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


'90 Z32 - PP HM 10w30
'98 ZJ - PYB HM 10w40
'02 G20 - QS UD 5w30
'09 Matrix - QS UD 0w20
Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Dumc87] #4537871
10/09/17 10:55 AM
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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.

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


'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
Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Dumc87] #4537887
10/09/17 11:06 AM
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Depends on what the clearance is due to. If its "old" oil, maybe not.


06 Escalade 6.0L LQ9 AWD 165k M1 5w30
03 Maxima 3.5L POS 152k ST HM 10w30
Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Dumc87] #4537897
10/09/17 11:18 AM
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Betraying our cars with top quality PYB HM and QSUD? No. Just no.


'95 Chevy 1/2t 305 205k -NexGen Maxlife 5w-30, Wix filter
'89 Jeep Comanche 4.0 278k - GC 0w-30, Bosch LongLife filter
Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Dumc87] #4537899
10/09/17 11:19 AM
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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.

Last edited by THafeez; 10/09/17 11:21 AM. Reason: Forgot to add something

2004 Toyota Solara SE 2.4 2AZFE
182,000 miles
Valvoline Synpower Maxlife 5W30
Royal Purple 20-400 oversize
Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Dumc87] #4537906
10/09/17 11:22 AM
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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
Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Dumc87] #4537908
10/09/17 11:24 AM
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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.


2004 Corolla 124642
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Dumc87] #4537972
10/09/17 12:39 PM
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If it was a Syn oil and at a really good price I would buy it.


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
Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Dumc87] #4537994
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I don’t have a fav oil, so I use clearance oil and it doesn’t bother me at all


06 Cadillac Escalade Ext
17 Cadillac ATS (wife)
05 Toyota Camry (daughter)
11 GMC Canyon off-road (daily)
Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Dumc87] #4538051
10/09/17 01:27 PM
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Not a problem for me, my favorite oil IS clearance oil.


1994 Honda VT1100: Peak 15w-40/PSL/2500 mile OCI
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard Syn/1yr OCI
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k OCI

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


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

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

Last edited by Char Baby; 10/09/17 02:34 PM.

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'80 Firebird FORMULA V8/4bbl-purchased "NEW"
'15 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV
'15 Honda Civic LX(17K)
Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Char Baby] #4538134
10/09/17 02:39 PM
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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!


2004 Corolla 124642
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: Ditching favored oil for clearance oil? [Re: Char Baby] #4538382
10/09/17 06:46 PM
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Dumc87 Offline OP
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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


'90 Z32 - PP HM 10w30
'98 ZJ - PYB HM 10w40
'02 G20 - QS UD 5w30
'09 Matrix - QS UD 0w20
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