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#2093490 - 12/02/10 05:03 PM API SN Synthetic Oil Availability
paulswagelock Offline


Registered: 10/26/10
Posts: 237
Loc: Pennsylvania
So I stopped at 3 Walmarts and an AA today looking for API SN Synthetic oil. Both had plenty of choices in quart sizes. But, as soon as you go to the cost effective Gallon/5 Qt jugs, only Walmart brand is available in SN.

Wallyworld had bulk Dino in SN, just not Synthetic. Is this just a timing issue since Syn sells slower so older stock still, or are the oil companies sill sitting on stock reserves, so they are filling bulk jugs with SM stock trying to entice buyers to use it up.

I was hoping to get Mobil1 in SN, so I could get 2 UOA's back to back with the SM then SN ratings for your viewing pleasure. Not looking good as I am due now for a change now.

Also, WW had Bulk Syntech for $20/5 qt - SM.
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#2093545 - 12/02/10 06:08 PM Re: API SN Synthetic Oil Availability [Re: paulswagelock]
chubbs1 Offline


Registered: 06/09/10
Posts: 4574
Loc: Merritt Island FL, USA
Yeah it is the same at all of the stores around here too. I talked to the guy at AA and I guess they have a warehouse that is loaded with SM and that has to sell before the SN is stocked. I'm sure it is the same for everybody. I was bummed at too.
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#2093568 - 12/02/10 06:37 PM Re: API SN Synthetic Oil Availability [Re: paulswagelock]
Stu_Rock Offline


Registered: 09/23/09
Posts: 981
Loc: SF Bay Area (formerly WI)
I still haven't seen a single bottle of SN/GF-5 oil in any of my local stores.

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#2093582 - 12/02/10 06:45 PM Re: API SN Synthetic Oil Availability [Re: Stu_Rock]
Hermann Offline


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 2286
Loc: Kansas City
none here either. Looked as recently as this week. My qts of Mobil 1 bought this week at AAP were SM.

Originally Posted By: Stu_Rock
I still haven't seen a single bottle of SN/GF-5 oil in any of my local stores.
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#2093592 - 12/02/10 06:55 PM Re: API SN Synthetic Oil Availability [Re: Hermann]
mongo161 Offline


Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 3155
Loc: Coney Island, NY
The only oil that I've seen that is SN is PYB at WM. Even Kmart is trying to get rid of the Dino PYB SM oil by having a sale for $2.40 a quart of PYB. All they have on the shelf is PYB 10W-40 SM.

WM is the only place that I've seen SN oil and it is just PYB Dino.
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#2093601 - 12/02/10 07:07 PM Re: API SN Synthetic Oil Availability [Re: paulswagelock]
crazyoildude Offline


Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 4921
Loc: new jersey
its because their prices are not so good and everyone is waiting for a price reduction i had the same problem i was looking for ultra in the sn but could not find any i did find some sm ultra with dust on them
but they wanted $28.00 so i did not buy any if it waqs $25.00 i would have bought some

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#2093602 - 12/02/10 07:08 PM Re: API SN Synthetic Oil Availability [Re: mongo161]
crazyoildude Offline


Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 4921
Loc: new jersey
i got rain checks from k mart and will wait until the sn oil is there

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#2093612 - 12/02/10 07:20 PM Re: API SN Synthetic Oil Availability [Re: crazyoildude]
mongo161 Offline


Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 3155
Loc: Coney Island, NY
Originally Posted By: crazyoildude
i got rain checks from k mart and will wait until the sn oil is there


You could always print out the Ad from Kmart for the PYB $2.40 and go to WM. WM will honor the sale price at Kmart and you get yourself some SN Dino oil. SN PYB is going for about $4.00 a quart at WM so you would save $1.60 a quart and get SN Dino PYB to boot!
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#2093633 - 12/02/10 07:40 PM Re: API SN Synthetic Oil Availability [Re: paulswagelock]
bodeh6 Offline


Registered: 12/22/09
Posts: 615
Loc: Metro Detroit, MI
I saw 5Qt Motorcraft 5W-20 Synblend SN and 1Qt QS UD 5W-30 SN at my Walmart.
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#2093682 - 12/02/10 08:46 PM Re: API SN Synthetic Oil Availability [Re: paulswagelock]
DAC17 Offline


Registered: 02/12/04
Posts: 128
Loc: CT, USA
Nothing yet at my WM in Avon, CT
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#2093730 - 12/02/10 09:22 PM Re: API SN Synthetic Oil Availability [Re: paulswagelock]
Scott88 Offline


Registered: 11/30/10
Posts: 110
Loc: NC
Pardon me, but what is PYB? Pennezoil______ ______?
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#2093753 - 12/02/10 09:44 PM Re: API SN Synthetic Oil Availability [Re: paulswagelock]
RegDunlop Offline


Registered: 11/12/10
Posts: 196
Loc: NYC NY USA
Why is SN so much better than SM...

Also some of the stores near me only have SL mobil 1. They didn't even get to the SM so il. Be waiting forever for SN

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#2093785 - 12/02/10 10:17 PM Re: API SN Synthetic Oil Availability [Re: Scott88]
Finklejag Offline


Registered: 11/23/03
Posts: 1419
Loc: Vancouver, WA
Originally Posted By: Scott88
Pardon me, but what is PYB? Pennezoil______ ______?



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#2093818 - 12/02/10 10:51 PM Re: API SN Synthetic Oil Availability [Re: paulswagelock]
Scott88 Offline


Registered: 11/30/10
Posts: 110
Loc: NC
^ Haha gotcha'. Thanks.
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#2093870 - 12/03/10 12:14 AM Re: API SN Synthetic Oil Availability [Re: paulswagelock]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 12935
Loc: Michigan
Should be soon!
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