Platinum 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil (5 Quart)
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Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil (5 Quart)

Part No. 550038221 Warranty Details  
When you combine PurePlus synthetic base oils with Pennzoil's high performance additives, you get Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil.

Pennzoil Platinum® products deliver COMPLETE PROTECTION without compromise.

Product Features:
  • CLEANER PISTONS: Keeps pistons cleaner than any leading competitive synthetic oil: up to 8% cleaner than Mobil 1, up to 17% cleaner than Valvoline® SynPower®, and up to 20% cleaner than Castrol® EDGE with SYNTEC®: Keeps pistons up to 40% cleaner than required by ILSAC GF-5
  • BETTER FUEL ECONOMY: Drive on average an extra 550 miles per year vs. a dirty engine
  • PROTECTS HORSEPOWER: Helps protect engines from loss of power
  • UNSURPASSED WEAR PROTECTION: No other leading motor oil provides better protection from friction
  • EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE IN EXTREME TEMPERATURES: Provides faster low temperature oil flow and protects in extreme heat
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ACEA Specification:A5
API Service Category:SN
ATV:No
Container Size:5.1 qt
Conventional:No
Detergent or Non-Detergent:Detergent
Diesel Approved:No
High Mileage:No
Motorcycle:No
Race Only:No
Synthetic Blend:No
Synthetic:Yes
Viscosity Index:5W30

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PennzoilPlatinum 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil (5 Quart)
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reduces wear (4)
  • Runs clean (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Car (5)
  • Truck (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (3), Mechanic (3)

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5.0

Good Product

By 

from norcross, ga

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer
3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil (5 Quart):

      5000 mile oil change

      • I Am A:
      • Family Older Kids

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      5.0

      Great Oil

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      By 

      from Bowling Green, KY

      About Me Midrange Shopper

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      Verified Buyer
      Level 3

      Pros

      • Synthetic

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Newer Vehicles

        Comments about Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil (5 Quart):

        I use this in my 2003 Tundra with 60,000 miles and use 5,000 mile oil change intervals with this oil. Works great and have never had a problem.

        • I Am A:
        • Couple No Kids

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I dont usually have a brand preference

        By 

        from Tallahassee, Fl

        About Me Mechanic

        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Reduces Wear
        • Runs Clean

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Car
          • Regular Use
          • RV
          • Truck

          Comments about Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil (5 Quart):

          I run this stuff to 8K miles with a top end filter. I had to pull the valve covers off the other day for a leak starting to show its head and inside of the engine is still beatiful. I would run it longer, but havent sent out oil samples yet..

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          (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great stuff

          By 

          from Chattanogga TN

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Improves Vehicle Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Car
            • Truck

            Comments about Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil (5 Quart):

            Great stuff

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            (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Oil, Better fuel mileage too!

            By 

            from Columbus, Ohio

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

            Pros

            • Improves Vehicle Performance
            • Reduces Wear
            • Runs Clean

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Car
              • Truck

              Comments about Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil (5 Quart):

              The surprise came when I used this oil for the first time, my fuel economy increased noticeably. On average I get about 2 more MPG. At the current fuel prices, I'll take it!!

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              (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              This isn't your father's Buick oil.

              By 

              from Austin, Texas

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              3 or more reviews submitted

              Pros

              • Reduces Wear

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Car
                • Regular Use
                • Truck

                Comments about Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil (5 Quart):

                Great product. Excellent size for oil changes.

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                (6 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great oil for the money

                By 

                from Michigan

                About Me Casual Driver

                Pros

                • Reduces Wear
                • Runs Clean

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Car

                  Comments about Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil (5 Quart):

                  okay Pennzoil makes some of the worst conventional oil you can buy, but don't let that make you prejudiced against them, this is great synthetic oil, possible better and definitely cheaper than mobil 1, just don't forget to get a high capacity bosch filter to handle the long duration period of synthetic oil changes.

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                  (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Silky Performer

                  By 

                  from El Portal, FL

                  Verified Buyer
                  3 or more reviews submitted

                  Pros

                  • durability
                  • Extends Engine life
                  • Performance

                  Cons

                  • Price

                  Best Uses

                  • Engines new and old

                  Comments about Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil (5 Quart):

                  Perfect packaging the right amount! and easy to read product details. Even contact information which I always appreciate.

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                  (5 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good product; but: discount code?

                  Pros

                  • Good and trusted brand

                  Cons

                  • What does the "plus" mean

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil (5 Quart):

                    I like the convenient size of jug.

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                    (27 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Handy jug, good oil

                    By 

                    from Charleston, SC

                    Verified Buyer
                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • 5-plus qt size
                    • Dual handles

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil (5 Quart):

                        This 5.1qt jug was just recently used in an oil change special. It's much easier to use just a single jug. The additional oil is appreciated as I sometimes use oversize filters.

                        The dual handles help while dispensing the product

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                        • Q:

                          Will this work with my 2008 VW 2.5L Jetta?
                          Asked on 2/16/2016 by Nathan from United States

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            I'm glad to assist you, Nathan! The Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil (5 Quart) - Part No. 550038221 will not cover the requirements for a2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L. This vehicle requires an oil that meets Volkswagen 502 00 specification. We do offer the Pennzoil Platinum Euro 5W-40 Full Synthetic Motor Oil (1 Quart) - Part No. 550040834, which will meet this specification.

                            Answered on 2/16/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                        • Q:

                          how many miles between oil changes with this oil used in a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan RT 3.6 L V6 engine Automatic 6 speed transmission
                          Asked on 10/7/2015 by steeleb from North Wilkesboro NC

                          2 answers

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                            A:

                            Hi there Steeleb! Happy to help with your question! The oil change service for your Dodge is 6,000 miles which coincides with this oil as well. Dodge specifies 5W-30 meeting the MS-6395 specification so this oil should work for you with no problem.

                            Answered on 10/7/2015 by Panda from AAP
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                            Hi Steeleb, I'm glad to assist you. It is better to use OEM recommended oil intervals for this Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil (5 Quart) (Part No. 550038221). The oil change service for your Dodge is 6,000 miles.

                            Answered on 10/7/2015 by Solomon
                        • Q:

                          can I add a quart to a standard oil or visa versa without hurting anything, (because I do things without checking at times)Thank You
                          Asked on 7/12/2015 by Anonymous from Monroe NY

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Thank you for your inquiry on mixing engine oils. The Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil with PurePlus Technology - Part No. 550038221 does commingle well with conventional and synthetic motor oils.

                            Answered on 7/13/2015 by Solomon
                        • Q:

                          Is this compatible with my 1999 Honda Civic EX? In the owners manual it is very specific that I use a 5W-30 motor oil that has the API certification 'SJ' on it. This motor oil is SN certified. What's the difference and will I am be able to use it on my engine harm free?
                          Asked on 1/22/2015 by Drew

                          3 answers

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                            A:

                            Hi Drew, I'm glad to assist you! The API SN service rating is the most current rating and backward compatible to the API SJ specification your 1999 Honda Civic EX needs.

                            Answered on 1/23/2015 by Solomon
                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Happy to answer that question Drew. SJ is the standard certified by the American Petroleum Institute that meets Hondas standards. SN signifies that it can be used on motorcycles and some diesel applications.

                            Answered on 1/23/2015 by Panda from AAP
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                            A:

                            Happy to answer that question Drew. SJ is the standard certified by the American Petroleum Institute that meets Hondas standards. SN signifies that it can be used on motorcycles and some diesel applications.

                            Answered on 1/23/2015 by Panda from AAP
                        • Q:

                          what is the mileage life of the oil?
                          Asked on 9/17/2014 by Rog from Kenner La

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Hi Rog, glad to assist you! This oil is backed by 10 year/300,000 mile. Fuel economy measurements made using CAFE cycle under FTP75. Avg of 550 extra miles based on mixed city/highway miles and US avg of 13,476 miles driven per year with 4.1% better MPG vs dirty engine. Source fhwa.dot.gov, 2011. Follow OEM recommended oil drain intervals. For more information please visit this link. URL - http://www.pennzoil.com/motor-oil/pennzoil-platinum-full-synthetic-motor-oil/#Benefits

                            Answered on 9/18/2014 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          is this product dexos 1
                          Asked on 3/20/2014 by rod from 21532

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          $37 here .... $25 at Wal-Mart. Why the big difference in price for the same product?
                          Asked on 3/15/2014 by Chuck from Auburn, Ga

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Hi Chuck, glad to assist you! If you see the exact same item you need advertised for a lower price at any of our competitors, either before the time of purchase or within 30 days after, simply contact us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. For more information on price match please visit think link - http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/o/pricingpolicy

                            Answered on 3/17/2014 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          can i use this in a 2004 honda element with 170,000 miles??? The manuel states to use 5/20 but a store i went to said i can use 5/30 full synthetic
                          Asked on 2/6/2013 by kay from providence

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Sorry for any confusion caused. Your 2004 Honda Element with 170,000 miles requires SAE 5W-20 Engine oil. I would recommend the Pennzoil Platinum 5W-20 Full Synthetic Motor Oil (5 Plus Quarts Jug) - Part No. 550028522 which would be the compatible motor oil for your vehicle. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 2/7/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                        • Q:

                          is this dextos approved
                          Asked on 5/4/2012 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            This part Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil (5 Plus Quarts Jug), Part No. 550028525 manufactured by Pennzoil is an advanced full synthetic motor oil. Formulated with Superior Active Cleansing Agents, it continuously attacks potential and stubborn deposits to help keep vital engine parts clean. In fact, Pennzoil Platinum keeps your engine up to 40% cleaner than current industry standards. The ability to clean up your engine helps maximize engine protection and responsiveness. Based on ILSAC GF-5 and Sequence IIIG piston deposit test using SAE 5W-30., Based on severe sludge clean-up test using SAE 5W-30., Based on Sequence VG sludge test using SAE 5W-30., Based on Sequence IVA wear test using SAE 5W-30., Based on GF-5, Ford, Chrysler and GM specifications. PENNZOIL PLATINUM ADVANCED FULL SYNTHETIC MOTOR OIL: EXCEEDS THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE FOLLOWING INDUSTRY SPECIFICATIONS: Exceeds API SN and all previous categories; ILSAC GF-5 (Pennzoil Platinum 0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30 and 10W-30)., Pennzoil Platinum 0W-20 meets requirements for Toyota/Lexus, Nissan, Honda, Suzuki, Subaru and other manufacturers where SAE 0W-20 is required., Pennzoil Platinum 5W-20 exceeds Chrysler MS-6395, Ford WSS-M2C945-A/WSS-M2C930-A, and GM 6094M., Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 exceeds Chrysler MS-6395, Ford WSS-M2C946-AWSS-M2C929-A, GM 6094M, GM 4718M and Honda/Acura HTO-06., Pennzoil Platinum 10W-30 exceeds Chrysler MS-6395, GM 6094M and GM 4718M., Pennzoil Platinum European Ultra Diesel 5W-30 meets API SL/CF, ACEA C3, A3/B4-08, MB Approval – 229.51, BMW LL-04, VW 505 01, Chrysler MS-11106., Pennzoil Platinum Euro Ultra 5W-30 meets API SH/CF, ACEA A3/B4, MB-Approval 229.5, BMW LL-01, and VW 502 00/505 00/503.01.
                            For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                            Answered on 5/8/2012 by Aaron from AAP
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