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What oil on local shelves has the highest amount of PAO? #5285319 12/04/19 07:48 PM
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What oil on local shelves has the highest amount of PAO?

Re: What oil on local shelves has the highest amount of PAO? [Re: enochian] #5285323 12/04/19 07:51 PM
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I’m honestly not sure if anyone really knows. I’d guess it’s m1 0w40fs, Castrol edge 0w40/0w30, Mobil 1 AP. But it’s only a guess


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Re: What oil on local shelves has the highest amount of PAO? [Re: enochian] #5285324 12/04/19 07:52 PM
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Mobil 1 AP, then EP


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Re: What oil on local shelves has the highest amount of PAO? [Re: 147_Grain] #5285329 12/04/19 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by 147_Grain
Mobil 1 AP, then EP


Is this for sure? I’d have thought the 0w40 and 5w50 flagship oils would have been the ones. No doubt AP and EP are stellar...


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Re: What oil on local shelves has the highest amount of PAO? [Re: enochian] #5285331 12/04/19 07:55 PM
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unless its a speed shop selling specialty oils $$$$ its anyones guess as oil blenders only use a small amount of real synthetic PAO + Ester as needed to meet a spec!!

Re: What oil on local shelves has the highest amount of PAO? [Re: enochian] #5285334 12/04/19 07:57 PM
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I once had a bottle of pure PAO HVAC lube. It has no additives and was water clear. It would be useless as engine oil though.

With multiple high quality base oils available and the newer Ashless antioxidants being used, the difference between GTL, grp III and PAO are being erased.
Are there better finished oils than others? I am certain there are marginal differences, since mOre research and expense goes into different tiers, you can see that on the shelves.
We can enjoy and learn of the advances, or we can agonize over details we will never learn.

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Re: What oil on local shelves has the highest amount of PAO? [Re: Doublehaul] #5285349 12/04/19 08:07 PM
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Some of the SDS sheets indicated that in 0w20, M1 AFE was 30% (going to GTL?) and M1 AP/EP was 60/70%

By now who knows … but still thinking the clearance AP stash I have would have been made 60/70%
(just started to use it, OCI undecided)

Re: What oil on local shelves has the highest amount of PAO? [Re: enochian] #5285351 12/04/19 08:09 PM
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I have a lifetime powertrain warranty and am forced to change my oil and filter every 10k...if I didn’t I’d run AP 5w30 for 20k and be a happy camper doing it

I hate changing oil


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Re: What oil on local shelves has the highest amount of PAO? [Re: Doublehaul] #5285359 12/04/19 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Doublehaul
Originally Posted by 147_Grain
Mobil 1 AP, then EP


Is this for sure? I’d have thought the 0w40 and 5w50 flagship oils would have been the ones.


I'm guessing those are Visom based oils.


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Re: What oil on local shelves has the highest amount of PAO? [Re: Doublehaul] #5285360 12/04/19 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Doublehaul
I have a lifetime powertrain warranty and am forced to change my oil and filter every 10k...

It could be worse. On my SRT, I have to change it every 6 months, even if the car sat in the garage most of that time as I don't drive it during winter.


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Re: What oil on local shelves has the highest amount of PAO? [Re: enochian] #5285361 12/04/19 08:16 PM
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I bet your right...didn’t think about visom

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Re: What oil on local shelves has the highest amount of PAO? [Re: enochian] #5285371 12/04/19 08:36 PM
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there were some charts posted awhile back.. it depends on grade as well.


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Re: What oil on local shelves has the highest amount of PAO? [Re: aquariuscsm] #5285372 12/04/19 08:42 PM
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Visom is UK + France … BMT (Texas) makes the Walmart Dexos type stuff …

Re: What oil on local shelves has the highest amount of PAO? [Re: enochian] #5285382 12/04/19 09:06 PM
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Not on your shelf but Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W30 meant for diesel engines with carbon issue is more than 90% PAO/POE if I'm not mistaken. I think it may have the highest POE of any engine oil readily available at this time, even more than the boutiques that emphasize their POE content.


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Re: What oil on local shelves has the highest amount of PAO? [Re: enochian] #5285392 12/04/19 09:23 PM
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Local shelves for me include :

NAPA - - I buy Schaeffers oil for the Mustang & Ford Escape

Or I could always goto Farm and Fleet and purchase Amsoil, so yeah depends on what local shelves you have available 😉


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