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#199686 - 07/16/06 12:03 PM Autozone brand oil
Sid Offline


Registered: 10/12/03
Posts: 218
Loc: Chicago
Anyone know who makes the oil for Autozone? Their synthetic is $3.50. +/- a few cents. Anyone try it yet? Just caught a glimpse of it while at autozone so I figured I'd ask.

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#199687 - 07/16/06 07:13 PM Re: Autozone brand oil
Ray H Offline


Registered: 01/16/03
Posts: 4478
Loc: Southern California
AZ's conventional oil is supplied by Warren-Coastal*. I suspect their synthetic is, too.

*NO relation to Warren Performance Products out of Omaha, NE.

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#199688 - 07/18/06 12:17 PM Re: Autozone brand oil
Sid Offline


Registered: 10/12/03
Posts: 218
Loc: Chicago
quote:
AZ's conventional oil is supplied by Warren-Coastal*. I suspect their synthetic is, too.

*NO relation to Warren Performance Products out of Omaha, NE.

Funny you mention that. Heh. I was one time trying to look up Coastal oil products that they sell at Autozone and I latered noticed that I was looking at another site. Not sure if it's the same one you mentioned. They both had to do with oil though.

I like Coastal. Their conventional oil seems to be very good stuff. I might give it a try since it's cheaper than all the other big name brand stuff.

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#199689 - 07/19/06 09:22 AM Re: Autozone brand oil
Thermo1223 Offline


Registered: 04/18/05
Posts: 2064
Loc: Easton, PA
Well don't use the gear oil...it's garbage but if the motor oil works go for it.

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#199690 - 07/18/06 10:44 PM Re: Autozone brand oil
KieferS Offline


Registered: 07/04/06
Posts: 506
Loc: ATL
i never knew they made autozone synthetic, what ever it is it must be better than any other dino and blend, guess ill give it a try

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#199691 - 07/18/06 11:40 PM Re: Autozone brand oil
surfstar Offline


Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 5441
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
I'd trust ANY name brand blend over Autozone's synthetic. Or make my own blend with 20-30% synthetic.

TropArctic less than $2 at walmart.

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#199692 - 07/19/06 12:35 AM Re: Autozone brand oil
KieferS Offline


Registered: 07/04/06
Posts: 506
Loc: ATL
Valvoline told me that the blend is not just dino with some synthetic in it, but that it actually has some other additives in it that make it preform better than regular. Maybe a better home blend would be a semy synthetic with some pure synthetic.

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#199693 - 07/19/06 12:44 AM Re: Autozone brand oil
insomniac Offline


Registered: 04/16/06
Posts: 72
Loc: Malaysia
Autozone's synthetic is API-certified (Starburst). Doesn't that count for something, in terms of quality?

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#199694 - 07/19/06 12:50 AM Re: Autozone brand oil
tsmay51 Offline


Registered: 06/24/06
Posts: 428
Loc: Roanoke, Texas
There is too many other synthetic oils out there for maybe a buck more than that. I wouldn't run coastal in my cars. If Autozone is convenient for you and I was trying to save money I would go with the Exxon Superflo conventional at about 2 bucks a quart. Good oil at a good price.

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#199695 - 07/19/06 01:09 PM Re: Autozone brand oil
Sid Offline


Registered: 10/12/03
Posts: 218
Loc: Chicago
What's everyone's problem with Coastal I wonder? I can also run Supertech and a number of other oils. I'd just like to know what's wrong with Coastal?

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#199696 - 07/19/06 01:42 PM Re: Autozone brand oil
dave1251 Offline


Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 8043
Loc: Maricopa, AZ
Nothing. If its SM rated. A couple of years ago some of it got mislabed 5W-30 and it was 10W-30 or vice versua.

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#199697 - 07/19/06 10:03 PM Re: Autozone brand oil
Thermo1223 Offline


Registered: 04/18/05
Posts: 2064
Loc: Easton, PA
The gear oil is blah but I never tried the motor oil. So maybe their motor oil is great but for sure the gear oil is not.

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#199698 - 07/19/06 10:42 PM Re: Autozone brand oil
Zaedock Offline


Registered: 09/10/05
Posts: 3860
Loc: Massachusetts
Why is their gear oil bad? What evidence or experience do you have that justifies this?

I use the GL3,GL4,& GL5 rated Coastal 80W90 gear oil in my Jeeps's swapped in Muncie SM420. It shifts smooth and works well. Plus, with the GL4 rating, it's not eating my synchro's (It doesn't smell like sulphur). Previously, I was using WM 80W90 GL5 (sulphur based) which made the tranny shift with more difficulty.

I stumbled onto the Coastal gear oil because it was all I could get at the time. Turns out, it has worked the best.

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#199699 - 07/19/06 11:40 PM Re: Autozone brand oil
Thermo1223 Offline


Registered: 04/18/05
Posts: 2064
Loc: Easton, PA
Ya a Tacoma...horribly notchy and if you were lucky you could get it into gear shifting. Worked great on the factory fill and now even better on Redline.

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#199700 - 07/20/06 02:48 AM Re: Autozone brand oil
Bullet Offline


Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 246
Loc: New Orleans La
A few months back Autozone had a clearance sale on the Costal synthetic for $1.00. I only got 6 quarts of SM. Most was SL and I got about45 quarts of that, but what the ****. You can't have everything.

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