- May 11, 2004
- St. Paul, MN
I work at a dealership. Awhile back I was in the parts department and spied a few random cases of M1. This is when we were still carrying Castrol Syntec (5W-50!)for customers who chose a synthetic oil change. I struck up a convrsation with the parts manager. I inquired to him about getting a few cases of M1 for myself since he buys oil in quantity and gets a discount. He told me that he gets M1 for much cheaper than Castrol. So I convinced him to start carrying M1 instead. We now stock M1 5W-30 and 5W-20. Which is much more appropiate to put in cars that recommend these weights than 5W-50 IMO. Point of this all being that I now get M1 for free. Inevitably you end up with extra fluids. (Example: You do a trans service on a car that calls for 3.5 qts. You get 4 qts from parts and end up with .5 extra. Eventually you have extra quarts.) I trade those in for things like M1. So yesterday I did a M1 oil and Honda filter change on my Legend for free! Too bad M1 makes the girlfriends Integra too noisy and I have to go to the store and buy something else.