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#1133931 - 04/21/08 12:42 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: fatjack]
mikeg5 Offline


Registered: 06/18/07
Posts: 1754
Loc: north carolina
Sjstreit, i am going with every one else here and say stick with the dino.. they can easily go 5k miles esp Penzoil, Valvoline Maxlife, Havoline and most major brand labels.. but really its your choice.. i would be more worried aobut your trannies and diffies than i would those motors
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#1133944 - 04/21/08 01:03 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: MinivanMauler]
bigjeffie Offline


Registered: 01/16/08
Posts: 177
Loc: at a theater near you
its not bad at all.
the suggestion tho is one can get more for less with a little market saavvy

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#1133976 - 04/21/08 02:15 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: bigjeffie]
JustinH Offline


Registered: 04/17/04
Posts: 3260
Loc: Texas
Stick with dino and buy what's on sale.

Anything API SM is going to be great for both of your cars, and you will not have an oil related problem.

Mobil5000 clean seems to be the cheapest of the bunch, right after supertech oil.

If you want to run a SOPUS product, then quaker state I think is 50 cents more per 5quart jug than the XOM product.

For your vehicles, the warren supertech lube with a supertech filter would be absolutely fine at 5k intervals.
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#1134035 - 04/21/08 03:21 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: fatjack]
chet2 Offline


Registered: 07/19/07
Posts: 1408
Loc: NH
st synthetic is made by warren PP...if it says wpp on bottom of container...WM sells a 5 qt jug of pennzoil platinum for 20 bucks, a great oil...i think you should go with that...or the mobil clean for 9 bucks..or regular pennzoil for 10.50 a jug....M1 is 22 bucks for a 4.375 quart jug at WM...dino oils are very good...syntheticas last longer and excel at hi or low temps

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#1134036 - 04/21/08 03:23 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: chet2]
chet2 Offline


Registered: 07/19/07
Posts: 1408
Loc: NH
5-20 reg super tech is made by WPP and it looks like the super tech 5-30 is made by mobil...have you noticed the bottles are shaped different?...at least in NE....i think they are both good oils

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#1134071 - 04/21/08 04:35 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: chet2]
Cmarti Offline


Registered: 01/23/08
Posts: 438
Loc: Ohio
ST Syn is $13.49 for 5Qt in Ohio I paid $19-20$ for 5 quarts of PP. That is a decent savings as both are group III ....I was tempted to try the 5W30 in a 5w20 application (4.6 L with 85 K), but was swayed by the legion of PP fans here. I have run the 10W 30 ST syn in a snowblower and generator.

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#1134956 - 04/22/08 06:41 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: Steelers]
Sjstreit Offline


Registered: 04/15/08
Posts: 5
Loc: North Carolina
I wish you could see the great condition my 98 Rager is in. I have had it since june 2000. I wax it every 4 months. I keep it in our garage 95% of the time. I change my own oil faithfully every 5000 miles. I have yet had to have my brakes worked on.

The only thing I really need to do as preventative maintance is replace the Sirpintine and Timing belts.

Bottom Line, this P/U is in mint condition. Lord willing I plan to keep it another 10 years! That's why I'm switching to Wal Mart's ST Full Synthetic Motor Oil.

Since 2000, I have made over 10 trips to Lynn Haven Florida {597 Miles} and one to Great Valley NY {651 miles} Averaging 26.5 mpg per trip.

Steve

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#1135578 - 04/23/08 01:34 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: Steelers]
NightRiderQ45 Offline


Registered: 03/24/08
Posts: 929
Loc: Houston, TX
 Originally Posted By: Steelers
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.


Not completely true, it depends on where you are located at. If you were around Virginia IT IS made my Exxon Mobil....my source...MSDS sheets.
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#1135698 - 04/23/08 05:02 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: NightRiderQ45]
stubbakatt Offline


Registered: 04/14/08
Posts: 284
Loc: KSQ, PA
Here in Eastern Pa, all the Supertech is made by WPP, except for the 5w-30. Those bottles look like the Exxon Superflo bottles.

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#1457314 - 05/07/09 06:48 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: stubbakatt]
360kid Offline


Registered: 05/01/09
Posts: 181
Loc: USA
I know this is an old thread, but people like me do read them when searching for info.

I just wanted to comment on the post about "not switching an old vehicle to synthetic." I understand the reasons for not switching on old vehicles. I am one of those people who never switched because I was afraid that I had too much sludge in the engine. However, a few months ago, I had to replace a gasket in the engine and the mechanic (family member) got a good look down inside the engine. Said it was clean as a whistle.

So, I switched to Super Tech Synthetic and it runs great. The vehicle is a 1994 GMC 1500 with 220,000 miles. I also always change my oil every 3000 miles and sometimes less.

What I'm getting at is if you have an older vehicle and know you have treated it very well, then go ahead and make the switch to synthetic. I am also very pleased with Super Tech oil and filter.

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#1457321 - 05/07/09 06:52 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: 360kid]
roushstage2 Offline


Registered: 03/13/09
Posts: 406
Loc: Northern California
I just switched to synthetic at 87,300 miles. Not quite as many as your truck, but still up there. Haven't had a problem yet. No drips, oil is still at the full line, and I already have a couple hundred miles with it (only 2 days old).
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#1457334 - 05/07/09 07:00 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: Steelers]
SL2 Offline


Registered: 02/19/09
Posts: 432
Loc: Upstate, NY
 Originally Posted By: Steelers
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.



I switched my 94 SL2 with 115K Miles over to ST SYN, No problems, used only 1Qt/1800. :D
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#1457358 - 05/07/09 07:36 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: chet2]
wannafbody Offline


Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 895
Loc: PA
I think the best deal now is the Motorcraft syn blend at 2.87 a quart or 11.50 a 5q jug. But then again a GM may puke a rod running that stuff


Edited by wannafbody (05/07/09 07:37 PM)
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#1457400 - 05/07/09 08:39 PM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: wannafbody]
Drew2000 Offline


Registered: 11/16/06
Posts: 973
Loc: Long Island, NY
 Originally Posted By: wannafbody
.... But then again a GM may puke a rod running that stuff


Might be a moot point in a few more months....
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#1457582 - 05/08/09 12:43 AM Re: Wal Mart Super Tech Full Synthetic Oil [Re: Sjstreit]
chet2 Offline


Registered: 07/19/07
Posts: 1408
Loc: NH
you dont really have to switch to syn unless weather is really cold...in NH st syn is made by WPP out of nebraska, it will say it on bottom of container...WPP or WNE, same co..i use syn half the time cuz i am anal

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