Recent Topics
Pecan Pie Cheesecake Recipe
by GumbyJarvis - 04/06/20 05:03 AM
Dewalt DXCM251 25-Gal Oiled Air Compressor
by The Critic - 04/06/20 03:40 AM
Windows File & Folder Fix Tool
by ZeeOSix - 04/06/20 01:53 AM
$.25 washer fluid at WM
by joel95ex - 04/06/20 12:13 AM
`16 Suburban OLM never tripped due to time
by zfasts03 - 04/05/20 11:26 PM
Straight 30W [Briggs & Stratton] @ Amazon
by SlavaB - 04/05/20 10:56 PM
Bosch 3323 Premium Filter Cut Open
by TrainingPolicy - 04/05/20 10:29 PM
CARQUEST Premium Oil filter 84341 Cut Open
by TrainingPolicy - 04/05/20 10:12 PM
C-1706 SAKURA Cut Open
by QuangTeo - 04/05/20 10:07 PM
Had to smile
by AZjeff - 04/05/20 10:04 PM
Childhood friend dies
by Marco620 - 04/05/20 10:00 PM
Leftover 100LL in vehicle
by PantherFan88 - 04/05/20 09:42 PM
The good old days.:)
by A310 - 04/05/20 09:04 PM
Harvest king switched suppliers confirmed.
by Micahmcmeen - 04/05/20 08:15 PM
Mobile 1 Synthetic 15w/50 - Not what it used to be?
by NorCalHD - 04/05/20 06:21 PM
Bad Rear Brakes- Not obvious
by ford46guy - 04/05/20 05:03 PM
Move car w/ NO coolant?
by SavagePatch - 04/05/20 04:39 PM
VIRGIN BOSCH 3400 CUT OPEN
by 53' Stude - 04/05/20 04:18 PM
First vehicle you ever purchased?
by 53' Stude - 04/05/20 03:56 PM
Newest Members
F7daved, khouan, daniell, carguy1701, London
71106 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
53 registered members (Char Baby, Astro14, BeerCan, bbhero, 3 invisible), 1,319 guests, and 17 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics303,661
Posts5,239,340
Members71,106
Most Online4,538
Jan 20th, 2020
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Re: Harvest King 10W-30 syn, 10k mi. on oil, 2002 Ford Ranger 3.0L V6 w/ 250k mi. [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #5339949 02/03/20 12:17 PM
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 57
G
getawheel Offline OP
OP Offline
G
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 57
Originally Posted by JohnnyJohnson
But I'll bet you wouldn't have felt better or you car wore less with $50 a Jug oil.

I would have felt the same, except my wallet would be $40 lighter. I'm certain that pretty much any oil of the same grade and specs would have yielded the same results, whether it was SuperTech or Red Line. Almost anything available today is vastly superior to the API SL specification that my 2002 model year engine calls for, which tells me that in my application, anything more than the cheapest I can find is a waste.

Re: Harvest King 10W-30 syn, 10k mi. on oil, 2002 Ford Ranger 3.0L V6 w/ 250k mi. [Re: Triple_Se7en] #5339956 02/03/20 12:28 PM
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 57
G
getawheel Offline OP
OP Offline
G
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 57
Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
but.....but.....but Great Value Supreme coffee has the same certs as that crafty, schmancy, fancy Columbian Supremo. wink

Harvest King really rocked here. All the fill station additive & base oil faucets were turned on high, when that empty jug made it's way down the conveyor belt line.

I think HK performed much better than most would expect from an oil that usually sells for $2-3/quart. To me, just proof that marketing works.

If you were told you had a cup of Columbian Supremo but in fact had a cup of Great Value Supreme, would you taste the difference? Perhaps, but I'd wager that at least 90% of people wouldn't know the difference.

Same principle here. I have no doubt that in some applications, some specialty oil has clear advantages. But in most cars on the road today? No advantage at all, except perhaps making the uninformed owner feel a little better.

Re: Harvest King 10W-30 syn, 10k mi. on oil, 2002 Ford Ranger 3.0L V6 w/ 250k mi. [Re: getawheel] #5339974 02/03/20 12:53 PM
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 644
A
ad244 Offline
Offline
A
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 644
Fantastic report, thanks for sharing!

Re: Harvest King 10W-30 syn, 10k mi. on oil, 2002 Ford Ranger 3.0L V6 w/ 250k mi. [Re: getawheel] #5340434 02/03/20 11:49 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 629
N
Nitronoise Offline
Offline
N
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 629
That SOHC Vulcan isn't picky on oil I have been running syn blend oil in my daughters car with great labs from Blackstone and she is in a severe service interval as she short trips 80%of her driving and commuting ,Warren and citgo have been a staple in this engine for the last 6 years

Last edited by Nitronoise; 02/03/20 11:51 PM. Reason: Additional infoSpell check

07 Ford Freestyle 166K
06 Honda Acord EX 133K
02 Ford Tarus 123K
00 Buick Regal SC 144K
95 Goldwing 28K

Re: Harvest King 10W-30 syn, 10k mi. on oil, 2002 Ford Ranger 3.0L V6 w/ 250k mi. [Re: Nitronoise] #5341060 02/04/20 06:10 PM
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 57
G
getawheel Offline OP
OP Offline
G
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 57
Originally Posted by Nitronoise
That SOHC Vulcan isn't picky on oil

@Nitronoise

Are you sure you're thinking of the Vulcan? The 3.0L Vulcan is a pushrod engine, no overhead cams.

Alternatively, the 3.0L Duratec, which replaced the Vulcan in some passenger car applications, is a DOHC engine. You may be thinking of that.

Page 2 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™