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#4537862 - 10/09/17 10:50 AM Ditching favored oil for clearance oil?
Dumc87 Offline


Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 591
Loc: Florida
So I've been stoked about the QSUD & PYB HM clearance. Stoked up on ... a lot ... various grades from 0w20 to 10w40

My "favorite" oil has been Castrol Edge, followed by Pennzoil Platinum.

How do you all feel when you ditch your preferred oil for oil you got on clearance? Yes, I realize this question sounds absurd anywhere else but here LOL

Just curious because most of us are adamant about taking care of our vehicles, so I wonder if any of us feel we are betraying our cars or if we simply have learned enough that even though oils like QSUD and PYB HM may be on clearance, they are still robust oils, certified and have solid add-packs (at least the PYB HM)
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'90 Z32 - PP HM 10w30
'98 ZJ - PYB HM 10w40
'02 G20 - QS UD 5w30
'09 Matrix - QS UD 0w20

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#4537871 - 10/09/17 10:55 AM Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Dumc87]
krismoriah72 Online   content


Registered: 02/16/09
Posts: 1518
Loc: wv
The clearance oils in my vehicles sumps are better than the choices that I had 5 or 10 years ago when the vehicles were new-ish.

my used vehicles are being pampered with modern clearance oils.

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#4537877 - 10/09/17 10:59 AM Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Dumc87]
ATex7239 Offline


Registered: 01/19/17
Posts: 331
Loc: Texas,USA
I just pick something (cheapest name brand, which meets the desired spec) and stick with it. I do it out of convenience and ease (i.e., laziness.)

I'm not a clearance chaser, but if I were, I doubt brand swaping it would matter.
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'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

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#4537887 - 10/09/17 11:06 AM Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Dumc87]
LeakySeals Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
Posts: 6568
Loc: Hudson, NH
Depends on what the clearance is due to. If its "old" oil, maybe not.
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06 Escalade 6.0L AWD 160k. M1 5w30 Fram TG
03 Maxima 3.5L 149k ST HM 10w30

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#4537897 - 10/09/17 11:18 AM Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Dumc87]
umungus1122 Offline


Registered: 02/12/08
Posts: 1061
Loc: PA
Betraying our cars with top quality PYB HM and QSUD? No. Just no.
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'95 Chevy 1/2t 305 205k -DuraBlend 5w-20, Puro Gold filter
'89 Jeep Comanche 4.0 278k - GC 0w-30, Bosch LongLife filter

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#4537899 - 10/09/17 11:19 AM Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Dumc87]
THafeez Offline


Registered: 08/15/16
Posts: 651
Loc: New Jersey
I don't have a brand preference, just whatever's cheap and meets specs. I'll go back and forth with dino, syn, syn blends. What I would not use is really old oil that's been sitting around for 5+ years. For example, Valvoline next gen 5w30/5w20 in many pepboys that just won't sell because they have it priced for 5.19 a quart. Or the first sm rated iteration of Castrol Edge EP. Gold bottles, but sm rated and good for 15 thousand miles. My manager said they've been there since even before she started working there. 6.20 a quart. Worth it? Maybe for the right price, but when oil is so cheap and there are rebates and clearance on newer more modern (sn gf-5) rated oils, why take the risk.

On the other hand if old sm sj sl rated oils can be had for cheap I'd put it in a beater oil burner pos car, but not my daily. All about peace of mind. I'm sure the nextgen and 7+ year old Edge would be fine in a UOA and even in a practical app, but pinching pennies to save a few bucks, nah. No amount of cheap oil could offset the cost of buying and installing a new engine.

On the other hand, if I could find some clear Quaker state bottles, I'd use them in a heartbeat. No design on the market today or in the past 10 years can compare to the old QS clear bottle.


Edited by THafeez (10/09/17 11:21 AM)
Edit Reason: Forgot to add something
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2004 Toyota Solara SE 2.4 2AZFE
175,000 miles
Valvoline Synpower Maxlife 5W30
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#4537906 - 10/09/17 11:22 AM Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Dumc87]
69GTX Offline


Registered: 09/23/15
Posts: 3815
Loc: Connecticut
QSUD and PYB/PYB HM are top rated oil for their brands.
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2001 Lincoln Cont 4.6L DOHC/ 39K mi / QS HM 5w30 / FUG XG2
1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
1969 Ply GTX/RRs

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#4537908 - 10/09/17 11:24 AM Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Dumc87]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2740
Loc: Wet side WA
Over the years I've always used oils that were on sale. I have never felt my vehicles have been slighted. I think of it more in terms they've been on a balanced diet. Same goes for filters.

Currently I refuse to pay more than $22.88 for any Full Synthetic and have gotten several much cheaper. My average cost per 5 quart Jug is well under $20.

Castrol EDGE 5W-30 Full Synthetic
Havoline ProDS Synthetic
NAPA Full Synthetic
Mobil 1 5W-30 Full Synthetic
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W30 Full Synthetic
Valvoline Full Synthetic with Max Life Technology

My car has never lodged a written complaint in 13 and a half years.
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2004 Toyota Corolla 121682
Out: QSUD 5W-30 Purolator One 5030
In: Valvoline ML 5w-30 TG4967 117530 2-8-18
2006 Duramax 74047
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73752 4-22-18

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#4537972 - 10/09/17 12:39 PM Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Dumc87]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5780
Loc: Michigan
If it was a Syn oil and at a really good price I would buy it.
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40

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#4537994 - 10/09/17 12:56 PM Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Dumc87]
barkingspider Offline


Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 2046
Loc: socal
I don’t have a fav oil, so I use clearance oil and it doesn’t bother me at all
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17 Cadillac ATS (wife)
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#4538051 - 10/09/17 01:27 PM Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Dumc87]
blupupher Offline


Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4421
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
Not a problem for me, my favorite oil IS clearance oil.
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1994 Honda VT1100C: Peak 15w-40/TG/2500 mile OCI
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard Syn/1yr OCI
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k OCI


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#4538101 - 10/09/17 02:11 PM Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Dumc87]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 4737
Loc: MTL, CANADA
If its a branded oil, I have no issues with it. It allows me to change oil more often and keeps my mind at ease that my engine will always be clean.
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2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967


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#4538129 - 10/09/17 02:33 PM Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Dumc87]
Char Baby Online   content


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 10020
Loc: ROCHESTER, NY
Originally Posted By: Dumc87
So I've been stoked about the QSUD & PYB HM clearance. Stoked up on ... a lot ... various grades from 0w20 to 10w40

My "favorite" oil has been Castrol Edge, followed by Pennzoil Platinum.



If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay/qt for the QSUD & PYB HM on clearance?
I bought 24 qts of QSGB on clearance(5W20&30) at AAP for $1.45/qt.

How did I do? smile


Edited by Char Baby (10/09/17 02:34 PM)
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'06 Mazda 3i 2.0L
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#4538134 - 10/09/17 02:39 PM Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Char Baby]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2740
Loc: Wet side WA
Originally Posted By: Char Baby
Originally Posted By: Dumc87
So I've been stoked about the QSUD & PYB HM clearance. Stoked up on ... a lot ... various grades from 0w20 to 10w40

My "favorite" oil has been Castrol Edge, followed by Pennzoil Platinum.



If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay/qt for the QSUD & PYB HM on clearance?
I bought 24 qts of QSGB on clearance(5W20&30) at AAP for $1.45/qt.

How did I do? smile


You're an undocumented criminal that's a steal!
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2004 Toyota Corolla 121682
Out: QSUD 5W-30 Purolator One 5030
In: Valvoline ML 5w-30 TG4967 117530 2-8-18
2006 Duramax 74047
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73752 4-22-18

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#4538382 - 10/09/17 06:46 PM Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Char Baby]
Dumc87 Offline


Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 591
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: Char Baby
Originally Posted By: Dumc87
So I've been stoked about the QSUD & PYB HM clearance. Stoked up on ... a lot ... various grades from 0w20 to 10w40

My "favorite" oil has been Castrol Edge, followed by Pennzoil Platinum.



If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay/qt for the QSUD & PYB HM on clearance?
I bought 24 qts of QSGB on clearance(5W20&30) at AAP for $1.45/qt.

How did I do? smile


I've got about 20 qts of 0w20 qsud for .45

Mixed prices for the about 80 qtd of qsud and pyb hm, but all in all I've paid about $70 and hope to get $42 back with mixed MIR
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'90 Z32 - PP HM 10w30
'98 ZJ - PYB HM 10w40
'02 G20 - QS UD 5w30
'09 Matrix - QS UD 0w20

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