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
Detergency:Detergent
Diesel Approved:No
Race Only:No
Synthetic:Yes
Synthetic Blend:No
Viscosity Index:5W30

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

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 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)

Reviewed by 11 customers

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5.0

I would buy it again and again

By 

from ny, NY

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Any car or truck

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

      I tried many oils in the pass this seem to be an immediate change on my car. The way it made my 100k plus car sound. It's funny people are always telling me I always find something wrong in anything well I give credit were it due.

       
      5.0

      Good Product

      By 

      from norcross, ga

      About Me Budget Shopper

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      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
           
          5.0

          Great Oil

          By 

          from Bowling Green, KY

          About Me Midrange Shopper

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          Verified Buyer
          3 or more reviews submitted

          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

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I dont usually have a brand preference

            By 

            from Tallahassee, Fl

            About Me Mechanic

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            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..

              (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

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              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

                (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!!

                  (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

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                  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.

                    (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.

                      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Silky Performer

                      By 

                      from El Portal, FL

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                      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.

                      (5 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good product; but: discount code?

                      By 

                      from PA

                      Verified Buyer
                      Helpful Reviewer

                      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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                        • Q:

                          Can this be used on a 2008 Maserati Grandturismo safely??
                          Asked on 1/22/2017 by lana from RI

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            No, Lana! The recommended oil for the Maserati GranTurismo is the Pennzoil Platinum Euro 5W-40 Full Synthetic Motor Oil - Part No. 550040834.

                            Answered on 1/26/2017 by Solomon from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Can this be used in small engines, for example a generator?
                          Asked on 1/20/2017 by J.R. from Sandpoint, ID

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Hi J.R, glad to assist you! This Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil (5 Quart) (Part No. 550038221) meets API SN, SM, SL and SJ, ACEA A1/B1-10, A1/B1-12 and ACEA A5/B5-10, A5/B5-12 (SAE 5W-30), ILSAC GF-5, and exceeds ILSAC GF-5 engine cleansing and protection requirements. For more information, I would suggest that you contact the Pennzoil directly at 1-800-237-8645 and they would be in a better position to help you.

                            Answered on 1/26/2017 by Steve from AAP
                        • 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

                          3 answers

                          • A:

                            I have that car. I change the oil every 1400 miles, that way I never need to change the oil filter. But I guess you can just to be safe.

                            Answered on 1/7/2017 by anonymous from undisclosed
                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            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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                            A:

                            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
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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
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