Chevron Supreme

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Missoula
I'm thinking about switching to this oil down the road when my Syntec stash runs out. It looks to be about $27/12qts. at Costco right now and hopefully can find a coupon/rebate also. I am one of the 3000 to 4000mi. OCI people so I figured I might as well go dino, and I've read that Supreme is Group II+ and/or Grp III. It sounds like this used to be a highly reguarded oil on this site. was that do to price, performance, or both back in the day? What are you thoughts on this possible switch (for a 99 GM 4.3).
 

Bill in Utah

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UT
Excellent oil. Best UOA I've ever had on my 2000 Silverado 4x4 ext cab with the 4.8l V8 was with Chevron. Better than every other oil I tried (incl Mobil 1, Syntec and such) It was thought highly here due to performance and price! Take care, bill
 
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PA
I've used it for break-in on my last few new Acuras and Hondas. All that moly helps the cross-hatch wear flat rather than getting rolled-over. Some guys always want that synth oil in a new car, thinking dino is not good enough or whatever. Kind of sad. Last I looked CS 10w-40 had a +430f flashpoint, as good as some premium Euro syns.
 
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CarMax
It's an excellent product but getting hard to find since Chev merged with Texaco. Most of Chev's old shelf space has been switched to Havoline. It's been 2 years at least since my local Costco's carried Chev. Back in those days it was something like $11.99 for a case! My local Walmart had it for awhile but it's been phased out of there, too. Good stuff, that CS. If you feel you'll have a steady supply, I'd switch if I were only doing 3-4K OCI's.
 
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Lake Forest, CA
If your trips are mostly less than 10 miles then 3-4k miles OCI's is okay. If not, you should consider to extend to 5-6k miles in summer even with dino.
 
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