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Re: Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0w30 - alternative? [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #5208707 09/09/19 07:19 PM
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Yep … our Sears home store does not fool with Diehard batteries … just appliances and mowers … would have had to order one for my Craftsman lawn tractor … so just went to car parts house …

Re: Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0w30 - alternative? [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #5209862 09/11/19 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnnyJohnson

Problem with that is all their local stores have closed. I've had a lot of Die Hard batteries over the years and they all outlasted their warranty.

Dad swore by DieHard batteries and he used to drive all over the Midwest for work in all seasons...I do have to say that the Sears brand tires I bought for my first car were pretty awful, wore like rocks but also drove like rocks.

Most of my clothes when I was a boy came from Sears...I certainly was not Mr. Fashionable, but they were durable. How things have changed!
(usually bought shoes at Wards, though)


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Re: Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0w30 - alternative? [Re: BISCUT] #5209969 09/11/19 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by BISCUT
Crawford Notch sometime around 1995 I had an 89 Chevy Blazer. Hiked 1/2up Jackson set up camp and then went to summit. Returned and was frozen. Lit stove had tea and saw temp gauge reading high negative 20's. I was solo camping and just packed up like a banshee (just strapped tent to my bag no folfind) and made it to the Blazer.

Never heard a car crank like that ever. Credit to the Sears battery at the time. That was cheap dinosaur oil then. I'd think with today's oils your fine if you let it warm up. I'd worry about your battery more.


I hiked over there in 94... but it was in the summer. ;-) I remember hiking in my shorts on Mt. Washington on Sept 4th in a hail storm.

You get some nasty frozen weather up there for sure.

Re: Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0w30 - alternative? [Re: Virtus_Probi] #5209971 09/11/19 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Virtus_Probi
Originally Posted by JohnnyJohnson

Problem with that is all their local stores have closed. I've had a lot of Die Hard batteries over the years and they all outlasted their warranty.

Dad swore by DieHard batteries and he used to drive all over the Midwest for work in all seasons...I do have to say that the Sears brand tires I bought for my first car were pretty awful, wore like rocks but also drove like rocks.

Most of my clothes when I was a boy came from Sears...I certainly was not Mr. Fashionable, but they were durable. How things have changed!
(usually bought shoes at Wards, though)


Cloths from Sears.... shoes from Wards. That is a real "walked up hill to school both ways" story there.

I find Costco batteries are decent. They are just Interstate but they sell enough that they don't sit on the shelf for months. I always check dates on batteries before a purchase.

Re: Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0w30 - alternative? [Re: DizzyEdge] #5210058 09/11/19 11:46 AM
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Interesting how this went from a "0w30 alternatives?" discussion to a battery discussion. After recently discovering CostCo's crazy deals on Interstates, that will be my battery of choice as long as I have a CostCo card and as long as those batteries satisfy my vehicle requirements. Can't believe I spent $130 on an ACDelco battery last year... duh


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Re: Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0w30 - alternative? [Re: KevinP] #5210280 09/11/19 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by KevinP

Cloths from Sears.... shoes from Wards. That is a real "walked up hill to school both ways" story there.
I find Costco batteries are decent. They are just Interstate but they sell enough that they don't sit on the shelf for months. I always check dates on batteries before a purchase.

I actually had at least one pair of shoes from Sears...the brown and beige ones with the black stripes.
I was the king of the neighborhood with those on!
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Re: Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0w30 - alternative? [Re: Virtus_Probi] #5210365 09/11/19 06:30 PM
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I had the blue pair. My dad had the brown. Sears: home of Husky pants.


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Re: Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0w30 - alternative? [Re: TheLawnRanger] #5211466 09/13/19 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by TheLawnRanger
I had the blue pair. My dad had the brown. Sears: home of Husky pants.

I actually liked those brown shoes at the time...hard to believe. I would buy a pair now for the nostalgia if somebody brought them back.
I was a Husky jeans wearer, but got my belly (mostly) under control in high school...funny, I had little interest in clothes and no interest in shopping for them, so I just wore whatever my mom bought for me. I guess there were a few things I refused to put on and she would eventually return them. Mom had to watch me carefully to see when my clothes were falling apart, I remember one day when I was called into the school office to take a picture because of some award I had received and I realized later that there was a huge hole in the shoulder of my flannel shirt. I was very particular about jackets and shoes, though, had to pick those out myself.


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Re: Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0w30 - alternative? [Re: DizzyEdge] #5211495 09/13/19 07:54 AM
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Can you run a 0w20? If so M1 0w20 AFE is the best cold weather oil I can think of.


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Re: Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0w30 - alternative? [Re: DizzyEdge] #5211738 09/13/19 12:36 PM
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0w30 M1 was just on sale last week for less than $30 CAD.


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Re: Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0w30 - alternative? [Re: DizzyEdge] #5313133 01/04/20 02:02 PM
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I changed the oil in the Buick to M1 AFE 0W-30 this fall for the winter. Looking for a quart for top off this week. Went to two Meijer and an Autozone near me, they didn't even have a shelf space for the 0W-30 version, just the 0W-20 and 0W-16. Checked Tractor Supply and Family Farm & Home; none. Finally an O'Reillys near me had a quart on a shelf in the back; no shelf space for the 0W-30 out front. Must not be a big seller.


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Re: Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0w30 - alternative? [Re: DizzyEdge] #5377399 03/15/20 09:04 PM
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0W30 is not really a popular grade


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Re: Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0w30 - alternative? [Re: DizzyEdge] #5377409 03/15/20 09:11 PM
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Try a 50/50 mix of 5w30 and 0w20.

Re: Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0w30 - alternative? [Re: DizzyEdge] #5377494 03/16/20 12:44 AM
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Petrocan has a 0w30. Don't know price or where to purchase 5 litre jugs but I believe it can be ordered from their website.

Re: Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0w30 - alternative? [Re: madeej11] #5377559 03/16/20 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by madeej11
Don't know price or where to purchase 5 litre jugs but I believe it can be ordered from their website.


I have purchased PC oil but it was always in a case of 6 1 litre (or quart?) bottles and it was from a wholesaler. You can email them to get the closest location as I have no experience or knowledge of online ordering.

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