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Walmart Auto Center Oil Change #4550475
10/21/17 08:16 PM
10/21/17 08:16 PM
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VA, USA
GreasyG Offline OP
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Greetings,

After a lifetime (40+ years) of changing my own, due to some serious back (and other) troubles, I have been relegated to having it done for me the past several years, and, as I have tired of the expense, inconvenience, etc., of my local Ford dealer, I have had the last couple of changes done at my local Walmart.

This morning, as my Walmart was offering a $44.95 deal on Pennzoil Full Synthetic, I requested this service. What I received, however, was different from that which I requested.

The receipt and windshield sticker both state:

"CAS SYN EB 5w20 SN".

I believe this means Castrol Synthetic 5W20, however I have no idea what the "EB" or "SN" mean. Can anyone help me out here, please?

Thanks in advance,
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Last edited by GreasyG; 10/21/17 08:23 PM.
Re: Walmart Auto Center Oil Change [Re: GreasyG] #4550487
10/21/17 08:29 PM
10/21/17 08:29 PM
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Dallas,Tx USA
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SN is the current API rating. Maybe EB means "Edge" something or other and it's possible you got the PP and they just slapped a generic sticker on your windshield.


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W20

Re: Walmart Auto Center Oil Change [Re: GreasyG] #4550489
10/21/17 08:30 PM
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TX
maximus Offline
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Edge Black bottle??

SN is the current API standard.


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Re: Walmart Auto Center Oil Change [Re: GreasyG] #4550490
10/21/17 08:30 PM
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Ontario, Canada
StevieC Online content
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That was nice of them to flush your engine with another type of synthetic oil before putting what you wanted in it. LOL


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'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF (R.I.P)
Re: Walmart Auto Center Oil Change [Re: GreasyG] #4550498
10/21/17 08:34 PM
10/21/17 08:34 PM
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Dallas,Tx USA
aquariuscsm Offline
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Heck,if you got Edge,I'd be a happy camper! It's a top of the line oil!


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W20

Re: Walmart Auto Center Oil Change [Re: GreasyG] #4550505
10/21/17 08:37 PM
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As soon as I read the thread title, my first thought was, "What went wrong ?"

Re: Walmart Auto Center Oil Change [Re: GreasyG] #4550508
10/21/17 08:39 PM
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Orlando, FL
Mr Nice Offline
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Maybe go to Car51 and have him change it.

Re: Walmart Auto Center Oil Change [Re: maximus] #4550516
10/21/17 08:45 PM
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4WD Offline
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Originally Posted By: maximus
Edge Black bottle??

SN is the current API standard.


I place my bet here ~ so all is well ~ drive on

Re: Walmart Auto Center Oil Change [Re: GreasyG] #4550548
10/21/17 09:09 PM
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Your car will not blow up-----------

Re: Walmart Auto Center Oil Change [Re: CKN] #4550569
10/21/17 09:29 PM
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You can't say that for sure smile

It is really a matter of getting what one pays for. Say go to a restaurant... Order a ribeye. They bring you a sirloin.. Will a sirloin be bad or not good?? It will very likely be good. But it is not what one paid for. They paid for a ribeye. That's what is in question here. Getting what one paid for and verification of that should be obvious and easily apparent. One would think the sticker would have Pennzoil Platinum on it specifically.

Last edited by bbhero; 10/21/17 09:34 PM.

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Re: Walmart Auto Center Oil Change [Re: GreasyG] #4550571
10/21/17 09:30 PM
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The Critic Offline
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EB= Ecobox


2011 Toyota Prius - 173k - Various 0W-20 (Brew)
2007 Honda Accord 2.4 - 131K - Mobil 1 EP HM 5W-30
Re: Walmart Auto Center Oil Change [Re: GreasyG] #4550573
10/21/17 09:32 PM
10/21/17 09:32 PM
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Ontario Niagara region
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You got an excellent oil. Go back there for your next OC.

Re: Walmart Auto Center Oil Change [Re: GreasyG] #4550599
10/21/17 10:28 PM
10/21/17 10:28 PM
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Hawaii, USA
anndel Offline
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You've done great. If I were in your shoes I'd do the same.

Re: Walmart Auto Center Oil Change [Re: The Critic] #4550601
10/21/17 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted By: The Critic
EB= Ecobox


This video explains what the ecoboxes are, and yes, Wal-Mart does seem to use this system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcW2JSSudUw

I would ask what oil was used. They will likely say Castrol synthetic 5W20, as the label indicates. Maybe the tech was careless, maybe they ran out of the Pennzoil synthetic that was on sale and just used the Castrol instead. Who knows. Not a big deal deal in the grand scheme of things, just annoying, as consumers DO want to receive exactly what they paid for. If you complain they might even give you another oil change for free (with the correct oil) or refund the one they gave you.


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


Re: Walmart Auto Center Oil Change [Re: bubbatime] #4550614
10/21/17 10:50 PM
10/21/17 10:50 PM
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Virginia
bbhero Offline
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Great post bubbatime.


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