I know you guys hate Castrol Syntec, but...

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I called Advance Auto Parts to see if they still had Mobil 1 on sale for less than $4/quart. Unfortunately, it went back up again, but the guy told me Castol Syntec was on sale for $2/quart! Should I sell my soul to the devil and stock up? I realize it's not a true synthetic, but GTX is good oil and this should be better than that, right? What do you think?
 
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Your not selling your soul...most people on here don't like FakeTec (Sorry, had to [Big Grin] ) because at the normal, everyday price, what your getting is not worth the cost of admission. At $2/quart though, the deal is made much sweeter. No, it's not gonna deliver the performance of a group IV Mobil1, but it won't cost you $4.50/quart either.
 

Leo

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Yeah go for it if youre not looking at extended drain intervals and stuff!! You can even do 2 shorter drain intervals for the price of 1 longer M1 interval. Sounds good to me..
 

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It's probably the blend here as well. I didn't check, but just called them. [Dummy!] One question remains though...If you blend non synthetic with non synthetic, then how is this a blend? [I dont know] Wal Scam has all their Mobil 1 priced differently. I want 10w30, but it's almost $5. The 5w30, however is only $4 so I guess that's what I'll get.
 
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Originally posted by JPowers: One question remains though...If you blend non synthetic with non synthetic, then how is this a blend? [I dont know]
Group III's are considered synthetics...
 

JPowers

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Group III's are considered synthetics...
Maybe to the lawyers, but we know better! [Big Grin] BTW, my previous comment that you quoted was tongue in cheek. [Wink]
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Last time I was in target......they still had mobil 1 for 3.99 a quart.
Thank you! I'll go there tomorrow and if they don't have it at that price, Wal Mart is across the street!
 

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quote:
Originally posted by JPowers: It's probably the blend here as well. I didn't check, but just called them. [Dummy!] One question remains though...If you blend non synthetic with non synthetic, then how is this a blend? [I dont know] Wal Scam has all their Mobil 1 priced differently. I want 10w30, but it's almost $5. The 5w30, however is only $4 so I guess that's what I'll get.
Personally if its the blend-I'd pass. But what the hey-you could do a UOA and post it here.
 

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My car is modified with a turbo and I need full synthetic or I'd be glad to be a guinea pig. I know some guys that swear by Castrol GTX for their turbo cars, but they rebuild engines about as often as they do oil changes.
 
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