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#4610501 - 12/21/17 06:23 PM Is this oil any good?
stchman Offline


Registered: 09/25/13
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Loc: St. Louis, MO
I saw this at the Dollar Tree. I would like an honest opinion. I don't want people saying that they "feel" it isn't good. Emotions should be set aside.

Thanks.
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#4610505 - 12/21/17 06:25 PM Re: Is this oil any good? [Re: stchman]
kschachn Offline


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Itís API SN, or at least says it is. You can verify that at the API website.
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#4610506 - 12/21/17 06:26 PM Re: Is this oil any good? [Re: stchman]
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#4610507 - 12/21/17 06:27 PM Re: Is this oil any good? [Re: stchman]
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I was thinking of using this oil in my lawnmowers.
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#4610508 - 12/21/17 06:27 PM Re: Is this oil any good? [Re: stchman]
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I dont see a reason why it wouldn't be good. I dont know to be honest. However.. it comes across as.. can I get name brand for similar prices? Do you plan on running this oil? I am sure the board would appreciate to see a UOA on it after an interval, unless one is already posted
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#4610514 - 12/21/17 06:31 PM Re: Is this oil any good? [Re: stchman]
wemay Offline


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Originally Posted By: stchman
I was thinking of using this oil in my lawnmowers.


I would probably use some of the used Amsoil you're running in the Silverado instead.
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#4610521 - 12/21/17 06:43 PM Re: Is this oil any good? [Re: stchman]
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Without testing, there is no way to know. PQIA has tested off brand oils , some have been good, some not so good. No way to know looking at the bottle. Is it really gf-5? Or are they just good labels.


Edited by spasm3 (12/21/17 06:43 PM)
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#4610522 - 12/21/17 06:48 PM Re: Is this oil any good? [Re: stchman]
BJD78 Offline


Registered: 08/05/17
Posts: 493
Loc: Nebraska
Probably made by Warren oil as they do a lot of private labeling of oil. I have used MAG 1 which is by warren.A small grocery near me sells Zecol motor oil which is always about $2.77 per quart and has the starburst symbol I live close to a TSC so use it mostly, but used to use NAPA oil because we were 3 blocks from a NAPA store. Any oil with the "starburst" is going to be fine. I have never used synthetic and have had several vehicles go well over 300K using plain conventional oil. Never use high mileage oil either. Nothing wrong with that oil. But since it comes in a 16 oz container it may not be that great of value. Most dollar store products are fine but are downsized a great deal. It is pretty hard to go wrong wwith selecting an oil nowdays. Find the right weight for the vehicle,make sure the oil has the "starburst" buy the oil and pour the stuff in and forget about it till it is time to change it. Some people sleep better by using name brand oil or synthetic or changing oil every 3K and so be it more power to them. It is all personal preference nothing more.
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#4610531 - 12/21/17 06:58 PM Re: Is this oil any good? [Re: stchman]
Warstud Offline


Registered: 09/02/05
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Loc: MIchigan
What does it cost?

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#4610539 - 12/21/17 07:06 PM Re: Is this oil any good? [Re: stchman]
rollinpete Offline


Registered: 03/20/17
Posts: 445
Loc: West Ma.
Probably a dollar
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#4610554 - 12/21/17 07:22 PM Re: Is this oil any good? [Re: stchman]
Chris142 Offline


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Does it have the api donut on the back?
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#4610555 - 12/21/17 07:23 PM Re: Is this oil any good? [Re: stchman]
djb Offline


Registered: 01/16/06
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Loc: Los Gatos CA
Note that it's a pint container, not a quart. That might be convenient for a top-up, but really annoying for an oil change.

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#4610556 - 12/21/17 07:24 PM Re: Is this oil any good? [Re: stchman]
silverbar Offline


Registered: 12/20/17
Posts: 42
Loc: Spocant WA
What does "made in USA" on the label really mean? Sounds like maybe they got a boatload of base from china and fiddled with it here in the US. Either way it does have API specs to check on. Is that an ok comment? I mean I don't want the bitog goons calling me names for simply making an observation. I am not telling you need special oil for your lawnmower or anything.

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#4610560 - 12/21/17 07:29 PM Re: Is this oil any good? [Re: stchman]
KD0AXS Offline


Registered: 11/13/12
Posts: 2440
Loc: Nowthen, MN
I wouldn't use it. I'd just go to Walmart and get some Super Tech if you want cheap oil. It's cheap and known good quality.

If you really want to know if it's any good, the only way to truly know is to buy a bottle and send it in for a VOA.

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#4610567 - 12/21/17 07:32 PM Re: Is this oil any good? [Re: spasm3]
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Registered: 08/05/02
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Originally Posted By: spasm3
Without testing, there is no way to know. PQIA has tested off brand oils , some have been good, some not so good. No way to know looking at the bottle. Is it really gf-5? Or are they just good labels.


Dollar stores have been the dumping ground on disqualified off label oil in the past, I'd not chance it.
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