Is GC collectable?

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Now with all this GC M03/M04 I have I wonder if since they no longer make this specific blend of the brew if it has any value other than to pour into my engine a make it purr like a kitten. What would a 100 quart lot of the above mentioned lubricant be worth? And since there seems to be some proprietery/ secretive nature to the mfg/formulation, does it really make it special or is it just a good synthetic oil- like a lot of other good synthetic oils out there.
 
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Yes, GC <i>is</i>, indeed, collectable. Any collection center would be delighted to have 100 quarts as a contribution. There are plenty of BITOGers who'd appreciate your donation, too. (quite a number of whom would place bottles strategically around their homes to impress visitors with their good taste . . .) GC - like the dodo and the Spruce Goose, perhaps relegated to museum status, but, at least, never to be forgotten! A motor oil, which like light sabers in a far distant galaxy a long time ago, hearkens back to a kinder, gentler, more elegant era of motor oil development. <<i>sniff</i>> <<i>honk</i>> At least we, who remain behind, can take comfort that pscholte will soon ascend to join Yoda, Obi Wan, and Anikin in motor oil <i>Valhalla</i>.
 
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Originally posted by slickfisher: Now with all this GC M03/M04 I have I wonder if since they no longer make this specific blend of the brew if it has any value other than to pour into my engine a make it purr like a kitten. What would a 100 quart lot of the above mentioned lubricant be worth? And since there seems to be some proprietery/ secretive nature to the mfg/formulation, does it really make it special or is it just a good synthetic oil- like a lot of other good synthetic oils out there.
Probably you could 50 cents on the dollar.
 

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Originally posted by slickfisher: Now with all this GC M03/M04...
It is M02/M03/M04 and the first couple of weeks of M05. And it remains to be seen how uniform the blend was during its long production run. In about a week we'll get some VOA's that should make the blurred picture just a little bit clearer. We'll have the VOA's of M04023 M04280 and M05010.
 

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Originally posted by Steve S:
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Originally posted by slickfisher: Now with all this GC M03/M04 I have I wonder if since they no longer make this specific blend of the brew if it has any value other than to pour into my engine a make it purr like a kitten. What would a 100 quart lot of the above mentioned lubricant be worth? And since there seems to be some proprietery/ secretive nature to the mfg/formulation, does it really make it special or is it just a good synthetic oil- like a lot of other good synthetic oils out there.
Probably you could 50 cents on the dollar.

That's funny [Big Grin] . Any why would you say that?
 

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Originally posted by vad:
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Originally posted by slickfisher: Now with all this GC M03/M04...
It is M02/M03/M04 and the first couple of weeks of M05. And it remains to be seen how uniform the blend was during its long production run. In about a week we'll get some VOA's that should make the blurred picture just a little bit clearer. We'll have the VOA's of M04023 M04280 and M05010.

You mean after all this time no one has a UOA of M03/M04?
 

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That's funny [Big Grin] . Any why would you say that?
He's probably feeling lonely and starving for attention. And it did work, didn't it?
 

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Originally posted by slickfisher: You mean after all this time no one has a UOA of M03/M04?
I mean VOA's - from the specified batches, performed all at the same time on the same equipment.
 

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I'm not sure why you said that but, I'm serious. I go back and forth with this stuff- to keep or to sell. I've been out of work for a month and a half and I have $500 invested in motor oil sitting in the corner of my garage. That would pay the gas bill for several months. The full report that I didn't get on, did it reveal something negative? I have all my receipts so I can always return it for, if nothing else $500 worth of AZ gift cards since its been past 30 days. I dunno maybe they'll give me my money back.
 

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Originally posted by slickfisher: You mean after all this time no one has a UOA of M03/M04?
I mean VOA's - from the specified batches, performed all at the same time on the same equipment.

Well rather than get into the chemistry of the stuff (what little I know wouldn't give me the full picture), I'd rather know how people's engines are doing running on it.
 
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Originally posted by slickfisher: Now with all this GC M03/M04 I have I wonder if since they no longer make this specific blend of the brew if it has any value other than to pour into my engine a make it purr like a kitten. What would a 100 quart lot of the above mentioned lubricant be worth? And since there seems to be some proprietery/ secretive nature to the mfg/formulation, does it really make it special or is it just a good synthetic oil- like a lot of other good synthetic oils out there.
Ray H is on the right track. There IS a collection center where you can get a full value return on your GC investment...it's called your sump. [Smile]
 
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I'd be willing to bet- that in a few months, when all supply in the states is gone, (or, near that)... There will be some folks willing to pay a little higher than original value to beef up their stocks... I was thinking about it myself.. I've got about 48 quarts sitting out in the garage.. I could stop using it, switch to something else that is decent, and try to sell it- I bought it all at $4.39+7%tax. I've got a feeling that I could sell it at ~$6/quart in a few months from now. But I think I'd rather just use it in my engine and know that i'm doing the best thing I can for this old isuzu.
 

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Originally posted by mdocod: I'd be willing to bet- that in a few months, when all supply in the states is gone, (or, near that)... There will be some folks willing to pay a little higher than original value to beef up their stocks...
The Green GC has been replaced by the Gold GC. And it doesn't go anywhere. [I dont know]
 
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