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 Plus Quarts Jug)
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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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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(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 Plus Quarts Jug):

    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 Plus Quarts Jug):

      Great stuff

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      (5 of 7 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 Plus Quarts Jug):

        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 Plus Quarts Jug):

          Great product. Excellent size for oil changes.

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          (6 of 17 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 Plus Quarts Jug):

            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 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Silky Performer

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            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 Plus Quarts Jug):

            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 Plus Quarts Jug):

              I like the convenient size of jug.

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              (26 of 32 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 Plus Quarts Jug):

                  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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                  Ask a question, get answers from real customers and in-house experts. Or contact Customer Care by email or call 1-877-238-2623.

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                  • 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

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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
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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
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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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