M1 ESP 0W-30 vs 5W-30

Shel_B

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Not sure where you came up with your numbers.

Walmart ESP 0W-30: $8.64/qt; $59.99/6 qt case. Note it is cheaper to buy six singles than a case ($51.84 vs $59.99)
AutoZone: $8.99/qt.
O'Reilly: $12.99/qt.
I came up with the numbers by actually buying the oil in 2 of the three places you mentioned and checking the price at the third. My statement was true at the time I made it.

Your prices reflect current prices, which I happened to check within the last week or so. They coincide with what I recently discovered. Prices on many commodities have been in flux for months.
 
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I came up with the numbers by actually buying the oil in 2 of the three places you mentioned and checking the price at the third. My statement was true at the time I made it.

Your prices reflect current prices, which I happened to check within the last week or so. They coincide with what I recently discovered. Prices on many commodities have been in flux for months.
You're correct. Prices change all the time.
 
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Running it in my Renegade....chose 0W over 5W since Jeep specs 0W30 and it gets pretty cold here (can get into the -20s and -30s for a couple days, 0 to -10F is pretty common) and this one doesn't have an engine block heater.
 
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it gets pretty cold here
It does, but both cars mostly live in the garage and both cars run 5w30 without a problem, year-round/

The MB seems to love the ESP 5w30 stuff, I might use it in the BMW next time.
 
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Okay yeah readily available through Walmart.com, but at a high price.

Another option is Castrol Edge 5W-30 LL also from Walmart.com for only $24.04 for five quarts. ACEA C3 and stringent VW 504 00/507 00 approvals like the ESP for much less. Even less expensive than the ESP at NAPA when on sale.
Any idea what the Noack of Castrol Edge 5W-30 LL is?
 
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Why do you consider it just an average add pack? It's VW 504 00/507 00. Isn't that suppose to be a tough approval to obtain with outstanding performance specs?
It is average among those VW504.00/507.00 oils. There are A LOT of those oils.
9.6% Noack in that grade is just that, average. Castrol delivered product they can get away with it. Nothing special.
 
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