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Bag-in-a-box motor oils #4987142
01/22/19 02:10 AM
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The tire shop I worked with recently made the switch from the regular bulk 5w20, 5w30, and 15w40 oil containers to the Shell Ecobox oil dispensing system, with positive results. Having said that, I was wondering how practical, energy-efficient, and manageable bag-in-a-box engine oils have become, regardless of brand? Especially when working in a small shop.

Re: Bag-in-a-box motor oils [Re: jtr990] #4987148
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What are the positive results?

Re: Bag-in-a-box motor oils [Re: ChemLabNL] #4987151
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Profits for the shop.


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Re: Bag-in-a-box motor oils [Re: jtr990] #4987176
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Since its lighter, hopefully the shops will shake the box or the first 2 fills will be all additives grin2
What is the noack,kv100 & hths of additives? I forgot shocked2

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Re: Bag-in-a-box motor oils [Re: jtr990] #4987184
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A) I wonder if their bulk tank was closing in on replacement time? They sprout holes in the bottom, just like home heating oil tanks, no?

B) Having several oil types available is one positive result. Though I'd still be distrusting of any grease monkey grabbing the correct oil for my modern car.

Re: Bag-in-a-box motor oils [Re: jtr990] #4987223
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The local WM now sells Havoline's 6 quarts of oil in a box. The label says it uses 70% less plastic.
However, if I still shop around, I can get some entry-level oils for a cheaper price per quart.

Re: Bag-in-a-box motor oils [Re: ChemLabNL] #4987414
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Originally Posted by ChemLabNL
What are the positive results?

Better oil variety, uses less space, and no leaky bulk oil pumps to mess with.

Last edited by jtr990; 01/22/19 10:12 AM. Reason: Additional info
Re: Bag-in-a-box motor oils [Re: Kruse] #4987428
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Originally Posted by Kruse
The local WM now sells Havoline's 6 quarts of oil in a box. The label says it uses 70% less plastic.
However, if I still shop around, I can get some entry-level oils for a cheaper price per quart.


I have yet to see Boxed oil in either of my Walmart's.


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Re: Bag-in-a-box motor oils [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4987439
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Originally Posted by JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted by Kruse
The local WM now sells Havoline's 6 quarts of oil in a box. The label says it uses 70% less plastic.
However, if I still shop around, I can get some entry-level oils for a cheaper price per quart.


I have yet to see Boxed oil in either of my Walmart's.





I’ve seen the Havoline. It’s not in all the Walmart stores.

In my opinion, the savings on plastic is negated if you have to buy a plastic jug to recycle the used oil. Also you have to buy a pitcher or something to measure with if your vehicle holds less than the six quarts.


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Re: Bag-in-a-box motor oils [Re: PimTac] #4987477
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Originally Posted by PimTac
Originally Posted by JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted by Kruse
The local WM now sells Havoline's 6 quarts of oil in a box. The label says it uses 70% less plastic.
However, if I still shop around, I can get some entry-level oils for a cheaper price per quart.


I have yet to see Boxed oil in either of my Walmart's.





I’ve seen the Havoline. It’s not in all the Walmart stores.

In my opinion, the savings on plastic is negated if you have to buy a plastic jug to recycle the used oil. Also you have to buy a pitcher or something to measure with if your vehicle holds less than the six quarts.



How is it negated? It's better to buy one bottle rather then buying a bottle each change.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
Re: Bag-in-a-box motor oils [Re: dave1251] #4987483
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Originally Posted by dave1251
Originally Posted by PimTac
Originally Posted by JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted by Kruse
The local WM now sells Havoline's 6 quarts of oil in a box. The label says it uses 70% less plastic.
However, if I still shop around, I can get some entry-level oils for a cheaper price per quart.


I have yet to see Boxed oil in either of my Walmart's.





I’ve seen the Havoline. It’s not in all the Walmart stores.

In my opinion, the savings on plastic is negated if you have to buy a plastic jug to recycle the used oil. Also you have to buy a pitcher or something to measure with if your vehicle holds less than the six quarts.



How is it negated? It's better to buy one bottle rather then buying a bottle each change.




I’m stuck in the idea that my used oil goes back into the 5 qt jug the new oil came in. With the bag in the box setup, the used oil has to go into something. If I had one of those oil pans that holds the oil that would be an option. I don’t though.

I’m not knocking the concept.


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Re: Bag-in-a-box motor oils [Re: jtr990] #4987513
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My local parts supplier has had this in Eneos oils now for a couple years. They are kind of neat.

Re: Bag-in-a-box motor oils [Re: PimTac] #4987695
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RGR I have vehicles with larger sump capacities then 5 quarts I recycle but I have been using a 15 quart jug for a while.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
Re: Bag-in-a-box motor oils [Re: jtr990] #4987778
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My local mechanic uses the boxed STP oil in all flavors, both Full Synthetic and Conventional.


2017 Jeep Patriot

STP 5W20 SYN Full Synthetic Engine Oil
STP 15,000 Mile Maximum Life Oil Filter
Re: Bag-in-a-box motor oils [Re: jtr990] #4988607
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Originally Posted by jtr990
Originally Posted by ChemLabNL
What are the positive results?

Better oil variety, uses less space, and no leaky bulk oil pumps to mess with.


Got it..,.And I hope that you are more profitable as well.

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