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my best deal ever #4673557
02/21/18 05:08 PM
02/21/18 05:08 PM
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New Jersey
93cruiser Offline OP
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Today I managed to get 10 gallons of Castrol Edge 0w20 full synthetic, for free. The place I use for vibration testing tests everything. I go for electronics, but they test everything.

Well, they were finally done testing the oil I have been asking about. I will most likely get more, they have 5w20, 5w30, and 10w30 left. I'll take the two 5w20's next week.

Best part, two other full pallets stacked in un opened boxes still to be tested, lots of 0w20 and 5w20.

Only downside, bottles are opened for this test. Test involves opening bottle, screwing on a dispenser, turn bottle upside down, see how much oil comes out over a period of time. Basically leak check under various conditions. When tests were over, cap back on.

I've never used castrol edge, decent oil? Has to be better than toyota bulk oil, right?


I think my tundra will live on this for the rest of it's life. Right now I do 9-10k on mobil 1, I would hope this could do the same. Picture:


Re: my best deal ever [Re: 93cruiser] #4673567
02/21/18 05:15 PM
02/21/18 05:15 PM
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laugh

A lot of good oil thumbsup


2006 Civic EX 202K/AT
2006 Acura TSX 180K/AT
Re: my best deal ever [Re: 93cruiser] #4673591
02/21/18 05:34 PM
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They test EVERYTHING? Could they test vehicles for an annoying vibration at exactly the same RPM in any gear?

Great deal, BTW!

Re: my best deal ever [Re: 93cruiser] #4673600
02/21/18 05:47 PM
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1/2 hr N.E. of Detroit
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Lucky you.... nice score!


She's the only sister-in-law I have. But she's not my favorite.
Re: my best deal ever [Re: pantygnome] #4673615
02/21/18 06:00 PM
02/21/18 06:00 PM
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New Jersey
93cruiser Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: pantygnome
They test EVERYTHING? Could they test vehicles for an annoying vibration at exactly the same RPM in any gear?

Great deal, BTW!


Well, I guess not everything. But I am happy they gave me oil instead of ketchup, bloody mary mix, or tylenol like in the past, ha.

Re: my best deal ever [Re: 93cruiser] #4673693
02/21/18 07:06 PM
02/21/18 07:06 PM
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You could do what I do - work through your church to find families that need basic auto maintenance.

I do a lot of free oil changes for folks when I have a lot of supplies on hand (and lots of .50 and $1.00 clearance filters)


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Re: my best deal ever [Re: Linctex] #4673736
02/21/18 07:27 PM
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New Jersey
93cruiser Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
You could do what I do - work through your church to find families that need basic auto maintenance.

I do a lot of free oil changes for folks when I have a lot of supplies on hand (and lots of .50 and $1.00 clearance filters)


That is great you do that, but that is not for me. When/if something goes wrong, I am not being held responsible. I give in other ways, but not oil changes. Be careful, never know.

Re: my best deal ever [Re: 93cruiser] #4673786
02/21/18 07:53 PM
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Georgia
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Love it! You deserve that nice healthy boost of automotive elixir!

All the best

Steven Lang

Re: my best deal ever [Re: 93cruiser] #4673866
02/21/18 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted By: 93cruiser
Originally Posted By: Linctex
You could do what I do - work through your church to find families that need basic auto maintenance.

I do a lot of free oil changes for folks when I have a lot of supplies on hand (and lots of .50 and $1.00 clearance filters)


That is great you do that, but that is not for me. When/if something goes wrong, I am not being held responsible. I give in other ways, but not oil changes. Be careful, never know.



There's been times when people come into Walmart blaming us that there transmission failed because we changed oil spank . No way I would touch another persons car, unless I had insurance.

Last edited by FordBroncoVWJeta; 02/21/18 09:05 PM.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T - 2015 Honda CRV 2.4 - 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 - 2001 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2
Re: my best deal ever [Re: 93cruiser] #4673880
02/21/18 09:20 PM
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Katy, Republic of Texas
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Originally Posted By: 93cruiser
...

I think my tundra will live on this for the rest of it's life. Right now I do 9-10k on mobil 1, I would hope this could do the same.

I would change it every 5000 miles with that much oil. Heck, every 3000 miles would work. Change the filter every 3 change.

Nice score though. Biggest thing is how to get the oil get out of the bottle into the vehicle?


2012 xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k
2010 Santa Fe: PP 0w-20/P1/8k
2007 Vue: VSP 5w-30/EcoGard/OLM
2004 F150: GTX HM 5w-20/TG2/4k
2002 F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard/1yr
1994 VT1100c: Peak 15w-40/PSL/5k



Re: my best deal ever [Re: 93cruiser] #4673883
02/21/18 09:22 PM
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Got enough straps on there, bud?


03 Jetta AWP/09A 205k kms
Edge 0W40 + Mann 719/30
Re: my best deal ever [Re: 93cruiser] #4673914
02/21/18 10:06 PM
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Virginia
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You are the MAN!!!!

Great haul. And yes I like the extra straps. Very smart. Better than to have too many vs not enough.


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Mobil Super 5w30 Wix 57356
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Re: my best deal ever [Re: maxdustington] #4674687
02/22/18 05:42 PM
02/22/18 05:42 PM
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New Jersey
93cruiser Offline OP
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New Jersey
Originally Posted By: maxdustington
Got enough straps on there, bud?


Funny. The bottles are top heavy, take a look. It's a lot of weight. If I just used the one strap across, oil would be everywhere. Have to remember, they are opened, and if one fell and leaked, its not a quart, its 5 gallons.

My friend/co worker was laughing at me with all the straps. Problem was, my other 4 red straps were at home, and the black straps only have one hook, made for atv ramps. So it looks bad, but worked.

Next week I will put them in the rear of the bed, and have all my good straps.


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