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No name budget oils #4645464
01/24/18 11:03 PM
01/24/18 11:03 PM
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Wisconsin
Black_Thunder Offline OP
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Ever just come across no name oils you've never heard of? I looked at the back and didn't recognize anything for it to be made by a company that I do know. This was at the dollar general


I'd buy Callahan autoparts if I could.
Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder] #4645469
01/24/18 11:11 PM
01/24/18 11:11 PM
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They were sued for falsely advertising the oil, it didn't have any current certifications. I don't know if they have gone through the effort now to get their oils API certified but even if they did, I wouldn't go anywhere near that stuff.

Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder] #4645471
01/24/18 11:13 PM
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For 35 cents more you could get peak. I doubt the uneducated car owner would look at it that way. Cheaper is always better righttt? That also reminds me i was at a locol dallor tree about a month ago and they had a no name motor oil. Just a black bottle and the front said motor oil. The back of the bottle said not for use in automobiles newer than 1940. It was only 1$ and 16 ounces.

Last edited by Dylan1303; 01/24/18 11:17 PM.

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Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder] #4645472
01/24/18 11:13 PM
01/24/18 11:13 PM
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texas
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I wouldnt bother with that with peak oil next to it for nearly the same price

If its got the sae donut and starburst its probably good oil. Also check for SM or SN rating appropriate for your car.

Last edited by danez_yoda; 01/24/18 11:15 PM.
Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder] #4645481
01/24/18 11:30 PM
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Texas (south)
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Pennzoil quality? No thanks


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Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder] #4645484
01/24/18 11:34 PM
01/24/18 11:34 PM
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KS
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Looks like in the picture the label on the front says API-SN. I personally don't use anything but name brand oils though.


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Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder] #4645498
01/24/18 11:50 PM
01/24/18 11:50 PM
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I don't see the Starburst on the front of the bottle. Is there an API Donut on the back? If they can't be bothered to use the API trademarks, I can't be bothered to check the API website, much less purchase their product.


Plain, simple Garak.

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Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder] #4645500
01/24/18 11:51 PM
01/24/18 11:51 PM
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Waco, TX
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It's probably bottled Citgo product, Like Harvest King oil


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder] #4645501
01/24/18 11:52 PM
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Waco, TX
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If it MEETS API spec SN, who would fear it?!?


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder] #4645514
01/25/18 12:13 AM
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Soviet State of Washington
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PQIA has tested a number of no name oils from these Dollar Stores that are in fact harmful to run in any engine. Why bother when SuperTech or Peak or any number of lower priced oils can be bought and still meet certification.


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Re: No name budget oils [Re: Linctex] #4645515
01/25/18 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
If it MEETS API spec SN, who would fear it?!?

To be honest, I'm not impressed if it meets the minimum specs to qualify for API SN. If it was so easy to do, why couldn't they be bothered to do it before they were sued for false advertising. QSUD can be had for close to that price per quart when purchased in a 5 quart jug, so why bother with it?

Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder] #4645520
01/25/18 12:19 AM
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Last edited by askani79705; 01/25/18 12:22 AM.

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Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder] #4645540
01/25/18 01:14 AM
01/25/18 01:14 AM
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California
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If it has an API starburst I wouldn't hesitate to use it especially as just top off. It's likely made by the usual citgo or warren just like supertech and many other house brands. The pqia analysis posted above shows it's just fine.

Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder] #4645554
01/25/18 02:22 AM
01/25/18 02:22 AM
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Wisconsin
Black_Thunder Offline OP
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Nah I'm not gonna use it. It's actually prices at 2.85 the high mileage above it was over three. Was just browsing the store as I rarely go there. Just wanted to see what they had. Just fun to see strange labels on generic oils


I'd buy Callahan autoparts if I could.
Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder] #4645555
01/25/18 02:33 AM
01/25/18 02:33 AM
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vicksburg ms
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Budget oil will always SUPER TECH


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