Wal Mart Super Tech Synthetic motor oil

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Wal Mart Super Tech Synthetic motor oil

I noticed that Wal Mart now stocks 5 quart containers of fully synthetic motor oil in grades 5W30 and 10W30 labeled under their store brand "super tech" for under $14. Does anybody know what manufacturer makes this oil? Is it Mobil1 or one of the other major manufacturers that supplies this to them?
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I don't know the manufacture. I would be hestate to save $10 on motor oil. Be aware if its full syn or a mix. I would post this question on "Bob the Oil Guy"

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The container says "Full" synthetic not a mix, that's why I'm curious as to who makes it.
 
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Penzoil/Quaker State is what I hear.
 
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Wal-mart, sears, k-mart, etc brands are called "private label". They go out for bids once a year to get pricing on packaging engine oil under their label.
Keep in mind, the buyers don't give a crap what the quality of the oil is, they only care about the price. So if "crapo oil company" goes around collecting used oil and filters it through an old mattress and quotes the lowest price, then that is who gets the business.
The bottom line is, buy your oil from a big company like Exxon, Mobil, Chevron, Shell. Whats a few extra cents for the protection of your car.
I even stay away from Pennzoil, Quaker State, Castrol , etc. because they buy the ingredients from the majors and mix them together. If the majors sell them outdated additives and base oil...they don't care.
 
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According to reviews I've seen on Bobistheoilguy, it is good oil.
 
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Cool Pennsylvania Oil

I took apart an engine and the entire inside was all gruded up with globs of oil. My boss told me that is what happens to engines that run Quaker State oil. Then someone else said don't ever buy any oil produced in Pennsylvania. I guess that would include Pennzoil, too.
Actually, I had a 1979 Z28 that always used to blow out blue smoke. Oil... I tried switching viscosities and brands untill I noticed the Generic Oil that Pep Boys sells seemed to blow out the less smoke and even lasted longer, meaning I had to fill the crankcase less often. Of course I stepped up a level to 20w50...
 
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Old 04-29-07, 10:02 AM
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Oil is a hotly debated topic.

Any oil, regardless of who makes it, that meets the viscosity and industry rating for your vehicle will be fine. The most important thing is that you keep it and your filter changed on a regular basis. It's your money, if you want to spend $25 a quart for oil and change it every 3000 miles, that's you, but I guarantee you won't see any better performance or wear than someone that uses the cheapest they can find and also changes it every 3000 miles.

My jeep has over 230k miles on it, it's never had anything better than the bulk oil they use at the quick change places. It doesn't burn or leak, but I do have it changed at least every 5000 miles or 6 months.
 
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SuperTech Sythetic

I just used this oil on my wife's Elantra. Its nice and clean and the car seems to run fine. I'll just monitor the oil and see how it performs. I'll change it at the normal interval and report back with my findings, if any. If your going to keep the car for many years it pays to use Mobil 1 extended performance, but if its like my wifes car, which is disposable after 10 years than SuperTech is just fine.
 
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