'12 Focus 2.0 DI, PP 5W20, 8k - Comp to MC SynBlen

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Here's my third (and probably last) UOA on my Focus. Wanted to do a direct comparison between the Pennzoil Platinum and Motorcraft SynBlend over the same mileage and same driving conditions - commuter car, same commute for both periods. It's no surprise the PP was in better shape. But I don't see it exceeding the value of the MC on a cost/mile basis, at least not by a long shot. The PP has about a 40% price premium over MC. The MC would've easily gone to 9k miles. Would the PP have easily gone to almost 13k miles? Impossible to say based on this UOA but I'm guessing they're about even on value. Sure, NOACK is a concern. But the recent testing of PYB and QS conventionals with their ultra-low noacks solves that problem. I think after exhausting my stash of PP I'll stick to PYB at about 8-9k OCIs. Blackstone Comments: Nice drop in silicon this time around. It dropped to less than half of the previous level, and that was enough to put it down in the average range this time around. Wear metals continue to look great as well, so we don't see any obvious issues developing with this engine. In fact, now that the silicon is unhighlighted, and since we didn't find any other problems with this oil, we can finally give you a perfect report for your Focus. There were no contaminants or other physical issues, and the TBN is still nice and strong at 3.0, showing plenty of active additive left. Nice!
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MI/HR on Oil			8,005			7,963			5,062
MI/HR on Unit			22,480			14,475			6,512
Sample Date			01/11/14		05/04/13		08/03/12
Oil				PP 5W20			MC 5W20			PYB 5W20
Make Up Oil Added		0 qts			0 qts			0 qts		Univ Averages

ALUMINUM			9			7			5		5
CHROMIUM			1			1			1		1
IRON				17			16			13		14
COPPER				3			5			7		4
LEAD				0			1			0		1
TIN				0			3			0		0
MOLYBDENUM			55			99			245		68
NICKEL				0			0			0		0
MANGANESE			3			3			3		2
SILVER				0			0			0		0
TITANIUM			0			1			0		1
POTASSIUM			0			0			3		3
BORON				7			54			46		70
SILICON				15			33			39		18
SODIUM				3			7			5		48
CALCIUM				2268			2550			2586		2022
MAGNESIUM			8			11			10		214
PHOSPHORUS			565			839			756		709
ZINC				639			931			894		788
BARIUM				0			0			0		1

					(VOA)			(VOA)				Should Be:
SUS Viscosity @ 210°F		54.7			50.8			51.2		46-57
cSt Viscosity @ 100°C		8.68	(8.4?)		7.51	(8.5)		7.63		6.0-9.7
Flashpoint in °F		440			390			410		>355
Fuel %				<0.5			<0.5			<0.5		<2.0
Antifreeze %			0.0			0.0			0.0		0.0
Water %				0.0			0.0			0.0		0.0
Insolubles %			0.3			0.4			0.3		<0.6
TBN				3.0	(9.1?)		1.9	(7.3)		3.9		>1.0

 
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Nice report.I think you are right about PYB. It seems your engine does well with it in the sump. I think PYB has the most bang for the buck.
 
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of course its only 6$ more for PP near me. PYB is hyped up alot on bitog but is a very good oil. btw what is their universal average milage? Since iron tracks with mileage knowing the universal average mileage would be good.
 
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Since Ford recommends a syn blend why not use the Pennzoil syn blend? I think its within a buck or two being the same price as PYB at Wal-Mart for the 5qt jug.
 
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Originally Posted By: mwball0
Since Ford recommends a syn blend why not use the Pennzoil syn blend? I think its within a buck or two being the same price as PYB at Wal-Mart for the 5qt jug.
Ford recommends Motorcraft because that is their trademark. It is blended by Phillips here in the U.S. thus synblend. In Canada it is blended by BP thus it is similar to Castrol GTX. For warranty purposes Ford recommends what meets Ford specs. From the small snapshots of UOA's here I would just use PYB there is no need to spend more money.
 

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Originally Posted By: dave1251
Originally Posted By: mwball0
Since Ford recommends a syn blend why not use the Pennzoil syn blend? I think its within a buck or two being the same price as PYB at Wal-Mart for the 5qt jug.
Ford recommends Motorcraft because that is their trademark. It is blended by Phillips here in the U.S. thus synblend. In Canada it is blended by BP thus it is similar to Castrol GTX. For warranty purposes Ford recommends what meets Ford specs. From the small snapshots of UOA's here I would just use PYB there is no need to spend more money.
Yes. Plus if the recent PQIA testing is to be believed PYB has a higher TBN and much lower NOACK than MC SynBlend. MC Synblend is right on the edge of acceptable NOACK (15%).
 
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Originally Posted By: dave1251
Originally Posted By: mwball0
Since Ford recommends a syn blend why not use the Pennzoil syn blend? I think its within a buck or two being the same price as PYB at Wal-Mart for the 5qt jug.
Ford recommends Motorcraft because that is their trademark. It is blended by Phillips here in the U.S. thus synblend. In Canada it is blended by BP thus it is similar to Castrol GTX. For warranty purposes Ford recommends what meets Ford specs. From the small snapshots of UOA's here I would just use PYB there is no need to spend more money.
Pretty sure motorcraft in canada is made by Imperial (XOM) and is rebadged mobil super, not a BP oil.
 
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Originally Posted By: volk06
Originally Posted By: dave1251
Originally Posted By: mwball0
Since Ford recommends a syn blend why not use the Pennzoil syn blend? I think its within a buck or two being the same price as PYB at Wal-Mart for the 5qt jug.
Ford recommends Motorcraft because that is their trademark. It is blended by Phillips here in the U.S. thus synblend. In Canada it is blended by BP thus it is similar to Castrol GTX. For warranty purposes Ford recommends what meets Ford specs. From the small snapshots of UOA's here I would just use PYB there is no need to spend more money.
Pretty sure motorcraft in canada is made by Imperial (XOM) and is rebadged mobil super, not a BP oil.
I believe you are right.
 
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