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Old 05-09-2004, 11:11 AM
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Is PepBoys 15/40 oil same as Pennzoil?

The local PepBoys folks told me that their 15/40 house brand oil is the same as Pennzoil 15/40 LongLife for diesel. Can anyone confirm or deny this?

At $1.19/qt this would be a good savings. I have been using the Pennzoil LongLife for a while.... $6.44/gal at Walmart.
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Old 05-09-2004, 11:24 AM
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I don't know if it is...
Is it worth taking the chance ?
Oil at any price is cheap compared to fixing a worn out engine....
your car...your money..... your decision....
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Old 05-10-2004, 06:16 AM
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check consumer reports they'll at lest tell you if the oil is decent
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Old 05-10-2004, 10:24 AM
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Don't think I would want Pennzoil in my vehicle anyway.
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Old 05-10-2004, 11:08 AM
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as long as oil is changed on the severe service schedule, any oil, with the correct spec. is good.

advantages of some of the more expensive oils is when oil changes are not on schedule and/or extended..

Once again, spec is the most important.

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Old 05-10-2004, 06:07 PM
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Yes, the magic words... ' with the correct spec'....
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