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Beware of tampering #5078005 04/17/19 04:02 PM
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I buy my oil at WalMart 0w40 Mobil 1 and usually have a gallon on hand plus a little. Went to open the new gallon I had and it already had the seal broken, some oil discoloration on the outside of the container near the cap. And no foil seal.

I though maybe I had opened it and not used it and went to pour some in the engine and it was very thin. Certainly not 0w40 oil. I pour it into a clear glass container and it's clean and amber colored. Not the same as M1 0w40 though. Maybe hydraulic fluid I think....


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Re: Beware of tampering [Re: SHOZ] #5078009 04/17/19 04:05 PM
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Did you check the jug before buying it?


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Re: Beware of tampering [Re: SHOZ] #5078013 04/17/19 04:15 PM
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I'm not sure when I bought it. Sometimes I order on line and just go pick it up. But obviously I did not check this jug for a seal.


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Re: Beware of tampering [Re: SHOZ] #5078016 04/17/19 04:18 PM
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Oil buyer beware at WM....recurring theme.

Another reason I'm not inclined to go there for my oil.


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Re: Beware of tampering [Re: SHOZ] #5078017 04/17/19 04:18 PM
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If the seal on the cap is broken it never goes in the cart. That oil belongs to someone else.


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Re: Beware of tampering [Re: SHOZ] #5078093 04/17/19 06:02 PM
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I felt the same way when I got burned by not checking a jug of 5w40 Mobil TDT from Wal-Mart. It had been in my stash for a while by the time I got to use it.

Live and learn.

Last edited by GSCJR; 04/17/19 06:05 PM.

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Re: Beware of tampering [Re: SHOZ] #5078109 04/17/19 06:20 PM
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I check every single plastic seal before I buy.


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Re: Beware of tampering [Re: SHOZ] #5078123 04/17/19 06:29 PM
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Somebody changed their oil, filled the jug with the old oil and returned it for a refund.

Re: Beware of tampering [Re: SHOZ] #5078135 04/17/19 06:38 PM
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it can happen anywhere + most WM's take returns without looking at anything, especially if busy, so always check before leaving the store or upon receiving any mail order from wherever

Re: Beware of tampering [Re: SHOZ] #5078142 04/17/19 06:44 PM
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Walmart should just stop taking returns on oil.


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Re: Beware of tampering [Re: aba4430] #5078169 04/17/19 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by aba4430
Walmart should just stop taking returns on oil.


No they just need a clerk bright enough to check the seal. If its broken you just remove the lid and check the oil. If its black you call the police.


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Re: Beware of tampering [Re: SHOZ] #5078190 04/17/19 07:25 PM
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My WM checks the cap very closely to see if the external cap-ring is intact. Ed


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Re: Beware of tampering [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #5078225 04/17/19 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnnyJohnson
No they just need a clerk bright enough to check the seal. If its broken you just remove the lid and check the oil. If its black you call the police.


^^Exactly as Johnny said.

Walmart just needs to be diligent about scrutinizing ANY returns whether it's oil,food,or clothing. There's no reason thieving trash should ruin it for the honest people.


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Re: Beware of tampering [Re: SHOZ] #5078234 04/17/19 08:07 PM
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It doesn’t matter what store you go into. Tampering can happen anywhere and with anything.


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Re: Beware of tampering [Re: SHOZ] #5078283 04/17/19 08:55 PM
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Pretty slick substituting hydraulic fluid for the oil, if that's what happened. That would pass scrutinization by any clerk.

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