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Geonerd 06-07-2009 09:22 PM

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy oil rebate.
 
Ten bucks off your 5 qt. purchase of 0W-20 or 0W-30 AFE syn oil.

Most US Wally World stores sell 5qt containers of M1 for $22.

AutoZone currently has an 'Oil Change Special' offering 5 qt oil and an M1 filter (much better than the standard Fram garbage) for 29.99.

Subtract the $10 and you've got a pretty decent deal.


Typical "save the Earth" propaganda. :rolleyes:
http://drivesmarterchallenge.org/default.aspx

Here's the mail-in form:
http://drivesmarterchallenge.org/res...ate_vFinal.pdf


I'm not convinced that 0W-30 will save much over the 10W-30 I usually run, but I might give it a try at my next change, due in a few months.

FWIW!

Ratman667 06-07-2009 10:33 PM

Very interesting. I normally run 0w40, but everyone around here stopped selling it. $16 (oil + filter) for an oil change is better than the $33 I normally spend...

BTW, I thought M1 filters were by Fram?

Geonerd 06-07-2009 11:07 PM

Champ Labs makes the M1 (K&N too) filters using their 'Performance' design. Champ also makes 'ecore' filter line for resale under several brand names. These seem to be 'ok' at best.

Fram is by Honeywell. IMO, their 'Xtended Guard' looks pretty solid. The low end (Orange Can of Death) lineup scares me! :eek:

http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilters/index.html
http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oil...reference.html

Ratman667 06-07-2009 11:20 PM

Thanks for the reading material.

dkjones96 06-08-2009 04:05 AM

Champion Labs also makes Supertech filters.

I've used the Mobil 1 AFE. I liked it, you could tell on cold winter mornings that the car ran better than it did with normal 10w-30 M1. Other than that I don't know if I noticed a difference. The only reason I got it is because it was $22 a jug. Now, though, they don't sell the 0w-30 in the stores here, just 0w-20. No idea why.

theholycow 06-08-2009 04:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geonerd (Post 136231)
I'm not convinced that 0W-30 will save much over the 10W-30 I usually run, but I might give it a try at my next change, due in a few months.

I'm not convinced that I saved a single drop of gas using 0W30 instead of 5W30 in my VW, nor did I expect to...but I figured I'd try it anyway. I've been running 0W30 for 12000 miles now.

Geonerd 06-08-2009 07:10 AM

Yea, at lower RPMs the drag reduction is quite marginal.
With a 5 speed I don't break 3.5K more than a few times a week, when I need to merge in a hurry.

dkjones96 06-08-2009 07:43 AM

Also remember, the benefit of 0w-30 over 5 or even 10w-30 is only when it is cold. In the summers you may never get cool enough for it to have any benefit. If your car warms up quickly your gains can be negligible even in winter.

92VX 06-09-2009 07:01 AM

Thanks for the post!

bowtieguy 06-10-2009 04:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ratman667 (Post 136232)
Very interesting. I normally run 0w40, but everyone around here stopped selling it.

NAPA still sells it here in central fla.


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