quote:You could ring the death knell for this argument only if these prices were the every day price found in auto parts stores. Since we are talking about a clearance house type shop it doesn't work. I will be looking for some of this oil tomorrow though at Big Lots. Group III at 2 bucks a quart is a bargain in mild weather. Throws the whole price:performance argument on it's ear.
It looks as if the arguement that group III derived "synthetics" are overpriced is history.
quote:I wish this was the spec for the Equilon Havoline synthetic. However the oil at Big Lot's was not made by Texaco (now Chevron/Texaco) but by Equilon (Shell). Obtaining correct specs on it has been difficult, but it doesn't appear to be CF rated neither is there mention about the Mercedes or European spec's that are listed in the link that you provided.
Originally posted by TC: Here's Texaco's spec sheet on this motor oil: