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OReily's Synthetic 5W20 #5375679 03/13/20 05:54 PM
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Why isn't this oil suggested more as a good value alternative to Supertech? OReily's are common, and its decently priced per quart.

I noticed it pretty high in two lists, one old, one new:

This comparison of 18 oils done rec...fairly decent quantities of detergents.

And this older list, with the oil tested in 2016 and placing 10th.

I'm looking for something to clean up my blow-by ridden sticky ringed Prius, but I don't want to full on Valvoline Premium Blue Restore.




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Re: OReily's Synthetic 5W20 [Re: pollymath] #5375690 03/13/20 06:09 PM
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I'm sure each of the oils on that list are fine if they meet spec. Question: why would you spend $1.01 more than ST? Used to know what this stuff was but forgot. I'm sure someone will post its source.


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Re: OReily's Synthetic 5W20 [Re: pollymath] #5375691 03/13/20 06:12 PM
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I know of no O'R in my area nor in any practical driving distance.


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Re: OReily's Synthetic 5W20 [Re: pollymath] #5375695 03/13/20 06:20 PM
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Because Supertech is pretty consistently the same price, and is pretty much always gonna be cheaper. The current price of O'Reilly oil is about the same Pennzoil Platinum at WalMart, I'd much rather buy PP at that price.

Re: OReily's Synthetic 5W20 [Re: pollymath] #5375705 03/13/20 06:39 PM
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OReily's, Autozone/STP and Advance/CQ store brand oils are quality products IMO but it's hard to beat Walmart prices. If you buy the store brand oils as part of their specials they usually cost about $4 a quart which to me is a fair price. Walmart's volume and distributing really drives down their Supertech prices. I would use any store brand oil without hesitation.

Omni Specialty Packaging blends the O'Reily's and they like Amalie and Warren Distribution handle most store brand oils. All quality IMO.

Re: OReily's Synthetic 5W20 [Re: pollymath] #5375753 03/13/20 07:27 PM
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They make some very good oil/lubricants. They are located in Shreveport, La. I know a few people that work for them. And, an uncle that's been with them for over 22 years.
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Re: OReily's Synthetic 5W20 [Re: blufeb95] #5375867 03/13/20 09:32 PM
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Bingo … I never see a good price on oil at O’R’s … maybe Techron etc … but not much else …

Re: OReily's Synthetic 5W20 [Re: pollymath] #5375908 03/13/20 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by pollymath
Why isn't this oil suggested more as a good value alternative to Supertech? OReily's are common, and its decently priced per quart.

I noticed it pretty high in two lists, one old, one new:

This comparison of 18 oils done rec...fairly decent quantities of detergents.

And this older list, with the oil tested in 2016 and placing 10th.

I'm looking for something to clean up my blow-by ridden sticky ringed Prius, but I don't want to full on Valvoline Premium Blue Restore.

You need an oil that contains POE (polyol ester). The only such oils sold at stores are the FS and ESP varieties (Euro varieties) of Mobil 1, such as M1 FS 0W-40. Perhaps you can order the Red Line High-Performance, which has a lot more POE, but it's expensive. In any case Valvoline Premium Blue Restore has many, many times more POE than any other oil, including the Red Line HP.

O'Reilly oils are similar to Super Tech in quality, which varies greatly with the flavor and batch for both, according to Noack and CCS values published by PQIA. As others said Super Tech is cheap but O'Reilly is not cheap.


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Re: OReily's Synthetic 5W20 [Re: Gokhan] #5376012 03/14/20 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Gokhan
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You need an oil that contains POE (polyol ester). The only such oils sold at stores are the FS and ESP varieties (Euro varieties) of Mobil 1, such as M1 FS 0W-40. Perhaps you can order the Red Line High-Performance, which has a lot more POE, but it's expensive. In any case Valvoline Premium Blue Restore has many, many times more POE than any other oil, including the Red Line HP.

No, you don't.
You just don't.
This is verifiably false.
You statement is along the lines of the old saw that a 20-foot ladder must be better than a 15-foot ladder to get out of a 10 foot deep hole.
A statement to the 'need' of POE in an oil is false.

Cheers!!!
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Re: OReily's Synthetic 5W20 [Re: Imp4] #5376208 03/14/20 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Imp4
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You need an oil that contains POE (polyol ester). The only such oils sold at stores are the FS and ESP varieties (Euro varieties) of Mobil 1, such as M1 FS 0W-40. Perhaps you can order the Red Line High-Performance, which has a lot more POE, but it's expensive. In any case Valvoline Premium Blue Restore has many, many times more POE than any other oil, including the Red Line HP.

No, you don't.
You just don't.
This is verifiably false.
You statement is along the lines of the old saw that a 20-foot ladder must be better than a 15-foot ladder to get out of a 10 foot deep hole.
A statement to the 'need' of POE in an oil is false.

Cheers!!!
cheers


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Re: OReily's Synthetic 5W20 [Re: Strjock81] #5376323 03/14/20 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Strjock81
Originally Posted by Imp4
Originally Posted by Gokhan
You need an oil that contains POE (polyol ester). The only such oils sold at stores are the FS and ESP varieties (Euro varieties) of Mobil 1, such as M1 FS 0W-40. Perhaps you can order the Red Line High-Performance, which has a lot more POE, but it's expensive. In any case Valvoline Premium Blue Restore has many, many times more POE than any other oil, including the Red Line HP.
No, you don't.
You just don't.
This is verifiably false.
You statement is along the lines of the old saw that a 20-foot ladder must be better than a 15-foot ladder to get out of a 10 foot deep hole.
A statement to the 'need' of POE in an oil is false.

Cheers!!!
cheers
Whoosh

That's right, "whoosh."

He didn't read the original post. I was telling that you need polyol ester (POE) to free the stuck piston rings, which is what the OP is trying to achieve. Valvoline Premium Blue Restore is made specifically to free the stuck piston rings, and it's made mostly from POE to achieve this. Its additive package is entirely identical to that of the regular synthetic Valvoline Premium Blue. POE can dissolve heavy carbon deposits because of its extremely high solvency. Valvoline Premium Blue Restore is meant for a single OCI over a large maintenance interval only because of its very high POE content.


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Re: OReily's Synthetic 5W20 [Re: Gokhan] #5376395 03/14/20 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Gokhan
Originally Posted by Strjock81
Originally Posted by Imp4
Originally Posted by Gokhan
You need an oil that contains POE (polyol ester). The only such oils sold at stores are the FS and ESP varieties (Euro varieties) of Mobil 1, such as M1 FS 0W-40. Perhaps you can order the Red Line High-Performance, which has a lot more POE, but it's expensive. In any case Valvoline Premium Blue Restore has many, many times more POE than any other oil, including the Red Line HP.
No, you don't.
You just don't.
This is verifiably false.
You statement is along the lines of the old saw that a 20-foot ladder must be better than a 15-foot ladder to get out of a 10 foot deep hole.
A statement to the 'need' of POE in an oil is false.

Cheers!!!
cheers
Whoosh

That's right, "whoosh."

He didn't read the original post. I was telling that you need polyol ester (POE) to free the stuck piston rings, which is what the OP is trying to achieve.

Yes, he did.
Because he is me.
Woosh!!!


Cheers!!!
cheers


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Re: OReily's Synthetic 5W20 [Re: pollymath] #5376440 03/14/20 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by pollymath


I'm looking for something to clean up my blow-by ridden sticky ringed Prius, but I don't want to full on Valvoline Premium Blue Restore.


You need an oil that cleans better than your house-brand idea. POE will help your cause. If you don't have the money to spend on it, then just say it.

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A Berryman's B-12 piston soak has been shown to be successful in addressing sticky piston rings.
And it can be had for about $4.
I'd try this before any solution that would run the better part of $80.

Woosh!!!


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Re: OReily's Synthetic 5W20 [Re: pollymath] #5376797 03/15/20 09:36 AM
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How does a non-mechanic office tech soak pistons? It needs to be a real simple answer.


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