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4 qts of this 4 qts of that #5234358 10/08/19 10:06 PM
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I have 4 qts of Sunoco synthetic 0w20 Dexos 1 Gen 2 and 4 qts of Valvoline synthetic 0w20 Dexos 1 Gen 2. What are your thoughts on mixing all 8 qts for my next oil change? 2016 Silverado 5.3.

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Don't do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: 4 qts of this 4 qts of that [Re: SigShooter] #5234368 10/08/19 10:29 PM
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You and "the truck" won't know a bit of difference at 3K, 5K or 10K miles OCI. Sleep well.


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Re: 4 qts of this 4 qts of that [Re: SigShooter] #5234383 10/08/19 10:50 PM
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Do it without losing a minute of sleep. It's completely fine to mix within the same viscosity rating. Some even mix different viscosities without any ill effects. I did several frankenbrews in my 05 impala and it seemed to thrive on it.

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Not a fan of mixing totally different add packs.....even if viscosities are identical.


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Re: 4 qts of this 4 qts of that [Re: SigShooter] #5234410 10/09/19 12:31 AM
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It's your car, do what you want..but no performance guarantees can be made when you mix finished lubes.
For example the anti corrosion inhibitors or detergents in lube A could compete more aggressively for surface area than the AW pkg in lube B..so you've inadvertantly lowered the combined lubes wear protection. That's the law of unintended consequences.

If it were me I'd use the least amount of make up oil needed. This lessens the chance of any (in)compatibility issues from one lube formula to the next. (blenders obtain add pks from the likes of Oronite or Lubrizol that are compatible with a range of base oils in their portfolio so they don't have to test everytime)

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Re: 4 qts of this 4 qts of that [Re: SigShooter] #5234411 10/09/19 12:33 AM
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Or you could say - a gallon of this, a gallon of that.....


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Re: 4 qts of this 4 qts of that [Re: SigShooter] #5234442 10/09/19 02:30 AM
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You'll be absolutely fine. Both are quality oils with approvals, even better they are both the same viscosity and same specification.

My Mother has a Suzuki Jimmny with a Suzuki M13A and my Mother-In-Law has a Suzuki Swift with the same M13A. Both cars have had all sorts of questionable mixes over the years.

As an example, my Mothers Jimmny currently has something like 500ml Total Quartz 9000 0w30, 1 Litre Castrol Magnatec 5w30 A5, 500ml Shall Helix Ultra 5w40, 500ml Mobil1 Turbo Diesel 0w40 and 2 Litres Morris Lubricants HD4 15w40.

Both cars are squeaky clean under the covers and the VVT is fully operational, this is even despite my Mothers doing 'extended' intervals.


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Re: 4 qts of this 4 qts of that [Re: SigShooter] #5234467 10/09/19 05:00 AM
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It will be just fine to mix them


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I never recommend blending different oils. The viscosity isn't the issue. The problem is base oil incompatibility and additive clash risks.

Every oil is formulated with a careful balance in the additive package to ensure no one additive overpowers and outcasts another. An example of this is anti-wear additives attempting to lay down a protective tribofilm on the same surface area the neutral detergents are trying to strip and clean. When you blend oils, you can easily upset that balance and cause additive clash with two different additive chemistries competing against one another rather than with one another.

I would pick up 4 quarts of each oil listed and do separate oil changes with them.


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Re: 4 qts of this 4 qts of that [Re: SigShooter] #5234502 10/09/19 06:14 AM
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3.7854 l of this, 3.7854 l of that.

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How long is your OCI? I would do it.


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Re: 4 qts of this 4 qts of that [Re: SigShooter] #5234514 10/09/19 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by SigShooter
I have 4 qts of Sunoco synthetic 0w20 Dexos 1 Gen 2 and 4 qts of Valvoline synthetic 0w20 Dexos 1 Gen 2. What are your thoughts on mixing all 8 qts for my next oil change? 2016 Silverado 5.3.



Well....

Valvoline actually makes the Sunoco motor oil...

So.... Those two oils are not from two totally different blenders. Like say Exxon and Castrol... I'd bet those two oils have a whole lot in common with each other.


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Originally Posted by 69GTX
Not a fan of mixing totally different add packs.....even if viscosities are identical.


Why?

Re: 4 qts of this 4 qts of that [Re: SigShooter] #5234527 10/09/19 06:55 AM
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Well, here's my opinion. I wouldn't do it on my newest cars but I would on my oldest cars. How's that for some weird psycho logic?

Based on what bbhero says, I would say you would not have any problem mixing the two. In your situation, I would mix them. Just make
sure you mix them all in a big container before you add them to your engine. LOL


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