Recent Topics
Berkeley Professor arrested for Assault.
by pbm
42 minutes 1 second ago
Oroville Dam Spillway Webcam
by Danno
Today at 06:28 AM
RA Clearance Oil Filters.
by dlundblad
Today at 06:22 AM
Where part store parts are made and by who
by ram_man
Yesterday at 11:36 PM
Isn't it sad they can't predict the weather?
by motor_oil_madman
Yesterday at 11:04 PM
recirculation mode makes ac last longer?
by motor_oil_madman
Yesterday at 10:17 PM
Supertech ELC & NAPA Cool for 7.3 powerstroke
by T-Stick
Yesterday at 10:16 PM
Toyota TGMO 0W20 - VOA
by VolkswagenFox21
Yesterday at 09:38 PM
POTUS scolds "Bad Germans" ref auto sales in US
by wemay
Yesterday at 08:35 PM
Do thermostats get 'lazy' over time?
by Klutch9
Yesterday at 07:38 PM
Goodyear Endurance trailer tires
by another Todd
Yesterday at 06:58 PM
What visits your yard?
by funflyer
Yesterday at 06:47 PM
LR3 Brake pads
by HoosierJeeper
Yesterday at 06:44 PM
Delco synchromesh friction modified MT fluid
by deoxy4
Yesterday at 06:41 PM
Out of State Car Purchase Questions
by FirstNissan
Yesterday at 06:14 PM
Smitty's Blue Light Special
by Egg_Head
Yesterday at 03:56 PM
I ran Castrol 5W-50 for 5000 miles in my bike
by ammolab
Yesterday at 03:25 PM
engine oil viscosity
by hamm
Yesterday at 03:23 PM
Interesting Reads: Computer Scientists, SEs, CEs
by JeepWJ19
Yesterday at 03:04 PM
NAPA PROSELECT 27151, CUT OPEN TORN!!!
by car51
Yesterday at 02:53 PM
Newest Members
Jes, hamm, Curlscurls, stuka, rodekyll
61656 Registered Users
Who's Online
74 registered (4WD, Armkb, Atesz792, Alfred_B, 2009Edge, AZjeff, 8 invisible), 1989 Guests and 11 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
61656 Members
66 Forums
265625 Topics
4389705 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#1419145 - 03/29/09 08:47 PM Dollar store oil?
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 16339
Loc: Michigan
While picking up a few things for a get together later this week, I noticed something. Motor oil. (Don't laugh too much, I don't look..but being a BITOGer now..)


Bottle said City Star brand 10w 30 only.

Does anybody buy this stuff?
_________________________
Whatever you are, be a good one.

Top
#1419158 - 03/29/09 09:02 PM Re: Dollar store oil? [Re: daves87rs]
hal Offline


Registered: 03/20/09
Posts: 393
Loc: NC
i wonder if it is like that SH-rated stuff I saw not too long ago at dollar tree. personally, i wouldn't trust it.

Top
#1419180 - 03/29/09 09:16 PM Re: Dollar store oil? [Re: hal]
94MaxGXE Offline


Registered: 05/18/03
Posts: 301
Loc: SE Michigan
The City Star oil at the BP gas station near me is API-SA rated. Not fit for your lawnmower.
Check the back of the bottle.
_________________________
99 Camry 144K SOLD
07 Accord 65K PP
08 MazdaSpeed3 44K PP
10 Subaru Outback Gone
10 Mazda3s 33K GTX 5w20
94 Nissan MaximaGXE 125K Sold
12 Equinox 58K

Top
#1419182 - 03/29/09 09:17 PM Re: Dollar store oil? [Re: 94MaxGXE]
hal Offline


Registered: 03/20/09
Posts: 393
Loc: NC
SA? [censored]! is that even legal to sell?

Top
#1419204 - 03/29/09 09:32 PM Re: Dollar store oil? [Re: hal]
Peter_Pan Offline


Registered: 07/07/08
Posts: 175
Loc: CA
 Originally Posted By: hal
SA? [censored]! is that even legal to sell?


Yes it is perfectly legal. It's used in classic (circa WWII and prior) engines of collector cars.
_________________________
08 Merc E350 4MATIC 3.5 M272
07 Mercedes Benz C280 4MATIC 3.0 M272
09 Craftsman YTS4500 0.750 B&S V-Twin 24HP XRD

Top
#1419227 - 03/29/09 09:49 PM Re: Dollar store oil? [Re: 94MaxGXE]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 16339
Loc: Michigan
 Originally Posted By: 94MaxGXE
The City Star oil at the BP gas station near me is API-SA rated. Not fit for your lawnmower.
Check the back of the bottle.



That's pretty much what I thought...


For dying beaters, I guess....
_________________________
Whatever you are, be a good one.

Top
#1419258 - 03/29/09 10:13 PM Re: Dollar store oil? [Re: daves87rs]
Vilan Offline


Registered: 12/01/05
Posts: 1577
Loc: Surrey, BC
Some small engines like air compressors ask for non-detergent oil. So it does have uses. Your car engine is not one of them though, not even if it's a dying beater.

If it happens to be SL/SM rated, though... should be fine. Check the label.

Top
#1419436 - 03/30/09 06:56 AM Re: Dollar store oil? [Re: Vilan]
labman Offline


Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 8711
Loc: Nothern USA
It wouldn't be on the shelf if nobody was buying it. My guess is that most of it does go in dying beaters.

I shop Dollar General, and I am sure some car collectors do too. I doubt they buy their oil there. I don't.

Non-detergent in small engines? Is it better for them, or just that you can get away with it?

Top
#1419441 - 03/30/09 07:08 AM Re: Dollar store oil? [Re: labman]
Kruse Offline


Registered: 10/05/05
Posts: 3913
Loc: Kansas
 Originally Posted By: labman
It wouldn't be on the shelf if nobody was buying it. My guess is that most of it does go in dying beaters.




I suspect a lot of non-detergent oil goes in present day cars. I used to live in the big city and sometimes frequented the 7-11 type of convenience stores. I used to see women who go into the store and buy a quart of this sh*t for their cars. I really felt sorry for their car engines.
Like already posted. If it didn't sell, it wouldn't be on the shelf.

Top
#1419783 - 03/30/09 01:08 PM Re: Dollar store oil? [Re: Kruse]
Peter_Pan Offline


Registered: 07/07/08
Posts: 175
Loc: CA
 Originally Posted By: Kruse


I suspect a lot of non-detergent oil goes in present day cars. I used to live in the big city and sometimes frequented the 7-11 type of convenience stores. I used to see women who go into the store and buy a quart of this sh*t for their cars. I really felt sorry for their car engines.
Like already posted. If it didn't sell, it wouldn't be on the shelf.


Well I guess better that than no oil at all.
_________________________
08 Merc E350 4MATIC 3.5 M272
07 Mercedes Benz C280 4MATIC 3.0 M272
09 Craftsman YTS4500 0.750 B&S V-Twin 24HP XRD

Top
#1419846 - 03/30/09 02:04 PM Re: Dollar store oil? [Re: Peter_Pan]
lexus114 Offline


Registered: 05/12/08
Posts: 6215
Loc: Easton, PA
probably recycled garbage like america`s pride oil.
_________________________
2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 4matic
2015 Lexus RX350 AWD

Top
#1419855 - 03/30/09 02:09 PM Re: Dollar store oil? [Re: lexus114]
Max_Wander Offline


Registered: 08/27/06
Posts: 1365
Loc: orwellian sheep land?
 Originally Posted By: lexus114
probably recycled garbage like america`s pride oil.


how do you figure re-refined oil is any worst than refined crude oil?

Top
#1419866 - 03/30/09 02:15 PM Re: Dollar store oil? [Re: Max_Wander]
lexus114 Offline


Registered: 05/12/08
Posts: 6215
Loc: Easton, PA
i wouldnt use recycled oil if you gave it to me.they still have a long way to go with recycled before i would trust it.
_________________________
2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 4matic
2015 Lexus RX350 AWD

Top
#1419870 - 03/30/09 02:17 PM Re: Dollar store oil? [Re: lexus114]
Max_Wander Offline


Registered: 08/27/06
Posts: 1365
Loc: orwellian sheep land?
 Originally Posted By: lexus114
i wouldnt use recycled oil if you gave it to me.they still have a long way to go with recycled before i would trust it.


but what is any of this based on?

Top
#1419873 - 03/30/09 02:22 PM Re: Dollar store oil? [Re: Max_Wander]
lexus114 Offline


Registered: 05/12/08
Posts: 6215
Loc: Easton, PA
i`ll tell you what max,you can use it in your car.how is that?? i`ll stick to what i`m using thanx.


Edited by lexus114 (03/30/09 02:22 PM)
_________________________
2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 4matic
2015 Lexus RX350 AWD

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >