NAPA Full Synthetic

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Thanks. I have a change up next that I bought the first of this month. My NAPA stores are about 40 miles away.
One North , about 40 miles , has the worst customer service I have ever experienced.
One South about 35 miles, has great customer service.
 
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NAPA has their Full Synthetic on sale in our area for $15.50 for 5qt jug. I've used Mobil-1 for 20 years, buying the 5qt jug from Walmart for ~$25. NAPA is bottled by Valvoline. Anyone use NAPA or Valvoline? Its a big price savings.

I've used all the brands pretty much. NAPA in the 17 Forester last change, Valvoline the change before that. $15 for 5qts of NAPA syn, about $18 for the Valvoline delivered to my door from Amazon before that. $3.75 Fram Orange Can (good for 10k miles) makes a cheap and easy oil change. Oil is oil, in my opinion (unless it's some really odd brand, then you might want to think twice or do some research first), unless you're racing or something.
 

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Great Valvoline MaxLife synblend UOA here, you couldn’t ask for better results

 
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NAPA has their Full Synthetic on sale in our area for $15.50 for 5qt jug. I've used Mobil-1 for 20 years, buying the 5qt jug from Walmart for ~$25. NAPA is bottled by Valvoline. Anyone use NAPA or Valvoline? Its a big price savings.
Use it all the time it’s my go too. Only time I don’t use it if my stash is out and NAPA isn’t on sale. Then I run super tech. Most the time I buy 3 or 4 jugs when NAPA has the sale.
 
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It's all the same stuff. Might be an argument to be had if you are questioning the "best" oil to push the engine into the 300-400kmi range.
Any full-synth and a quality oil filter shall suffice, is what motor oil boils down to these days.

We are on last leg of debating motor oils. EV's and H vehicles are coming real fast.
 

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I wonder if "filtration is the key for modern engines" when so many OEM oil filters seem to favor 'flow' over filtration? I think most engines will last just as long running Supertech or 'jobber' filters changed more frequently. The advantage of higher end filters like FU, RP, Napa Platinum etc...is that they can be ran longer IMO.
 
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I wonder if "filtration is the key for modern engines" when so many OEM oil filters seem to favor 'flow' over filtration? I think most engines will last just as long running Supertech or 'jobber' filters changed more frequently. The advantage of higher end filters like FU, RP, Napa Platinum etc...is that they can be ran longer IMO.
I've always ran the cheapest filters I could find. I'm currently running A/C, Pensky, Castol, Car & Driver filters on my Escort's that I bought years ago on store closeouts at $ .25-$1. each. Probably bought some of those filters 20+ years ago and still have enough to run several more years.

When I bought the '16 Versa I went to RockAuto's web site to order filters. I bought a dozen Parts Plus filters made by Champion Labs at a final cost of $2. each including shipping.

I now run filters one oil change interval which is 5000-7500 miles but in the '88 Escort I use to drive I often only changed it every other oil change on 5K mile oil change intervals. That engine went 518K miles and was still running when I parked it.
 

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Thanks. I have a change up next that I bought the first of this month. My NAPA stores are about 40 miles away.
One North , about 40 miles , has the worst customer service I have ever experienced.
One South about 35 miles, has great customer service.
There's a NAPA about 6 miles from my house that l refuse to go to anymore. They really only want to cater to the local farmers, and their prices are outrageous!
The next NAPA is in town (16.5 miles). These people are top notch and go above and beyond to help you. Being l'm a disabled Veteran, they always give me 15% off. ;)
 
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