establish wear trend.


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Re: PP 5W-20, 3000mi, '14 Kia Soul [Re: tc1446] #5143105
06/24/19 07:04 PM
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Running mine 6k on ST syn then back to 5k oci's with VWB. If I could do my own I'd be buying low end group 3. My changes are $10 at AutoTire, plus disposal fee. Have had good luck with 5k changes on a variety of HyunKia's.


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