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#1 Old 10-14-2013, 06:30 PM
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2nd Oil Report on Amsoil

This time the oil change interval is almost one full year. The oil seems to be just fine for a whole year. However I will try 9 months/5000miles next time.

So far I am quite satisfied with the signature series of amsoil 10w30. Performance and fuel efficiency are both pretty decent. I get these at wholesale price and I am more than happy with the end result.






My 1st oil report on Royal Purple, only~3500 miles:



My 2nd oil report on Amsoil, about 5812 miles:

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This doesn't seem all that great. Copper, moly and aluminum are high at ~7800 miles. I'd look for a better oil. This one shows above average wear and the recommendation to cut back to 5k miles speaks volumes.

If you are only changing your oil once per year, you aren't saving much $$ in exchange for higher engine wear. Almost any off the shelf oil will go 5k miles and show better results. The data suggests you are wearing your bearings substantially for the miles driven.


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The high wear is probably due to lots of short city miles.

I just got another batch of amsoil in the engine. When it is near 9 months I will try either Pennzoil or Castrol.

If financial permits, I will give Brian's QB a try.

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This is where you can see trends... that's what UOA is for.

Using oil reports to compare oils in different vehicles... that's not good science, way too many variables.

All cars being identical models does not mean they are all the same... lol.

10k miles a year... those are short trips.

Compare the same oil in mine at 30k/year with lots of highway... it would look completely different.

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There are many excellent synthetic oils on the market to choose from.

I will assume that Mopar knows more about our engines than any one else.

Any thoughts as to why Mopar currently uses Pennzoil Ultra 0 - 40 at the factory as opposed to anything else on the market?

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Any thoughts as to why Mopar currently uses Pennzoil Ultra 0 - 40 at the factory as opposed to anything else on the market?
I was told cause Penzoil paid more money for rights.

Also would these results be majorly different for a 5.7?

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Not related to this thread, but exactly why is it that the 5.7 only calls for a 5W-20 weight oil, while the SRT engines get a 0W-40? What about these engines is so different that causes one engine to need a different oil from the other?

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Not related to this thread, but exactly why is it that the 5.7 only calls for a 5W-20 weight oil, while the SRT engines get a 0W-40? What about these engines is so different that causes one engine to need a different oil from the other?
I would assume the MDS is the difference. No MDS in the SRT8


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The SRT does have MDS, which is why I can't understand why they use a 40 weight oil in them since it would be a sin to use anything heavier than 20 weight in the 5.7 with MDS.
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Well actually I should say that the 6.4L has MDS and takes 0W-40. The 6.1 does not have MDS. But what makes these engines so special that they need the heavier oil?
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