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Old 04-08-2010, 09:48 PM   #1
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Can't find Castrol 10w40

in the Chicago area. I've tried all the usual suspects (AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts, O'Reilley/Murray's) as well as WalMart. They all carry Castrol Syntec, but none of them have 10w40. They either have 5wXX or 10w30. NAPA sells it by the quart for $5/qt! No way!

Anybody know of a retailer that actually carries Castrol Syntec 10w40?

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Old 04-09-2010, 02:18 AM   #2
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I got my 10w40 Castrol syntec at Wal-Mart (Cleveland area). I was lucky in that they had 1 5Q jug and 4 Q. I think I cleaned them out.
The filter I picked up at NAPA.
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in the Chicago area. I've tried all the usual suspects (AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts, O'Reilley/Murray's) as well as WalMart. They all carry Castrol Syntec, but none of them have 10w40. They either have 5wXX or 10w30. NAPA sells it by the quart for $5/qt! No way!

Anybody know of a retailer that actually carries Castrol Syntec 10w40?

Most WalMart's carry it in 5qt jugs...............
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:53 AM   #4
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Ran into the exact same situation last month in NY. I ended up finding Mobil 1 10-40 synthetic for high mileage cars at Wallmart, not my first choice but the last two jugs of it. There was no 10-40 syntec in my town to be had.
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:59 AM   #5
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I ran into this same issue but eventually found 10W-40 Castrol at Pep Boys at Odgen and 75th street (Naperville) near Fox Valley mall. All of the local Walmarts didn't carry the right weight. Trust me I searched all of them!

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Yeah. They had the Castrol, just not the right weight. The shelves weren't marked for it either. There is a PepBoys nearby, so I'll try that. Thanks!
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I buy it at my local AutoZone in the quart containers...they don't carry the large jugs (haven't checked WalMart). I'll buy it when it's on sale for $4.98 qt and store until I'm ready to change in the fall (once a year or every 3000 miles in my case).
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:48 PM   #8
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PepBoys had it in quarts only. NO WAY I'm going to pay $7.59/qt. No way!

AutoZone near my house didn't even have it in quarts in 10w40.
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My local Walmart doesn't carry it. I emailed them and asked why. They called and said they couldn't even find the SKU for it. So they can't order it.

anyone have the SKU for the 5w-40 or 10w-40 in the 5qt jug.

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My local Walmart doesn't carry it. I emailed them and asked why. They called and said they couldn't even find the SKU for it. So they can't order it.

anyone have the SKU for the 5w-40 or 10w-40 in the 5qt jug.

thanks
You're a week too late... went out with Wednesday's garbage. If I get to Walmart this weekend, I'll see if i can get a photo of the SKU... love cell phone camera's, don't have to write anything down anymore.
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That would be great.
Also, the address of the walmart that has it would be good too. Not that I would drive that far, but so I can tell walmart corporate which store is stocking it.
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I had to get it in quarts myself from advanced auto parts. They had the $24.99 or $29 (can't remember) for 5 quarts and a free bosch filter special going last month. I got an extra filter for my other cars as I only use napa gold for my Porsche. You could always have them order it in from another store. I don't think they even charge for it. Good call on castro syntec!! Don't forget to check your old filter for metal particles
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I had to get it in quarts myself from advanced auto parts. They had the $24.99 or $29 (can't remember) for 5 quarts and a free bosch filter special going last month. I got an extra filter for my other cars as I only use napa gold for my Porsche. You could always have them order it in from another store. I don't think they even charge for it. Good call on castro syntec!! Don't forget to check your old filter for metal particles



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Talked to a guy at a WalMart Supercenter's tire and lube dept. He said they no longer carry 10w40 in the Castrol Syntec.
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I live in Florida and just bought Castrol Syntec 10-40. You should only run this in warm/hot climates. Cold weather I would go with the 0-40.
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I use Mobil 1 10 40 for higher mileage cars (79,000). Can purchase at WalMart for less that $25 for a 5 quart jug.
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can you get the SKU number from one of the jugs?
I'm trying to get my local Walmart to order it. They think it doesn't exist.


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I use Mobil 1 10 40 for higher mileage cars (79,000). Can purchase at WalMart for less that $25 for a 5 quart jug.
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My local Walmart here had Syntec 5-30W so, I used that last week. I don't sit in traffic or drive when it is 100 outside (since it rarely is here) and I feel OK using 5-30W. no 10-anything W was available.

My Mercedes would clatter valves if I used anything except 0-30w or 0-40w. Must be very tight in there.
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can you get the SKU number from one of the jugs?
I'm trying to get my local Walmart to order it. They think it doesn't exist.
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Here is the SKU requested for the WalMart Mobil 1 10/40:

71924 14996

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Old 04-30-2010, 11:07 AM   #20
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I guess I didn't read your post carefully enough, I was looking for the Castrol Syntec 10w-40 in the 5qt jug SKU.

Does anybody have that?



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Here is the SKU requested for the WalMart Mobil 1 10/40:

71924 14996

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