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Old 03-22-2011, 10:55 AM   #1
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Castrol Syntec Sale!

I just left my local Oreilly Auto Parts here in Wausua, WI with 9 quarts of Castrol Full Synthetic 10W40...on sale until 3/29 for $4.99 a quart. What a bargin!

Also my first post....

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Old 03-22-2011, 11:02 AM   #2
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Must be regional, regular price here in Mississippi.
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:29 PM   #3
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I got the 5 quart and filter for $30 special but then had to get another 4 quarts at $8 a peice! Like a dumb-sh-t I didn't just get two specials. When I went back the special had ended...this stuff is more expensive then Mobil one, they are very proud of it This was at AdvanceAutoparts here in Charlotte NC.
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I just left my local Oreilly Auto Parts here in Wausua, WI with 9 quarts of Castrol Full Synthetic 10W40...on sale until 3/29 for $4.99 a quart. What a bargin!

Also my first post....
Found exactly the same bargain price at my local (NE Ohio) O'Reilly's. This after trying FOUR other places that not only did not have a sale price on 10W-40 Syntec...THEY DIDN'T EVEN HAVE IT AT ALL!!! (Stopping at O'Reilly's was an afterthought...it's a new place, didn't even know they were there!)
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Lucky you!
They never have Syntec on sale in Seattle
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:50 AM   #6
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Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:01 AM   #7
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No O'Reilly up here. Just autozone which regularly has the 5 for 25 deal but they toss in a free oil filter. On my last trip I lucked out and they had the Puraltor made in Germany so that was two free filters...although the price went up to $28.
I take the oil to a car wash that used to be a Mobil 1. $30 for the labor....I try and get them to let it drain for at least an hour.
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are the right filters available for the box at o'reilly's? I'm thinking of using castrol in place of mobil 1 this go-round and this sale helps!

wondering if I can get the filter there too, or if I should let my Indy provide that?
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:13 PM   #9
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are the right filters available for the box at o'reilly's? I'm thinking of using castrol in place of mobil 1 this go-round and this sale helps!

wondering if I can get the filter there too, or if I should let my Indy provide that?
Not sure, though I guess I'd be a little surprised if they had OEM Porsche filter elements. A year or so ago, I got one of the spin-on oil filter adapters and use Wix filters.
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:20 PM   #10
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Lucky you!
They never have Syntec on sale in Seattle

AutoZone has the buy 5 quarts and get a free filter every once in a while. Got 10 quarts and 2 filters for $60 last month. No Boxster filters but got some for my new truck.
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:24 AM   #11
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All Full Sythetic oils are on sale right now at Auto Zone for $2 off. Sales lasts till April 4th. If you show the ad to other stores. they most likely will price-match.

http://www.autozone.com/images/MEDIA_ProductCatalog/m310004_march-circular-Rebate.pdf

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Unless I'm missing something, that AutoZone ad is just for motorcycle oil...
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Unless I'm missing something, that AutoZone ad is just for motorcycle oil...
Correct. My bad. I use the Mobil 1 20W50 V-Twin in my 993 Turbo. An excellent oil for the aircooled Porsches.

I've never seen this oil on sale, and when I bought some last week, I did not realize the sale was only for motorcycle oils.
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Call ahead to Oreilly store and they will order you the filter. They usually have it in about a day or two. Then you can stop in and pick it up witht he oil.
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I dropped into my local Porsche indy shop yesterday to ask them about doing a CEL inspection and possible repair. While I was there, I happened to notice the parts display they had set up. In the display they had bottles of M-1 and Lubro Molly. I asked them of M-1, Lubro Molly and Castrol Syntec which was best. Well you should have heard them break out laughing. When they calmed down, they said they would not put Castrol Syntec in their lawn mowers. To them it is bad stuff. They said if you want to blow up your engine use it.

Hans has been a Porsche mechanic for 50 years and the other guy (I dont remember his name) has been a mechanic for over 20 years. So I asked them to give their "opinions" of M-1 and Lubro Molly. They said none of todays oils are as good as they used to be. They finally told me they preferred the Lubro Molly.
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When they calmed down, they said they would not put Castrol Syntec in their lawn mowers. To them it is bad stuff. They said if you want to blow up your engine use it.
I don't know that I would be using those particular folks myself. Personally, I prefer to listen to a respected indy that works on facts, like UOAs.
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The Syntec UOA's are very good. Did they tell you what they were basing their opinions on?
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Unless I'm missing something, that AutoZone ad is just for motorcycle oil...

Thanks for the heads up. It's almost time to take my other two fair weather babies out of hibernation and get them ready for spring.



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I know what you mean Gforrest2. Since we bought our Boxsters my motorcyles have been languishing in the garage. I have 2 Triumphs and a Kawasaki. The 3 of them did not get enough miles last year to get the oil dirty. That is sad because I've been riding for 40 years. My wife and I call the Boxsters our "4 wheeled motorcycles".
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They said if you want to blow up your engine use it.

I would have pointed out that regardless of motor oil choice these motors will blow up anyways...

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