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Old October 15th, 2019, 14:48   #16
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I do not frequent car sites for life lessons, but if you must know, I grew up around alcoholics, and have witnessed first hand the loss it causes. No thanks, I will take the high road. I am not missing anything. My father beat it years ago, my grandfather did not, my brother did not, an uncle did not, and it has continued to be an issue for other family members. I won't touch it. Don't need it. Never will.

Maybe YOU should sober up? May be easier for you to answer your own simple questions about oil.
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Old October 15th, 2019, 15:04   #17
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I only partake of prune juice and 5w30.
I suppose there’s always a chance you didn’t inherit the gene.

And I’m blessed by not having an addictive personality. A bad one, just not addictive.

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Old October 16th, 2019, 06:20   #18
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https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/MOR124044


This is a pretty good price on 507.00 oil. $5.49




They run monthly specials on oil.



this price is for pickup at a local NAPA.
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Old October 16th, 2019, 06:28   #19
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Not going to argue, that's a good price. Less than we pay.
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Old October 16th, 2019, 06:31   #20
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on the rest of this thread, I am so glad TDI club has an ignore list function. comes in hand for folks like this.


I am reminded of a passage in "the soul of a new machine"

Peck one day said to this engineer, “You’re an *******.”
Ordered by his boss to apologize, Peck went to the man he had insulted,
looking sheepish, and said, “I’m sorry you’re an *******.”




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Not going to argue, that's a good price. Less than we pay.

on the other hand, you deliver, and have lower every day prices.
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Thanks. But it's frustrating when a major retailer negotiates some kind of a deal on a product like this. Happens with a lot of manufacturers. We've speculated that with discounts and rebates somewhere like Jiffy Lube probably spends close to nothing for oil. All their revenue goes to labor and overhead, we suspect.
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It is an effective way for them to get DIY folks to find, drive to, and enter a local brick and mortar store.
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You are reminding me of my grandfather's complaints about the modern supermarkets.


he had a milk route, and saw the same milk sold in the supermarket for less than he paid at the dairy.


(which is one reason our streets are not filled with milk wagons)
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Pasteurization is another one.
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Thanks for the link! Bought 24 bottles for 4 changes. $132 or $33 a change. Saved about as much as I spent. Now some filters from IDParts. 4 oil filters plus 2 fuel filters.
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Pasteurization is another one.



I remember the Borden's milk he sold was pasteurized. Some was not homogenized, so the cream would float to the top.


(this was in Detroit. Commercial milk distributors were pasteurizing milk in the late 1800s)






https://books.google.com/books?id=SB...eurize&f=false


has some light reading. Michigan state law outlawed raw milk or milk product sales at least as early as 1913.



the big concern was fake butter, margarine actually sold with the colors mixed in!



I still remember minor rants on the evils of fake butter (from the milkman)
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Thanks. But it's frustrating when a major retailer negotiates some kind of a deal on a product like this. Happens with a lot of manufacturers. We've speculated that with discounts and rebates somewhere like Jiffy Lube probably spends close to nothing for oil. All their revenue goes to labor and overhead, we suspect.
Yeah, you guys definitely don't have the kind of volume to command the bulk pricing that JunkyLube would get - although you are also getting it containerized in smaller amounts. They get bulk shipments delivered by a bowser directly into their jumbo tanks, and metered at the nozzle. So right away even without the volume they do, the lack of small container sizes is going to give them a better per-gallon price.

But you guys win on selection of quality options, service, and generally not mucking up someone's oil pan and trying to hide the damage.

Now for the 2009-2014 (and I suspect the 2015+ engines too) if there has been certain... *ahem* "adjustments" then your favorite Mobil 1 Delvac 5w-40 will do your engine quite nicely. But asking for opinions on oil is more risky than politics or religion. Ask 5 people their oil opinion and you will get 7 conflicting answers!
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My experience has been they don't carry 507 type oils in bulk. When I used them long, long ago they had to get bottles to do the fills. Too small a market for bulk.
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I have the VW list of approved oils but I’m still confused.
Which major U.S. brand 5w30 oils can I put in my 2015 Golf? Mobil ESP and Castro’s Edge are listed, but I found conflicting information about them.
Thanks.
I suppose that there is a lot to be concerned about - especially when someone states the Mobil ESP and Castrol's Edge are 507 spec. Truly they can be but only certain varieties of these particular flavours. It's tempting buy the 4 quart jug of Castrol Edge at CostCo for a deal - only to find it's NOT the 507 spec version.

I understand the concern - we're at the mercy of looking for that fine print becuase we value the engineering and trust the specs to protect our beloved engines...

Once you do find that trusted source - stick with it...
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