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06-27-2009, 12:02 AM #1
Maintenance items from the Walmart
So, I've been buying my oil, filters, grease, etc from Walmart for years. Valvoline MaxLife synthetic blend oil, and Fram filters. Regular ordinary orange box. I did switch from the general purpose grease to the multi complex, or whatever they call it. The red stuff.
Am I practicing false economy here? Should I be buying AC Delco or Napa filters, and name brand grease? Every time I'm in Napa, I look at that oil filter comparison display and think maybe I should switch.
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06-27-2009, 12:30 AM #2
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My opinion is no one should by anything from walmart. I have never even been in one and never will. They are the worst thing for our country & econemy and treat their employees like dirt. Sorry I get worked up over that piece of crap store....
Fram filters are not that good, Wix filters are better and you can buy at your local parts store. The best oil filters on the market though are Donaldson endurance and AMSOIL Ea filters.
As far as grease goes there is a diffrece in the cheap no name grease and better name brand grases.
Here is a good link: http://walmartwatch.com/2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Ex. Cab, Fire Red, 6.6L Duramax LMM Equipped with UTG Rocker Pods
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06-27-2009, 02:12 AM #3
But I buy oil from Walmart when Autozone isn't running a special. I always buy Pennzoil, and I usually buy the Fram filters. I've never had any trouble from them.2010 Equinox LT
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06-28-2009, 05:16 PM #4
royal purple, or mobil 1 are my preferable choices as they are the best oil we can get here regularily in canada.
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06-28-2009, 07:03 PM #5
Even if you go and get the results from independent testing on oils, they all are pretty much the same, its the same thing for Ford, Chevy, GMC, Dodge etc. etc. etc. its your personnal preference. I have used standard 10w30 valvoline in my vehicles for as long as I have had a license along with fram filters and no problems. Just buy what you want from where you want.99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
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06-28-2009, 07:38 PM #6
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