Recent Topics
One Dollar Per Gallon?
by Y_K
3 minutes 47 seconds ago
Walmart Tightening up Returns
by John_K
Today at 10:21 PM
flare nut wrench set
by spasm3
Today at 09:46 PM
Auto trans temperature scanner - help!
by JeffKeryk
Today at 09:45 PM
How much is too much?
by Sealbilly
Today at 09:34 PM
Correct oil filter for a Vovlo S60, 2003
by earthworm
Today at 09:17 PM
Prestone coolant $3.50 Target YMMV
by pda1122
Today at 09:13 PM
Need Windows 7 Pro ISO
by MONKEYMAN
Today at 08:33 PM
PEAK Full Synthetic -- Anyone Try It ??
by johnnyz73
Today at 07:40 PM
Why high resale value on Jeeps if frames rust out?
by Vern_in_IL
Today at 06:48 PM
Wearever Silver Semi-Metallic Brake Pads- Break In
by ET16
Today at 06:37 PM
Where to Buy Motul Oil in Stores?
by Hot_Ajax
Today at 06:13 PM
2011 Chevy equinox overheating
by hardcore302
Today at 06:00 PM
Are my rotors warped?
by Dylan1303
Today at 05:44 PM
Ultimate Fast Finish on sale at CDN tire.
by irv
Today at 05:23 PM
96 Civic 5w20 Castrol GTX Ultraclean UOA
by researcher
Today at 04:52 PM
VOA Castrol Magnatec D1G2, 5w30
by researcher
Today at 04:38 PM
Unused dented silicone Fram PH8316 cut open
by slacktide_bitog
Today at 04:28 PM
Same grade with differing low start temps
by mjoekingz28
Today at 04:24 PM
Self defense
by Camprunner
Today at 03:13 PM
Newest Members
JustaDude, 3horseman, Firedog45, WtsTacoma01, Orion62
65265 Registered Users
Who's Online
42 registered (AVB, bbhero, Black, 2strokeNorthstar, Aero540T, Atesz792, 2 invisible), 999 Guests and 37 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65265 Members
67 Forums
285569 Topics
4765600 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >
Topic Options
#4528189 - 09/28/17 07:53 AM Oil stash...
ATex7239 Offline


Registered: 01/19/17
Posts: 331
Loc: Texas,USA
I'm pretty new around here and have seen reference to folks' oil stash...

So, help me out with this, what is the purpose? Hoarding money, absolutely. Keeping food storage, yep. Gasoline. Toilet tissue. Water. Bullets. I get them all.

Oil stash I'm just not seeing. It's ridiculously cheap in comparison to most things, you don't need often, and I've never had trouble finding it. Heck, I spend $$$ more taking the family out to eat once, than I do on an OCI.

I'm not meaning to be inflammatory. I honestly cannot fathom a why other than I want to... which I'm good with. But is there another why? Help me out folks.
_________________________
'12 Buick Enclave 139,xxx
Valvoline ML SynBlend 5w30
ACDelco PF63E

'17 Ford Fusion (Company Lease) 42,xxx
Oil Don't know
Filter Don't care

Top
#4528193 - 09/28/17 08:03 AM Re: Oil stash... [Re: ATex7239]
JohnnyJohnson Online   content


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2731
Loc: Wet side WA
If the SHTF your hording money makes no sense because money will be worthless and stocks and bonds also. But guns, powder, ammo, food, energy will all have trading value. Money will only be good for starting fires if its dry.


Edited by JohnnyJohnson (09/28/17 08:06 AM)
_________________________
2004 Toyota Corolla 121598
Out: QSUD 5W-30 Purolator One 5030
In: Valvoline ML 5w-30 TG4967 117530 2-8-18
2006 Duramax 74016
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73752 4-22-18

Top
#4528194 - 09/28/17 08:03 AM Re: Oil stash... [Re: ATex7239]
TheOilWizard Offline


Registered: 06/02/16
Posts: 105
Loc: US
The idea is you stash the oil while it's on clearance, and that way you never pay full retail pricing. Purchasing oil at full price and hoarding wouldn't make sense.

Top
#4528210 - 09/28/17 08:21 AM Re: Oil stash... [Re: ATex7239]
HerrStig Offline


Registered: 08/24/11
Posts: 9560
Loc: Boston, MA
The beauty of it is when you find the "stash" isn't the right spec for your new car.

Top
#4528211 - 09/28/17 08:23 AM Re: Oil stash... [Re: ATex7239]
beanoil Offline


Registered: 10/17/04
Posts: 2951
Loc: Midwest, Illinois
I have a stash. Two things drive it. Price for value, and the fun of the hunt.
For example, an oil change on my PSD at the retail level is 89.99 to 119.99 depending upon choice of provider.
I can grab 3 gallons of Delo off the top shelf, add a quart of my goto diesel oil add, (Lubegard BioTech) and a Donaldson filter.
Delo, 3.00 x 3. BioTech, 25.00. Donaldson, 13.00. So for 47.00, I've got a very quality change, and have saved at least 43.00 for Happy Meals and ice cream for the family.
I'm changing oil today in my SIL car. 5 quarts of Havoline at 1.15 each, and a Hastings from RockAuto. Less than 9.00 for a full synthetic change. She appreciates the discount. Even a 24.99 ladies special at Iffy Lube can't match it. She pays me the 9.00, and I might even get a Happy Meal myself. (Hope she gets a toy for a boy this time....)


Edited by beanoil (09/28/17 08:25 AM)
_________________________
beanoil: Tough under heat, real dirty afterwards.

Top
#4528224 - 09/28/17 08:42 AM Re: Oil stash... [Re: TheOilWizard]
ATex7239 Offline


Registered: 01/19/17
Posts: 331
Loc: Texas,USA
Originally Posted By: TheOilWizard
The idea is you stash the oil while it's on clearance, and that way you never pay full retail pricing. Purchasing oil at full price and hoarding wouldn't make sense.


Ex:
Retail price = $30 for 6qts
75% off = $7.5 for 6 qts

Averaging one OCI ever 3 months (4 a yr) on two vehicles
30 x .75 = 22.5 x 4 x 2 = 180 Average annual Net saving

That is less than my monthly AT&T or electric bill. It would take several years or crates of oil , on average, to see $1000 net savings, even giving the averages a 50% margin of error.

Forgive me but that seems like a relatively small sum given the long period of time to see the return on investments.
_________________________
'12 Buick Enclave 139,xxx
Valvoline ML SynBlend 5w30
ACDelco PF63E

'17 Ford Fusion (Company Lease) 42,xxx
Oil Don't know
Filter Don't care

Top
#4528227 - 09/28/17 08:43 AM Re: Oil stash... [Re: ATex7239]
fenixguy Offline


Registered: 02/08/17
Posts: 307
Loc: NC
Originally Posted By: ATex7239
you don't need often


Not necessarily. It wasn't too long ago that I was changing oil at least every two months, and that was on 7,500- 10,000 mile OCIs. Now, most people don't drive that much (I don't either anymore, thankfully). The only time I "stash" oil is when there is a terribly good deal on synthetics or <$1 per quart for conventional. Other than that, I just go to Wally and buy whatever is on Rollback or clearance when I need to change oil. Come to think of it though, I've never not had oil or a filter on hand when it's time to change the oil...

But yeah, it's not really something I need to do but like stated above, it's the thrill of it I guess. I've cut my stash down a lot since I'm not driving nearly as much. Currently it consists of 5 quarts of Peak 10w-30 that was $1 at Dollar General (used for top off and in mower) and two 5 quart jugs of Valvoline Synthetic Maxlife 5w-30 that I got on Rollback combined with a coupon that made it ~$10 a jug if I'm remembering correctly.

The only fluid I might intentionally "stash" is some Nissan Matic S ATF. I'd like to use it for my drain and fills while the truck is still under warranty. If I find a great deal, I may buy quite a bit of it.




Edited by fenixguy (09/28/17 08:45 AM)
_________________________
'16 Frontier SV 4x4-PP/Nissan OEM
'08 CR-V EX AWD-Valvoline Syn MaxLife/Fram TG
'01 Civic EX-Valvoline Syn MaxLife/Fram UG
'00 Civic LX-PYB/Fram UG

Top
#4528229 - 09/28/17 08:45 AM Re: Oil stash... [Re: ATex7239]
Seventh Offline


Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 234
Loc: NorCal
I have only a couple jugs of full price oil in my stash, for a specific application.

Most of the stash is cases upon cases of free oil, and about 15 gallons of very deeply discounted HDEO for my truck.

$21 oil change for my 11 quart diesel truck sump including filter. My gassers change for the cost of the filter only.

Top
#4528231 - 09/28/17 08:46 AM Re: Oil stash... [Re: beanoil]
krismoriah72 Offline


Registered: 02/16/09
Posts: 1516
Loc: wv
I havent paid more than $1 to $2/qt for oil in about 5 years since i have been stashing. I change the oil in 6 vehicles for myself and family.

The money i save by not paying full price ends up on my dinner table instead of in the pockets of brick and mortar corporations.

Also by stashing oil i dont have to drive each time to the brick and mortar for an oil change. So i save gas money and wear and tear on my vehicles.

I also stash/hoard food. I keep food in the fridge and pantry so that I dont have to shop or hunt every day for my meals.

Top
#4528232 - 09/28/17 08:46 AM Re: Oil stash... [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
ATex7239 Offline


Registered: 01/19/17
Posts: 331
Loc: Texas,USA
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
If the SHTF your hording money makes no sense because money will be worthless and stocks and bonds also. But guns, powder, ammo, food, energy will all have trading value. Money will only be good for starting fires if its dry.


Correct, if we were taking total melt down.

However, the more realistic events (nature disaster, recession, etc) money still works very well.

I spent some time down in Houston for Harvey and I was still using my card and cash.
_________________________
'12 Buick Enclave 139,xxx
Valvoline ML SynBlend 5w30
ACDelco PF63E

'17 Ford Fusion (Company Lease) 42,xxx
Oil Don't know
Filter Don't care

Top
#4528250 - 09/28/17 08:58 AM Re: Oil stash... [Re: ATex7239]
Hootbro Offline


Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 2414
Loc: DELAWARE
Originally Posted By: ATex7239
..................

Forgive me but that seems like a relatively small sum given the long period of time to see the return on investments.


Money saved is money saved. So do not buy cheap and stack it deep if it is not worth your time. Not everybody is going to value their time and money savings the same. For some people though, it is significant savings to buy oil on clearance or FAR.

I have maintained 3-4 cars at any given time for the last 5+ years on clearance or FAR oil and have at most paid 25% retail for them. It is nothing to sneeze at or a reason to mock those that do.

Like already mentioned, it is a fine line between stocking and hording. If you are buying beyond future known needs where either weight or specs change on a replacement vehicle comes into play, then you are hording past the point of value.
_________________________
2018 Jeep Wrangler JL 3.6L (Idemitsu 0W-20)
2017 Jeep Renegade 2.4L (Idemitsu 0W-20)


Top
#4528296 - 09/28/17 10:02 AM Re: Oil stash... [Re: ATex7239]
ATex7239 Offline


Registered: 01/19/17
Posts: 331
Loc: Texas,USA
I'm still not seeing it guys and gals.

I guess everyone handles money and hobbies differently. I'm not wealthy by any measure, we are just regular middle class Americans living in a small Texas town. But, I'm not sweating a couple hundred a year on oil.

I take the family out to eat twice every weekend, I could make up the difference eating at the house one of those weekend every month. And likely make a greater annual net savings. And by my estimation, with far less effort.

But then again, I hate shopping, so looking around for deals ranks below organizing my sock drawer.
_________________________
'12 Buick Enclave 139,xxx
Valvoline ML SynBlend 5w30
ACDelco PF63E

'17 Ford Fusion (Company Lease) 42,xxx
Oil Don't know
Filter Don't care

Top
#4528308 - 09/28/17 10:10 AM Re: Oil stash... [Re: ATex7239]
bubbatime Offline


Registered: 03/18/08
Posts: 5622
Loc: South Florida
I had 150 quarts in my stash. All clearance, all $1 per quart or less.

Honestly, I'm tired of looking at it. Im down to about 50 quarts now, but when its gone, its gone. Wal-Mart will be my stash. I will keep a case of oil on hand for the mowers and cars, and thats it.
_________________________
17 Chrysler Pacifica Mobil 1 5W30
13 Yamaha XT250 Valv MC 10W40
12 Suzuki S40 Rotella 15W40
10 Acura TSX 2.4 PZL Plat 5W30
06 GMC Sierra Nextgen 10W30



Top
#4528310 - 09/28/17 10:12 AM Re: Oil stash... [Re: ATex7239]
Hootbro Offline


Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 2414
Loc: DELAWARE
Originally Posted By: ATex7239
I'm still not seeing it guys and gals.

.............


Nobody is making a case that you do. It is not a right/wrong discussion.
_________________________
2018 Jeep Wrangler JL 3.6L (Idemitsu 0W-20)
2017 Jeep Renegade 2.4L (Idemitsu 0W-20)


Top
#4528317 - 09/28/17 10:18 AM Re: Oil stash... [Re: bubbatime]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21178
Loc: Orlando, FL
Originally Posted By: bubbatime
I had 150 quarts in my stash. All clearance, all $1 per quart or less.

Honestly, I'm tired of looking at it. Im down to about 50 quarts now, but when its gone, its gone. Wal-Mart will be my stash. I will keep a case of oil on hand for the mowers and cars, and thats it.


Same with me.

I even gave some oil to my brother, approx 40 quarts.

Top
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >