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So here's another take of equal consideration. This is an apples to apples comparison long term(miles) user as well.
Using this oil analysis 2006 hemi rt 187k miles mutiple changes over 10k miles Penzoil Platium, not ultra.
What are the dollars and cents?
Using this months special as an example.....$12.76 per quart x 7 = $89.32 + free oil filter = $89.32 + $15.75(shipping from Ohio to California) = $105.07.
$105.07 div by 14.899= $7.05 per 1000 miles.
Walmart ...Penzoil Platium synthetic are $5.00 per quart x 7 = $35.00+ $6.50 for an oil filter = $41.50 x 3.63(NYtax) = $45.13. ( If you get it on sale it will be even cheaper)
$45.13 div by 15.05 = $3.00 per 1000 miles....based on a 15,053 mile oil change.
So the savings for using a top off the shelf synthetic is $105.07-$45.03 = $59.94 So with today's oil change..... included in the cost of the oil change is night out with the family at Playland, or 16 gallons of gas.
So yes, price is a one time thing, but cost is a life time thing! Cheaper to use and equivelent protection at least for this comparison......best of both worlds.
Let me be clear I'm not saying its not a good or even great oil ...it appears to be great, but for me I cant justify the 250% plus price differential. If I run P.Platium in my car and can get consistent numbers as shown in the link above its a cost effective alternative route.
Brian, he also forgot to add in the cost of the extra oil into his equation, those 1-2 quarts of oil added had cost as well. (yes, I know it doesn't make up for the difference in price but you can't leave it out and be accurate)
To be accurate: Walmart ...Penzoil Platium synthetic are $5.00 per quart x 9 = $35.00+ $6.50 for an oil filter = $51.50 + (NYtax) = $57.37. ( If you get it on sale it will be even cheaper)
$57.37 div by 15.05 = $3.81 per 1000 miles....based on a 15,053 mile oil change.
"but for me I cant justify the 250% plus price differential." - but it isn't 250%, it was 235% with your numbers and is 185% as I calculated. Plus 28.5% of his oil was replaced during that time significantly skewing the protection capability of the oil.
Plus,where did that missing oil go? thru the PCV system and thru the engine? So lower mileage and higher emissions to burn the missing oil?
This is the real deal with a real Guy.
Jed is a good friend and Part of our So Cal car club Mopar360.
His car runs great and Jed drives this car in the extreme heat out here non stop.
370 Hemi I currently pay 70-80 bucks to have my oil changed so it is not a far leap for me to go to 100 with those results.
Basically the change is $89.32 + a free oil filter. The other $12.76 is an extra quart of top off should you need it. If not, you still have that quart for the next time. The only other cost is shipping to you. Usually about 13-15.00 anyway.
My questions is this. SO I tell you what I have and your company "makes" an oil specific to my needs? I have just over 50K and am very interested on the sole fact that your test say there is no wear?!?
Yes, we take into consideration where you live, temperatures, mods, miles on the car, whether you drive more in the city or more on the highway or a combination, do you encounter salt/Winter, do you drive it like you stole it or drive it like a regular car etc. The bottom line is it is tailor made for your car and what you have and how you use it. We too are very interested in stopping the wear on the cars we make materials for.
So would you test my oil too? A before and after...
If you choose to do that, each sample kit is only $20.00 so you would have a baseline before using QB and then one for every change if you so choose. It helps us understand what is going on and adjust it based on the samples. Jed double checks the oil every change and buys a kit so that he can determine how things are going. He allows us to use the results to help others on this forum.
also where is the post for your gas. I am very interested in anything that gets me more HP especially at such a cheap cost if you will. I have been to your website, but really am looking for a cost sheet to go forward...Also 20 mpg is a wet dream!
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