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Do 5 quart jugs work for you? #4662647
02/11/18 10:00 AM
02/11/18 10:00 AM
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4WD Offline OP
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So I’m changing oil on these engine fills:
1 x 8 qt (2 gallons)
3 x 6 qt (would have half a gallon left per jug)
2 x 4 qt (a hair more, but there is always a qt of whatever around)

So in my case gallon jugs would be ideal … 5 quarts leaves odd amounts on the shelf to sort …
(I could harmonize the grades better if the incentive was there via container)
PS: I never find deals on six packs … but just paid a bit extra online to help balance needs.

Re: Do 5 quart jugs work for you? [Re: 4WD] #4662654
02/11/18 10:09 AM
02/11/18 10:09 AM
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1/2 hr N.E. of Detroit
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I need six quarts in my Colorado, so I buy two 5-qt jugs initially, then one 5-qt container for a couple OCIs - then back to 2.

My wife's Malibu uses 4.5 qts. So a five quart jug works perfectly, for half-way thru the OCI, she needs another half-quart.


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Re: Do 5 quart jugs work for you? [Re: 4WD] #4662657
02/11/18 10:10 AM
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Prefer single quart or liter bottles, but jug can work when the price is right. Just harder to pour neatly.



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Re: Do 5 quart jugs work for you? [Re: 4WD] #4662665
02/11/18 10:15 AM
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The Midwest
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They work Perfectly for the cars in my signature as both hold 4.9 quarts.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: Do 5 quart jugs work for you? [Re: 4WD] #4662666
02/11/18 10:15 AM
02/11/18 10:15 AM
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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Jugs are cheaper up here. The van takes almost 6 liters and the civic takes 4 liters.

I use the leftovers for top ups or for the OPE.


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Re: Do 5 quart jugs work for you? [Re: LoneRanger] #4662670
02/11/18 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted By: LoneRanger
Prefer single quart or liter bottles, but jug can work when the price is right. Just harder to pour neatly.


For sure … When I get the Tahoe on ramps … the fill hole is “down there” in the dark ~ so just ordered a funnel that’s supposed to J-slot into the fill hole … hope it fits …

Re: Do 5 quart jugs work for you? [Re: 4WD] #4662672
02/11/18 10:19 AM
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Wet side WA
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Well my Duramax uses 10 quarts I kind of have heart burn no diesel oils come in 5 quart Jugs. I use Jugs because it is more effective with my storage quarts don't stack well like the old cans did. The Jugs always leave me a little left over oil I use for topping off during my OCI but that always leaves a little left over. My mower oil.


2004 Corolla 124770
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: Do 5 quart jugs work for you? [Re: 4WD] #4662673
02/11/18 10:20 AM
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I prefer quarts, but the price of the 5 qt. jug is tough to beat.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: Do 5 quart jugs work for you? [Re: demarpaint] #4662677
02/11/18 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted By: demarpaint
I prefer quarts, but the price of the 5 qt. jug is tough to beat.


Does Costco still do the in store six packs … let my membership end about 3 years back … those were handy but we were not buying much else so the annual fee was not worth it (and 50 miles away)

Re: Do 5 quart jugs work for you? [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4662681
02/11/18 10:28 AM
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Lyndhurst NJ
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Well my Duramax uses 10 quarts I kind of have heart burn no diesel oils come in 5 quart Jugs. I use Jugs because it is more effective with my storage quarts don't stack well like the old cans did. The Jugs always leave me a little left over oil I use for topping off during my OCI but that always leaves a little left over. My mower oil.


Rotella comes in 2.5 gal jugs, that would work perfect for you.


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Re: Do 5 quart jugs work for you? [Re: 4WD] #4662684
02/11/18 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted By: 4WD
Originally Posted By: demarpaint
I prefer quarts, but the price of the 5 qt. jug is tough to beat.


Does Costco still do the in store six packs … let my membership end about 3 years back … those were handy but we were not buying much else so the annual fee was not worth it (and 50 miles away)


I can't say, I never bothered joining.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: Do 5 quart jugs work for you? [Re: 4WD] #4662686
02/11/18 10:29 AM
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Yep. Need two, and it leaves a quart for top up.

Or three, and I can do both cars perfectly.


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Re: Do 5 quart jugs work for you? [Re: Audios] #4662687
02/11/18 10:29 AM
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Wet side WA
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Originally Posted By: Audios
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Well my Duramax uses 10 quarts I kind of have heart burn no diesel oils come in 5 quart Jugs. I use Jugs because it is more effective with my storage quarts don't stack well like the old cans did. The Jugs always leave me a little left over oil I use for topping off during my OCI but that always leaves a little left over. My mower oil.


Rotella comes in 2.5 gal jugs, that would work perfect for you.


Yes and Rotella is what I use but you try pouring a 2.5 gallon Jug!


2004 Corolla 124770
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: Do 5 quart jugs work for you? [Re: 4WD] #4662692
02/11/18 10:32 AM
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Indiana
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Yes.


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Re: Do 5 quart jugs work for you? [Re: 4WD] #4662693
02/11/18 10:33 AM
02/11/18 10:33 AM
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South Carolina
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I buy all the 5qt oil jugs at walmart, then use the specials with filter included from Advance Auto to get the single quarts for a similar price. Speedperks help there a bit as well. Amsoil sells gallons and quarts for most of their oils, and with much better shipping prices these days, so I have recently started ordering more from them for several vehicles.

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