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What size oil do you usually buy? #4592749
12/03/17 08:06 AM
12/03/17 08:06 AM
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Michigan
ZZman Offline OP
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Quarts, gallon jug, 5 quart jug, liters?

I almost always purchase 5 qt jugs.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: What size oil do you usually buy? [Re: ZZman] #4592753
12/03/17 08:09 AM
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East Tennessee
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5 quart jugs.


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2010 Toyota Camry LE / Mobil 1 AFE 0W-20 / OEM filter
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Re: What size oil do you usually buy? [Re: ZZman] #4592757
12/03/17 08:13 AM
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indiana
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indiana
Always 5 quart jugs. Unless for the motorcycle some of that is 4 quart jugs.


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Re: What size oil do you usually buy? [Re: ZZman] #4592759
12/03/17 08:16 AM
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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5 Liter jugs. Up here in the Great White North, some times it's 5 quart jugs (4.73 Liters).


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Re: What size oil do you usually buy? [Re: ZZman] #4592761
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ROCHESTER, NY
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5qt jugs w/filter when it's the only deal when I happen to need an OCI. Otherwise, I buy my oil in qts(or jugs) on closeout/discontinued when they're available and build a stash. I'll get my filters when I need'em!


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Re: What size oil do you usually buy? [Re: ZZman] #4592765
12/03/17 08:18 AM
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Orlando, FL
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Orlando, FL
Clearance quarts of oil.

Re: What size oil do you usually buy? [Re: ZZman] #4592771
12/03/17 08:22 AM
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Katy, Republic of Texas
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Katy, Republic of Texas
Whatever is on sale.
I have a mix of jugs (4 and 5 qt) and qt bottles.
I also have a 6 gallon bag of oil.

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Re: What size oil do you usually buy? [Re: blupupher] #4592780
12/03/17 08:29 AM
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ZZman Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: blupupher

I also have a 6 gallon bag of oil.



Does it have a pour spout like wine in a box?


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: What size oil do you usually buy? [Re: ZZman] #4592790
12/03/17 08:36 AM
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Miami Beach
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Miami Beach
5 quarts. Wished there was a 8 quart jug of Mobil 1.


2016 Chevrolet Tahoe LT
Mobil 1 0w20 AFE or EP
AC Delco Filters
Re: What size oil do you usually buy? [Re: ZZman] #4592791
12/03/17 08:40 AM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
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What flavor is the 6 gallon bag?

Losing the gallon jugs of oil (when the industry went to 5 and 5 qt.+ jugs) was the last round of meaningful clearance I've ever experienced.

Now, the occasional table with motorcycle oil and failed boutique oils are the only clearances I see.

Kinda stands to reason....all those computer inventory control programs should mean tighter control....and fewer sales for us.

Today only transmission fluid and coolant come in US gallons.

Re: What size oil do you usually buy? [Re: Kira] #4592800
12/03/17 08:49 AM
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OH
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HDEOs come in US gallon jugs as well.
I typically buy 5 qt jugs of the PCMO I use although I'll pick up quarts when they're at a deal price since they're much handier for top-offs as well as for the OPEs.
I do have some ten quart jugs of T5, but only because they cost $2.25 each with clearance pricing after MIR.


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Re: What size oil do you usually buy? [Re: ZZman] #4592817
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Taiwan
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These days, usually by the 4 litre jug. I used to buy Imperial Gallons in the UK (not those wee toy American gallons) but I doubt you can do that any more.

Here some of the bottles come in US quart sizes but I avoid them, both on principle and because they seem to be priced similarly to the litre bottles.

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Re: What size oil do you usually buy? [Re: ZZman] #4592831
12/03/17 09:11 AM
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Ohio
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Ohio
Whatever the best deal is.


2012 Honda Accord LX-P 95K
2008 Ford Mustang Pony Package Convertible 17K
2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L 76K
2003 Ford Ranger 3.0 Supercab 114K
Re: What size oil do you usually buy? [Re: ZZman] #4592832
12/03/17 09:12 AM
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WI
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WI
5qt jugs plus extra quarts as needed.


15 Jeep KL Limited V6: Formula Shell 5W20
07 LR3 SE V8: Maxlife 5W30
05 Jeep KJ Limited: PHM 5W30
96 Jeep XJ Country: STP HM 5W30 (winter)
Re: What size oil do you usually buy? [Re: ZZman] #4592842
12/03/17 09:20 AM
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Oakville, Ontario
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I don't like the 4.4L jugs they sell up here in Canada, that size doesn't work well for my 3 cars. I'm only an hour away from the US border though (and we cross over it at least 6 or 7 times a year), so for the past few years I have been buying most of my oil from Walmart in Niagara Falls, NY and I grab the 5 quart jugs there. Not only does the size work out better for my cars but the price is a lot better too.


2018 Corvette, 9k, M1 ESP Formula 5w30 & NAPA Gold
2006 Civic EX Coupe, 148k, PUP 5w20 & Fram Ultra
2010 BMW 328i X-Drive,111k, GC 0w40 & Fram Ultra

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