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How big an oil stash is too big? #4473540
07/28/17 10:44 PM
07/28/17 10:44 PM
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Austin, Texas
Brons2 Offline OP
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In the last 2 days I have acquired 29 jugs of Chevron Havoline Pro DS full synthetic at $7.17 per 5 quart jug. In 5w20, 5w30 and 10w30

Am I going crazy or should I look for more? There's at least another 4 or 5 O'Reilly's stores in town...

My principal worry at this point is that I will not be able to use it all before SP/GF-6 comes out. I'm sure eventually I will acquire a car that requires the new stuff.

I guess it's an incentive to keep my old cars longer wink

Last edited by Brons2; 07/28/17 10:45 PM.

2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS 6MT 2.4GDI, ProDS 10w30, XG9688 filter, 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 2.4 CVT, Factory fill still.
Re: How big an oil stash is too big? [Re: Brons2] #4473546
07/28/17 10:58 PM
07/28/17 10:58 PM
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How many oil changes worth of oil do you have, now?

Re: How big an oil stash is too big? [Re: Brons2] #4473551
07/28/17 11:07 PM
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Subjective I don't really stash anything but if I come upon a good sale and I'll need it soon (within a week or two) I'll buy it unless it's at some crazy insane discount.

Can't hurt if you do a lot of parts work for folks tho.

Only thing I hoard is fishing lures.

Last edited by 3800Series; 07/28/17 11:09 PM.
Re: How big an oil stash is too big? [Re: Brons2] #4473552
07/28/17 11:08 PM
07/28/17 11:08 PM
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The standard answer from the oil companies is that the shelf life is about 5 years as the API grade tends to change on average every 5 years. So if you have more than 5 years worth of oil, I'd stop. It's always possible to just buy a used car that still calls for the grade of oil you have now.

But $7.17 is a pretty good price as that beats Autozone $2/quart clearance price although Havoline is a lesser known brand name but the oil is probably fine.

Leave a little room in case there are some free after rebate deals or even cheaper rebate deals. I suppose if you're loading up, you could also notify your friends and see if any of them need any.

Re: How big an oil stash is too big? [Re: Brons2] #4473555
07/28/17 11:18 PM
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29?? That is too much for me. I could see 5-10 maybe 12. Right now I have 2 five qt containers and 2 qts of Super S, one Havoline Pro DS qt, one Havoline conventional oil at, one Coastal 30 grade qt container which is for the lady's Camry.

That being said, I don't blame you for getting that Havoline Pro DS at such a low price. Just make sure to "share" it with others who may need a free oil change or a really cheap one. Pay it forward.


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Re: How big an oil stash is too big? [Re: Brons2] #4473587
07/29/17 01:08 AM
07/29/17 01:08 AM
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This is like asking your drinking buddy if you drink too much?

Seriously.

In the last 2 days you have just purchased 36 gallons of oil and you are wanting to go purchase the remaining stock at an O-Reillys.

There is a very small chance this is a rational behavior.

How many quarts of oild do you expect to use annually?


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Re: How big an oil stash is too big? [Re: Brons2] #4473603
07/29/17 02:27 AM
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You could always put that stuff on Lubeslist and sell it at a loss when the credit card bills get too big!

ArcticDriver, this kind of stuff happens with people all the time. But yes, there is something in the DSM for it LOL


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Re: How big an oil stash is too big? [Re: Brons2] #4473622
07/29/17 04:07 AM
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It depends, for a guy who drives one car 3K miles a year it is a bit much. OTOH for some members here it could be the perfect size stash. I find it hard passing up good deals. The oil can always be sold, and if bought right for a profit.


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Re: How big an oil stash is too big? [Re: Brons2] #4473640
07/29/17 05:19 AM
07/29/17 05:19 AM
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Quote:
...should I look for more? There's at least another 4 or 5 O'Reilly's stores in town...
No, leave some for me for when it drops to $5. wink


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1985 BMW R80RT (1L)- M1 15w-50
1993 Volvo 945 Turbo- Rotella T5 10W-30 (CJ-4)
Re: How big an oil stash is too big? [Re: Brons2] #4473646
07/29/17 05:42 AM
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Originally Posted By: Brons2
I have acquired 29 jugs


Am I crazy or is that a lot of oil?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk-hivskli0

*And I thought my 12 jugs of Synpower and 5 gallons of ($1 per gallon) of T5 was bad.. Lol.

Last edited by dlundblad; 07/29/17 05:45 AM.

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02 Volvo S60 2.4T 186k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 153k Synpower 5w30 Supertech ST3980 (Ecore)

Re: How big an oil stash is too big? [Re: dlundblad] #4473672
07/29/17 06:14 AM
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I'm down to about 80 qts.
Most was free and I can't pass up free.
Oil will never go bad,the oil company says 5 yrs cause they want to sell more oil.


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Re: How big an oil stash is too big? [Re: Brons2] #4473687
07/29/17 06:44 AM
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That's like being too rich or too pretty......


05 Duramax Chevy(SOLD), 64 Chevy wagon, 10 Jeep Wrangler, 17 Equinox (rental), 18 Silverado 1/2 ton
Re: How big an oil stash is too big? [Re: Brons2] #4473689
07/29/17 06:52 AM
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Depends upon what rate you go through oil at.
Several years back, I was doing more frequent drains on a family fleet that did more miles collectively, so I'd blow through 29 jugs in a couple of years.
I would do fairly short drains on that GDI Hyundai, probably no more than 5K.
Seven bucks a jug with no need for an MIR is dirt cheap for any synthetic oil and Havoline is reputed to be pretty decent stuff.


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17 Forester 18K VME 0W-20
12 Accord LX 96K SSO 0W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
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Re: How big an oil stash is too big? [Re: Brons2] #4473720
07/29/17 07:37 AM
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Well, I have 16 jugs of Havoline Pro DS (6 of the 5w-30 and 10 of the 10w-30) , 12 qts Amsoil 10w-40, 6 qts Amsoil 5w-30 diesel, and 34 of the old Japan Toyota oil filters (90915-20004).

I'm set for a while....

I will admit every time I see an Oreilly's, I still have the urge to stop and get more Havoline....


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'00 LEX GS300 195K
'02 4Runner 225K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
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Re: How big an oil stash is too big? [Re: Brons2] #4473732
07/29/17 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted By: Brons2
In the last 2 days I have acquired 29 jugs of Chevron Havoline Pro DS full synthetic at $7.17 per 5 quart jug. In 5w20, 5w30 and 10w30

Am I going crazy or should I look for more? There's at least another 4 or 5 O'Reilly's stores in town...

My principal worry at this point is that I will not be able to use it all before SP/GF-6 comes out. I'm sure eventually I will acquire a car that requires the new stuff.

I guess it's an incentive to keep my old cars longer wink


API SP/GF-6 will not be required in vehicles till about a year after it comes out (2019?).
Many will be fine on SN oil for quite a while.
I know Hyundai is very liberal on their oil requirements.
My 2004 Elantra allowed SH oil, right about the time SM oil was coming out.
Your 2012 can use SL.

Only you can decide what is too much. I have just over 100 qts, which will be about 2.5-3 years worth of oil for me and the family changes I do. Total cost was ~$1.25/qt. I do not plan on getting more for at least 2 years unless it is literally free.


2012 xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k
2010 Santa Fe: PP 0w-20/P1/8k
2007 Vue: VSP 5w-30/EcoGard/OLM
2004 F150: GTX HM 5w-20/TG2/4k
2002 F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard/1yr
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