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    Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 10W-30, 7005 miles, 2019 Kia Sorento 3.3L

    Here is the recommended engine oil viscosities page from the 2019 Sorento owner's manual for the USA. For the 3.3 Liter engine a 30 weight is recommended for all temperature ranges. For my vehicle's operating environment, 0 to 50 °C, a 10W-30 is recommended. Yes, I am trying for a low Noack...
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    Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 10W-30, 7005 miles, 2019 Kia Sorento 3.3L

    Any benefit noticed? Not really, although I rarely drive that vehicle and I haven't been monitoring the fuel economy. My wife is the primary driver and she doesn't care about fuel economy either. I did drive it recently and may have noticed an increase in near full-throttle power but that is...
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    Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 10W-30, 7005 miles, 2019 Kia Sorento 3.3L

    Yeah, I forgot about the calendar requirement. If my garage here in Phoenix wasn't so darned hot (I'm just your average homeowner) in the summer, I would have changed the oil before June at less than 6000 miles. Thanks for the reminder of the warranty depending on an annual OCI. I'm a...
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    Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 10W-30, 7005 miles, 2019 Kia Sorento 3.3L

    This SN+ oil was in service fifteen months. Oil filter: K&N HP-7035. The K&N air filter (part number 33-5075) was installed at 18,059 miles. The vehicle is operated in a hot and dusty environment (Phoenix, Arizona). With this oil sample I am trying to determine if my choice of PUP 10W-30 and...
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