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Re: Mixing Oils [Re: Mr_Luke] #5209746 09/11/19 01:37 AM
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Unless you live north of the arctic circle, its extremely doubtful you'll run into any issues, and even up there, the risk may be a small one. But running one oil is still less risky as pointed out by other posters.


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Re: Mixing Oils [Re: Mr_Luke] #5213827 09/15/19 08:35 PM
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...in the arctic. Warmer climates? No worries.


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Re: Mixing Oils [Re: ka9mnx] #5213914 09/15/19 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ka9mnx
I'm not a believer of deliberately mixing oil. Top off in a pinch ok. I wouldn't even mix oils for my 255k mile 26 year old F150. But that's probably why my vehicles got to where they are with trouble-free miles.

Probably not.


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Re: Mixing Oils [Re: kschachn] #5214850 09/17/19 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by kschachn
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Where did you see that an engine “fared better” on a cocktail of oils? That’s not possible via a UOA.

On a youtube video on my TV.

Yeah, hmm.

Making stuff up just to create a post on Bitog isn't nice.


I didn't make anything up and your comment was uncalled for.
I reported your reply and hopefully it will be deleted.
I don't appreciate being called a liar and will stop with that, pending action taken by an admin.


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Re: Mixing Oils [Re: Mr_Luke] #5214899 09/17/19 04:53 AM
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First, let's not get all wadded up here; perhaps we can take a step back and relax.

Second, I will take this opportunity to properly challenge the statement the OP made; that which claims a cocktail lube fares better than a typical single brand offering. If you're going to make that kind of a statement, please be prepared to back it up. If you saw it on YT, please post a link (as long as it's a family friendly example). I will note that YT vids are not exactly considered to be of high credibility here on BITOG, because any "expert" can post their opinions on YT, and pretty much be immune of any challenges. The same can happen here at BITOG, but at least we get to directly challenge the source for it's credentials and proof.

Simply put, if you make a claim, be prepared to back it up with evidence, and even be prepared to defend it against opposing views. There is no requirement here to agree; only to act with civility.


The act of preventative maintenance, in and of itself, is FAR MORE important than brand/grade/base choices among lubes and filters.
- under maintaining something is akin to abuse/neglect; that can kill equipment by shortening the lifespan
- over maintaining something has never been proven to be anything but a waste of time and money
Re: Mixing Oils [Re: Mr_Luke] #5215020 09/17/19 06:55 AM
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I was able to find the video I was referring to.

Will Mixing 10 Motor Oils Damage Your Engine?


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Re: Mixing Oils [Re: Mr_Luke] #5215910 09/18/19 08:05 AM
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I got some remaining in bottle of about 2L of Pennzoil Platinum Euro 5W40 (ACEA A3) and 2L of Motul 8100 X-Clean 5W40 (ACEA C3) oil. Can I mix them together for the next oil change? The current oil in in my motor is Motul one.

Re: Mixing Oils [Re: Petabytes] #5215938 09/18/19 08:23 AM
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Isn't the answer already in this thread?


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Re: Mixing Oils [Re: Mr_Luke] #5216335 09/18/19 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr_Luke


I was able to find the video I was referring to.

Will Mixing 10 Motor Oils Damage Your Engine?



Thanks for posting. I enjoy PF videos without taking most of them to seriously, but in this case, he actually used a vehicle and submitted for a UOA to the most widely used company by bitogers. The results are clear...No issue mixing, even that cacophony of oils. I'd only be concerned (ever so mildly) if it was being done in extreme cold climates. But that concern might also be waning since the advent of SN Plus which has resulted in additive uniformity across brands.


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Re: Mixing Oils [Re: wemay] #5216490 09/18/19 06:48 PM
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Thanks for the video. Quite good.

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Originally Posted by Rav4H2019
Thanks for the video. Quite good.

The video while interesting does nothing to be honest. It does not actually prove anything of substance. What does have substance however, is successfully passing ASTM D6922, which an API listed oil must do to prove that oils are miscible and will not cause damage in an engine when mixed. Understand though that the resulting mixture may not meet any approval or specification, SN+ or otherwise.

Why people think that some dude on YouTube has to invent some goofy "test" to prove something is beyond me. Do people think there is no standardized and specific test already in existence and instead has to be pulled out of the air?


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Re: Mixing Oils [Re: kschachn] #5223532 09/26/19 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by kschachn
Originally Posted by Rav4H2019
Thanks for the video. Quite good.

The video while interesting does nothing to be honest. It does not actually prove anything of substance. What does have substance however, is successfully passing ASTM D6922, which an API listed oil must do to prove that oils are miscible and will not cause damage in an engine when mixed. Understand though that the resulting mixture may not meet any approval or specification, SN+ or otherwise.

Why people think that some dude on YouTube has to invent some goofy "test" to prove something is beyond me. Do people think there is no standardized and specific test already in existence and instead has to be pulled out of the air?


Why do you have to quote my one line for posting your views. Am I wrong to enjoy a video on YouTube ? Do you not have the confidence to post your opinions stand alone ?

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I really don't understand your questions. Yes, I think I have the confidence to post my own opinions and they do stand alone, did my response not show that? The first paragraph was not opinion, it was fact. The second one was opinion, that's true. The reason I said that is because videos like PF are often viewed by some individuals as some type of proof when there are actual tests that do prove things, not some video that is produced primarily to generate income for the host.

I guess I do have a particular issue with people that think they know something but don't, I'll give you that.


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Originally Posted by Rav4H2019
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I really don't understand your questions. Yes, I think I have the confidence to post my own opinions and they do stand alone, did my response not show that? The first paragraph was not opinion, it was fact. The second one was opinion, that's true. The reason I said that is because videos like PF are often viewed by some individuals as some type of proof when there are actual tests that do prove things, not some video that is produced primarily to generate income for the host.

I guess I do have a particular issue with people that think they know something but don't, I'll give you that.
Too bad the administration did not take action against you as requested by mr. Luke.

Wow, what on earth are you talking about?


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Re: Mixing Oils [Re: Mr_Luke] #5224330 09/27/19 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr_Luke
Originally Posted by kschachn
Originally Posted by Mr_Luke
Originally Posted by kschachn
Where did you see that an engine “fared better” on a cocktail of oils? That’s not possible via a UOA.

On a youtube video on my TV.

Yeah, hmm.

Making stuff up just to create a post on Bitog isn't nice.


I didn't make anything up and your comment was uncalled for.
I reported your reply and hopefully it will be deleted.
I don't appreciate being called a liar and will stop with that, pending action taken by an admin.


Does this refresh your memory

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