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#3466160 - 08/27/14 10:01 AM Home Basics Motor Oil?
Swift101 Offline


Registered: 11/14/13
Posts: 246
Loc: NYC
Hey Everyone,

I was shopping at my local Pathmark supermarket and noticed this oil on the shelves:





It's distributed by Warren, it's a whopping $6.50 per quart. Has anyone seen this product before?

-Swift
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#3466167 - 08/27/14 10:09 AM Re: Home Basics Motor Oil? [Re: Swift101]
Bud_One Offline


Registered: 04/19/14
Posts: 512
Loc: Spring,Texas
$6.50 @ quart ? wow... must be one heck of a dino
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#3466176 - 08/27/14 10:14 AM Re: Home Basics Motor Oil? [Re: Bud_One]
HangFire Offline


Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 765
Loc: Central Maryland
Originally Posted By: Bud_One
$6.50 @ quart ? wow... must be one heck of a dino


It's awesomeness is only obvious when the supermarket that sells it is the only place in town still open.
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#3466177 - 08/27/14 10:16 AM Re: Home Basics Motor Oil? [Re: Swift101]
19jacobob93 Offline


Registered: 02/12/14
Posts: 324
Loc: Gold Coast, QL, Australia
Haha looks like that star brand and similar stuff that was tested by the API and it all turned out to mostly single grade oil with absolutely no additive pack! Has the API donut on though but you still wouldnt see it going in my car!

If someone has a beater they're not bothered about, they should do a couple thousand on this cheap stuff and then run a UOA, could get some surprising or interesting results :p
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#3466204 - 08/27/14 10:40 AM Re: Home Basics Motor Oil? [Re: Swift101]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 4312
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
It is Warren, so it's better than the Bullseye and other swill they sell in the convenience stores around here. $6.50 is ridiculous, though!
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#3466207 - 08/27/14 10:41 AM Re: Home Basics Motor Oil? [Re: Swift101]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 25079
Loc: ME
The labelling is appallingly ghetto but I have confidence in what's inside. Warren is big enough they won't put their name on junk. This UPC is also active at Waldblaums and A&P stores.

Save that for "City Star" or other PQIA darlings.

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#3466225 - 08/27/14 10:55 AM Re: Home Basics Motor Oil? [Re: Swift101]
Ken2 Offline


Registered: 12/02/02
Posts: 6319
Loc: Washington St.
There are at least three completely different "Warren" companies in the oil business. Irving Warren's company that made this oil has no connection to the Warren Distribution that makes the Walmart Supertech & Mag1 oils, nor the separate Warren Unilube that makes other Warren and Coastal products.

http://www.ncagr.gov/ncproducts/ShowSite.asp?ID=1998
http://www.warrenunilube.com/Unilube_Info.pdf
http://www.wd-wpp.com/
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#3466256 - 08/27/14 11:24 AM Re: Home Basics Motor Oil? [Re: Ken2]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 8747
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
Originally Posted By: Ken2
There are at least three completely different "Warren" companies in the oil business. Irving Warren's company that made this oil has no connection to the Warren Distribution that makes the Walmart Supertech & Mag1 oils, nor the separate Warren Unilube that makes other Warren and Coastal products.

http://www.ncagr.gov/ncproducts/ShowSite.asp?ID=1998
http://www.warrenunilube.com/Unilube_Info.pdf
http://www.wd-wpp.com/


IIRC, Warren Oil, Co. distributes Coastal

http://www.warrenoil.com/catalogs/coastal_catalog.pdf


Edited by ARCOgraphite (08/27/14 11:36 AM)
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#3466317 - 08/27/14 12:43 PM Re: Home Basics Motor Oil? [Re: ARCOgraphite]
fsskier Offline


Registered: 07/22/08
Posts: 792
Loc: Iowa
All three links that are posted still connect to "warren oil company"; not three different companies.


Edited by fsskier (08/27/14 12:44 PM)

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#3466325 - 08/27/14 12:51 PM Re: Home Basics Motor Oil? [Re: Swift101]
JDW Offline


Registered: 01/08/14
Posts: 635
Loc: South
Warren oil is 11 miles from the house , Wife used to work there in the 80s. Also did not know that they were in virgin oils used to be only used oil.


Edited by JDW (08/27/14 12:55 PM)
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#3466354 - 08/27/14 01:20 PM Re: Home Basics Motor Oil? [Re: Swift101]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 6640
Loc: Northern Kentucky
All wording on the package indicates it's a good product. Even the description of the oil if nice. Color scheme is cheap though.
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#3466384 - 08/27/14 01:39 PM Re: Home Basics Motor Oil? [Re: Swift101]
SilverC6 Offline


Registered: 10/03/08
Posts: 1875
Loc: Southeast
Never buy motor oil at a convenience store or a drug store.
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#3466442 - 08/27/14 02:47 PM Re: Home Basics Motor Oil? [Re: SilverC6]
dave1251 Offline


Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 7474
Loc: Maricopa, AZ
Originally Posted By: SilverC6
Never buy motor oil at a convenience store or a drug store.


I bought 5 quarts of Quaker State for my BIL's Dodge for 1.50 a quart at a grocery store. At 1.50 a quart I will buy just about any API/ISLAC certified PCMO for 1.50.
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#3466457 - 08/27/14 03:15 PM Re: Home Basics Motor Oil? [Re: Swift101]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 1925
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
It wouldn't be going in any car I own that's for sure.

Heck, I'd be worried with it in my lawn mower. And I've even got motorcycle oil in the lawn mower right now!
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#3466602 - 08/27/14 05:14 PM Re: Home Basics Motor Oil? [Re: Swift101]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 9844
Loc: OH
This oil has the actual API donut.
If it were not API licensed, API would be all over the distributor and the retailers.
Ghetto labeling to be sure and priced way beyond reason, but a perfectly good oil.
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