QSUD 0W-20 Blend dexos1

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Sorry for the acronym in the title for new members, but I was on Walmart's website and noticed Quaker State Ultimate Durability in 0W-20 as a "Synthetic Blend", with the dexos1 certification. Here's a link to the TDS from Shell.com: http://www.epc.shell.com/Docs/GPCDOC_X_cbe_24855_key_140007601813_20130802170_9.pdf Has anyone seen this out in the wild? Walmarts apparently have it, but I haven't been in one for a few weeks. This is the first time I've seen QSUD marketed as a blend. It has a decent MRV and NOACK; the viscosity index isn't very high.
 
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Originally Posted By: dave1251
Cant say I have seen it. It has DEXOS approval so I am not going to buy it thought. Good luck in finding it.
You aren't going to buy it because it has Dexos approval? Why is that?
 
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Because of the GM royalty. If DEXOS was a one time flat fee for approval then I would have no issues purchasing a DEXOS approved product.
 
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Originally Posted By: Hokiefyd
It has a decent MRV and NOACK; the viscosity index isn't very high.
Decent MRV and correct on VI, but a 9% Noack for a synthetic is very good. For a blend? That's a great number.
 
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Yes I see this semi-synthetic at My Wal-mart (south/central) Texas. Along with Full synthetic Quaker State 0-20. What I don't see is Castrol Edge 0-20, Only 5-20. I think Quaker State makes a very good product.I may use it in my Wifes 14 CRV, if I cannot find 0-20 Edge.(just my preference).
 
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Originally Posted By: HKPolice
QSUD full synthetic 0w20 is already one of the cheapest 0w20 out there, what's the point of a blend?
Yeah, this...
 
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If it's a Quaker State Blend - then it can't be QSUD ...It has to be something else in the line up because all QSUD is Group III synthetic (no blend) .
 
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Originally Posted By: Hokiefyd
Sorry for the acronym in the title for new members, but I was on Walmart's website and noticed Quaker State Ultimate Durability in 0W-20 as a "Synthetic Blend", with the dexos1 certification. Here's a link to the TDS from Shell.com: http://www.epc.shell.com/Docs/GPCDOC_X_cbe_24855_key_140007601813_20130802170_9.pdf Has anyone seen this out in the wild? Walmarts apparently have it, but I haven't been in one for a few weeks. This is the first time I've seen QSUD marketed as a blend. It has a decent MRV and NOACK; the viscosity index isn't very high.
That's not QSUD. Just Quaker state blend as Chris posted. I don't see this online at Walmart.
 
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Originally Posted By: dave1251
Because of the GM royalty. If DEXOS was a one time flat fee for approval then I would have no issues purchasing a DEXOS approved product.
Doesn't the API charge a per gallon royalty as well?
 
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