PP 5w30 vs. Castrol Edge 5w30

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I would ask which would reduce engine wear better but with 8X better wear protection I guess it goes without saying lol
 
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PP has already proven itself. Edge is the new kid on the block, and there aren't too many UOA's or reports in general. Having said that I would stick with PP.
 
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If the engine had a tendancy to chew up oil, the Edge has a higher TBN. Otherwise it might be moot. Not sure about cleaning.
 
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 Originally Posted By: ryland
Which would clean better and hold up better to a 7500mile OCI
Neither. You want a REAL synthetic oil for your money - not a semi-syn like PP or BP. Off the shelf at your local AP store: Mobil M1 Racing 4T synthetic; OTW, pick a Redline street product.
 
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 Originally Posted By: ryland
Which would clean better and hold up better to a 7500mile OCI
In what machine? Moot point anyway - there exist no statistically relevant data available (to us) from which we could pick a winner. The oil companies prob have varnish/sludge buildup and clean out in gram weight for test engines and they are NOT sharing because we pick products in the dark - and they want to KEEP it that way.
 
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 Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
RE cut open filter of M1 5w-20: At least its in the filter. You claiming clean up or breakdown?
Clean-up. My subsequent run with TDT 5w40 yielded more junk in the media. Note that this is a Fleetguard StrataPore filter, so the media is dense synthetic glass fibre, so the junk is actually IN the media, its pretty neat.
 
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 Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
OVERK1LL: Is this Expedition a new (used) truck purchase for you - or R U just changing lubricant direction?
Used, purchased with 150,000Km on it back in March.
 
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Cool. I had been looking for a TD expedition but could only find V10's in the "bargain bin" at my Ford outlet. Good luck on that vehicle.
 
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OVERK1LL, you should know that an engine run on dino doesn't get dirty... so how can synthetic do any cleaning... It's your imagination Pictures hold the truth!
 

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 Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
Cool. I had been looking for a TD expedition but could only find V10's in the "bargain bin" at my Ford outlet. Good luck on that vehicle.
I think you are thinking Excursion. This has the 5.4L V8, which was the larger engine of the two offered in this vehicle.
 

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 Originally Posted By: webfors
OVERK1LL, you should know that an engine run on dino doesn't get dirty... so how can synthetic do any cleaning... It's your imagination Pictures hold the truth!
Hhahhahhaahha
 
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OVERK1LL, do you think all of that was from Mobil 1 cleaning up what was left behind from conventional oil? Just curious as to what oils were used previously. AN's supposedly have high solvency.
 
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