Pennzoil Truck, SUV, Minivan 5w-20

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Haven't seen much discussion on this oil. Pennz is marketing it as a synthetic blend and for the increased demands of heavier, hard working vehicles. Is there anything really special about this oil compared to their regular 5w-20 Purebase dino? Also wondering about Valvoline Durablend 5w-20. Yesterday, while at Autozone I noticed the bottle states not only GF3 but also GF4 and something called ACEA-1? THe Durablend 5w-20 was $2.88 / qt.
 
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ACEA-1 is the lowest standard for European oil. I think it is about the same as our API SL rating GOOD GRIEF! That stuff is even thinner than Exxon! 8.2 cSt @ 100C Only 5W-20 I can think of that is thinner is Torco SR-1. Gene
 
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If I remember right, three more oils are thinner - Havoline 5w20 - 8.0 cst @100C Chevron Supreme - 8.0 cst @100C Citgo Supergard 5w20 - 7.8 cst @ 100C
 
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Originally posted by MNgopher: If I remember right, three more oils are thinner - Havoline 5w20 - 8.0 cst @100C Chevron Supreme - 8.0 cst @100C Citgo Supergard 5w20 - 7.8 cst @ 100C
Hmmm... they are thin. Chevron - 8.0 Citgo - 8.1 Havoline - 8.3 However I am not sure that we are looking at the same formulations. Gene
 
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Thin oils AKA xw20 work. Now we have preferences on how thin??? 8.5 MC is good, but 8.0 Havoline is not cause its too thin??? [LOL!] btw: I tried torco sr1 in my honda. It wasn't my cup of tea, but it worked well, just as well as (subjective of course) as m1 0w20. Personally , I think it depends on the vehicle which to use. My ford 4.2: the thinner the better, the honda seems to run best on 8.8 to 9.0 weight 20 (@100 c).
 
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