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Old 03-01-2006, 02:22 PM   #11
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Perhaps Bill Buttermore will chime in, but he has always told me that if an oil is SM rated (or maybe he said SH?) it doesn't really matter what the brand is. I'm not sure whether to believe all these websites that show differences in various brands of Texas Tea, because if it'* got an SM rating it'* just as good as anything else with an SM rating. I would think the same holds true with full synthetics. I don't want to use oil that will shorten my engine'* life or supress potential horsepower, but I also don't want to be like those turkeys who pay $100 for brand-name jeans when the $25 pair serves the same purpose. There are opinions all over the internet that support both sides of the oil argument.
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Perhaps Bill Buttermore will chime in, but he has always told me that if an oil is SM rated (or maybe he said SH?) it doesn't really matter what the brand is. I'm not sure whether to believe all these websites that show differences in various brands of Texas Tea, because if it'* got an SM rating it'* just as good as anything else with an SM rating. I would think the same holds true with full synthetics. I don't want to use oil that will shorten my engine'* life or supress potential horsepower, but I also don't want to be like those turkeys who pay $100 for brand-name jeans when the $25 pair serves the same purpose. There are opinions all over the internet that support both sides of the oil argument.
I'm with you. Like was said in the beginning, there ain't but a few plants making this stuff, then putting in in containers with different labels on 'em.

It would be interesting to find out who makes the WalMart stuff.
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It would be interesting to find out who makes the WalMart stuff.
Whichever refinery has working conditions most similar to a Malaysian sweatshop..... that'* who'* bottling Walmart'* oil.
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It would be interesting to find out who makes the WalMart stuff.
Whichever refinery has working conditions most similar to a Malaysian sweatshop..... that'* who'* bottling Walmart'* oil.
It'* funny how people knock WalMart, but they never have a shortage of employees or customers....

BUT, that'* a topic for another thread (and hopefully forum)
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i'd be interested to know if in fact it is of decent quality... becuase as i work part-time at a local family owned fabric store, i do know for fact that walmart does commission companies to produce lower quality materials to be bought in bulk for lower prices, ie: "Lion Brand", a brand of yarn, you can get the same exact product, color, and packaging at walmart as at my store, but it is of a much inferior quality. same goes for a lot of products that walmart sells.
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Let'* keep in mind that oil has to meet certain standards if it is to get a rating, such as SM. While other brands MAY exceed those standards, the minimum standard must be met.
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right, what i'm thinking is that it is at the lowest possible quality to get that rating, and not the same as pennzoil or mobil 1 or any name brand high quality synthetic oil.
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According to these guys . super tech at Wallmart is a group III synthetic oil . Castrol syntec is also a group III . It means its base is dino oil which is hydrocracked (synthesized from its original state to a synthietic state) Guys did tests of it after 7000 mi and it held its viscosity. [/url]http://theoildrop.server101.com/cgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=001083#000000

Mobil 1 is a group IV oil which means its base is synthetic .

You can learn a lot about oil from this site. They are into oil analysis before and after use.
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