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#4599204 - 12/09/17 05:25 PM Rural King
Jimkobb Offline

Registered: 09/14/13
Posts: 522
Loc: indiana
.Anybody seen Rural King branded oil at the Rural King store? It is selling at $9.99 for a 5 quart jug. That is full synthetic. They even have 0-20w oil . I don`t know how good it is but I have never seen oil that cheap.

#4599207 - 12/09/17 05:26 PM Re: Rural King [Re: Jimkobb]
SatinSilver Offline

Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 9500
Loc: OH
Yes and their conventional is $1.59/quart and I think about $7/jug. Although prob worth spending a few bucks more for the full syn.
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2005 Toyota Matrix 135k miles - VWB 5w30 conv, Valvoline oil filter. Nokian eNTYRES.

#4599209 - 12/09/17 05:28 PM Re: Rural King [Re: Jimkobb]
NormanBuntz Offline

Registered: 07/27/13
Posts: 1931
Loc: Outer Banks, NC
Can you tell if its bottled by Citgo or by Warren Oil Company? I'm not sure which blender Rural King is using now. Last I checked was a year ago and the regular price for quarts of the store's synthetic was $2.79.
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#4599217 - 12/09/17 05:41 PM Re: Rural King [Re: Jimkobb]
pbm Offline

Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7435
Loc: New York
Harvest King oil (which is the most current house brand sold at RK) is made by Citgo.
The older 'Rural King' brand (which seems to be being phased out) is made by Warren-Unilube (not Warren Performance Products aka WPP).

#4599285 - 12/09/17 06:55 PM Re: Rural King [Re: pbm]
bbhero Offline

Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 4199
Loc: Virginia
There ya go pbm. Spot on. Rural King is made by Citgo now. Dexos approved oil for $10 5 qt container is quite good.
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#4599303 - 12/09/17 07:16 PM Re: Rural King [Re: Jimkobb]
SubieRubyRoo Offline

Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 621
Loc: Winchester, Indiana
Jimkobb, I have a VOA of the Harvest King 5W-30 posted in the VOA section... it's nothing "spectacular" to most of the self-proclaimed experts here, but if you're looking for a solid 5k-7.5k Dexos certified synthetic for $10 oil changes, it will fit the bill nicely. I concur, it is a Citgo oil.

#4599311 - 12/09/17 07:22 PM Re: Rural King [Re: Jimkobb]
pbm Offline

Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7435
Loc: New York
The Harvest King synthetics have identical dexos licence numbers as the Citgo synthetics so I'm ASSUMING the oils are identical?

#4599319 - 12/09/17 07:26 PM Re: Rural King [Re: pbm]
bbhero Offline

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Loc: Virginia
I'd bet that is correct pbm.. makes sense to me in that way.
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#4599368 - 12/09/17 08:28 PM Re: Rural King [Re: Jimkobb]
Jimkobb Offline

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Posts: 522
Loc: indiana
I mainly posted because I`ve never seen a synthetic oil nowhere near that price. I`ve been using Mobil 1 0-20w in my 2014 Corolla.

#4599440 - 12/09/17 10:44 PM Re: Rural King [Re: Jimkobb]
SR5 Offline

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Posts: 4204
Loc: Down Under
If it's made by Citgo then here is a recent (2017) PQIA analysis of their 5W30 synblend, it looks fine to me, and the Dexos full synthetic should be even better
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#4599442 - 12/09/17 10:48 PM Re: Rural King [Re: Jimkobb]
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Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 5233
Loc: Waco, TX
I have a friend running 5W-20 full-synth Harvest King in his 2015 Mustang GT - I am trying to convince him to do a UOA at 10,000 miles grin
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#4599475 - 12/10/17 12:13 AM Re: Rural King [Re: Jimkobb]
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Only wish we hand one around here...
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#4600389 - 12/11/17 05:39 AM Re: Rural King [Re: Jimkobb]
dnewton3 Offline

Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 7307
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Here's a couple UOAs of RK dino oil at 10k miles. And it is contrasted to the other two UOAs of Peak full synthetic.

RK dino oil at $1.59/qrt is the unsung hero of the lube world. Does everything you could ever ask of it in a typical use scenario, and does it well, and does it for cheap. Pretty much no engine "needs" a syn costing $4, $6, $8? What the owner wants and what the engine needs are often to very different things.

In the UOAs, samples A and C are on a 2005 MGM now with over 240k miles on it. Samples B and D are on a 2007 MGM now with over 100k miles on it.

When I first posted the UOAs, I left out the descriptions (oil brand, base, grade, etc) so folks would focus on the results of wear and contamination, not some brand or grade or base stock. I have updated (edited) the post to include those now.

As you can see, RK dino oil is good stuff, and performs on par with a brand name syn (Peak). But that's pretty much true of most all lubes; any decent API licensed product used in the correct application will do the job well. Too many folks are hung up on brand/grade/base and frankly, it just doesn't matter. You're much better off being loyal to your wallet than some brand.
The act of preventative maintenance, in and of itself, is FAR MORE important than brand/grade/base choices among lubes and filters.
- under maintaining something is akin to abuse/neglect; that can kill equipment by shortening the lifespan
- over maintaining something has never been proven to be anything but a waste of time and money

#4600472 - 12/11/17 08:10 AM Re: Rural King [Re: bbhero]
4WD Offline

Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 5586
Loc: Texas/International
Sounds like it was a good idea for Citgo to make all these private labels, wind up with Mystik, etc because when Hugo Chavez was at his worst stores had to change gasoline brands around here (get rid of Citgo)
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#4600647 - 12/11/17 12:10 PM Re: Rural King [Re: Jimkobb]
dwendt44 Offline

Registered: 05/17/06
Posts: 3912
Loc: Central Wisconsin
Citgo makes a number of 'house brand' oils due
to under bidding the other sources/blenders.
Not that there's anything wrong with Citgo products,
most folks couldn't care less about politics when it
comes to prices they pay.

My 2
There's no such thing as:
Too big of a battery,
Too large of a gas tank,
or too loud of a horn,
or too bright headlights.

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