Wal-Mart synthetic

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Wal-mart in Canada sells a synthetic oil under their formula 2000 house brand name. Does anyone know anything about its quality, who makes it for them, etc. I have specific interest in using their 0W-30 grade year-round in a chipped VW 1.8T. [Canada]
 

Patman

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In the US the Walmart synthetic is made by Quaker State, but up here it's a mystery. It's under a different name here, it's Tech 2000, while down there it's Supertech. The best thing to do is run it in your car for a while and send in a used oil sample for analysis to see how it goes. There was one person on here (Oz) who did that, but it was all highway driving and only a short 5000km interval so just about any oil out there would look good under that condition.
 
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Interesting that they sell 0W30. Yesterday I just saw my first quart of 5W30 in St. Louis--before that only 10W30. Tech 2000 was used in the U.S. prior to 2000 when it became SuperTech. Assume it's the same PZ/QS subsidiary product. SuperTech/Tech2K oils all seem to have a fair amount of moly.
 
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Is it advisable to vigorously shake these molybdenum-containing oils prior to pouring the contents into the engine, or are the particulates so finely dispersed and suspended that it's unnecesarry?
 

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Originally posted by Ray H: Is it advisable to vigorously shake these molybdenum-containing oils prior to pouring the contents into the engine, or are the particulates so finely dispersed and suspended that it's unnecesarry?
Unnecessary, they won't separate out.
 
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Originally posted by Patman:
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Originally posted by Ray H: Is it advisable to vigorously shake these molybdenum-containing oils prior to pouring the contents into the engine, or are the particulates so finely dispersed and suspended that it's unnecesarry?
Unnecessary, they won't separate out.

We are not talking about a solid crystalline moly...we're talking about a compound of molybdenum that's soluble in oil. The oil is clear, no particles floating, sinking, or anywhere else. Ken
 
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