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NAPA Syn... worth stocking up? #4804999
07/04/18 11:57 AM
07/04/18 11:57 AM
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PantherFan88 Offline OP
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Hey guys, long time lurker, but first post.

NAPA just started their promo for their full synthetic house blend for $2.99/quart. I have a 05 Ford Crown Victoria with the 2v modular 4.6 w/41k on it. Always used a full syn (usu. M1 or QSUD) but I'm thinking about buying a case or three from NAPA while the sale is on.

I use the MC FL-820s, likely the best filter for these OHC cars because of the good ADBV...

How does NAPA syn stack up against other mid-range synthetics?

I do believe that they are bottled by Ashland (parent company of Valvoline) but looking at some VOAs, the NAPA blend had a notably weaker additive package compared to the already lacking SynPower.

Is it worth stocking up for a few OCIs with this stuff, I was thinking about just running it 3-4k.

Re: NAPA Syn... worth stocking up? [Re: PantherFan88] #4805004
07/04/18 12:02 PM
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Titan104 Offline
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Yes

Re: NAPA Syn... worth stocking up? [Re: PantherFan88] #4805008
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It's not a smoking hot deal until you're down in the < $2/qt. range for full synthetic. You can get QSUD, Pennzoil Platinum, and Mobil 1 for $2-2.50/qt. with their periodic rebates on 5qt. jugs. Heck, my local Meijer was doing a clearance on QSUD 10w-30 a couple of months ago for $9/5-qt. jug. With the $10 MIR (and the checks rolled in just yesterday), they paid me to carry the stuff out of the store.

Last edited by khittner; 07/04/18 12:11 PM.
Re: NAPA Syn... worth stocking up? [Re: PantherFan88] #4805020
07/04/18 12:23 PM
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I wouldn't stock up unless I just had an abundance of space. There will always be another sale or rebate and if not, Supertech Synthetic is cheap enough year round.

Also I think 4k miles is too conservative for that oil and engine. It should be good for way more miles than that. I think the recommendation in the owners manual is 5K and I bet if you did an oil analysis it would come back recommending more.

Re: NAPA Syn... worth stocking up? [Re: PantherFan88] #4805028
07/04/18 12:30 PM
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UOA's here prove that it does. Even at that you still hear from some its not an extended OCI Synthetic. They have been proven wrong again and again.

Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 07/04/18 12:30 PM.

2004 Corolla 129142
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74645
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: NAPA Syn... worth stocking up? [Re: PantherFan88] #4805039
07/04/18 12:43 PM
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Rand Offline
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no you could get pennzoil platinum last month 5qts for 12$

The napa oil is ok but not really much of a synthetic for hard use applications. It is fine for cars requiring api SN etc.


2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 2.0T
Re: NAPA Syn... worth stocking up? [Re: PantherFan88] #4805061
07/04/18 01:05 PM
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Yes, it is a good deal worth stocking up thumbsup

Re: NAPA Syn... worth stocking up? [Re: PantherFan88] #4805078
07/04/18 01:22 PM
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Yep, just picked up 22 quarts at $3 a quart. I will run it 8-9k for OCI, maybe 7-8k on a direct injected motor.


08 135i (600hp) Redline 5w40
13 X3 28i (375hp) Castrol 0w40
07 Mzd3 2L ST Syn 10w30
11 Mzd6 2.5L ST Syn 10w30
14 Mzd3 2L Dealer 0w20
16 Yukon XL ST Syn 0w20
Re: NAPA Syn... worth stocking up? [Re: PantherFan88] #4805090
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Donald Online content
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It's all I use in both Subaru vehicles. This is the QT deal, earlier they had a 5 QT jug deal.

$2.99 is a great deal for quality synthetic oil.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: NAPA Syn... worth stocking up? [Re: PantherFan88] #4805122
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NAPA is a excellent oil, made by Valvoline. As for the price, there will always be a better deal somewhere but if you need oil now this is a good deal.


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Re: NAPA Syn... worth stocking up? [Re: PantherFan88] #4805148
07/04/18 02:35 PM
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It is a fine deal. I get Kendall synthetic for the same price. I do not consider either one lacking in performance compared to pricer brands.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
Re: NAPA Syn... worth stocking up? [Re: Rand] #4805178
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Originally Posted By: Rand
no you could get pennzoil platinum last month 5qts for 12$



Majority of oil purchasers don't mess with rebates. Some won't be caught dead walking into Walmart, for any product.


2019 Hyundai SantaFe 2.4 factory fill / QS 5w20 conv. / Mahle OEM oil filter
04 Chev Colorado 3.5 QS / Valv syn 5w30 blend K&N filter
03 Chev Malibu 3.1 QS / Valv Syn 5w30 blend Fram EG filter
Re: NAPA Syn... worth stocking up? [Re: Triple_Se7en] #4805182
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Originally Posted By: Triple_Se7en
Originally Posted By: Rand
no you could get pennzoil platinum last month 5qts for 12$



Majority of oil purchasers don't mess with rebates. Some won't be caught dead walking into Walmart, for any product.


LOL that's great that just insures I have a good selection of oil when I go!


2004 Corolla 129142
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74645
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: NAPA Syn... worth stocking up? [Re: PantherFan88] #4805184
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Florida
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My standards are $2 a quart and under. Anything else FEELS like I'm a sucker who's overpaying @ retail price. Haha.


2014 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.0L & 6spd - Idemitsu 0w20 Synthetic @ $0.75 a quart. (thanks Advance Auto Parts for the awesome deal)
Re: NAPA Syn... worth stocking up? [Re: PantherFan88] #4805232
07/04/18 04:51 PM
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Made by Valvoline and has dexos1 Gen2 approval, not just API SN...

Yes, it absolutely is worth it.


18 KIA Sportage 2.4 AWD
Now: VAL Syn 5w20 / OEM 26300-35504
Next: NAPA Semi-Syn 5w20 / same

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