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#2544377 - 02/21/12 08:27 PM Supertech Oil?
dslofti Offline


Registered: 02/21/12
Posts: 118
Loc: TN
What does everyone think of supertech oil im in the Tn area I know they have different makes through out the us. Anyone have any valve cover pics or does it just sludge?

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#2544381 - 02/21/12 08:29 PM Re: Supertech Oil? [Re: dslofti]
Dakota1820 Offline
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Registered: 04/28/11
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I had a Ford truck that I beat on hard in mud pits holding to the limiter for 5 mins straight and never had an engine issue. I would use it without worry.
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#2544382 - 02/21/12 08:30 PM Re: Supertech Oil? [Re: dslofti]
tommygunn Offline


Registered: 01/27/11
Posts: 2796
Loc: usa
Like most oils I assume its fine for a basic oil and won't "just sludge"...

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#2544385 - 02/21/12 08:31 PM Re: Supertech Oil? [Re: dslofti]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
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Loc: South Texas,USA
I wouldn`t use it in your Eclipse. Stick with M1.
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#2544398 - 02/21/12 08:46 PM Re: Supertech Oil? [Re: aquariuscsm]
Fordiesel69 Offline


Registered: 09/10/05
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I refuse to use it anymore being it is priced too close to good name brand oils. It is not a bad oil though. I used to run it in my diesel because it was a ton cheaper.

Not to mention you are supporting wal mart even more when using their in store brands. If you must shop at wal mart, pick brands that are not tailored to them exclusivly. Sorry for the rant.
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#2544406 - 02/21/12 08:50 PM Re: Supertech Oil? [Re: dslofti]
cjohns79ut Offline


Registered: 10/20/11
Posts: 58
Loc: Tennessee
Supertech oil is fine for conventional. dslofti what part of tn? It runs about $12 for a jug and synthetic is $20

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#2544409 - 02/21/12 08:53 PM Re: Supertech Oil? [Re: Fordiesel69]
Klutch9 Offline


Registered: 01/07/09
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SuperTech is a fine oil, no matter which blend you are getting (depending on where in the country you live). It is SN rated and a good product. My dad uses SuperTech conventional oil and ST filters almost exclusively and all of his engines are in tip-top shape. As another board member just posted, the ST price is very close to the price of the big name brands. But if you wanna save a few bucks and still get a good oil, use ST with confidence.
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#2544427 - 02/21/12 09:17 PM Re: Supertech Oil? [Re: dslofti]
JHZR2 Offline



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Loc: New Jersey
Its wal-mart oil blended to the lowest possible cost point. If not for API SN, they would blend it cheaper. API keeps quality up, if you trust it as oil.

I figure there are so many good options besides it...

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#2544433 - 02/21/12 09:24 PM Re: Supertech Oil? [Re: dslofti]
Chris142 Offline


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Loc: apple valley, ca
It's either a Warren oil or Mobil. Good stuff either way.
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#2544438 - 02/21/12 09:29 PM Re: Supertech Oil? [Re: aquariuscsm]
Propflux01 Offline


Registered: 09/26/02
Posts: 3149
Loc: Arkansastan
Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
I wouldn`t use it in your Eclipse. Stick with M1.


Why not?
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#2544443 - 02/21/12 09:37 PM Re: Supertech Oil? [Re: Propflux01]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 10011
Loc: South Texas,USA
Originally Posted By: Tim H.
Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
I wouldn`t use it in your Eclipse. Stick with M1.


Why not?


I`d want the best oil in that Diamond Star high performance engine,and M1 HM imo is the best bang for the buck oil.
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#2544490 - 02/21/12 10:56 PM Re: Supertech Oil? [Re: dslofti]
DC44 Offline


Registered: 06/22/10
Posts: 122
Loc: Memphis, TN
I'm in Memphis and the super tech bottles are identical to the exxon oil bottles. So that seems to be the supplier in my area. It's what I'm using now. Will change out at 6k and run a UOA. My only complaint is that it burns faster than any other oil I've used and this is the second time I have observed this so I probably won't use it again unless I get a very good UOA.
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#2544491 - 02/21/12 11:01 PM Re: Supertech Oil? [Re: dslofti]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 34013
Loc: New Jersey
If it is burning faster than there may well be a better choice. Volatility relates to quality.

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#2544498 - 02/21/12 11:14 PM Re: Supertech Oil? [Re: DC44]
chainblu Offline


Registered: 06/26/11
Posts: 303
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: DC44
My only complaint is that it burns faster than any other oil I've used


Please elaborate. I'm assuming you mean your engine literally burns or otherwise 'uses' the oil. Around here however, the locals define 'burning' as how quickly the oil turns dark, which really doesn't define volatility.

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#2544946 - 02/22/12 11:44 AM Re: Supertech Oil? [Re: dslofti]
DC44 Offline


Registered: 06/22/10
Posts: 122
Loc: Memphis, TN
I'm referring to burn-off/leak rate.
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