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« on: February 14, 2020, 08:55:48 pm »

Anyone use Supertech Walmart Brand oil in vehicles?

I just happened to see a review/write up on this oil and it appears to be quality stuff.
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 09:29:54 pm »

I wonder who makes it?
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 10:30:24 pm »

That's all I've used for years. I hope no one here believes Wally World has their own refinery making their own oil. They are a business and make deals with the big oil people to label bottles of oil with their Supertech brand name. If the oil meets the standards of your vehicle's manufacturer then go ahead and use the Wally World stuff. Of course, there are those that somehow will feel good when they spend twice as much for their favorite brand oil.
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 06:27:51 am »


I wonder who makes it?


Packaged by Warren Oil but who knows where oil actually comes from.  
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2020, 06:29:02 am »


That's all I've used for years. I hope no one here believes Wally World has their own refinery making their own oil. They are a business and make deals with the big oil people to label bottles of oil with their Supertech brand name. If the oil meets the standards of your vehicle's manufacturer then go ahead and use the Wally World stuff. Of course, there are those that somehow will feel good when they spend twice as much for their favorite brand oil.


This  Thumbsup

You can read the label and it’s the same as other name brand oil label.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2020, 09:48:13 am »

In anything I care about, I don’t use generic oil.  It’s fine for lawn equipment or chain oiling...basically anything where it’s changed regularly, but for cars and motorcycles, I’d rather buy a brand I trust.

The gals in the office don’t buy Walmart versions of beauty products (shampoo and conditioners).  Even the brand name ones aren’t as good as the same brand bought from the beauty supply store.  This supports something I’ve suspected for a while...Walmart’s predatory pricing results in many suppliers providing an inferior product to meet what Walmart wants to pay.
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2020, 10:57:49 am »

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Supertech has the exact same rating on the container as the other name brand oil (the oil comes from somewhere and could be the exact oil in another brand).  Warren Oil packages it and also the Amazon brand oil.

As long as you are changing it at normal intervals it will be just fine in your vehicle and I will be changing over to Supertech now that I know what it is.  (Changing over from Mobil 1).  Mobil 1 is good oil by the way.  
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2020, 11:47:40 am »

I've used Supertech filters in the past. They are made by Wix.
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2020, 01:00:18 pm »


I've used Supertech filters in the past. They are made by Wix.


Good oil filters  Thumbsup

Can you imagine having an oil filter contract for Walmart?

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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2020, 04:57:04 pm »

I use supertech oil and supertech filters when I don't use Rotella diesel oil--- I think the difference between supertech, Rotella and expensive oils like Mobil1 is basically the additives / friction modifiers  -- which I don't want on my clutch anyways.      
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2020, 10:28:06 pm »

Our street bikes get Rotella T6. 3000-4000 mile oil changes. Our dual-sports get Honda GN4. Although I scored four quarts of HP4 for $4 each at a close out recently so once I run out of GN4, I'll switch to that. Lisa's dual-sport gets the oil changed every 2000 miles. My dual sport gets changed every 600 miles. Lisa's truck gets Castrol, mine gets Mobil 1.

I had one truck for over 15 years that I exclusively used regular Valvoline oil. It had 275k+ miles on it when it traded it in and it still ran strong.
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« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2020, 08:48:35 am »


Our street bikes get Rotella T6. 3000-4000 mile oil changes. Our dual-sports get Honda GN4. Although I scored four quarts of HP4 for $4 each at a close out recently so once I run out of GN4, I'll switch to that. Lisa's dual-sport gets the oil changed every 2000 miles. My dual sport gets changed every 600 miles. Lisa's truck gets Castrol, mine gets Mobil 1.

I had one truck for over 15 years that I exclusively used regular Valvoline oil. It 275k+ miles on it when it traded it in and it still ran strong.


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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2020, 09:03:19 am »

For some of the doubters out there, again, do you really think a big oil company is going to order their production line to process differently many millions of gallons of oil that is going to Wally World? Big business doesn't work that way. It would cost them more than the savings to make inferior oil. If Wally puts a stamp on their bottle of oil signifying that it passes all standards then they would really be putting their backside out in the air to sell inferior oil.


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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2020, 10:12:54 am »

Back when I was just out of high school and before college, I worked for a short time in a tissue mill. Often the rolls of paper off the same line went into different name packages. The exact same paper.
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For some of the doubters out there, again, do you really think a big oil company is going to order their production line to process differently many millions of gallons of oil that is going to Wally World? Big business doesn't work that way. It would cost them more than the savings to make inferior oil. If Wally puts a stamp on their bottle of oil signifying that it passes all standards then they would really be putting their backside out in the air to sell inferior oil.


My point was the wally world oil has the same base formulation -- the more expensive oils get small amounts of particular patented additives.   Each manufacturer has their own patented additives and that's the discriminator in terms of price and "performance" (air quote because I don't think there is much difference)...
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« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2020, 04:09:01 pm »


Back when I was just out of high school and before college, I worked for a short time in a tissue mill. Often the rolls of paper off the same line went into different name packages. The exact same paper.


Yep.
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My point was the wally world oil has the same base formulation -- the more expensive oils get small amounts of particular patented additives.   Each manufacturer has their own patented additives and that's the discriminator in terms of price and "performance" (air quote because I don't think there is much difference)...


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My point was the wally world oil has the same base formulation -- the more expensive oils get small amounts of particular patented additives.   Each manufacturer has their own patented additives and that's the discriminator in terms of price and "performance" (air quote because I don't think there is much difference)...


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« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2020, 11:27:26 am »

So I have been in the upstream oil business for quite some time. I live in a place that has 3 refineries in which one packages oil. Just about every bottle of brand name oil can be seen here. They will package to spec oil for anyone. You sign a Non-disclosure agreement, and give them your recipe, and they will fill all the bottles you desire with oil that is made to your specifications. The same thing goes with gasoline here, you can get Esso Gasoline (exxon) than came from the Shell Refinery, or Petro-Canada gasoline that actually came from Esso, depending on refinery maintenance turn-arounds.

I once had lunch with the head lubrication Engineer from a Major oil company once and I asked him about who made the best oil. His response was I can make your car go 500000 miles on the most inexpensive oil on the shelf. You would just need to change it more frequently. His company tests all their competitors oil and he assures me that the difference is so minute between brands that there is very little quality difference between the brands. No one has a "secret" additive package that will save the world.

Just about every bottle of oil you buy comes out of a blending facility where they buy spec bulk oil, add a few additives and send it out the door.

There is more marketing that goes into brand name oil than secret magic fairy dust. I normally run whatever is on sale.

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So I have been in the upstream oil business for quite some time. I live in a place that has 3 refineries in which one packages oil. Just about every bottle of brand name oil can be seen here. They will package to spec oil for anyone. You sign a Non-disclosure agreement, and give them your recipe, and they will fill all the bottles you desire with oil that is made to your specifications. The same thing goes with gasoline here, you can get Esso Gasoline (exxon) than came from the Shell Refinery, or Petro-Canada gasoline that actually came from Esso, depending on refinery maintenance turn-arounds.

I once had lunch with the head lubrication Engineer from a Major oil company once and I asked him about who made the best oil. His response was I can make your car go 500000 miles on the most inexpensive oil on the shelf. You would just need to change it more frequently. His company tests all their competitors oil and he assures me that the difference is so minute between brands that there is very little quality difference between the brands. No one has a "secret" additive package that will save the world.

Just about every bottle of oil you buy comes out of a blending facility where they buy spec bulk oil, add a few additives and send it out the door.

There is more marketing that goes into brand name oil than secret magic fairy dust. I normally run whatever is on sale.




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