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Re: Oil stashes [Re: vwalburn] #5387700 03/28/20 09:08 AM
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Why do I care if oil is a few years old?
Look at my sig, none of my vehicles require an oil newer than SM (even my two 2018 vehicles, which allow for SL), with my '02 F150 being SJ rated.
My current stash is all at least SN, with a bunch of it being SN+. So any vehicle I buy in the next 5 years will be fine (and any vehicle I buy in the next 5 years will be an older used vehicle not requiring anything more than SN+).

My thinking is saving money.
My stash is full of synthetic oil with an average cost of ~$0.30/qt.
I never intended to get a stash, and I keep dropping my price point to buy oil.
I now will only buy oil if it is free, which is how I ended up with 70+ qts of RGT (being paid to buy it.).

I recently sold off about 50 qts of oil on Facebook (I had over 200 qts). I made about $70 profit off of it. If you figure that into my oil cost, my average is ~$0.05/qt.


'18 Santa Fe: PP 10W-30/OEM
'18 Soul: Synpower 5W-30/ProGuard
'12 xB: M1 EP 0W-20/CQ Blue
'10 Santa Fe: Synpower 5W-30/D+
'04 F150: Magnatec 10W-30/ST
'02 F150: PP 0W-20/M1
'94 VT1100: Peak 15W-40/Wix
Re: Oil stashes [Re: blupupher] #5387703 03/28/20 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by blupupher
My stash is full of synthetic oil with an average cost of ~$0.30/qt.


Short of shoplifting, how do you manage that?

Re: Oil stashes [Re: atikovi] #5387708 03/28/20 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by atikovi
Originally Posted by blupupher
My stash is full of synthetic oil with an average cost of ~$0.30/qt.


Short of shoplifting, how do you manage that?


I don't know about blupupher, but I paid $0.00/qt for 8 jugs of RGT 0/5W-20 during the AZ clearance. That was a good rebate cheers

Re: Oil stashes [Re: vwalburn] #5387709 03/28/20 09:13 AM
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IMHO

Stash > 200 Gallons

Yes Sir, gallons, if you are counting in qts, take a number and go to the back of the line and wait to called ;-)

I remember members here with stash in excess of 400 gallons of oil.

I still buy the oil [need to talk to my therapist about it] but I give it away at the price I paid, I pass on the savings to neighbors who will USE it and appreciate it.
I keep a healthy 100 gallons for strategic stock pile.

Recent AA clearance I picked up 70 gallons of oil, I kept 5 and passed remaining to my neighbor who changes his own vehicles, kids, brother, cousin. He and I are the only ones who change our own oil in my super snobbish neighborhood.

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Re: Oil stashes [Re: atikovi] #5387720 03/28/20 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by atikovi
Originally Posted by blupupher
My stash is full of synthetic oil with an average cost of ~$0.30/qt.


Short of shoplifting, how do you manage that?

Sales, rebates, pricing errors, clearance (especially the clearance oils with active rebates).

Originally Posted by stockrex
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Stash > 200 Gallons

Yes Sir, gallons, if you are counting in qts, take a number and go to the back of the line and wait to called ;-)
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LOL, yea, I remember the first time I realized I could count my stash in gallons instead of quarts.
Before I sold off some of the stash, I could actually say I had a barrel of oil (a barrel of oil is 42 gallons, just FYI) and then some.

You also know it is bad when you clean your garage find a few jugs of oil that you did not even know you had.
Also is bad when you keep a spreadsheet of your stash (which is how I know what my cost per qt is, since I track all that).


'18 Santa Fe: PP 10W-30/OEM
'18 Soul: Synpower 5W-30/ProGuard
'12 xB: M1 EP 0W-20/CQ Blue
'10 Santa Fe: Synpower 5W-30/D+
'04 F150: Magnatec 10W-30/ST
'02 F150: PP 0W-20/M1
'94 VT1100: Peak 15W-40/Wix
Re: Oil stashes [Re: vwalburn] #5387728 03/28/20 09:32 AM
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Motor oil is a commodity. Oil is getting cheaper and cheaper, not more expensive. The good deals are not going away either there are deals going on daily and weekly, right on this forum today and everywhere else. If your ‘stash’ was such a good deal why are you adding to it?

Re: Oil stashes [Re: vwalburn] #5387736 03/28/20 09:46 AM
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I only keep a one year stash. That amounts to 5 five quart jugs and three filters.
When some of the stashers and hoarders here start reading how strong the new SP / GF6 / Gen 3 oils are later this year, the Items For Sale Board Room here will be swamped with good oil clearance sales.

I want the best & latest & greatest oils for my rides. Some of the Stashers will also..... leading to thinning out their stashes.


2019 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4 GDI - Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5w30 / OEM 35504 Filter
2020 Kia Soul X-Line 2.0 MPI - a 50-50 blend of Pennzoil Platinum HM & Pennzoil Gold 5w30 // AC Delco PF1127 Ecore




Re: Oil stashes [Re: vwalburn] #5387741 03/28/20 09:52 AM
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I got a 1/2 jug of Mobil 1, does that count?

Re: Oil stashes [Re: painfx] #5387753 03/28/20 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by painfx
I got a 1/2 jug of Mobil 1, does that count?


Yes. That’s a good lawn mower stash.
Now based on that, I need to add 12 quarts to my original statement (just checked garden shed) ... boat has only 4 !!!
See, I’m normal ...

Re: Oil stashes [Re: vwalburn] #5387757 03/28/20 10:07 AM
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I never kept an oil reserve. Ammo reserve on the other hand...


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2006 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8 40k 5w30
Re: Oil stashes [Re: 53' Stude] #5387770 03/28/20 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by 53' Stude
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


I do the same thing. Many of my family and friends don't take maintenance serious because it is not their priority. Quick lube and dealer places around me give good service, but are expensive. I have been able to inspire my BIL to start maintaining his yard equipment. I buy oil and filters mainly online and at an affordable price. BITOG and its wealth of knowledge has helped me make educated decisions on purchases. I built a long solid shelf in my barn to visually store my oil, because I too sometime bury good stuff. Makes you feel good to help someone in need, and do a quality job. VVT solenoids are picky when it comes to long term lack of maint. Timing chains too. Besides oil, I keep on hand enough gear oil, trans fluid, antifreeze etc.

I use approx 25 gal of motor oil and 15 filters / year


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95 Jeep ZJ 4.0 5w30 Havoline Conv / Rislone ZDDP / XG8A
15 Silverado 5.3 0w20 QSUD / PF63E
17 Explorer 3.5 N/A 5w20 Napa syn / Napa Proformer
Re: Oil stashes [Re: vwalburn] #5387781 03/28/20 10:34 AM
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I'll rephrase what I meant by "handshake"

I meant I take people at their word since we are in a "health problem" at the moment.

762fermeandyou: the folks I work with at shelters are kinda poor, so I'm trying to pay it forward any chance I get and often smile


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Re: Oil stashes [Re: vwalburn] #5387796 03/28/20 10:47 AM
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I have about 20 5 quart jugs of mostly synthetic. It seems as when the price of a barrel of oil goes down oil gets less expensive as well which it should be. I really don't have room for any extra oil or filters at this time but I have a difficult time walking past a super good oil steal.


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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (wifes)
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Re: Oil stashes [Re: Triple_Se7en] #5387797 03/28/20 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
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I want the best & latest & greatest oils for my rides. Some of the Stashers will also..... leading to thinning out their stashes.

Not me. SP/GF6 will do nothing more for any of my vehicles than my current stash of SN/SN+ oil does.
If the new SP spec comes out when there are rebates available, I will probably stock up some more because that means another round of clearance oils for free after rebate.

I do agree though that some buy oil that they have no use for. I don't buy oil I can't use.
That said, there are not a lot of oil viscosities I can't use (I can use 0w-20, 5w-20, 0w-30, 5w-30, 10w-30, SAE 30, 5w-40, 10w-40, 15w-40, and even 20w-50 in my brothers Harley).


'18 Santa Fe: PP 10W-30/OEM
'18 Soul: Synpower 5W-30/ProGuard
'12 xB: M1 EP 0W-20/CQ Blue
'10 Santa Fe: Synpower 5W-30/D+
'04 F150: Magnatec 10W-30/ST
'02 F150: PP 0W-20/M1
'94 VT1100: Peak 15W-40/Wix
Re: Oil stashes [Re: stockrex] #5387799 03/28/20 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by stockrex
IMHO

Stash > 200 Gallons

Yes Sir, gallons, if you are counting in qts, take a number and go to the back of the line and wait to called ;-)

I remember members here with stash in excess of 400 gallons of oil.

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I bought 240 Gallons of Delvac 1300 15w40, it was essentially free after rebates do to the wm.com pricing error, I will never do that again, it takes up a tremendous amount of space,but at least I made $1000 when I sold it.

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