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Smitty's 10w30---$1.50 qt #4562601
11/02/17 09:52 PM
11/02/17 09:52 PM
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central ga
urrlord Offline OP
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At the local Roses store they have a shelf full of Smitty's 10w30 semi-synth in the red jug.It is the SJ rated oil.SJ is for pre 97 specs.But I have a number of vehicles that vintage.So I bought 15 qts.With the filters I just ordered from rock auto I can do an o/c for less than 10 bucks.I will probably go back and get another 10 qts.

Last time I posted about a sale at Roses I was chided for posting about a store no one had ever seen or heard of (I have never seen a Schuck's-Kragens or Blaines ,but I don't care if you post about them).So I will go ahead and explain ....Roses was the Kmart of the southeast in the 60's and 70's and early 80's.Walmart put a hurting on them in the 80's so if you are not in the southeast US you probably don't know about them.Now they occupy the Family Dollar area of the retail spectrum.Basically they are a Family Dollar with a good selection of clothing.They also control Bill's Dollar stores,Roses Express and a couple of other chains,but I have not been in any of those stores to see if the oil is there also.
So if you are in the SE US go check out your local Roses.

Re: Smitty's 10w30---$1.50 qt [Re: urrlord] #4562606
11/02/17 09:59 PM
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There are still Rose's near my area. I had one in my area where I grew up. One is still open in York county I believe too.


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Re: Smitty's 10w30---$1.50 qt [Re: bbhero] #4562684
11/03/17 04:04 AM
11/03/17 04:04 AM
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North Carolina
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Thanks for posting. I grew up with a Roses near me, they had a great lunch counter. Going to their toy dept. was like a trip to FAO Schwarz for me.

http://www.smittysinc.net/custom-plus-engine-oil/super-s-custom-plus-syn.-blend-sae-10w-30/


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Re: Smitty's 10w30---$1.50 qt [Re: urrlord] #4563178
11/03/17 03:57 PM
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Not really a good deal when you can get SN Smitty's for the same price a few times a year at Kmart. During the sale, their single quart bottles are $1.99, and the 5qt jugs are $7.49 or so.

Re: Smitty's 10w30---$1.50 qt [Re: urrlord] #4563300
11/03/17 06:24 PM
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central ga
urrlord Offline OP
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I used to buy Smitty's at Kmart locally for I think 9-10 bucks a 5 qt jug.It closed and now the nearest one is 40 miles away ,so Kmart is not viable unless I happen to be in that area while the sale is ongoing.

As for Smitty's being junk go check out the oil analysis at PQIA.It has a pretty good breakdown,in fact better than some of the big names.

I'm just putting this out there for people who have older cars like me.(the wife gets the newer stuff)
93 Tracker
94 Acclaim
82 D100

Re: Smitty's 10w30---$1.50 qt [Re: speed7777] #4563595
11/04/17 04:51 AM
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Smittys is a very good oil.
Just not well known and no advertising costs that drive up prices.
Just because you don't know anything doesn't make it a bad oil.


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1987 Ford F-150 302
Smittys 5-30
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Re: Smitty's 10w30---$1.50 qt [Re: urrlord] #4601128
12/11/17 10:15 PM
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central ga
urrlord Offline OP
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UPDATE-I was in a Maxway store(another chain in the Rose's family) and they had a shelf full of Smitty's Custom 5W30 for 1.50$.I picked up 10 qts since my 94 Acclaim v6 is speced for it.I'll probably grab 10 more pay day.

Re: Smitty's 10w30---$1.50 qt [Re: urrlord] #4601247
12/12/17 06:11 AM
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Roses has a 10% senior discount every Tuesday 55 and over.

They stock Chevron Supreme that goes on sale every now and then. Only store I have ever seen that stocks it.


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