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The BITOG Oil Dilemma #5260794 11/07/19 01:37 PM
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Guys I just bought a new $85,000 Porsche. I went to the store to buy Mobil 1 @ $23 per 5qt jug, but it was too expensive. Should I run Dollar General 0w40 instead? Thanks


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Re: The BITOG Oil Dilemma [Re: buster] #5260797 11/07/19 01:39 PM
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It would be cheaper to just take the 30wt oil from your lawn mower and run it through a Fram filter to clean it up enough for reuse. If your mower doesn't go through enough oil, they have a big vat of the stuff used at Autozone, take a 5 gallon bucket and get some of that when they aren't looking (pretend that your 5 gallon bucket is really heavy so they think you're making a deposit instead of withdrawal).

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Re: The BITOG Oil Dilemma [Re: buster] #5260799 11/07/19 01:40 PM
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LOL


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Out: Pennzoil Platinum HM 5W-20 ST 4386
In: Valvoline Synpower Full Synthetic 5W-30 Purolator PureONE
2006 Duramax 77117
Out: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73909
In: Rotella Dino PH9100 11-3-19
Re: The BITOG Oil Dilemma [Re: buster] #5260801 11/07/19 01:41 PM
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That's what I'm going to run in my C-8. $1,400/month payments plus another $1,250 for the 2018 3500 High Country leaves me no choice.

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The problem with the OP is the alternative oil is the correct grade. For a more accurate representation he should have said DG 5w-30 instead because it was on clearance LOL

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I heard Dollar General is really "Mobil 2" oil. I would steer clear. Also watch out for Mobil 1 at Walmart. It has a different formula then other stores. My uncle's cousins dad told me it's basestocks are not good enough for 3rd world countries so they sell them at Walmart.

Watch out for the Fram's that rust on the cardboard ends.


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Originally Posted by FordBroncoVWJeta
rust on the cardboard ends.



That is impossible.Cardboard only oxidizes from the center out.

Re: The BITOG Oil Dilemma [Re: buster] #5260805 11/07/19 01:44 PM
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You forgot to say "I just bought a new $85,000 Porsche and I have no idea what oil to use."

Your focus on grade is appropriate however wink


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Re: The BITOG Oil Dilemma [Re: buster] #5260812 11/07/19 01:52 PM
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"just bought a new $85,000 Porsche"... and don't know how to read the Owner's Manual or google either.
To be fair, people write in thinking there is some inside info or 'specially-good brew out there. That is almost true. Example: some say ya gotta run the mPAO in Driven Racing's 5w40 in Porsche, anything else is settling for less.

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Originally Posted by buster
Guys I just bought a new $85,000 Porsche. I went to the store to buy Mobil 1 @ $23 per 5qt jug, but it was too expensive. Should I run Dollar General 0w40 instead? Thanks


LOL crackmeup

Shouldn't this be in the joke section?


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You spent that kind of money on a car and want to cheap out on oil? Okay. Lol


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Originally Posted by JLTD
Originally Posted by buster
Guys I just bought a new $85,000 Porsche. I went to the store to buy Mobil 1 @ $23 per 5qt jug, but it was too expensive. Should I run Dollar General 0w40 instead? Thanks


LOL crackmeup

Shouldn't this be in the joke section?


It should, yes. But to some it's a real dilemma.

LOL


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Re: The BITOG Oil Dilemma [Re: buster] #5260827 11/07/19 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by buster
Guys I just bought a new $85,000 Porsche. I went to the store to buy Mobil 1 @ $23 per 5qt jug, but it was too expensive. Should I run Dollar General 0w40 instead? Thanks



C'mon Buster it's not April Fools Day yet grin2


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Dollar General 0w40. Just make sure it's API SE thumbsup


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Originally Posted by buster
Guys I just bought a new $85,000 Porsche. I went to the store to buy Mobil 1 @ $23 per 5qt jug, but it was too expensive. Should I run Dollar General 0w40 instead? Thanks


You need 2 people to tell you that you should have purchased a Ferrari. One more to tout the benefits of Maserati over Porsche or Ferrari. At least 3 to tell you all the ways that Toyota is superior to Porsche even though Toyota is boring. 5 more will scold you for making payments, and one to tell you how much faster his Honda is after he put Porsche badges on it.

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