Making the switch from Mobil 1 to Super Tech

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I buy Supertech in the 12qt boxes. Works out to be about 40 cents cheaper a quart.

I just keep a clean 5qt jug and refill that with the box.
 
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Why is it, when a car gets old, many owners feel the top brand motor oils are no longer necessary? As if to send their car to an early grave or a better oil has no affect on a worn engine. Seems to be an emotional decision.
 

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Why is it, when a car gets old, many owners feel the top brand motor oils are no longer necessary? As if to send their car to an early grave or a better oil has no affect on a worn engine. Seems to be an emotional decision.
I agree, when that's the case, but I don't think it applies to me here. The fact that my cars are old is not a factor. It's that I can't justify paying more than three times as much for a product that would not, in practical terms, provide me with any better engine protection, given my relatively short OCIs.

In my case, I'm planning to go from a big-name synthetic to a house-brand synthetic. It's not like I'm moving to a non-starburst conventional.
 
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Around upstate NY NAPA synthetic goes on sale often. $19 for 5 qts.

$31.59 + tax for a 5 l jug - about the same as the Mobil 1 sale price.
In Virginia, NAPA full synthetic is $19.98 right now. Been stocking up on it and Super Tech recently based on spot shortages around our area. Local NAPA guy has had some weights & brands that he cannot currently get (in addition to some filters) and has been notified that his oil price from NAPA is going to go up about 8% very soon.
 
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Why is it, when a car gets old, many owners feel the top brand motor oils are no longer necessary? As if to send their car to an early grave or a better oil has no affect on a worn engine. Seems to be an emotional decision.
I put on 340,000 miles on an ‘88 Honda Accord on store brand oil almost exclusively. The only time it saw a brand name oil was when it was really cheap. But mostly, this engine never saw an oil that was anything special
 
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When you say Mobil 1 on sale, do you mean rebates? Parts stores have sales all the time but in my opinion they are not much of a discount. However, the annual Mobil 1 rebates are a *huge* discount, are good for up to 2 jugs per household, and the net price is less than any Supertech oil... by what I have seen anyway. I know 2 jugs per year won't help with the multiple vehicles you are servicing, just wanted to be sure I we are comparing apples to apples :D
 

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When you say Mobil 1 on sale, do you mean rebates? Parts stores have sales all the time but in my opinion they are not much of a discount. However, the annual Mobil 1 rebates are a *huge* discount, are good for up to 2 jugs per household, and the net price is less than any Supertech oil... by what I have seen anyway. I know 2 jugs per year won't help with the multiple vehicles you are servicing, just wanted to be sure I we are comparing apples to apples :D
I haven't seen M1 rebates advertised here. The sales are good (typically 40% off) but they seem to be less frequent than they used to be, and when there is one there's not much in stock. ☹️
 
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I dunno. I'm sticking with M1. It isn't that expensive and not hard to find even at Wallyworld when you plan ahead. And it has served every engine I've owned exceptionally well.

I say dance with who brung ya. If Mobil 1 got you to high mileage, why bail on it? It's done exactly what you wanted it to do and I'd bet that engine looks mighty clean under the valve covers.
 
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