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#1132921 - 04/19/08 08:24 PM Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil
Sjstreit Offline


Registered: 04/15/08
Posts: 5
Loc: North Carolina
Can anyone out there tell me if it is wise for me to switch to Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil. The Service Tech here in Asheboro, NC told me the Super Tech Synthetic was made by Exxon Mobil.

I have a 1998 Ford Ranger (4 cylinder)5 speed manual, with 122,456 miles, and does not use any oil between 5000 mile oil changes.

On Dec 8, 2005 my wife and I bought a new 2006 Toyota Camry LE (4 Cylinder) it now has 39,671 miles. Would it be alright to switch to Super Tech Full Synthetic at my next scheduled maintance at 42,006 miles?

I have done extensive research and reading on Synthetic versus conventional oil and all reports lead me to believe synthetic are much better for my car and pick up.

Please convince my why I should switch to synthetic.


Stephen J Streit
Asheboro, NC

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#1132928 - 04/19/08 08:34 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: Sjstreit]
FordSVTGuy Offline


Registered: 11/17/03
Posts: 234
Loc: New Hanover, PA


For you applications, I am not all that sure that you need to switch to a synthetic. For less money, why not use a very good HM oil like Valvoline HM. This oil has proved to be effective in many applications (search the Used Oil Analysis section). Nothing against Wally World full syn, I just feel that for your OCI you could do better for less...
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#1132933 - 04/19/08 08:39 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: FordSVTGuy]
GROUCHO MARX Offline


Registered: 07/24/02
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"The Service Tech here in Asheboro, NC told me the Super Tech Synthetic was made by Exxon Mobil."
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His source is?
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#1132943 - 04/19/08 08:45 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: GROUCHO MARX]
Sjstreit Offline


Registered: 04/15/08
Posts: 5
Loc: North Carolina
I'm not sure who his source is, but rest assured I will find out!

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#1132962 - 04/19/08 09:06 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: Sjstreit]
stubbakatt Offline


Registered: 04/14/08
Posts: 284
Loc: KSQ, PA
The Super Tech synthetic is made by Warren Performance Products, a division of Warren Distribution. It's the same as their Mag 1 synthetic.

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#1133032 - 04/19/08 10:41 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: stubbakatt]
Steelers Offline


Registered: 04/09/06
Posts: 297
Loc: Denver CO
No way I'd switch a 10 year old Ranger with 122K to synthetic oil. It's not worth it. Keep up your 5K changes and you'll never have an oil related engine issue. Switch the Camry if you like, but if you're doing 5K changes on it as well you don't have much to gain.

Super Tech is made by Warren Distribution not Exxon Mobil.
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#1133113 - 04/20/08 05:41 AM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: Sjstreit]
bigjeffie Offline


Registered: 01/16/08
Posts: 177
Loc: at a theater near you
i have been on the supretech bandwagon for 3 yrs now.
s tech f syn is a fair enough product.
i dont think the value is what it could be.
same w/ s tech dino.
the prices keep inching up, and the cost spread b/t SuperT and national brands narrowing.
super t is a good day in day out value.
but the smart shopper can do better if he shops promotions for national brands

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#1133193 - 04/20/08 09:22 AM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: Sjstreit]
Lazy JW Offline


Registered: 02/24/06
Posts: 267
Loc: Idaho
 Originally Posted By: Sjstreit
... Would it be alright to switch to Super Tech Full Synthetic at my next scheduled maintance at 42,006 miles?.......

........

Please convince my why I should switch to synthetic....


It would be "alright" to switch, but if you need convincing then I doubt it is worth it unless you plan on keeping these vehicles forever.
Joe

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#1133327 - 04/20/08 01:24 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: Lazy JW]
toocrazy2yoo Offline


Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 2724
Loc: Herndon, Virginia
Hey, when you can buy Mobil Clean5000 for $6.98 for a 5 quart jug, why bother? Supertech Syn was 3.99 today here in No. Va. 20.00 for 5 quarts of ST Syn? vs 15 quarts of the dino for 21? The Mobil is good for 5K easy. Is the ST Syn good for nearly a 15K OCI? Doubt it..



Edited by toocrazy2yoo (04/20/08 01:26 PM)

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#1133388 - 04/20/08 04:00 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: Sjstreit]
fatjack Offline


Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 32
Loc: Ma.
I agree with bigjeffe, Supertech synth is really a groupIII motor oil,with carbon molecules taken out of it. A good quality dino oil on sale would be a better choice. Ex.mobil 5000 clean or exxon products. supertech has shown weak results after 4000 miles.

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#1133436 - 04/20/08 05:53 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: fatjack]
daman Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 10480
Loc: Bad Axe, MI
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#1133453 - 04/20/08 06:11 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: fatjack]
bigjeffie Offline


Registered: 01/16/08
Posts: 177
Loc: at a theater near you
i dont say you are going wrong with super tech.
but the value, particularly w/ the "synthetic" isnt that wonderful.
i have used the dino quite a bit as well. again a good day in- day out value. better than paying retail for a national brand. but i have never seen a super discount on supertech.
you kids here and bitog have me perusing for discounts on national brands.
shoot, formula shell was 1.81 at costco yesterday.
i think this is within a dime or quarter of st dino.

would like to see a head to head duel b/t the two.

i have personally run ST dino to 7500 miles in my v-8 tundra.
seems to be just fine, although i would keep it closer to 5k typically.

i run the supertech dex III atf in my tundra also (Mdl Yr 2000)
after 50k plus (now at 140k total) no problems there either, although i have done a home flush a couple times.
i pulled the tranny pan and had very little metal, more like dust.

so to end my diatribe, supertech products are fine.
the dino is a good value for my easy on oil tundra.
but again, as ST prices rise, national brand promotions look better all the time.

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#1133481 - 04/20/08 06:54 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: bigjeffie]
NissanFan Offline


Registered: 08/18/07
Posts: 116
Loc: TX
for those that are lightly jousting about the origins of ST oils, I would think that the MSDS daman posted would indicate that at least some areas of the country get oil sourced from XOM for ST brand. I believe if you look around the threads here or search, there are several threads that discuss this issue, and I believe the consensus was that ST oils are...welp, it depends on what area of the country you are in. those that answered Warren Performance Products, were partially right, and there have also been some indications that sometimes it's SOPUS products used for ST brand oils. I would guess it might have to do with availability and shipping. but that's only a guess, anyone else have anymore insight to this?
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#1133816 - 04/21/08 09:15 AM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: NissanFan]
stubbakatt Offline


Registered: 04/14/08
Posts: 284
Loc: KSQ, PA
Having gone back and looked at the MSDS data, I would say you and Daman are quite correct. Anyone can go the msds.walmartstores.com and get the information. For example, entering "super tech synthetic" will give results for both Warren Distribution and SOPUS, but not XOM.

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#1133907 - 04/21/08 12:02 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: stubbakatt]
MinivanMauler Offline


Registered: 02/23/08
Posts: 127
Loc: Alabama
The SuperTech synthetic 10W-30 is rated ACEA A3/B3.

As such, it can't be THAT bad, can it?
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