Walmart synthetic versus Mobil 1

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by StanWilhite, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was gonna say something to this affect...

    Walmart has too much to lose to sell shitty oil...if there is one thing people really care about its their cars.
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  2. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'll agree with you on that!
    Thanks for your replies! I'm calling it a day...:) Stan
     
  3. Stan MI

    Stan MI LawnSite Member
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    can't help you out with who makes the oil but you might try posting your question on "bob is the oil guy" . Lots of people there that know more about oil than you could ever imagine !!!
     
  4. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    That's a really good idea!
    Thanks, Stan
     
  5. CL&T

    CL&T LawnSite Senior Member
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    That's absolutely not true. You just have to look at the big box stores such as Home Depot or Lowes. From plumbing fixtures to power tools to locksets, even paint brushes- they may be name brands and even have the same model number but they have been de-spec'd by the manufacturer so the big boxes can sell the product at a cheaper price. Manufacturers are willing to do it because the big boxes move a lot of product.

    Don't know where I saw it but some HO bought a Deere lawn tractor from HD. When he started to have problems with it he figured he would take it to a JD dealer. The JD service department said about the only thing it had the same as the dealer model is the green paint. They couldn't help him, told him to bring it back to HD.
     
  6. Richard Martin

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    The guys at Blackstone Labs would beg to differ about all oil being the same. Or head on over to the Bob is the oil guy forums and make that statement. There is just way too much scientific evidence that says that all oils are not the same. That's like saying that all gas is the same. It's not. No one has yet to come up with a good explanation of why BP gas in clear and the rest are amber. Why is that if it's all the same gas?
     
  7. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    Richard I know you've spent a lot of time looking into oils, I've read a whole lot of your posts. I think I'm gonna ask a few questions on "Bob is the oil guy" and see what kind of response I get.
    Thanks for your reply!
     
  8. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    It might be because it has more water in it...the bp station near the shop I think has water in the tank...been filling up there and truck was cutting out, got some gas from another station...no skips.
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  9. Richard Martin

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    Right. More water.... :rolleyes:
     
  10. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    It was a joke Richard...
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