Pleae rate the following Oils

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I was at Wallmart tonight and I was amazed at the selection of quality oil they have there. Anyhow would you oil guru's please rate the following oils? I forgot to jot down the price of the Delo 400, sorry. I tell you the Super Tech sounds like a hell of a bargain. Delo 400 15W40 API CI-4, CH-4 etc. Delvac 1300 Super 15W40 API CI-4,CH-4 $5.88 gal Super Tech 15W40 API CI-4, CH-4 $1.17 qt Rotella T 15W40 API CI-4, CH-4 $6.27 gal Rotella T Synthetic 15W40 API,CI-4,CH-4$12.84 gal Tim C
 
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If you are looking for 15w-40 HDEO, you missed Pennzoil Long-Life. "the Best" oil depends on vehicle and climate. Use the Rotella Synth if you want the best all-climate oil. Syntec 5w-50 might be an all-around top performer for an otc oil.
 

Al

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Originally posted by Steve S: the one with the best looking jug(s) .
[Eek!] [Eek!] I think Delvac 1300 is good. [ January 22, 2004, 09:09 PM: Message edited by: Al ]
 
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Originally posted by TSoA: "the Best" oil depends on vehicle and climate.
There's the answer! [Big Grin] With the 15w-40's, all four (Delo 400, Delvac 1300, Pennz. Long-Life, Rotella-T) are very good, but I do have a few pointers: Rotella-T 15w-40 does not have the really cold tempature performance of the other three If you are using these in engines that have consumption issues, the Pennz. Long-Life with its molybdenum enriched additive package has an uncanny ability to reduce consumption. If it was me though, I'd use Delo or Delvac first...probably Delvac. It has a little better additive package and is a little better on the cold pumping, but the Delo constantly returns good wear results in vehicles as well. If you experience consumption with either of these two oils, switch over to Long-Life and see what happens. Rotella-T 5w-40 is nice, but there is no need to pay the higher price unless you're running cold weather, and you definitely don't need it in Phoenix. I wouldn't use the SuperTech oil considering the others cost $6/gallon! So, to answer your question...at the moment: Delvac 1300 Delo 400 Pennzoil Long-Life (if having consumption issues with other 15w-40's, give this one a shot) Rotella-T 15w-40 Can't really rate the 5w-40 with the others...just use if a 5w-40 oil is needed in a car or when 15w-40 engine is used in cold temperatures.
 
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