Not at WalMart. You can get a 5 quart jug of dino oil, for $7 - $8.00. Unless you drive in extreme heat (above 100 degrees), or in extreme cold (below 0 degrees) constantly, there is zero benefit with synthetic oil. Save your money, and use conventional oil.VinnyT said:The "regular" oil here is now $2.50 a quart, so I decided to spring for the synthetic.
You can buy a 5 gallon jug of Mobil 1 at Wally World for $20 and change. That's a bit more than $4 a quart.VinnyT said:Two oil changes, 14 quarts of oil @ 4.98 a quart!:annoyed: Two oil filters @ 5.98 each, a six pack and now two happy vehicles. WOT, here I come!!
You can use $8.00 a quart oil if you want, and it means nothing with a crappy filter. Best bang for your buck seems to be using a high-quality conventional oil at $1.xx a quart or whatever's on sale, and using a high-quality filter like a Purolator PureONE or Premium Plus, Wix, AC-Delco, or Mobil1. They flow better, are constructed better, and filter better than cheap filters, and almost anything is better than a Fram. Filters are inexpensive, and even a great one like a Purolator PureONE is still only a $5 or $6 part as opposed to a $3 one. Money well spent on filters, but I still don't see any benefits from synthetics.VinnyT said:7.5 quarts!!!:holycrap: HOLY SH!T. This is why it pays to read the manual!!!!:helpless: I used Penzoil Platinum fully synthetic. I was going to do my financee's Explorer, and that takes 6 quarts! Oy vey. V
LOL... Please provide some evidence of your claims. If conventional oil breaks down and leaves sludge deposits, and if the chains whip the **** out of oil, how come nobody has come forth with any problems attributed to these issues??? There is no evidence to back up anything you're saying. :suspect:auroradude said:I dont see how you people above said that "synthetic does nothing unless severly cold or blazing hot like Arizona summers". That is entirely false. Conventional oils break down and leave sludge deposits after even 1,500 miles sometimes. Especially with a lot of WOT usage. I use Mobil 1 10w-30 synthetic in my 4.0 northstar. It uses a lot of it, or,erm, leaks it out; but it will do taht with any oil i put in it. It seems a lot smoother running in the cold mornings in PA.
Do what you want, but I would run synthetic in the northstars especially with the chains, they whip the **** out of oil.