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Rude Rich
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Jun 9, 2011, 1:37 PM

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I have a 1995 GMC Jimmy with a little over 3000 miles on a rebuilt motor. It's time for me to change my oil and I was wondering if the Private Label Motor Oils are just as good as the more expensive name brands. Say for example the Advance Auto Motor Oil.


Hammer Time
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Jun 9, 2011, 3:00 PM

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No, I wouldn't gamble with something that important. They will always be the lowest grade available.



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Rude Rich
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Jun 9, 2011, 4:27 PM

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I would like to stick a conventional and I would normally use a Pennzoil 10W-40, does that sound like a good choice?


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Jun 9, 2011, 4:31 PM

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The Pennzoil part is fine but the weight might be too heavy for most late model cars. Most require either 5W20, 5W30 or 10W30 these days. Heavier oil is bad for newer vehicles.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 11, 2011, 6:53 AM

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Comment: Oil is supposed to be rated by SAE for it's quality/properties and without research I find that bullsh*t.

Brand names? IDK - companies change so fast it's hard to follow. Site is sponsored by Amsoil a synthetic that I can't find locally and use exclusively Mobil 1 in everything and never a problem back to a 1948 machine!

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monsterxl
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Mar 10, 2013, 2:23 PM

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No, I wouldn't gamble with something that important. They will always be the lowest grade available.

Is that always the case? Because for example with medication you can get the "branded" version or the generic version and the generic is cheaper? So, I would apply the same logic, but then again I have no idea, which is why im asking! ,)






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