quote:I was told by a pennzoil tech via e-mail that ONLY Pennzoil Platinum meets the chrysler MS-6395M specification, their dino oils do not. The odd thing is that quaker state 5w-20 meets the chrysler spec. As to blackhondaaccord's question, I don't know that one is better than the other, because no one seems to know what the Chrysler MS-6395M specification really entails (if anything). They are both highly regarded oils, and I've used pennzoil in my honda in the past without worry.
They meet all the same 20wt specifications for those 3 car makers you listed. Pennzoil has turned in several impressive 20wt UOA's.
quote:Aways ask for the tech's name to be included when forwarding email questions. If not, then you can expect a false answer sometimes. We've seen it happen here at BITOG several times. No proper name attached to your email can result in "any kind" of answer.
Originally posted by RiotGrip: [QUOTE] I was told by a pennzoil tech via e-mail that ONLY Pennzoil Platinum meets the chrysler MS-6395M specification, their dino oils do not.
quote:Well, I stand corrected, but I did notice that the product sheet is dated March 2006. I believe it was sometime in March when I got the e-mail. The tech probably just looked at the old data sheet and left it at that. MS-6395 is definitely a mystery, since oils such as Cam-2 meet the spec., but yet mobil clean 5000 and exxon superflo do not publish that they meet the spec. (mobil 1 does list the DC spec by the way). Chrysler's owner's manual makes it seem pretty dang important that your oil meet this spec., so I would think any oil that meets it would publish the spec. when they could.
Per the Pennzoil conventional motor oil product data sheet: Meets or exceeds Chrysler MS 6395 specification (SAE 5W-20, SAE 5W-30 and SAE 10W-30) Pennzoil Yellow Bottle Product Data Sheet This is a bit of a mystery specification, as no one has ever confirmed what the spec addresses beyond the normal GF-4 parameters.