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#3363873 - 05/06/14 08:40 PM Re: OIL - Why do you choose what you choose... [Re: wemay]
oilmaven Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 728
Loc: Northern Michigan
PZ Ultra because it lives up to it's claims providing excellent protection and cleaning abilities, has incredibly low NOACK and was on clearance at WM when I built my stash...
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#3363879 - 05/06/14 08:43 PM Re: OIL - Why do you choose what you choose... [Re: wemay]
Astro14 Offline


Registered: 10/10/10
Posts: 6750
Loc: Virginia Beach
Price.

Most of the time...the oil that's in the cars now was bought for between $1 and $2 a quart. As I run out of that - I will shop more sales. I do buy Mobil 1 0w40, on sale, but not at a killer price, because I choose to run that alone in the V-12.
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#3363883 - 05/06/14 08:48 PM Re: OIL - Why do you choose what you choose... [Re: wemay]
killswitch83 Offline


Registered: 05/12/13
Posts: 75
Loc: Greenville, SC, USA
Rep and price most definitely. QSUD seems to be a winner in the Ram
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#3363896 - 05/06/14 08:58 PM Re: OIL - Why do you choose what you choose... [Re: wemay]
toneydoc Offline


Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 1454
Loc: War Eagle
Price, name brand of the oil, and good analysis on PQIA.
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#3363903 - 05/06/14 09:04 PM Re: OIL - Why do you choose what you choose... [Re: wemay]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 5343
Loc: In transit...
Climate. -35 starts in winter and and 105 in summer.

Protection.

Extended drain (10k and 1 year)

Amsoil.


Edited by Kuato (05/06/14 09:05 PM)
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#3363914 - 05/06/14 09:08 PM Re: OIL - Why do you choose what you choose... [Re: wemay]
Barkleymut Offline


Registered: 01/27/04
Posts: 2665
Loc: Richmond, VA
1. Price
2. Starburst
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#3363916 - 05/06/14 09:10 PM Re: OIL - Why do you choose what you choose... [Re: wemay]
bustednutz Offline


Registered: 01/18/08
Posts: 954
Loc: Virginia Bch. VA
Any name brand thats on deep discount. Or I've always had great luck with "house" brands i.e: NAPA, Advance Auto, SuperTech, etc...

I'll even run a good oil filter for two OCI's.


Edited by bustednutz (05/06/14 09:13 PM)
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#3363962 - 05/06/14 09:42 PM Re: OIL - Why do you choose what you choose... [Re: wemay]
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 11539
Loc: Illinois
It works well.
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#3364000 - 05/06/14 10:15 PM Re: OIL - Why do you choose what you choose... [Re: wemay]
wemay Offline


Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 6040
Loc: South Florida
Meets mfr spec / price
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#3364040 - 05/06/14 10:48 PM Re: OIL - Why do you choose what you choose... [Re: wemay]
Ben Boyle Offline


Registered: 08/07/04
Posts: 232
Loc: Michigan
Mine is for various reasons. I live in a rural locale and my nearest auto parts store is a one man operation that is affiliated with the Auto Value brand. This guy will go way out of his way to find obscure parts for my Citroens and my Lada and really knows his stuff. I figure that this kind of service demands some loyalty. He sells various kinds of oil but his volume seller is Wolf's Head. Between my vehicles I use the Super Duty 10w30, Extreme Duty 15w40, and Syn-Pack 5w30 Dexos. UOAs have confirmed that these oils are all doing their job and he gives me a fair price on these oils. Maybe it's a bit off the mainstream, but I don't think that I'm really that much behind those running PYB, QS, or the others.

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#3364227 - 05/07/14 07:03 AM Re: OIL - Why do you choose what you choose... [Re: wemay]
Mr_Incredible Offline


Registered: 01/02/07
Posts: 1388
Loc: Nebraska
I vacillate between M1 and PP (now PPP). They are both good oils and same price. I can't decide, really, so use them both in the various oil users in the driveway.
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#3364262 - 05/07/14 07:49 AM Re: OIL - Why do you choose what you choose... [Re: wemay]
Hokiefyd Offline


Registered: 06/24/04
Posts: 13904
Loc: Top of Virginia
Originally Posted By: wemay
What is the single most important factor in your oil purchase decision?


The single most important factor is how I like the oil in the engine. Some oils (and grades) are smoother than others. Some are noisier than others. I have found the ones I like with trial and error.

I have moved both of my engines from 5W-20 to 5W-30. I am now looking at various 5W-30s to see which ones I like the best. Formula Shell (cheap from BJs...like $2/qt cheap) is great in our Acura. If I like it in our Honda, too, then that's what I'll stick with. It meets the single most important factor (I like it), and meets the second most important factor (low cost).
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#3364570 - 05/07/14 02:17 PM Re: OIL - Why do you choose what you choose... [Re: wemay]
stranger706 Offline


Registered: 04/24/09
Posts: 1042
Loc: Gulf Coast
The colors on the jug match my running shoes. Not really, but...

Mostly availability. A certain large oil company is spotty with their oils and routinely hard to find. Another certain large oil company has tons of product in every store. So I've pretty much gone back to that oil that is readily available.
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#3364573 - 05/07/14 02:24 PM Re: OIL - Why do you choose what you choose... [Re: wemay]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 25587
Loc: NY
Price.
Reputation.
Availability.
How frequently the oil is on sale.
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#3364575 - 05/07/14 02:25 PM Re: OIL - Why do you choose what you choose... [Re: wemay]
disneyfire Offline


Registered: 04/05/14
Posts: 55
Loc: ohio
I have always been a Castrol fanboy. So, Yes i Currently use Edge.
Who knows....maybe in the future it will be another..
But ALWAYS a name brand company.
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