Supertech Full Synthetic at Wally's?

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I just got home from Wally's. I noticed they had ST brand oil, and one was labelled "Full Synthetic". I think it was a 10W-30. Maybe a 5W-30, I don't recall for sure. Price was a little over $3 a quart. What is this stuff? I assume it's Group III? This was NOT a "synthetic blend".
 
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I ran ST full synth last winter in a Saturn SL and Olds Ciera 3.3, 5w30. It got down to -22'F and the cold cranking was acceptable. Economical cold pumpability was basically all I wanted and it did okay; this year I have some (old) M1 0w30 I got on clearance. [Smile]
 

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Sounds like the Canadian Tech2000 oil is Petro-Canada. That's cool but I don't live in Canada. Is the U.S. Wally's SuperTech "Full synthetic" from Quaker State? Sounds like it's a decent Group III oil. At $3+change per quart it's a buck cheaper than M1. That plus an ST filter should easily go 3000 miles in the wife's Escort.
 

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Do you guys in the US have a 0w30 Walmart synthetic? I just put the Canadian 0w30 Tech 2000 Walmart synthetic in my mom's car this morning and am sending off a sample tomorrow morning of her 5w30 GTX HM. It had 2350mi on it, and I should get the results by Tuesday or Wednesday night.
 

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Do you guys in the US have a 0w30 Walmart synthetic? Patman, I have not seen it yet, just 5w-30. I think the ST oils are sourced differently in our two countries though. [Cheers!] [Patriot]
 

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Originally posted by GSV: Do you guys in the US have a 0w30 Walmart synthetic? Patman, I have not seen it yet, just 5w-30. I think the ST oils are sourced differently in our two countries though. [Cheers!] [Patriot]
That's true, our supplier up here for our Walmart oil is different. I was just curious if there was a 0w30 version down there.
 

Tremo

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OK, thanks, now we're getting somewhere. I've never heard of "Warren". Do they make a good product? And have we all agreed that the USA Wally's "Full Synth" is likely a Group III oil? Any Group IV or V content? Decent additive package? Thanks. The reason I'm asking all this is last time I changed the Escort's oil I put in M1 (replacing dino oil from the local quickie lube joint) with an ST filter, and the car seems to be running great. No leaks, no burning, no smoke, and the insides, as viewed throught the oil fill hole, are very clean. I'm wondering if there may be a lower cost but still good solution. I think the local lube joint used cheap-assed filters without an anti-drainback valve, because with their filter on, every time you started the engine after it had been sitting for a while, there was a lot of clatter for a couple seconds. Now with the ST filter and M1, no clatter at engine start. That's gotta be a good thing, no?
 
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As cstande has posted a number of times, the Warren Specialty Products motor oils have good data sheets and Sears brand motor oils are also supplied by Warren Specialty products. In short, though they're cheap to purchase, US ST oils are probably a decent alternative to the high-priced spreads in the conventional and Group III categories. I've been bitching for awhile that I'd like to see a 10W-30 in the Group II/Group III blend category of the reasonably priced 5W-20 oils required by Honda and Ford. Maybe I was so busy "cyber-vocalizing" that I neglected to notice that ST 10W-30 blend was right under my nose at Wally*World! Gonna go check their price...
 
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