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Old 07-25-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
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I would never use this in the camaro what do you think

Went to walmart today to buy oil and filter for my truck. I was looking at everything because Im really not loyal brandist on oil at this point, because i change my oil sometimes and sometimes have it done, so keeping the same oil pointless. But I came across super tech. Ive used it in the past for older vehicles without complaint. So I bought 6qt for about 11 bucks and a filter for just under three. I brought the filter home and compared it to the ac delco that was on the truck. the construction of the filter looked identical. The oil has all the same specs and certifications as other oils for cheaper. I did see they have synthetic super tech as well, but i plan on staying with mobil 1 for the camaro. Any thoughts on this stuff, and who actually makes it.
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:19 PM   #2
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LOL don't just pass it up. Run from it.
This and CTX.. omg.

You get what you pay for rings true with fluids and filters.
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:31 PM   #3
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There's a REASON it's dirt cheap and @wally world
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:33 PM   #4
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yeah just wondering. But from a google search ive looked at different oil experts opinions etc, and I really couldnt find anything negative about it. Like i said i expected the ac delco and super tech filter i could see the difference, almost looked like the same people made it. From what some said, depending on the part of the country exxon made it and another brand. Im not advocating the use of this stuff, but seems to be not bad of stuff.
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:41 PM   #5
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http://www.gm.com/corporate/responsi...ngine_oils.pdf

according to GM Super tech is an approved brand, so it must not be to bad.
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:21 PM   #6
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Buy Fram filters when on sale at Walmart, great filter for a few pennies more.
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:25 PM   #7
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yeah just wondering. But from a google search ive looked at different oil experts opinions etc, and I really couldnt find anything negative about it. Like i said i expected the ac delco and super tech filter i could see the difference, almost looked like the same people made it. From what some said, depending on the part of the country exxon made it and another brand. Im not advocating the use of this stuff, but seems to be not bad of stuff.
Your only seeing the outside of the filter!!!! Of course they look the same it is a mold. Its whats inside that counts!
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:23 PM   #8
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If there's a doubt, why chance it? Is the little bit of savings worth it if the oil is junk?
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:26 AM   #9
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Your only seeing the outside of the filter!!!! Of course they look the same it is a mold. Its whats inside that counts!

Your talking about your car here... a few more $ could save a lot in the long run... and like whats said above... its whats inside that counts..
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:21 AM   #10
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Super tech is a good value, and UOA's consistently show that it is a well performing oil for 3,000 to 5,000 mile OCI's.

However, I prefer to use synthetic for my camaro. As far as the super tech filters? They are good as well. Compared to the new ecore AC Delco's, they are pretty much the same quality. Compared to the old metal core AC Delco's, they are not quite as good.

If I were doing a 3,000 to 5,000 mile OCI with dino oil, I would not have a problem using the super tech oil and filters at all. The only problem is that for just a few (and I do mean a few) dollars more, I could purchase Quaker State, Pennzoil, or Valvoline, which are better dino oils.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:13 PM   #11
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Why go buy a really hot car with lots of power and use the cheapest oil available! Ask yourself 1 question. Why? Name the 1 thing that keeps all those parts from becoming 1 big mess of scrape iron. Use the VERY best you can find. Do some research. You will find that the best thing out there is Amsoil and it is for FREE. Once you figure in the very best protection, much longer drains, proven more power, lower oil temperatures, and best of all better mileage that makes it FREE to use. Look into it. Yes, I do market it. Oh yea, if you use cheap oil in our motors you will void the warranty. Look into that too. It has to meet minimum specs.
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:05 AM   #12
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Oh yea, if you use cheap oil in our motors you will void the warranty. Look into that too. It has to meet minimum specs.
wow thats not true at all. every oil you buy at walmart meets the minimum specs.
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:37 AM   #13
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Why go buy a really hot car with lots of power and use the cheapest oil available! Ask yourself 1 question. Why? Name the 1 thing that keeps all those parts from becoming 1 big mess of scrape iron. Use the VERY best you can find. Do some research. You will find that the best thing out there is Amsoil and it is for FREE. Once you figure in the very best protection, much longer drains, proven more power, lower oil temperatures, and best of all better mileage that makes it FREE to use. Look into it. Yes, I do market it. Oh yea, if you use cheap oil in our motors you will void the warranty. Look into that too. It has to meet minimum specs.
This isn't true. Super Tech meets those specs. You are quite the dishonest person, and your posts should be considered spam. "Do some research"...that's funny coming from you.
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This isn't true. Super Tech meets those specs. You are quite the dishonest person, and your posts should be considered spam. "Do some research"...that's funny coming from you.
I've used SuperTech for years on all my cars.

It's a great value.
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It depends on where you live. Super-Tech is made by a 3 different companies depending on your region. In some areas it's made by Exxon (makers of Mobil1), Shell (makers of Pennzoil and Quaker State) or Warren Distribution. Warren is the sole maker of Super-Tech Synthetic while the other two companies just make Super-Tech dino oil.

As for the filters, there are actually only just a few makers of oil filters. As of 2008, Champion Labs are the ones that make the Super-Tech oil filters and fyi Champion Labs is the same company that makes Mobil 1, K&N, and AC Delco oil filters.

http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilters/index.html
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:34 AM   #16
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Buy Fram filters when on sale at Walmart, great filter for a few pennies more.
Fram is crap.
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Wow so this thread was necroed so barberdude could sell some amsoil? I think this site should put some thought into who they let sell what here.

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http://www.gm.com/corporate/responsi...ngine_oils.pdf

according to GM Super tech is an approved brand, so it must not be to bad.
If it still matters half a year later, super tech and super tech synthetic only meet GM's standard oil specs, not their high performance, so I would steer clear of using it in your SS. Its probably not a bad oil, I've heard lots of good things, just probably can't hold up to the extra heat GM requires for the hi-po spec.
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:03 PM   #18
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Fram is crap.
I've heard bad things about them also. Air and oil filters.
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that is probably a very good filter,but for myself i am going to stick with what i know is good.with the money we spend on our cars,i am not going to use something on the engine that i don't feel completely comfortable with.
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I've heard bad things about them also. Air and oil filters.
Yep. Below in the first pic is a Fram and Pennzoil filter cut open (same). The second pic is of an STP and AC Delco filter cut open. Y'all be the judges as to which are the better quality.
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:54 AM   #22
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The cheaper stuff is usually "cheaper" because they don't have commercials, blimps, beach volleyball tournaments, golf tournaments, wet t shirt contests, NASCAR (Etc), or MotoGP events to sponsor or sink their money into.....

Makes you wonder why you never see a Chevron Supreme Oil commercial.
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Yep. Below in the first pic is a Fram and Pennzoil filter cut open (same). The second pic is of an STP and AC Delco filter cut open. Y'all be the judges as to which are the better quality.
It looks like the Fram, Penzoil and STP have the same amount of pleats.
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It looks like the Fram, Penzoil and STP have the same amount of pleats.
Look at the case, it's metal in the delco and stp. The whole config just looks like it's built to last. The fram and penzoil cases look like cardboard???
I've only ever used delco even in my toyota!
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Yep. Below in the first pic is a Fram and Pennzoil filter cut open (same). The second pic is of an STP and AC Delco filter cut open. Y'all be the judges as to which are the better quality.


I was hoping to see them cut down the middle with a saws all
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