Forums Migration

Please read this thread

Recent Topics
Best Synthetic Oil For Cleaning
by BlueOvalFitter - 07/06/20 11:18 PM
Make your predictions for 20 years from now...
by sloinker - 07/06/20 10:47 PM
Getting rid of carbon in exhaust ports?
by Spetz - 07/06/20 10:15 PM
Rotella Gas Truck 0W-20 VOA
by HDoilDude - 07/06/20 09:57 PM
Two Mobil 1 M1-110A filters. Different sizes
by Dallasmale1970 - 07/06/20 09:46 PM
BITOG forums migrating to Xenforo soon
by wwillson - 07/06/20 09:41 PM
Carburetors - I think I've learned to like them
by Kurtatron - 07/06/20 09:40 PM
Best fuel stabilizer/cleaner ?
by icemanrrc - 07/06/20 09:39 PM
Engine Restorer = Glittery oil?
by nastyc5 - 07/06/20 09:35 PM
MC FL-820S Cut Open
by BlueOvalFitter - 07/06/20 09:03 PM
Flat Back Diff Cover - Failures 🤔
by SavagePatch - 07/06/20 08:52 PM
VW 9M/9G Transmission fluid ?
by JswFL - 07/06/20 08:38 PM
First time UOA. Questionable potassium levels
by chknkatsu - 07/06/20 07:38 PM
STP oil treatment
by wymi516 - 07/06/20 07:12 PM
Oil Life Monitor
by rrretiree7 - 07/06/20 06:57 PM
94 F 150 Engine control module replaced
by Electromotive - 07/06/20 06:43 PM
OIL UDDER Q+A
by OIL_UDDER - 07/06/20 05:46 PM
Devil's Lake State Park near Baraboo, WI
by wwillson - 07/06/20 05:43 PM
New vehicle bug bit me again
by JTK - 07/06/20 04:56 PM
2012 Ram 2500 Delvac 15W40 3,000 miles
by tnt_motorsports - 07/06/20 04:43 PM
Newest Members
BakonBittz, ssoH, Sumpter_al, Jeffham87, chknkatsu
71867 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
31 registered members (A_User55555, Bailes1992, 19elantragt, Bazza32, 97prizm, Bebop, 1 invisible), 1,110 guests, and 32 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics307,526
Posts5,312,581
Members71,867
Most Online4,538
Jan 20th, 2020
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Question on the bottom of bottle with Penz Platinum #5443833 06/01/20 10:55 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 393
B
babyivan Offline OP
OP Offline
B
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 393
I use Penzoil Platinum full synth 5w 30 religiously in my 2017 Fiesta ST.

One of my 5 quart jugs sprung a small leak at the very bottom. I was was able to catch it in time and thus not much was lost. But the thing that I now ponder, is if the additive pack is now mostly gone, due to the leak being on the bottom, where most of the "good stuff" collects.

What I mean is, I have always noticed on my fresh bottles, there's that darker looking sediment that collects at the very bottom, which I always took for the additive packs settling; that need to be mixed (bottle vigorously shaken) before use.

I would hate to have to throw out 4.5ish (what didn't leak out) quarts of perfectly good oil.... but at the same time, is it still good without the settled darker part?.... Thanks in advance.


17 Fiesta ST w/Recaros
Re: Question on the bottom of bottle with Penz Platinum [Re: babyivan] #5443840 06/01/20 11:03 AM
Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 535
ABN_CBT_ENGR Offline
Offline
Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 535
Originally Posted by babyivan
I use Penzoil Platinum full synth 5w 30 religiously in my 2017 Fiesta ST.

One of my 5 quart jugs sprung a small leak at the very bottom. I was was able to catch it in time and thus not much was lost. But the thing that I now ponder, is if the additive pack is now mostly gone, due to the leak being on the bottom, where most of the "good stuff" collects.

What I mean is, I have always noticed on my fresh bottles, there's that darker looking sediment that collects at the very bottom, which I always took for the additive packs settling; that need to be mixed (bottle vigorously shaken) before use.

I would hate to have to throw out 4.5ish (what didn't leak out) quarts of perfectly good oil.... but at the same time, is it still good without the settled darker part?.... Thanks in advance.


Its impossible to know or answer the question with any degree of accuracy.

Personally I would run it with no reservations at all but do what makes you feel most comfortable with the decision.

Its your vehicle and your peace (piece, LOL) of mind

Re: Question on the bottom of bottle with Penz Platinum [Re: babyivan] #5443875 06/01/20 11:43 AM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 8,692
P
pbm Offline
Offline
P
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 8,692
I would run it...maybe shorten the OCI by a thousand miles for your own piece of mind.....

PS: I would love to pick up a used Fiesta ST.....they seem like a hoot.....Sadly Ford is not giving us the latest (1.5 3cyl. Ecoboost) model.....the British
motoring press like it...


'Journalism is Dead'
Re: Question on the bottom of bottle with Penz Platinum [Re: ABN_CBT_ENGR] #5443935 06/01/20 01:26 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 393
B
babyivan Offline OP
OP Offline
B
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 393
Originally Posted by ABN_CBT_ENGR
Originally Posted by babyivan
I use Penzoil Platinum full synth 5w 30 religiously in my 2017 Fiesta ST.

One of my 5 quart jugs sprung a small leak at the very bottom. I was was able to catch it in time and thus not much was lost. But the thing that I now ponder, is if the additive pack is now mostly gone, due to the leak being on the bottom, where most of the "good stuff" collects.

What I mean is, I have always noticed on my fresh bottles, there's that darker looking sediment that collects at the very bottom, which I always took for the additive packs settling; that need to be mixed (bottle vigorously shaken) before use.

I would hate to have to throw out 4.5ish (what didn't leak out) quarts of perfectly good oil.... but at the same time, is it still good without the settled darker part?.... Thanks in advance.


Its impossible to know or answer the question with any degree of accuracy.

Personally I would run it with no reservations at all but do what makes you feel most comfortable with the decision.

Its your vehicle and your peace (piece, LOL) of mind

Thanks for the reply. I wouldn't mind so much if the car was a "beater car", but this my "baby", lol. I will probably air on the side of caution and just keep it around as a "just in case". I got another 6 jugs anyways I can use in the meantime. Perhaps after that 6th one, I might not be so cautious anymore wink

Originally Posted by pbm
I would run it...maybe shorten the OCI by a thousand miles for your own piece of mind.....

PS: I would love to pick up a used Fiesta ST.....they seem like a hoot.....Sadly Ford is not giving us the latest (1.5 3cyl. Ecoboost) model.....the British
motoring press like it...

Thanks for the reply.
The only piece of mind that I would get would be not using it for a complete fill, but rather as extra in case I need an occasional top off (which has never been the case for this car, as the level never drops between oci).

Thanks! Yeah, it's a great fun little car, even bone stock (which mine is, aside from a Cobb RMM for improved positive shifts during romping). No complaints whatsoever. Shame on the American car buying public for "not getting it".


17 Fiesta ST w/Recaros
Re: Question on the bottom of bottle with Penz Platinum [Re: babyivan] #5443992 06/01/20 02:30 PM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 13,583
T
Triple_Se7en Offline
Offline
T
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 13,583
I would run it...... no question about it.
The only question I have is that you omitted your OCI length.
Keep this OCI to 5K as a safeguard and sleep well.


Stay Safe - Stay Healthy
Do a 2nd thought, before walking down the wrong path
Keep Your Korean TGDI / GDI engines clean-4k OCI

Pennzoil Ultra Platinum // Mobil-1 EP // Valvoline Synthetics



Re: Question on the bottom of bottle with Penz Platinum [Re: babyivan] #5444007 06/01/20 02:50 PM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 8,316
B
bbhero Offline
Offline
B
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 8,316
Run it...

Nothing to be major league concerned about. It happens time to time as far as what you have seen at the bottom of the oil container.


Nissan Altima 3.5 Coupe
Royal Purple 10w30+ Ceratec+ Carquest red 85358
"Treat your family like your friends and treat your friends like your family."
Re: Question on the bottom of bottle with Penz Platinum [Re: babyivan] #5444075 06/01/20 04:14 PM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 1,528
O
OilUzer Offline
Offline
O
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 1,528
Good question.

Hypothetically speaking, if your oil had 1/2 qt. of additives plus 4.5 quarts of oil & other stuff, and the 1/2 quart is gone, would you still use that oil?
I would say no. I may use it in my old cars for oil change (it gets mixed with another fresh 4 qt.) or use it for top up ...

In reality we don't know IF all the additives are gone i.e. none are floating or sticking to the bottom ... I would use that oil for top up.

If it was xW20, you could have used it for door hinges ... grin2

Re: Question on the bottom of bottle with Penz Platinum [Re: Triple_Se7en] #5444136 06/01/20 06:10 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 393
B
babyivan Offline OP
OP Offline
B
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 393
Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
I would run it...... no question about it.
The only question I have is that you omitted your OCI length.
Keep this OCI to 5K as a safeguard and sleep well.

3K oci hide


17 Fiesta ST w/Recaros
Re: Question on the bottom of bottle with Penz Platinum [Re: babyivan] #5444229 06/01/20 08:47 PM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 1,528
O
OilUzer Offline
Offline
O
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 1,528
oh, you are 3K guy ... I have a feeling you are not going to use that oil. lol

Re: Question on the bottom of bottle with Penz Platinum [Re: babyivan] #5444231 06/01/20 08:53 PM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 13,583
T
Triple_Se7en Offline
Offline
T
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 13,583
Originally Posted by babyivan
Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
I would run it...... no question about it.
The only question I have is that you omitted your OCI length.
Keep this OCI to 5K as a safeguard and sleep well.

3K oci hide


That's fine. Use it for a length you feel comfortable with.


Stay Safe - Stay Healthy
Do a 2nd thought, before walking down the wrong path
Keep Your Korean TGDI / GDI engines clean-4k OCI

Pennzoil Ultra Platinum // Mobil-1 EP // Valvoline Synthetics



Re: Question on the bottom of bottle with Penz Platinum [Re: babyivan] #5444439 06/02/20 07:37 AM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 10,943
E
Eddie Offline
Offline
E
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 10,943
I'd use it without concern. If you are really bothered then use 1/2 oil from a new 5q and 1/2 from the leaker. Don't toss any. Ed


2014 CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: Question on the bottom of bottle with Penz Platinum [Re: Eddie] #5444779 06/02/20 04:40 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 393
B
babyivan Offline OP
OP Offline
B
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 393
Originally Posted by Eddie
I'd use it without concern. If you are really bothered then use 1/2 oil from a new 5q and 1/2 from the leaker. Don't toss any. Ed

Excellent idea! split it into 2 oil changes. Thanks Ed


17 Fiesta ST w/Recaros
Re: Question on the bottom of bottle with Penz Platinum [Re: babyivan] #5444953 06/02/20 10:48 PM
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 13,200
dave1251 Offline
Offline
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 13,200
Just use it for the factory recommended OCI and sleep easy.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
Re: Question on the bottom of bottle with Penz Platinum [Re: dave1251] #5445011 06/03/20 05:56 AM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 13,583
T
Triple_Se7en Offline
Offline
T
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 13,583
Originally Posted by dave1251
Just use it for the factory recommended OCI and sleep easy.

If this is the 1.6 turbo, no way I would run it for the recommended oil life monitor 10k / 1y. Not even if the oil jug never cracked,


Stay Safe - Stay Healthy
Do a 2nd thought, before walking down the wrong path
Keep Your Korean TGDI / GDI engines clean-4k OCI

Pennzoil Ultra Platinum // Mobil-1 EP // Valvoline Synthetics



Re: Question on the bottom of bottle with Penz Platinum [Re: babyivan] #5445397 06/03/20 02:17 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,120
D
DGXR Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,120
Originally Posted by babyivan
I got another 6 jugs anyways I can use in the meantime.


If you have another 6 jugs, then use 1/2 of this leaked jug and 1/2 of a new unleaked jug for the next 2 oil changes. And being a BITOGer, your used oil probably has some life left anyway. That's what I would do. Make sure to keep the lid nice and tight on those opened containers.


1995 Corvette coupe LT1 6-speed
2006 Tacoma 2.7 Base SR5 AC
2003 Honda XR400R
1999 Yamaha YZ400FL
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

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