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Someone let me know where they can find a Synthetic Blend of 0W-20; because, I don't think they make that.

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Someone let me know where they can find a Synthetic Blend of 0W-20; because, I don't think they make that.
Why not go with full synthetic?





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Just got my first oil change at the dealer and they told me that they use a blend.
mine said the same, but wants me to come back each 3k.
I am going full S
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Went full S today. 7500 miles here I come
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It's hard to go wrong with Pennzoil platinum euro grade oil. Reasonable price on 5 quart jugs and keeps the engine clean and happy.
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If one is on very tight budget - then go with a 'conventional' oil that's is in fact a blend while sold as 'conventional', otherwise use 'full' or '100%' synth oil.
There are several brands that sell synth blend oils as 'conventional' in several viscosities but not all viscosities.
Reality is there are no 100% synth oils but oils with more or less synth content.
One such 'dino' oil that's actually a blend is Valvoline Conventional (white bottle) in 5w-20, 5w-30 and 10w-30 grades.
Also, personally I prefer 'full' synth with SN Plus and A5/B5 certifications in my cars' engines and 5w-XX visco, there are several reasons for my choice.
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If one is on very tight budget - then go with a 'conventional' oil that's is in fact a blend while sold as 'conventional', otherwise use 'full' or '100%' synth oil.
There are several brands that sell synth blend oils as 'conventional' in several viscosities but not all viscosities.
Reality is there are no 100% synth oils but oils with more or less synth content.
One such 'dino' oil that's actually a blend is Valvoline Conventional (white bottle) in 5w-20, 5w-30 and 10w-30 grades.
Also, personally I prefer 'full' synth with SN Plus and A5/B5 certifications in my cars' engines and 5w-XX visco, there are several reasons for my choice.
I disagree with this

Blends are fine with a 3,000 mile change interval whereas good Euro spec Synthetics can exceed 10K on the interval with great performance and engine protection. Even if you are doing your own oil changes you pay just as much with conventional oil vs synthetic unless you go longer on the conventual oil which can shorten the life of your engine which is not cost effective
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10K miles OCI in GDI engine is most def asking for trouble. Even with PP I don't go over 5K miles in MPI and 4K miles in GDI.

There is oil / gas dilution and add pack depletion to name just two.
If something can be done it doesn't always mean it should be done.
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10K miles OCI in GDI engine is most def asking for trouble. Even with PP I don't go over 5K miles in MPI and 4K miles in GDI.

There is oil / gas dilution and add pack depletion to name just two.
If something can be done it doesn't always mean it should be done.
No it is not. I easily get 10K on Castrol edge 0W30 european formula and I have the oil analysis from Blackstone labs to prove it.

https://www.blackstone-labs.com

pull a sample send it and read the data you tell them the car you have the oil you are using and how well it's doing. If the oil and it's additives are not breaking down then it is just as good as the day you put it in the hole.
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