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Oil stashes #5387594 03/28/20 07:12 AM
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I keep seeing folks on here talking about building up their oil supplies at the house. Why have a large supply ( more than is needed for the next O.C. ) at the house that will be several years old by the time you use it? Wouldn't you want to be using the latest oil formulations in your vehicles instead of oil bought years ago? I don't keep more than an O.C. worth around. Just don't want to take up too much space with stuff I won't use for years. What is the thinking behind a LARGE supply at the house? Just wondering.


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Re: Oil stashes [Re: vwalburn] #5387601 03/28/20 07:20 AM
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I don't know. I drive by the same philosophy as you.


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Re: Oil stashes [Re: vwalburn] #5387602 03/28/20 07:20 AM
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It's all about price. Grabbing a great sale price that might not come again for a while. Name brand synthetic like Havoline for under $3 a quart. I bought 6 gallons. AC Delco Dexron 6 for $3.46 a quart delivered. I bought 4 cases. It's not like they have an expiration date. My stash in the laundry room.

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Re: Oil stashes [Re: vwalburn] #5387608 03/28/20 07:24 AM
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I still have a 100+ quart stash. In all honesty, the folks I volunteer with at the local food bank and homeless veterans center have cars in average/worse shape than mine. So, I do oil changes for them and few farmer friends. I'm on the handshake/barter system and made a lot of great friends this way.

That's just me


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Re: Oil stashes [Re: 53' Stude] #5387611 03/28/20 07:34 AM
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All good Adam … but a “Bluetooth fist bump” is safer than a handshake these days !

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Originally Posted by 4WD
All good Adam … but a “Bluetooth fist bump” is safer than a handshake these days !


A bro nod works as well. laugh


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Re: Oil stashes [Re: vwalburn] #5387639 03/28/20 07:58 AM
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60 qts Mobil 1 5w30 ESP. Why keep so much? $5.45 a qt that's why.


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Re: Oil stashes [Re: vwalburn] #5387660 03/28/20 08:22 AM
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Well, I have around 80 quarts at $2/quart … this is majority PAO or GTL (M1 & RGT) stuff that ran up to $10/quart when introduced …
It did not sell and when stores cleared it out … I was there this time. There is also some VME … not sure what it’s made from but it’s a trusted brand who’s main guy chaired the committee during the last few years (he passed away).
I also got some and sold at price to BiL who’s been working OT.
Lastly, that other stash gets shared freely with my family … six vehicles … the two V8’s hold 8 … others 6 to 4 and change. It’s not extreme in all cases.

Re: Oil stashes [Re: vwalburn] #5387663 03/28/20 08:28 AM
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Up in the Great White North (aka Canada) we don't get deals as good as our American friends. I usually build up a stash every 2-3 years.

This past Black Friday, Canadian Tire had Pennzoil Platinum 5 Liter jugs on sale for $23 Canadian ($16 USD) with a $10 mail in rebate. I already have 5 more jugs of VWB that I picked up back in 2018 at Walmart for under $12 a jug.

For most of us, we can't pass up a good deal and we don't want to pay full price when we need to do an oil change. I know some people that don't even have a quart of oil to do top ups at home if needed.

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Re: Oil stashes [Re: vwalburn] #5387670 03/28/20 08:34 AM
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Times like these, its nice to have a stash at HOME!!! wink


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Re: Oil stashes [Re: vwalburn] #5387671 03/28/20 08:35 AM
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Keep in mind that many here poke fun at themselves for being obsessive.

My few jugs of oil are just that, few. They're in hand for both price and convenience.

CURRENTLY:
3 jugs of 0W-20 for 2 'family' cars.
2 jugs of 5W-20 for a 'client's' car.
3 jugs of 0W-40 for my car because you often can't find it easily.
3 jugs of 5W-30 for 2 twucks.
This 11 jug stock will be 9 before mid-April.

One pinhole in one jug would serve to support the OP's general theory.

Re: Oil stashes [Re: vwalburn] #5387682 03/28/20 08:48 AM
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I get having a stash and getting a good deal but what I don't get is when they buy it and it's not even the right grade or spec for what they need, but then we wouldn't have all them posts about mixing oils.

I don't remember the last time I paid full price for oil and I only have what I need for the next OC. Couple months before I need oil I just start looking around and something usually comes up, besides it I have to pay full price it's only a few bucks.

Current stash is two jugs of Advanced for my annual April OC.

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Re: Oil stashes [Re: vwalburn] #5387685 03/28/20 08:54 AM
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When we had 4 vehicles to maintain, I was buying oils on sale/discontinued/closeout...and w/rebate. Often getting my oils for less than $1/at for full syn and even le$$ for dino or blends. So I was ending up with 80 or more qts at one time. I couldn't pass up cheap oil especially a full synthetic that I often made a couple of bucks on.

Mainly because the oil was on sale at the store and the store & mfg were both offering rebates that could be combined. I remember one time, buying enough Pennzoil Platinum that I ended up making $8 on the purchase.

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Re: Oil stashes [Re: vwalburn] #5387693 03/28/20 09:00 AM
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What would happen if there was some big national emergency and you couldn’t get any more motor oil......never mind. LOL

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Originally Posted by 53' Stude
..........the folks I volunteer with at the local food bank and homeless veterans center have cars in average/worse shape than mine. So, I do oil changes for them and few farmer friends. I'm on the handshake/barter system and made a lot of great friends this way.

That's just me

Well done, Sir!
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