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#1339789 - 01/12/09 09:11 PM Advance Auto Parts House Brand Oil
bustednutz Offline


Registered: 01/18/08
Posts: 948
Loc: Virginia Bch. VA
Well, its almost time for my 5k conventional OCI. I have always been curious about the house brand at Advance Auto Parts. Its always at a great price. I think I am going to run them in my next change. 5w20 for 5000 miles with a fresh Motorcraft OEM cartridge filter. I do plan to get a UOA done as well on this oil, as I have not seen anything on here using that oil.
Who makes it? Is it a WPP oil?
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#1339817 - 01/12/09 09:29 PM Re: Advance Auto Parts House Brand Oil [Re: bustednutz]
c3po Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 3358
Loc: Maryland
I think Valvoline might make it for them, do not worry, they do not make there own.

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#1340025 - 01/13/09 01:08 AM Re: Advance Auto Parts House Brand Oil [Re: c3po]
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Registered: 12/05/05
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#1340065 - 01/13/09 05:29 AM Re: Advance Auto Parts House Brand Oil [Re: bustednutz]
Nyquist Offline


Registered: 10/24/08
Posts: 925
Loc: Iowa
 Originally Posted By: bustednutz
Well, its almost time for my 5k conventional OCI. I have always been curious about the house brand at Advance Auto Parts. Its always at a great price. I think I am going to run them in my next change. 5w20 for 5000 miles with a fresh Motorcraft OEM cartridge filter. I do plan to get a UOA done as well on this oil, as I have not seen anything on here using that oil.
Who makes it? Is it a WPP oil?

Last time I looked (a month ago) it was made by Shell. I didn't check the date codes though.
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#1340115 - 01/13/09 07:43 AM Re: Advance Auto Parts House Brand Oil [Re: Nyquist]
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Registered: 05/25/05
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Loc: Rochester NY
I noticed that the ADV house brand oil is made by different companies depending on the grade of oil. At least this is what I see at my local stores.
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#1340119 - 01/13/09 07:51 AM Re: Advance Auto Parts House Brand Oil [Re: Char Baby]
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Registered: 03/02/08
Posts: 260
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I am currently using the Autozone house brand in my Saturn...and it is doing just fine. Of course, it has been mixed with ARX and various top-off flavors of the day (QS, Shell, etc). I say use it for 4-5k and sleep well at night. \:\!
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#1340298 - 01/13/09 11:01 AM Re: Advance Auto Parts House Brand Oil [Re: bustednutz]
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Last I heard was AAP house brand oil was supplied by Coastal, at least in NJ.

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#1340435 - 01/13/09 01:47 PM Re: Advance Auto Parts House Brand Oil [Re: Whimsey]
bobfather99 Offline


Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 702
Loc: Northwest Indiana
 Originally Posted By: Whimsey
Last I heard was AAP house brand oil was supplied by Coastal, at least in NJ.

Whimsey


Same here. Ive used it before when I was on a budget, for 4k OCIs. Ive also used it for a 500 mile OCI when I did the intake gaskets on my 3800 V6. Worked just fine both times I used it.

These house brands may be the way to go if the prices for "name brands" keep creeping up.

Sometimes this house brand oil is available for 99c/qt during grand opening sales at AAP, so keep an eye out for it, and stock up if you feel so inclined.
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#1340489 - 01/13/09 02:44 PM Re: Advance Auto Parts House Brand Oil [Re: bobfather99]
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Registered: 12/26/07
Posts: 1586
Loc: Catskills, NY
AAP brand oil = coastal (at least around here). Last I saw in my area it was $2.69/quart. You can get 5qts of Mobil Clean 5000 for $11 at Walmart ($2.20/quart) and it's name brand if that makes you feel better.

I wish my local AAP carried Trop-Artic.


Edited by GMFan (01/13/09 02:45 PM)
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