Dodge Durango 3.6L - HPL 5w-20 - 11,200 Miles on oil

wwillson

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This is a sample pulled from my Durango 3.6L with 122,200 miles total and 11,200 miles on the oil. The oil is HP 5w-20 by High Performance Lubricants in Manteno, IL. This oil is intended for extended drain intervals. I will sample again at 16,000 miles. Filter is a Fram Ultra, which was not changed at this sample. Consumption was zero, which improved from about 0.25qt every 5,000 miles. Lab is WearCheck.

Edit: The oil has been in service since 12/26/2019

Sample Information
Sample DateFeb 2020Dec 2020
Machine Age miles116,000122,200
Oil Age miles5,00011,200
Machine Time hours--
Oil Time hours--
Filter Age miles5,00011,200
Oil Changednono
Filter Changednono
BrandHigh Performance LubricantsHigh Performance Lubricants
Viscosity5w-205w-20
Wear Metals
Iron513
Chromium<1<1
Nickel00
Titanium<1<1
Silver<1<1
Aluminum33
Lead00
Copper310
Tin0<1
Antimony00
Vanandium<1<1
Cadmium00
Additives
Boron181181
Barium30
Molybdenum523521
Manganese<1<1
Magnesium462446
Calcium34223237
Phosphorus788777
Zinc948924
Contaminants
Silicon1111
Sodium44
Potassium1<1
Fuel %<1.0<1.0
GlycolNegNeg
Soot%0.10.1
Fluid Condition
TBN12.37.3
Viscosity8.89.1
 
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SR5

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Excellent !!

I’m liking how you are doing the distance on this oil while taking regular samples.

I also like how the lab is returning very consistent and tight numbers from the add pack.
 
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I just bought some HPL break in oil for my soon to be finished 440. It will be the worlds shortest OCI for BITOG.
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JTK

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It indeed holds up like a high performance lubricant for your usage!

You still rockin' the factory oil filter/cooler housing on your pentastar?

Those seem to be ideal for extended drains. Try to disturb them as little as possible.
 

wwillson

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You still rockin' the factory oil filter/cooler housing on your pentastar?
Yes, but it has been replace under warranty, because it cracked. Ironically, the oil change kid at the dealer must have torqued it with a 36" breaker bar after I told them NOT to change the oil. The next time I changed the filter it took some serious torque to get the filter housing off and it was already leaking. I don't understand how someone working at a dealer doesn't understand the gasket makes the seal, not the interface between the housing and the base. I only tighten it to contact and never any more.

Is there an aftermarket filter housing/cooler?
 
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