PQIA test of Kirkland FS 5w-30

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I've been using this oil now for 2 weeks then engines nice and quiet it even seems like my piston slap is gotten less noticeable
 

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Looks good to me, a LSPI friendly Ca & Mg detergent package, close to max ZDDP, lots of Boron (245 ppm) and a nice dose of Moly (80ppm). That looks like a good add pack. Shame there is no Noack to help judge the base oil quality. But it's D1-G2 so we know it's below 13% and passes their other quality tests.
 

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Originally Posted by UG_Passat
It's another Warren Distribution Oil. such as Amazon basics oil. http://pqiadata.org/AmazonBasics_5W30.html
Thanks, that looks like the same add pack, probably the exact same oil just in a different bottle. The Noack is 11.4% which looks good to me. I'd be all over this stuff. Warren Distribution the "unknown" name brand oil.
 
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Runs great in my cheap Equinox. It'll soon be the oil in my Alaskan Chevy truck as well.
 
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Originally Posted by antonmnster
Dare I run this in my 335?
NO!
The car is already at 200K miles. You shouldn't, but if you don't care as much, you could. What I want to know is where you got that PP Euro without spending an arm and a leg per single quart.
 
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Originally Posted by antonmnster
Dare I run this in my 335?
Depends on whether or not you care about HTHS. It's unknown with this oil. Btw..When was the last time you had the valves cleaned on that N54?
 
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Originally Posted by BMWTurboDzl
Btw..When was the last time you had the valves cleaned on that N54?
2 or 3 years ago, back around 150l, by hand, with a dozen cans of carb cleaner. It was fairly nasty but cleaning them didn't change anything.
 
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