Price of OPE Oil

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For 4 cycle oil the branded OPE oil prices are expensive. John Deere 5W-30 SN, GF5 oil is $5.98/quart, at Lowe's. Nothing on the bottle about it being synthetic or a synthetic blend. Briggs and Stratton 5W-30 oil is $4.98 for 18 oz crzy. It has no API rating, only "warranty certified". Briggs and Stratton 5W-30 synthetic oil is now $9.98/quart at Lowe's crzy. Walmart across the street has Mobil 1 HM 5W-30 for around $22/5 quart jug! This is API rated SL, supposedly better for air cooled 4 cycle engines than the more current API SN rated oils. Whimsey
 
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You are mostly paying for the name brand on the label. John Deere oil is pretty good, but I wouldn't use it over a nice HDEO like Rotella T. Many consumers just think "Oh if I buy the John Deere or Briggs and Stratton oil, it will be better for my lawn mower" and that is how they make their money.
 
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I can get a jug of Chevron HDEO (isosyn version) 15W40 from wallymart for 13 bux. Why pay for the JD name when isosyn based oil from a reputable oil company can beat the price and most probably beat the performance as well? "shrug" Q.
 
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On the flipside VIP/oreilly's was clearancing 10w30 G-oil API certified, but in little bottles for OPE, for under two bucks a bottle, or under $4/qt for full syn. I would have felt goofy putting all those little "shooters" in my car.
 
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Simple solution, don't buy that garbage. Look on the shelf at Walmart and see which is cheaper. 15w40 or SAE30? Then buy the cheapest one.
 

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Originally Posted By: DemoFly
Simple solution, don't buy that garbage. Look on the shelf at Walmart and see which is cheaper. 15w40 or SAE30? Then buy the cheapest one.
I don't, except I got a bunch of B&S 5W-30 full synthetic oil for my B&S generator for $4.78/quart before Lowe's raised the price to $9.98/quart. Whimsey
 
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Sometimes I'll pay a little more for fluids at my dealer though, a little good will down the road could make the price difference insignificant...
 
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Like assuming that the house wine is better than say chateau margaux . Only difference is that the house oil i the more expensive one...
 
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