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#1 Jet A

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 05:44 AM

Seems like the cost of engine oil keeps going up and finding conventional oil is getting harder. I don't like the idea of using synthetic. I know most of the pros about synthetic oil but my engines don't require it per maintenance manuals.

Will conventional someday be nowhere to be found off the shelf? Will prices keep going up.. over $7 a qt now.

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 06:37 AM

You may need to look around for conventional motor oils - brands like Pennzoil, Valvoline, Castrol, store brands, etc. are readily available.  Buying a case on Amazon or at Walmart, is easy.  The Pennzoil 5 Qt jugs are $17.47 at Home Depot ($3.50/Qt).

 

https://www.pennzoil...nventional.html

 

https://www.castrol....astrol-gtx.html

 

https://www.valvolin...ASAAEgIZjfD_BwE

 

https://www.homedepo...wE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

 

 


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Posted 04 February 2020 - 08:09 AM

Ok thanks I'll look again. I got the 5qt jug of plain 5-30 Valvoline non synthetic/ high mileage blend and Purolator1 filter.

That was one reason i didn't go to WM they pretty much only have fram filters but have read good things about Mobile1 filters and i think they have those too.

What about the brand name game? Is WM brand just as good as Pennzoil Valvoline etc?

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 01:03 PM

I have no way to know the specifics of store brands vs. name brands.  The only way to determine the quality of any oil, and how well it performs in your specific engine is through used oil analysis:

 

https://www.bobisthe...e-oil-analysis/

 

The "Bob Is The Oil Guy" website has a lot of useful info.

 

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/






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