I was at Wallymart today and I always go down the oil section and Oil filter section and talk to people. Well today I meet a guy who really knew so much about oil. However I knew more about OIL FILTERS... I told him about bobistheoilguy web site. We were talking about how the new Pure Plus technology Syn oil is so much better then other oils. He also knew much about other oils. I asked him about VALVOLINE and he said that they are a small company compared companies like EXXON who make MOBIL 1 and CHEVERON who make HAVOLINE and Shell Who make Pennzoil and Quaker State and went on and on. I asked him about Castol oil and about OEM oils like Motocraft oil b.c you know they sell that at Wallymart and he knew who the makers were. However what I was shocked about was his opinion of Valvoline. He said they are to small of a company and really cant do the same testing as the BIG OIL Companies. I asked about Valvoline Maxx life ATF and he said thats a good point as they are a small company and cant do the testing as and he pointed to Castol ATF. He also knew about AFT products and I talked to him about HONDA and DW-1 and how the Castol actually says DW-1... and he felt it was totally fine to use it. I cant wait for him to come here b.c he has a great knowlege when it comes to all lubricant and even snake oils. I wont says his full name but his first name was NICK and he knew so much about all lubricants I was in awe.. Also I asked him how come we cant get Shell Helix oils here and he said that is Europe. However I did educate him on Motocraft oil filters and how for the $ they cant really be beat and showed him how they come with Silicone ADBV. However he didnt have a FORD and they didnt stock the motorcraft oil filter for his car... He had a FRAM Extra Gaurd filter in his hand and I told him about the fiber end caps and how some people do not like them and told him how some call them them OCOD I told him to go to you tube and he can find just about all the oil filter cut open.... and I told him even on this site they show many oil filters cut open new and used. Also he sorta knew about the fiber end disc talk, but was surprised that it was a big issue online and on many car forums. He went on to say that Pennzoil Oil filters have metal end caps or I think he was talking about there best Pennzoil oil filter. Also he went on to talk about some instant oil change places how some use the cheapest oil filters $ can buy also we started talking about Valvoline again and Nexgen came up and he said in the oil marketing it has been a total failure and the oil is not that good and in order to get them to even meet some specs they have to load them with additives. Then we started to laugh how Valvoline was able to come out with a Synthetic Nexgen Oil. His eyes rolled with that. Mine did to b/c he knew so much and explained how the big oil companies and how much testing they do on oils and other lubricants plus ATF. I have a feeling he is going to be here very soon b.c he took his Smartphone and bookmarked the site, I even went on to tell him on the new Pennzoil is sponcers on this the site or at least there is banners for the new oil. Also he went into depth about how great this new oil is. I went to say how come just a few months ago they had Regular SYN PLAT and SYN ULTRA and SYN EURO ULTRA and NOW they have this new Pure Plus and how is confusing. I asked him how come you can find pure plus Platinum but so far I was unable to find Pure Plus Platinum Ultra. I guess he is working on that since he is marketing... However in marketing you have to know about your product. We talked for a long time and I think he said the Pure Plus is such a good base stock Pennzoil had to be first to the market it. he gave me his card with his phone number and his email address and address where he works I wont put the address b/c he might work out of his home. However it was a great conversation and I was mesmerized about how much he knew about oil and I think he was about how much I knew about Oil Filters or about how much I think about oil filters. I think I know more then the average person. I went on to show him a E-Core DELCO Filter and there was a NON E-Core Delco Filter and he was totally surprised on the difference. Also about the bypass in the motorcraft filter how it seemed better to have the bypass at the top of the filter then the bottom, as some people feel the bottom style bypass can take dirt from the filter and sorta clean the filter and put the dirt back in engine. However he felt that had to be filters that were made with not as good filter elements and a good filter keeps the dirt in the filter. We also talked about the FRAM ULTRA and I said how much I like that filter and how popular it is here. He did end up getting a FRAM Ultra or a Purolator Classic.. I do not remember, However he does follow OCI. If / when he does come to this forum he knowledge will be a good asset.