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#1261094 - 10/19/08 06:46 PM NAPA dino
jediwebmstr Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 43
Loc: Oh
Has anyone seen a UOA on NAPA brand conventional oil. I know it is SM rated but I just changed the oil in my veh with NAPA, and am second guessing my decision. OCI is 3500 miles.

I like using a Pro-select filter and it is just easier to pick up 5 quarts while I'm there......but not sure if that is/was a wise decision.

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#1261108 - 10/19/08 07:04 PM Re: NAPA dino [Re: jediwebmstr]
Drew99GT Offline


Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 21014
Loc: Colorado Springs
NAPA oil is made my Ashland Valvoline, also similar to Carquest oil. There is a UOA posted here of this oil. Close, if not identical to Valvoline Premium Conventional.

I'd have no problem at all using this oil and a Pro-Select filter for 3500 miles. That is as conservative as it gets!

Supertech oil is a highly regarded product here - I'd say the NAPA is better, and the Pro-Select filter is hands down better than a Fram, at 1/2 the cost.

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#1261113 - 10/19/08 07:07 PM Re: NAPA dino [Re: Drew99GT]
globey Offline


Registered: 05/15/07
Posts: 983
Loc: MS
There have been a lot of threads on the NAPA oil. Search for it. I would not worry about using it.

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#1261115 - 10/19/08 07:07 PM Re: NAPA dino [Re: Drew99GT]
02zx9r Offline


Registered: 07/05/07
Posts: 3205
Loc: Ball, LA
pro select and napa 5K intervals (depending on your type of driving, ie... highway) is a good decision
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#1261159 - 10/19/08 08:11 PM Re: NAPA dino [Re: 02zx9r]
jediwebmstr Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 43
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I hear alot of "NAPA dino has a weak additive pack".......

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#1261164 - 10/19/08 08:22 PM Re: NAPA dino [Re: jediwebmstr]
wavinwayne Offline


Registered: 01/06/05
Posts: 7522
Loc: North Alabama
 Originally Posted By: jediwebmstr
I hear alot of "NAPA dino has a weak additive pack".......


That so-called "weak additive package" will not shorten the life of your vehicle's engine one bit. Use the Napa oil with confidence. Truth be told, most of us probably spend more on oil than we need to. With today's oils being as good as they are, it's hard to make a case for buying anything more expensive than the cheapest available API SM rated oil, IMO.
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