I have found that Walmart is heading downhill (at least in my area). I waited 15 minutes to buy paint yesterday and then left because nobody came to assist. I have found that they are often out of certain motor oils for months at a time. It seems that they don't want to pay for enough help either.
I'm talking about the suburbs in N.O.
Most of the stores in the city limits aren't open.
I went to another Wallyworld today and a O'Reily's, PepBoys and AutoZone. No 5w-20 PP.
So it's it looks like plan 2. MC, Castrol Syn blend or Havoline dino. decisions, decisions ...
It took 15 years before some stores would stock 5-30. No wonder some won't stock 5-20. These thinner oils don't sell as well as the thicker oils...which are perceived by "most people" as better. Oh, BTW, I disagree with "most people".
quote:It took 15 years before some stores would stock 5-30. No wonder some won't stock 5-20. These thinner oils don't sell as well as the thicker oils...
IIRC most 5W20 is still installed by dealers, jiffy lubes, or independent shops. Most of the newer 5W20 speced cars still "new" enough where people have them serviced by professionals. I guess few DIYers own cars that take 5W20.
Went to WW last night to pick up some Penn Platinum. They didn't have 5w-20 in quarts or jugs.
So, I went to look at M1 5w-20. No jugs, just quarts at $5.52 a quart ... $1.00 more than other weights.
I did find a jug of Castrol Syntec 5w-20 at $19.xx.
MotorCraft 5w-20 quarts at $2.07 is looking more and more like a option.