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#1896400 - 05/19/10 03:27 PM Blain's Farm and Fleet 5w-30 by Citgo/Mystik
Six_in_a_row Offline


Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 126
Loc: Northern Illinois


This is a VOA of Blain's Farm and Fleet 5w-30 made by Citgo Mystik as a private label. This oil is very popular at Blain's because they sell it by the pallet load. I suppose it is also found in similar formulations at other farm and ranch stores. Blain's sells this oil in quart and two gallons bottles.

I have used this oil over the winter in both my Cherokee and Liberty. I'm now running it in my Liberty. Chrysler specs 5w-30 for 2006 Liberty at all temperatures. I find it to be an excellent value, especially during a promotion.

I hope you find this information helpful.
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#1896408 - 05/19/10 03:35 PM Re: Blain's Farm and Fleet 5w-30 by Citgo/Mystik [Re: Six_in_a_row]
daman Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 11100
Loc: Bad Axe, MI
Thank you for the report!


but wow it's a thin 30w and not too impressive, kinda weak looking,i wouldn't get overly crazy on the Length of the OCI.

i wouldn't run this oil any longer then 5,000 max.
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#1896432 - 05/19/10 04:05 PM Re: Blain's Farm and Fleet 5w-30 by Citgo/Mystik [Re: daman]
tenderloin Offline


Registered: 12/16/02
Posts: 6429
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA
Thin? Looks right in line with the "name" 5W-30's

http://www.pqiamerica.com/testresults3a.html

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#1896435 - 05/19/10 04:08 PM Re: Blain's Farm and Fleet 5w-30 by Citgo/Mystik [Re: tenderloin]
daman Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 11100
Loc: Bad Axe, MI
Originally Posted By: tenderloin
Thin?

cSt 100 10.3 and sus 60.5 thats bottom of a 30w.
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#1896437 - 05/19/10 04:11 PM Re: Blain's Farm and Fleet 5w-30 by Citgo/Mystik [Re: daman]
daman Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
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Loc: Bad Axe, MI
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#1896439 - 05/19/10 04:12 PM Re: Blain's Farm and Fleet 5w-30 by Citgo/Mystik [Re: daman]
tenderloin Offline


Registered: 12/16/02
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Then you consider most if not all major 5W-30's as thin?

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#1896442 - 05/19/10 04:13 PM Re: Blain's Farm and Fleet 5w-30 by Citgo/Mystik [Re: tenderloin]
daman Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
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Loc: Bad Axe, MI
Originally Posted By: tenderloin
Then you consider most if not all major 5W-30's as thin?

most are not at the bottom of the scale,look at that cSt number?
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#1896443 - 05/19/10 04:14 PM Re: Blain's Farm and Fleet 5w-30 by Citgo/Mystik [Re: daman]
tenderloin Offline


Registered: 12/16/02
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Loc: Huntington Beach, CA
I do not know what chart you are looking at but the chart I posted shows the majors all around what the oil you questioned as "thin" is at.

Try it again 10.35 puts it right ion the MIDDLE of the 11 major 5W-30's tested. Again, you may label 10.35 as "thin"...So be it...but that makes the majors "thin" as well.

http://www.pqiamerica.com/testresults3a.html

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#1896447 - 05/19/10 04:16 PM Re: Blain's Farm and Fleet 5w-30 by Citgo/Mystik [Re: daman]
daman Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 11100
Loc: Bad Axe, MI
M1 5w30 cSt @ 100 C 11.3

M1 5w30 HM cSt @ 100 C 11.48

M1 0w30 cSt @ 100C 11.0

all mid and upper 30w
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#1896450 - 05/19/10 04:18 PM Re: Blain's Farm and Fleet 5w-30 by Citgo/Mystik [Re: tenderloin]
daman Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 11100
Loc: Bad Axe, MI
Originally Posted By: tenderloin
I do not know what chart you are looking at


did not read my above post i linked the chart from this site

here let me help you...

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#1896454 - 05/19/10 04:19 PM Re: Blain's Farm and Fleet 5w-30 by Citgo/Mystik [Re: daman]
tenderloin Offline


Registered: 12/16/02
Posts: 6429
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA
Come on daman..using one mfg to state what?

I do not know what chart you are looking at but the chart I posted shows the majors all around what the oil you questioned as "thin" is at.

Try it again 10.35 puts it right in the MIDDLE of the 11 major 5W-30's tested.

Again, you may label 10.35 as "thin"...So be it...but that makes the majors "thin" as well.

That is all I am stating....

http://www.pqiamerica.com/testresults3a.html

BTW

Pennzoil Platinum 10.3

Synpower 10.5


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#1896455 - 05/19/10 04:20 PM Re: Blain's Farm and Fleet 5w-30 by Citgo/Mystik [Re: daman]
addyguy Offline


Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 14118
Loc: Canada
Looks like an average SM/GF-4 dino. It will work perfectly fine for a manufacturer's OCI in a car calling for SM/GF-4 5W-30.

Thanks for doing the test - it's one PQI hasn't done.
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#1896460 - 05/19/10 04:23 PM Re: Blain's Farm and Fleet 5w-30 by Citgo/Mystik [Re: tenderloin]
daman Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 11100
Loc: Bad Axe, MI
Originally Posted By: tenderloin
Come on daman..using one mfg to state what

I do not know what chart you are looking at but the chart I posted shows the majors all around what the oil you questioned as "thin" is at.

Try it again 10.35 puts it right ion the MIDDLE of the 11 major 5W-30's tested. Again, you may label 10.35 as "thin"...So be it...but that makes the majors "thin" as well.

http://www.pqiamerica.com/testresults3a.html

Of hand thats good enough to make my point, you think im going to look all them up for you,look at the chart,, from this site here,,your saying it's wrong? and i really could care less you know!

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemid=55
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#1896467 - 05/19/10 04:26 PM Re: Blain's Farm and Fleet 5w-30 by Citgo/Mystik [Re: daman]
daman Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 11100
Loc: Bad Axe, MI
11.3,11.48,11.0 now thats a solid middle 30w
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#1896471 - 05/19/10 04:32 PM Re: Blain's Farm and Fleet 5w-30 by Citgo/Mystik [Re: daman]
tenderloin Offline


Registered: 12/16/02
Posts: 6429
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA
The oil in question is a dino 5W-30. It's Viscosity @ 100C, cSt stacks up middle of the road with major brand dino 5W-30's even Pennzoil Platinum and Valvoline Synpower synthetics

Again it maybe "thin" according to the chart on 5W-30 oil...but so are the vast majority of 5W-30 oils. That does not make it a negative, as you seemed to state in your first response. That is all I am stating.

If the F&F oil is "thin" so are the vast majority of major 5W-30 oils.. So then is it really "thin"?

BTW Mobils 5000 Viscosity @ 100C, cSt IS tested LOWER than the F&F dino. although Mobil rates it at 10.6..still close to the F&F oil.


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