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    Guess What I Got Today!!!

    So I was working my parts counter today and a customer brought in some old school Castrol GTX 10w-40. I'm talking really old school guys, like SJ grade with the 80's text/characters on it! What should I do with it? I have like 18 bottles of this stuff sitting my store by my oil tank! I would...
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    BMW M3, what motor oil?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: Craig in Canada</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: ZeroDynamic</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Yes, I'm going to be drivng this thing...
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    Bay Area forum members get discounts on GC!!!

    No usually the cust sat discount doesn't work but case price does. Its about 10% isn't marking down anything futher. I would jeopardize my job with unwarranted markdowns, lol.
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    Bay Area forum members get discounts on GC!!!

    Don't worry the synpower is not a rebate.
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    I refuse to shop Autozone now...

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: Fordiesel69</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Zero, Can you answer this? Out of all 4 stores I have in my area, they shift personnel constantly. The same counter guys are never there. How can this make for a good...
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    BMW M3, what motor oil?

    i actually looked into that Total 10w-50 stuff, designed for M engines. It looks impressive, I'll probably get me a case (of 18 liters) A buddy of mine has a '97 328i, and we'll go have half on it and try this stuff out.
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    BMW M3, what motor oil?

    Wow guys thats awesome! Thank you all for all the advice. Yes, I'm going to be drivng this thing like it was meant to be driven! Most of the time, it would be my short 2 minute commute to work and back, so have a good oil that will protect my investment is key. If anyone has any other...
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    I refuse to shop Autozone now...

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: zulu</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Is this something that AZ corporate teaches, or just an uninformed individual with poor salesmanship? </div></div> Hi Zulu, Actually its a little bit of both. Corporate since...
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    BMW M3, what motor oil?

    Hey everyone, I'm going to be picking up a 1995 BMW M3 with 157k on the motor. I know that this motor would take a nice thick oil like a 40wt, but I"m conflicted as to what I should use. Cost is no option, I'll pay what I have to for the best motor oil. I'm look for oil that will make the least...
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    I refuse to shop Autozone now...

    Well, to be honest, a lot of store managers are undereducated idiots. I mean really, if you had to deal with my colleagues, I think you'd understand. Not all SM's are bad, those are usually the ones that get promoted to a DM (aka the babysitter). I personally think most managers get lazy, really...
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    I refuse to shop Autozone now...

    Hey sciphi, I'll be honest when I say I learn more from my customers that do this kind of work on a daily basis rather than my boss. My customers are always impressed when I talk oil because I take what I learn here and I apply it to what they need. (For example, I order pallets of GC for my...
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    I refuse to shop Autozone now...

    Hahah, thanks steve, but that main reason why I left was because of the snow. I hate, hate, hate, snow! Here in Ca, I can be in Tahoe in 3 hours and leave if I so choose. I will admit though, I do miss Tim Horton's coffee and Mighty Taco, lol.
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    I refuse to shop Autozone now...

    Sorry Crazyoildude, I'm in CA. But I do understand your frustration. I used to run a commercial store, the problem is national accounts like Sears, Aamco, or Midas take up lots of the commercial dept time, so littler guys get forgotten about. I will say though, most comm. parts sales use a tier...
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    I refuse to shop Autozone now...

    Hey Guys, I gotta clean up AZ reputation here and explain what your guys are experiencing. First off, I'm a store manager at Autozone. Second, I'll tell you all that I VERY young, like college age. Third, its Autozone company policy not to talk about AZ online, but I think I need to clear...
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    Bay Area forum members get discounts on GC!!!

    Hello all, I happen to be a Store Manager at Autozone and I stock up heavily on the wonder german oil that we all know and love. As a thank you to the forum, I will give all bay area members that visit my store a 10% discount on German Castrol. My store is located in the east bay. I have...
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    Ford, GM Reportedly Discuss Merger, Alliance

    While I admit, I am a german car kinda guy..... I would like to see GM and Ford get it together. If they made a reputable product that would hold its value, I would be proud to own an American made car again.
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    Ford to slash production by 21%

    I love Oil and debate. I actually just research a debate case to use justify what is happening to the American automaker. (I compete competitvely in college academic debate) You can weigh costs, marketing, unions, all that.. but look at what is happening now. Ford and GM have been cutting...
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    BITOG stickers?

    I vote for the BITOG Stickers... just hey, lets keep it clean... I mean if we dont swear here and we try to keep it kid safe, our slogan should be something tasteful, dont ya think? With all the extra $$$ we could buy the BITOG domain and redirect it here.. no biggie. I say the mods should get...
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    How long does it take to change your oil? Be honest.

    oh heck, it takes me 10 minutes from start to finish... I dont jack my car up, I just put it on the curb. Pull the drain plug, and while its draining I do the filter. (i have a vertical mount cartidge filter) Swap filter, put the plug in fill with new oil and go! Take my oil pan and dirty...
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    So I have been running DELO 400 in my BMW..

    hrmm, i'll confer with my dealer friend and see what he recommends.. then look at the sheets. the motor only has 72k in it.
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