quaker state blend?

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today my dad went to get an oil change for his nissan quest at the dealer. I was with him, and of course after being on this site I just have the urge to ask what oil and filter they use. They told me nissan filter and Quaker State Synthetic Blend. As I have never seen the oil before I came home and did a search on BITOG. Nothing came up for it. So what is this oil? Any good? Can it be compared to or exceed Pennzoil dino? thanks
 
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Yes Quaker State makes two blends you can buy off the shelf. A 4x4 blend which is more than likely whats your dad's quest and a sports car blend. I belive pennzoil/quaker state both make very high quality motor oils. Since quaker state and pennzoil being sister companies owned by shell oil I belive that the quaker state synthetic blend should be at least as good more that likely better than penn dino.
 
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I have a fairly good sized stash of Quaker State 4x4 synthetic blend oil - API SJ. QS still makes 4x4 syn. blend oil. I assume it is API SM now, but don't hold me to that.......it could still be SL. I have used the QS 4x4 syn. blend - API SJ, in my wife's '97 Expedition, & I don't have any complaints about it. It wouldn't be my first choice if I were buying oil for a truck/suv, but there's nothing wrong with it, IMO. I happened upon my stash of this oil at K-Mart, maybe 6 months ago; I got it for 20 cents a qt. [Smile]
 
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Wow just in time for the cap guy to start making them green the bottle guy went clear. [Smile] This is good proof that this vehicle-specific marketing has been going on for a while.
 
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North Alabama
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Originally posted by eljefino: Wow just in time for the cap guy to start making them green the bottle guy went clear. [Smile] ....
[LOL!] I never noticed the cap colors. It is funny, now that I notice it.
 
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wavinwayne, that last clear bottle of the blend, if you tip it over and look at the bottom does it have a milky coating that if you shake it up after noticing it that same coating disappears into the oil?!?!?! I don't trust the quality of the oil and those **** bottles(you'll know when you drop one:)) That milky coating must be the adds. dropping out of the oil!!!!
 
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BIGJ552000, Yes, I've noticed that coating. It doesn't really worry me. I bet you would notice that on all oils if they were in a clear bottle. I've got a whole boatload of this oil, but who knows if I'll ever get around to using it. I only paid 20 cents/qt. for the stuff. If I had any neighbors who tinkered with their clunkers, I'd give it away. But I don't, so I guess I'll keep it.
 
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I have not dropped any of the bottles, but I'm guessing someone dropped one of them before I purchased it. One bottle has a broken cap. I will use that quart as a general purpose lube around the house.
 
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