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#2447744 - 11/28/11 10:25 PM City Oil
maoaks Offline


Registered: 11/21/11
Posts: 1
Loc: wayne county mi.
watch out for this oil it will ruin your motor used one quart and it turn my oil into chocolate pudding cost me over 500.00 to find out that cheaper is not better

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#2447750 - 11/28/11 10:29 PM Re: City Oil [Re: maoaks]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 2797
Loc: Houston, Texas
a coolant leak with do the same thing.
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#2447752 - 11/28/11 10:31 PM Re: City Oil [Re: maoaks]
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Registered: 07/26/04
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#2447756 - 11/28/11 10:36 PM Re: City Oil [Re: simple_gifts]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 2797
Loc: Houston, Texas
Holy [censored]! That's like a 2 weight engine oil
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#2447757 - 11/28/11 10:36 PM Re: City Oil [Re: maoaks]
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Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 6522
Loc: out there
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2405244&page=1

North Carolina department of agriculture ordered it removed from store shelves.


Edited by spasm3 (11/28/11 10:37 PM)
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#2447772 - 11/28/11 10:46 PM Re: City Oil [Re: maoaks]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 17309
Loc: Upstate NY
Who would have gone to the effort to package this stuff. Unless they are morons, they must realize sooner or latter they will be found out. Is it a straight 30 non-detergent? If so, its good for pressure washer pumps.

And someone is selling them the base stock. There are only a hand full of companies that have refineries and produce base stock.
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#2447787 - 11/28/11 11:10 PM Re: City Oil [Re: Donald]
Clevy Offline


Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 9782
Loc: Saskatoon canada
Originally Posted By: Donald
Who would have gone to the effort to package this stuff. Unless they are morons, they must realize sooner or latter they will be found out. Is it a straight 30 non-detergent? If so, its good for pressure washer pumps.

And someone is selling them the base stock. There are only a hand full of companies that have refineries and produce base stock.
And air compressor pumps.
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#2447804 - 11/29/11 12:09 AM Re: City Oil [Re: maoaks]
Colt45ws Offline


Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 8875
Loc: Central Washington
We just had a post on this a few weeks ago and somebody took pictures of the stuff. It had CHUNKS!
I dont think they are using fresh base oil. I have no idea what they are using, but it aint fresh.
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#2447805 - 11/29/11 12:11 AM Re: City Oil [Re: maoaks]
94MaxGXE Offline


Registered: 05/18/03
Posts: 301
Loc: SE Michigan
You have to understand that this [censored] only has a viscosity of 3.4 at operating temp. It is not good for anything. A 30 weight oil should have 9 – 12 at 100c. I suspect there is no “base stock” supplied to this bottler, their just cleaning up and packaging the oil from the Iffy lube sump near you/us. This City Star oil is found at BP independents and local liquor stores in the Detroit Metro area all the time.
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#2447835 - 11/29/11 02:59 AM Re: City Oil [Re: maoaks]
david_ES2 Offline


Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 614
Loc: Fresno, CA
Thats horrible. The idea that someone might need this in a real tight pinch and not know what the api specs/ certifications mean makes me sick.
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#2447894 - 11/29/11 06:26 AM Re: City Oil [Re: maoaks]
51Plymouth Offline


Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 82
Loc: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
I have no proof of this, but is this product even used engine oil? Maybe it is worse, maybe it is waste lubricant from a manufacturing or industrial process. Example - thread cutting oil.

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#2447906 - 11/29/11 06:51 AM Re: City Oil [Re: 94MaxGXE]
Klutch9 Offline


Registered: 01/07/09
Posts: 2296
Loc: Rochester, MI, US, World
Originally Posted By: 94MaxGXE
You have to understand that this [censored] only has a viscosity of 3.4 at operating temp. It is not good for anything. A 30 weight oil should have 9 – 12 at 100c. I suspect there is no “base stock” supplied to this bottler, their just cleaning up and packaging the oil from the Iffy lube sump near you/us. This City Star oil is found at BP independents and local liquor stores in the Detroit Metro area all the time.


Yep, I see it everywhere too. A few months back I picked up a bottle of City Star 10w-40 and shook it; it literally had the consistency of water, and I saw foam through the translucent strip on the side of the bottle crzy I feel sorry for whoever bought this. The best part? The bottle was still sealed, meaning that it left the bottling facility this way. Crazy...
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#2459831 - 12/11/11 06:14 PM Re: City Oil [Re: maoaks]
08_SHELBY Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 158
Loc: Indiana
I'm sorry but with the price of cars and complex engines these days, somebody needs to go to jail for allowing this to get on the market!
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#2459842 - 12/11/11 06:21 PM Re: City Oil [Re: maoaks]
civic09 Offline


Registered: 12/02/11
Posts: 401
Loc: PA
I wouldnt even put that in my dads 1969 SPEEDEX riding mower!
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#2459967 - 12/11/11 08:22 PM Re: City Oil [Re: civic09]
Klutch9 Offline


Registered: 01/07/09
Posts: 2296
Loc: Rochester, MI, US, World
FYI, I think City Star oil is now called "Super Star" oil. Maybe they make both (same bottle design), but I saw Super Star oil in the store the other day. Both = puke
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