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Pennzoil pays for the licensing for Dexo's approval on the PP.

Good point, it's better to have if the car is still under warranty.

GF-6 is the important part.
 

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Have been using Walmart's oil for awhile in my 15. Don't know, but suspect they'll upgrade to GF-6 before long.
 

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Your engine blows up they are not going to analyze your oil to see if it's Dexos approved or not.
They want to see oil / filter changes.
ANY full synth. is better than the minimum Dexos semi synth. oil by a mile.
Magnuson act may come into play with the Dexos also.
 

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Had to make an emergency trip to Wallmart tonight for Cat treats..... ( long story).... Stuck my nose into the automotive section and IT'S HERE! GF-6!
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Price isn't bad either.....
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The Ultra Platinum is a few dollars more, but not stocked on the shelf. You have to order it.
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I have a 1600 miles to go before the 10,000 mile service. This is what I'm putting in.....

Then, do the mail in rebate for $10 per jug.... and the net cost is $14 per 5 qt. jug. Outstanding!!
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Based on what I've seen on the Pennzoil web site the $10 rebate is an advertising gimmick. You must have bought the oil from one of their "participating" dealers to get the rebate and they show the list. (Send in your receipt) None of the major auto parts dealers are listed, NAPA, Auto Zone, Advance, OReily's, Pep Boy's and so on plus none of the big box stores or Internet sellers. So if you buy at Wal Mart, that's your purchase price.
 

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Your engine blows up they are not going to analyze your oil to see if it's Dexos approved or not.
They want to see oil / filter changes.
ANY full synth. is better than the minimum Dexos semi synth. oil by a mile.
Magnuson act may come into play with the Dexos also.
You're probably referring to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.

The Magnuson Act of 1943;

The Magnuson Act, also known as the Chinese Exclusion Repeal Act of 1943, was an immigration legislation proposed by U.S. Representative (later Senator) Warren G. Magnuson of Washington and signed into law on December 17, 1943 in the United States.[1] It allowed Chinese immigration for the first time since the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, and permitted some Chinese immigrants already residing in the country to become naturalized citizens. However, the Magnuson Act provided for the continuation of the ban against the ownership of property and businesses by ethnic Chinese. In many states, Chinese Americans (including US citizens) were denied property-ownership rights either by law or de facto until the Magnuson Act itself was fully repealed in 1965.[2]

Front of Walmart oil bottle.

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Oil Life monitor told me to change my oil the other day, so I decided to change oil in my '09 last night. Picked up the GF-6 Pennzoil and a K&N HP-2011 filter and changed it all out. I absolutely hate changing this filter on a hot oil change....
 

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Oil Life monitor told me to change my oil the other day, so I decided to change oil in my '09 last night. Picked up the GF-6 Pennzoil and a K&N HP-2011 filter and changed it all out. I absolutely hate changing this filter on a hot oil change....
It does suck. I usually do most of the draining and refilling and then do the filter. Being upside down there's not a ton to drain so I let it cool down a little bit.
 
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Well, the GF-6 went in tonight for the 10k mile service.
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I really like Pennzoils packaging. There isnt any of that "Foil" crap you need to peel off.
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Everytime I do peel it, my OCD starts kicking in, and I think some went into the engine. I hate that. Pennzoils packaging is like a "sports drink" bottle.You twist the cap, and little plastic bits snap to tell you the cap hasn't been tampered with. I LOVE IT!. Looking down into the bottle, I found it spotless. You would be surprized at the muck you sometimes find. Some say it's the "additives" settling out. Who knows..... I'm just glad its clean.
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Pouring this stuff in, is kinda weird. You turn the jug over, dump the stuff in.... GLUG....GLUG...GLUG..... and then it just stops. No prolonged dripping, no stringers... it's just flows until the jug is empty, and then it just stops.

The DIC said 5200 miles had elapsed, and said I had 29% oil life left. Next OCI will be the full 100% usage, prolly 7000 miles or so..... we'll see.

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Well, the GF-6 went in tonight for the 10k mile service.
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I really like Pennzoils packaging. There isnt any of that "Foil" crap you need to peel off.
View attachment 9641 Everytime I do peel it, my OCD starts kicking in, and I think some went into the engine. I hate that. Pennzoils packaging is like a "sports drink" bottle.You twist the cap, and little plastic bits snap to tell you the cap hasn't been tampered with. I LOVE IT!. Looking down into the bottle, I found it spotless. You would be surprized at the muck you sometimes find. Some say it's the "additives" settling out. Who knows..... I'm just glad its clean.
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Pouring this stuff in, is kinda weird. You turn the jug over, dump the stuff in.... GLUG....GLUG...GLUG..... and then it just stops. No prolonged dripping, no stringers... it's just flows until the jug is empty, and then it just stops.

The DIC said 5200 miles had elapsed, and said I had 29% oil life left. Next OCI will be the full 100% usage, prolly 7000 miles or so..... we'll see.

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If you pour from the side of the jug you won't get the glug effect, just a smooth pour. I recommend people learn how to read the manufacture codes on their favorite brand oil bottle/jugs. Some are easy to read others harder to decipher. If the oil is 2 years or older, then grab another bottle. Many manufacturers say 3-5 years before the additives settle out, but not sure if I believe that. I have not seen muck at the bottom of any bottle for the past 35. years and I do look. At the end of the OLM OCI you should take a sample of the oil and get it tested for viscosity, additive levels, wear metals, oxidation, fuel dilution and ability to neutralize acids (TBN). Often times in sound, properly functioning engine with a good oil, it is still serviceable.
 
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