how much oil do you keep on hand?

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3 x 5qt Valvoline Advanced 5/30

I bought about 8 jugs back when the writing was on the wall regarding prices of everything back in late 2020. I still wish it was $21.xx

I generally like to keep about 4 oil changes worth on hand. I sometimes decide to change oil out of last minute convenience and it’s nice just having what you need on hand.
 
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Well BITOG made me get more than I really need. After writing this down I realize I don't need to buy anymore.

5 qts - Castrol Edge HM 0W-20
5 qts - Castrol Edge 0W-20
5 qts - Mobil 1 HM 0W-20
5 qts - Castrol GTX Classic 20W50
10 qts - Kirkland Signature 5W-30
5 qts - Quaker State Syn Blend 10W-30
15 qts - Amazon Basics Syn Blend 5W-20 (sold the car this was for)

Can I use the 5W-20 Blend in a 17 Civic, 17 Camry, 11 Camry, 13 Mini Cooper or 64 C10? It is not the recommended weight for any of these.
 
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My oil stash spreadsheet indicates 141 qts on hand. Vast majority comes from clearance and/or rebate deals. Oldest vintage is QSUD 0W-20 dated 05OCT10 and Valvoline NextGen HM from 2012 . The rest is 2018 and newer. Should be enough to feed my 3 cars for ~8 years.

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94L 15w40 T5, 19L 0W40 T6, 26L 5w40 delo , 12L 5w40 duron, 26L 5w30 duron, 12L 15w40 shp duron, 18L 10w30 duron, 40L 10w40 duron, 13L #40 duron, 3L 20w50 castrol motorcycle, 20L 5w30 petro Canada sp Dexos 1 generation 3.
 
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About two oil changes worth for each vehicle. I only buy on sale / clearance oil that meets the vehicle requirements, if I ever pay full pop for oil that will be a dark day.
 
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How much I keep in my stash may vary by how well I can score oil on the cheap/closeout etc.
Right now(I just did 3 OCIs...15qts) and I still have 5 OCIs(mostly 5qt jugs) remaining in the stash and a couple of straggler qts.
 
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Right now? ~50qts for two vehicles.
Palisade takes 7qts
Accent takes 4qts

K&N 0W-20, 4 jugs (4qt containers, not 5)
Castrol Edge 10W-30, 3 jugs
K&N 5W-30, 2 jugs
Mobil1 5W-30, 1 jug
Mobil1 5W-30, 2 qts
Mobil synthetic 5W-30, 1qt
 
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Dunno if this has been asked before; please delete thread if so. I did a few quickie searches.
I know we have hoarders, and I know we have the buy as you go.
All 5 qt jugs Synthetic:
  • 2 Valvoline HM 5w30
  • 7 M1 0w20 Advanced Economy (6 from recent low price on Amazon or Wally World)
  • 1 M1 HM 5w30
  • 1 M1 HM 10w30
So 11 total. I usually have some QS or whatever is on sale. I used to use a like of Kirkland, but prices went up.
I regularly service 3 TSXs and a 98 Accord, so I use a lotta 5w30.

I would guess I am about BITOG middle of the pack.

I bought about 90 quarts in one go, I'm about half way through that stash.
 
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20qt M1 0w40
7qt Castrol 0w40
10qt M1 10w30 HM
4qt Rotella T6 0w40
12qt Valvoline Maxlife ATF
6qt Valvoline Mercon LV ATF
 
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Usually no more then one jug of oil to use between oil changes to refill when low. I buy jugs as needed.
 
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Sometimes I have more, sometimes less. I buy when there's a good clearance or rebate. Here's what I have on hand now:

Oil - 5W30 (quarts)
Rotella Gas Truck Syn18
Pennzoil Platinum Syn15
Quaker State Syn10
Castrol Edge Syn5
Valvoline Syn7.75
Oil - 10W30 (quarts)
Mobil 1 Syn EP5
Oil - 10W40 (quarts)
Mobil 1 HM Syn6
TOTAL QUARTS ON-HAND:66.75
 

TiGeo

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I've become a hoarder! Not really....but do have a complete oil change for all 5 of the vehicles in-stock.

5qt SuperTech 10K mile 5W30 + SuperTech filter (RX350)
5qt SuperTech 10K mile 5W20 + SuperTech filter (Focus)
9L Liquimoly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W40 + Hangste filter (Passat)
6L Liquimoly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W40 + Mahle filter (Atlas)
4gal High Performance Lubricants Euro 5W40 + 2x Mann filter (Golf Sportwagen)
 
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