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#1419145 - 03/29/09 08:47 PM Dollar store oil?
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
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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?
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#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.

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


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


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SA? [censored]! is that even legal to sell?

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


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


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


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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.

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


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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?

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


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 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.

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


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 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.
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#1419846 - 03/30/09 02:04 PM Re: Dollar store oil? [Re: Peter_Pan]
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probably recycled garbage like america`s pride oil.
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#1419855 - 03/30/09 02:09 PM Re: Dollar store oil? [Re: lexus114]
Max_Wander Offline


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 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?

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


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

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


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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)
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