Esso oil

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I saw something I've never seen before. Last night I had some time to kill waiting for someone to meet me for a business dinner. The restaurant we were meeting at is in the same complex as a K-Mart. I've not been into a K-Mart in years, so I decided to kill some time browsing. My meanderings in K-Mart eventually took me to the very limited automotive section, and there on the shelf were several gallon and quart bottles of Esso oil. I don't think I've ever seen Esso on a shelf anywhere before, especially here in Central Iowa. Is this a fairly common oil and I've just missed it? Any good?
 
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superflo? It's exxon. They have it at BeeJay's wholesale too sometimes. The cartons were marked with the states it was allowed to be sold in, I assume as part of the Standard Oil breakup.
 
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Esso is still sold up here in Canada. Most of the bottles I see are fairly dusty though, not sure that I've seen new (ie. SM) bottles.
 

michaelc80

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superflo? It's exxon
Nope. This was Esso. I was running out of time and didn't look at them that closely, so maybe Esso is made by Exxon? There was a 5W30 and I think a 10W30. Red container, white label.
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Esso is still sold up here in Canada
I thought I had heard it referenced from some of our Canadian friends, but I didn't know it was available here in the states. I thought about taking a picture, but I'm not sure how the K-Mart employees would react if I were in the store taking pictures of their motor oil... [LOL!]
 
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There is lots of that red bottled, Esso Protec oil up here on Wal-Mart shelves in 5W-30 or 10W-30 weights. It seems to be a fairly good oil, and its not a bad price either - under $3.00 a litre compared to $3.80 - $4.00 for most mainstream varieties....
 
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Wal-Mart also sells Esso XD-3 around here..thats all I buy.
My Walmart is running out of green GC and as per our friend in Sask, was thinking of using the synthetic XD-3. I looked in Ottawa WallyWorld and did not find it. Could it be that it is carried in only specific locations? [I dont know] Cheers, Bry [Canada]
 
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