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Relative oil and coolant bargains.

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Relative oil and coolant bargains.

Post by rguzz » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:21 am

Pennzoil Platinum full synthetic 10 bucks rebate so after that around 12 bucks for 5 quarts, until the end of the year. Xerex G05 coolant 13 bucks concentrate, 11 bucks premix @ Walmart on line. I hate doing business with Walmart and Amazon, but these are about the only exceptions I spend money on there. I have no special fondness for the large auto parts chains either, of course.

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Re: Relative oil and coolant bargains.

Post by abscate » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:36 am

I’ve been happy with that pennzoil in most of my cars , but Walmart does not get any business from me.

My high mileage T5 did not like it and spat it out as blue smoke on overrun , due to worn valve guidestem seals

It does not do this with the Mobil One High Mileage elixir
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Re: Relative oil and coolant bargains.

Post by oragex » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:47 am

Which grade ? I just got the 0W-30 Penn, it's a little secret being the only large surface oil that is actually bottled and made in Germany - it seems is the same as Shell Helix Ultra 0W-30 in Europe. Even the Castrol 0W-30 is now made in Belgium (I think in the past it was made in Germany). Certainly a fairly light grade not really good for hot climates, but pretty perfect for them Canadian and North-East places (NY, etc). I like that the 0W-30 warms the engine (and cabin heat) quite faster in winter, compared with a 5W-30 synth. My car takes a long time to warm up in a cold day (thermostat is good)

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