quote:Unless these guys raise their prices on oil again... WalMart is pricing themselves out of the oil selling business. The selection is really starting to stink, and the prices are high. Might as well shop where I can pick up a filter and oil all at the same time Brian BTW - I do like the SuperTech syn in my mower
Originally posted by Vuser: I find more of a choice with little difference in price buying oil at AZ or AAP.
quote:Me too Pal, and I never thought I'd say it. Here in No. Va., the stuff is running 6.38/QT for plain old 5W20 Super Syn, or whatever they call it now. My sump is small, even with an oversize filter I only take 4 quarts and the car doesn't use any oil even over 7,000 on the present OCI, so the 5 quart jug is a 1-quart waste, even if it saves about a buck a quart over buying just quarts. I never see the 5W20 in jugs anyway, only 5W30. I found 5W30 in SL, bought several awhileback when it was 18.99/jug at WallyWorld, but decided to run thin stuff instead, so sold it off to someone, twenty a jug. So, it's off to Havoline, they say it's mostly the same effect in SM 5W20, and it's less than 1/4 the cost per quart. Plus, it already has lots of moly, so no more VSOT at $5.00 a bottle to thicken things up. At these prices, I have to bid Mobil 1 a fond fare-thee-well. Maybe if the winter is cold, I'll do an M1 0W20 OCI, but even then, why bother? We rarely ever see below 15 above, anyway. 5W20 Havoline should see me through quite well. Stuff should run just dandy through my Amsoil synthetic filters..
Was just in Walmart to buy some M1 EP, and it is now about $30 for a five quart jug. It was 23 when I started buying it there...looks like no more M1 for me
quote:Last time I was at Sam's Club near where I live, I didn't see any M1 at all. The only syn they had was Castrol Syntec. Come to think of it, the whole oil selection was limited. My Sam's Club didn't have that large a selection anyway, but this last time, it was even more limited. Maybe they are doing like Wal-mart and scaling back on all but the most popular (cheapest?) brands.
I was at Sam's club yesterday and playing with the numbers saw that Castrol Syntec is running about $1 less a quart (6qt case $28 and change) than M1. So when the M1 stash is gone I'll be running the Castrol Syntec.