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#2244374 - 04/26/11 08:13 PM Anyone HAPPILY running "store brand" oils?
kemo Offline


Registered: 03/14/11
Posts: 356
Loc: MN, USA
After seeing some stout UOA's and lots of praises towards supertech, I've been bitten by curiosity. There aren't a lot of UOA's posted here for store branded oils like Advance Auto Parts, Napa, O'Reilly Auto Parts, AutoZone and so on.

Is there anyone here happily using "store brand" oils? Anyone with UOA's?
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#2244387 - 04/26/11 08:23 PM Re: Anyone HAPPILY running "store brand" oils? [Re: kemo]
Jimmy9190 Offline


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I have no UOA's but I did use Napa and Carquest brand 10W30 for a couple of years, and had no problems with either one. Both are very similar to Valvoline conventional and did fine over a reasonable OCI.
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#2244396 - 04/26/11 08:26 PM Re: Anyone HAPPILY running "store brand" oils? [Re: kemo]
Hootbro Offline


Registered: 08/25/03
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Probably the reason you do not see much use of the auto parts store brand is that they really are not that much of a deal when the name brands on sale are within spitting distance in terms of price.

That being said, my work site has maintained about 6-10 vehicles with nothing but Autozone or Advance Auto branded oil bought on jobbers rate. Never a oil related issue and some of those vehicles are pushing 250K on the mileage.
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#2244410 - 04/26/11 08:36 PM Re: Anyone HAPPILY running "store brand" oils? [Re: kemo]
daves87rs Offline


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Running Napa Syn in my Cobalt...no issues whatsoever. Really likes this stuff. Held up great over a rough winter too. Also ran it in my Cavalier as well....


A great oil when it is on sale.
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#2244414 - 04/26/11 08:38 PM Re: Anyone HAPPILY running "store brand" oils? [Re: kemo]
electrolover Offline


Registered: 12/04/10
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Loc: TEXAS
the only store oil i buy is napa. back when they had the sale i got two cases of napa syn. quality ashland product
if i knew for sure another store oil was made by a quality company like SOPUS or something i would buy it too. but so far napa is the only good house brand i know of.

i believe supertech and oriely oil is made by warren and thats just not a company im willing to buy from. especially when i get greats oils on sale like qs and ms for under 2 bucks or chevron supreme for 2.30 every day price, or considering im stocked to the brim with formula shell from target that was 1.80.
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#2244416 - 04/26/11 08:39 PM Re: Anyone HAPPILY running "store brand" oils? [Re: kemo]
mongo161 Offline


Registered: 07/11/10
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Loc: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
IMO....more people might use them if they could get an accurate PDS sheet on the oils. The only store bought oils that I've used have been NAPA Full Synthetic, Advance Auto Parts Full Synthetic and WM SuperTech Dino, Synthetic and TC-W3 as a UCL and fuel system lube.

I like them all, especially on sale or clearance, and have had good results with store bought oils that I can get technical data sheets on to see their composition.

Some I have brought back and avoided like Spectrum Oil sold by Sears and Kmart. Nobody knows who makes it and there is no PDS sheet on the oil.


Edited by mongo161 (04/26/11 08:42 PM)
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#2244418 - 04/26/11 08:40 PM Re: Anyone HAPPILY running "store brand" oils? [Re: kemo]
stephen9666 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 3431
Loc: USA
I buy the O'Reilly's brand oil when it's on sale for my GF's VW Beetle. I think it was $9.99 for 5qts and a filter.

It's perfect for the Beetle, which has the oil-burning 2.0.

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#2244421 - 04/26/11 08:43 PM Re: Anyone HAPPILY running "store brand" oils? [Re: electrolover]
kemo Offline


Registered: 03/14/11
Posts: 356
Loc: MN, USA
Originally Posted By: electrolover

i believe supertech and oriely oil is made by warren and thats just not a company im willing to buy from. especially when i get greats oils on sale like qs and ms for under 2 bucks or chevron supreme for 2.30 every day price, or considering im stocked to the brim with formula shell from target that was 1.80.


O'Reilly does not come from WPP. It comes from Omni Specialty Packaging.
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#2244423 - 04/26/11 08:44 PM Re: Anyone HAPPILY running "store brand" oils? [Re: kemo]
lemonade Offline


Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 163
Loc: CA
In my TL, i used O'reilly synthetic 5W20 for the previous oil change with mobil 1 filter. It was on sale so i grab it. I was thinking : it's SM oil and synthetic, shouldn't be a problem for my car as long as i follow OLM"

I ran the oil 1000 miles pass OLM's 5000 miles since i did lots of local, for a total of 6000 miles.
I didn't do any UOA.

I have no problem with the oil, i wouldn't extend pass too much of 0% according to the olm though.
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#2244431 - 04/26/11 08:51 PM Re: Anyone HAPPILY running "store brand" oils? [Re: kemo]
electrolover Offline


Registered: 12/04/10
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Loc: TEXAS
Originally Posted By: kemo
Originally Posted By: electrolover

i believe supertech and oriely oil is made by warren and thats just not a company im willing to buy from. especially when i get greats oils on sale like qs and ms for under 2 bucks or chevron supreme for 2.30 every day price, or considering im stocked to the brim with formula shell from target that was 1.80.


O'Reilly does not come from WPP. It comes from Omni Specialty Packaging.



thanks for the correction. my answer is still the same tho. big name quality oils are easy to come by at a good price so i would not purchase most house brands
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#2244433 - 04/26/11 08:53 PM Re: Anyone HAPPILY running "store brand" oils? [Re: kemo]
kemo Offline


Registered: 03/14/11
Posts: 356
Loc: MN, USA
so, would UOA's influence what you purchase?
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#2244434 - 04/26/11 08:55 PM Re: Anyone HAPPILY running "store brand" oils? [Re: kemo]
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Registered: 07/23/09
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Loc: Durham, NC
Isn't NAPA oil made by Valvoline?
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#2244449 - 04/26/11 09:04 PM Re: Anyone HAPPILY running "store brand" oils? [Re: electrolover]
ueberooo Offline


Registered: 05/02/09
Posts: 702
Loc: Portland, Oregon
I only use store brands now for make up oil. My current car needs a quart every 3 to 4k.

I used to use it for oil changes on an old hi mileage iron block b23 (in a volvo 740). it was next to indestructible and it didn't care what sort of oil it got as long as the grade was right and on the thicker side for the summers; it often got advance auto store brand; the trusty rusty thing eventually made it to 293k miles after running for 2 decades (the transmission went and it had a whole slew of minor issues that it was time for it to retire then).
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#2244453 - 04/26/11 09:07 PM Re: Anyone HAPPILY running "store brand" oils? [Re: electrolover]
Hootbro Offline


Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 2414
Loc: DELAWARE
Originally Posted By: electrolover


thanks for the correction. my answer is still the same tho. big name quality oils are easy to come by at a good price so i would not purchase most house brands


So if the name brand oils were not of a "good price" you would by the house brands?
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#2244456 - 04/26/11 09:08 PM Re: Anyone HAPPILY running "store brand" oils? [Re: kemo]
lilred67 Offline


Registered: 12/30/10
Posts: 56
Loc: Carthage, TX
i'm currently running NAPA 10-30 conventional in my '67 c-10 and on my 2nd fill of NAPA 10-30 synthetic in the wifey's Tahoe. i change the oil in my '67 once a year whether it needs it or not and currently have 5500 miles on this OC in the Tahoe.( to change soon). good oil, no problems, i buy it when it's on sale. the last i bought was 2.69 conventional and 3.12 for synthetic.
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