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#4645464 - 01/24/18 10:03 PM No name budget oils
Black_Thunder Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 1285
Loc: Wisconsin
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
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#4645469 - 01/24/18 10:11 PM Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder]
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Registered: 06/27/17
Posts: 459
Loc: DFW
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.

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#4645471 - 01/24/18 10:13 PM Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder]
Dylan1303 Offline


Registered: 10/14/15
Posts: 177
Loc: Washington
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.


Edited by Dylan1303 (01/24/18 10:17 PM)
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#4645472 - 01/24/18 10:13 PM Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder]
danez_yoda Offline


Registered: 07/18/09
Posts: 460
Loc: texas
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.


Edited by danez_yoda (01/24/18 10:15 PM)

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#4645481 - 01/24/18 10:30 PM Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder]
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Registered: 07/25/17
Posts: 466
Loc: Texas (south)
Pennzoil quality? No thanks
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#4645484 - 01/24/18 10:34 PM Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder]
DerbyDave Offline


Registered: 10/27/15
Posts: 218
Loc: KS
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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#4645498 - 01/24/18 10:50 PM Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 24574
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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.
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#4645500 - 01/24/18 10:51 PM Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder]
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Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
It's probably bottled Citgo product, Like Harvest King oil
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#4645501 - 01/24/18 10:52 PM Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder]
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Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
If it MEETS API spec SN, who would fear it?!?
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#4645514 - 01/24/18 11:13 PM Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder]
PimTac Offline


Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 4213
Loc: Soviet State of Washington
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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#4645515 - 01/24/18 11:13 PM Re: No name budget oils [Re: Linctex]
JustN89 Offline


Registered: 06/27/17
Posts: 459
Loc: DFW
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?

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#4645520 - 01/24/18 11:19 PM Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder]
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Registered: 06/10/06
Posts: 412
Loc: midland tx


Edited by askani79705 (01/24/18 11:22 PM)
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#4645540 - 01/25/18 12:14 AM Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder]
jj51702 Offline


Registered: 10/07/16
Posts: 232
Loc: California
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.

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#4645554 - 01/25/18 01:22 AM Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder]
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Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 1285
Loc: Wisconsin
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
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#4645555 - 01/25/18 01:33 AM Re: No name budget oils [Re: Black_Thunder]
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Loc: vicksburg ms
Budget oil will always SUPER TECH
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