0W20 Oil comparison

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Note: Score corresponds to the number of columns “won” by a particular oil. The more columns won the higher the score. So if 2 columns are won, than the score will be 2, if 1 column is won the score will be 1, so on and so forth. Winners are based on the highest amount of columns won thereby in my mind showing the best value.

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0W20 Synthetic Oils       
Oil Type Viscosity Index Flash Point Fire Point Pour Point Four Ball Wear Test  Score
Amsoil OE synthetic Oil(Cheapest Grade) 166 224C
435F
236C
457F
-48C
-54F
 0.46 0
Amsoil Signature Series synthetic oil (Top Grade) 167 228C
442F
248C
478F
-53C
-63F
0.35 2
Amsoil XL synthetic oil 167 226C
439F
238C
460F
-48C
-54F
0.46 0
Castrol Edge 174 N/A N/A -39C
-38F
N/A 0
Mobil-1 Advanced fuel economy 173 224C
435F
N/A -48C
-54F
N/A  0
Mobil-1 Super 3000 173 238C
460F
N/A -42C
-44F
N/A 1
Pennzoil Platinum 168 224C
435F
N/A -48C
-54F
N/A 0
Redline synthetic oil 172 230C
446F
N/A -60C
-76F
N/A 1
Royal Purple synthetic oil 177 215C
420F
232C
450F
N/A N/A 1
Valvoline ILSAC grade 169 220C
428F
N/A -45C
-49F
N/A 0
Valvoline Maxlife 169 219C
426F
N/A -51C
-59F
N/A 0
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 175 223C
435F
N/A -48C
-54F
N/A 0
 Non Synthetic 0W20 Oils
Castrol GTX Magnatec 166 200C
392F
N/A -36C
-32F
N/A 3

Synthetic Winners: Amsoil Signature series 0W20 oil. That being said, I really like Redlines numbers for pour point numbers which I consider very important, especially for those that live in a colder climate. But especially with the $8.15/quart for Amsoil (through our Sponsors membership pricing) as opposed to $12.48/quart for Redline oil. I like Amsoil’s bang for your dollar. I really wish Royal Purple gave a pour point number for this oil- I think they would offer great competition to Amsoil. I really like the high viscosity index numbers they put up for their 0W20 oil.

Non Synthetic Winners: Castrol GTX – These guys win by default as I have not yet seen another 0W20 conventional oil. In my opinion, the numbers aren’t too bad however I do not like how low their pour point numbers are. I know at least here in the North I have seen temperature get into the -40’s on cold mornings and to me my vehicle would not have sufficient protection during startups on those days.

 

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