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    Stewie2395 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Oil?

    What kind of oil does a 2001 Catera take?

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    Re: Oil?

    Anything but walmart branded.

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    Re: Oil?

    Thats not very helpful... thats like saying put water in there..

    Any other exact types like 5w-30?

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    Whatever viscosity is recommended in your owners manual. Brand and "type" is irrelevant.

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    Re: Oil?

    Walmart is relevant. Did some work for Safety Kleen company and I ask him what do the do with the old oil that they collect. I was told that it gets "cleaned and reprocessed" and bottled as Walmart brand.

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    You were misinformed. SuperTech is not made from recycled oil.

    Even if it were, that wouldn't be a bad thing. Used oil isn't just poured through a strainer, and sold as recycled. It's totally re-refined into a group II base stock, just as good (and some would argue better) as virgin group II. Additives are added, and you end up with perfectly good engine oil.

    Recycles is not inferior, several oil brands offer a recycled line, including Valvoline.

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    Re: Oil?

    Sorry, just repeating what I was told.

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    Re: Oil?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    You were misinformed. SuperTech is not made from recycled oil.

    Even if it were, that wouldn't be a bad thing. Used oil isn't just poured through a strainer, and sold as recycled. It's totally re-refined into a group II base stock, just as good (and some would argue better) as virgin group II. Additives are added, and you end up with perfectly good engine oil.

    Recycles is not inferior, several oil brands offer a recycled line, including Valvoline.
    Wal-Mart "SuperTech is simply Valvoline (Look at the similarities in the bottles/jugs!).
    There are some "recycled" oils out there, but unless they have changed it, they must be labeled as such, "re-refined", or "Made from recycled", "Contains recycled", etc.

    (I accidentally grabbed a bottle last year at a Convenience Store, good thing it was going in an old junky Pressure Washer)

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    All the various Super Tech (and pretty much all house brand) oils/lubricants are sourced from different refineries, and they differ depending on what part of the country the selling store is in (they save on shipping costs). The suppliers change from time to time, depending on who can supply the best product for the lowest price.

    What the bottle looks like has nothing to do with what's inside. The oil companies do not manufacture their own bottles.

    Yes, recycled oil must be labeled accordingly, but again, there's nothing wrong with it. The base stock that it's re-refined into has the same characteristics, passes the same tests, and meets the same industry standards as virgin base stock.

    We pump black sludge out of the ground, and turn it into motor oil. There's no reason to believe we can't turn motor oil, into motor oil.

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    Re: Oil?

    Yep - ^^^ - - - - There is actually a pretty good business to be had by recycling engine oils.............. and the beginning product is essentially free except for operating the trucks to pump the dump tanks and haul the old oil to a processing plant. Even oil from dump tanks contaminated with stuff like paint thinners and other solvents can be cleaned.

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