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Brace yourself for it.... Pro wrestling is fake.Oh great. You just ruined my belief. I thought there was unicorn dust in their oil. What are you going to tell me next? Santa's not real?
Yes, you’re bang on. I was in the aviation industry for a long time, most of it running an aircraft maintenance business.Even on "short trips" an aircraft engine probably runs hot enough long enough, right? The problem with automobiles is that short trips are devastating to the oil, and the moisture in the oil isn't simply water - it can form acids. Then we add GDI fuel dilution as yet another factor for a double whammy.
The vast amounts of water that come out of a tailpipe aren't from humidity - it's from the fact that hydrocarbons + oxygen (combustion) = H2O + CO2. The amount of water produced by combustion is greater than the amount of gasoline combusted. While the majority of water goes out the exhaust, blow-by gasses that enter the crankcase have a ton of water vapor - which is why unheated catch cans can accumulate water.
The problem of moisture in oil is so real that it's usually recommended to change your oil prior to winter storage - even though it's not accumulating miles, the used oil can continue to damage the engine if there's moisture in it.
So changing the oil every 6 months irrespective of hours of runtime is still a sensible thing to do, unless the car wasn't run at all.
It doesn't make sense to me that some people buy super expensive oil and then extend drain intervals to justify the cost. It does make sense to buy a high quality oil AND change the fluid when you're supposed to.As long as it meets the spec, I think oil branding is mostly snake oil assuming you change the oil when you're supposed to.
I mean, I can see this at a point, but I guess just WAY further down the road in my opinion.Concern over water utilities shutting down over sickness among workers. This makes far more sense than the toilet paper hoarding.
I wanted to post an update to say that I received a $10 rebate check from Pennzoil today. A surprise to be certain but a welcome one. We'll see if they fulfill the other two now...I wanted to post an update to say that I am starting to sour on SOPUS products (or at least on Pennzoil) after having 3 rebates denied for Pennzoil products so far in 2020. I have seen a lot of other people complaining over at BITOG about similar denials and frankly this would not be my first time having difficulty with Shell fulfilling its end of a promotion. I got four $10 rebates on Rotella Gas Truck oil last year without any issues and all were received very quickly, perhaps things have changed in the new year.
It is perfectly fine, I know it is packed with cleaning agents. I thought it was being phased out though because it was being sold at a boutique oil price and it did not seem like sales has been going well since its inception. It is not a bad product, it was just being sold at too high of a price point for frankly being Pennzoil Platinum with more detergents.
I would rather use a Pennzoil Xw30 oil in an engine that calls for a 20 weight rather than one that calls for a 30 weight oil.In my experienc PP and PUP are too thin in my application, unless they are either A5/B5 or A3/B3-4.
They are thin oils, at least in 30w, and from almost all of my UOAs, I lose around .8 cSt at the the change. PP 5w-30 is almost a 20w out of the bottle and for me, it would be a 20 without a doubt. I wish they'd make it with more headroom, although I do run it in a car that's speced for x-20.
My car does best when the native cSt is around 11 or higher.
It’s made by Warren Distribution so it’s decent oil and is literally the same as Costco’s Kirkland, Wal Mart’s SuperTech and dozens of others. They even all share the same dexos license number.Any thoughts on Amazon Basics oil? I have seen a few youtubers out there recommending it. I wonder if any one here has used lt
Your choice of the Purolator Boss filter made me curious so I looked it up:Ok so hopefully do an oil change with valvoline modern engine and a purolator boss filter this weekend. Hoping it quiets down the engine a little. Especially at cold idle.