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View Poll Results: Pennzoil Platinum vs. Pennzoil Ultra Platinum - what's your pick?
Pennzoil Platinum 5w20 7 38.89%
Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5w20 11 61.11%
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:04 PM
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I have a 2015 Ram 1500 that just rolled over 12,000 miles. Over the weekend, I switched over to synthetic for the first time. I did my research and read plenty of threads here. I went with Pennzoil Platinum which is cheap, easily available (Walmart) and got great reviews. My truck is my DD so I'm not crazy about spending a lot of money for oil changes (my vette and other race car see's plenty of $12 quart Redline stuff ). I rather do more frequent oil change (usually every 3-4 months) with the ram as I have read these engines do not like to circulate dirty oil (something to do with pcv valve?) ..

I got the Pennzoil Platinum 5 qt jug for only $23 which in my opinion is a steal. I mean, my last two regular oil changes each cost $45 at the dealer (reg oil). As I was leaving the isle, I saw Pennzoil Ultra platinum. It was only $5 more which made me stop and decide. I went with Platinium but I wanted to do more research before I buy the ultra for next change.

My questions are, I'll gladly pay $5 for for the Ultra jug but is it really worth it? what makes it THAT MUCH better than the platinum? Have you guys been using it positive feedback? Let me hear your positives and negatives about Pennzoil Ultra Platinum
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Uh......buy it? Idk I put Valveoline in my daily and it's a 253k mile all original drivetrain jeep. Price gap doesn't bother me too much.
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If you're changing your oil that often (3rd in 12K), there's no reason for you to spend the extra coin, unless you just want to.
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If you're changing your oil that often (3rd in 12K), there's no reason for you to spend the extra coin, unless you just want to.
Really though, seriously conventional no name would probably work fine.
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I believe PUP is made from GTL (Gas To Liquid) base stock which is supposed to be purer/better, but I don't know for sure.

Check with the oil gurus at Bob Is The Oil Guy for more details, they have all the knowledge over there!

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...Number=3160117
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I'd buy the Platinum and spend extra on a better filter, but that's just me (I use Mobil 1 5W-30 so what do I know).
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I wouldn't beat myself up over which oil is "better". This is just marketing BS trying to squeeze an extra few $$ out of you. Use what is recommended in the owners manual and save your money.
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No animals were harmed in the production of Pennzoil Ultra Platinum motor oil ...............
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Honestly for my RAM I just buy whatever synthetic happens to be onsale when I walk through one of the following stores....

Walmart
Cad tire


So for that reason I went with the cheaper of the two you listed because I often buy that oil because it's one of three that I use that's always marked down to about half of the other oils on the shelf. IE: Mobile one is $55.00 for a 5L pitcher but QSUD that day for whatever freaking reason is $17.00...DEAL.

on Bob is the oil guy the favorites tend to be
QSUD
PP
Redline

They all seem to exceed manufactures specifications, and appear to be some sort of lubricating liquid that our domestic engines agree with.
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What does QSUD stand for?

If you change oil really often anything will work really. 2k and you can use anything you want but if you like to stretch it then use something nicer. If you are crazy or obsessive change with a full synthetic every 3k!
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