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Ran into this discussion of Wal-Mart Oil. I'm not sure after reading it if Shell or Texaco makes it but the consensus is it's a low cost high quality oil. I've been using the 30 w in all my Briggs engines. No issues. Anyone else use it?

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ran into this discussion of wal-mart oil. I'm not sure after reading it if shell or texaco makes it but the consensus is it's a low cost high quality oil. I've been using the 30 w in all my briggs engines. No issues. Anyone else use it?

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Ran into this discussion of Wal-Mart Oil. I'm not sure after reading it if Shell or Texaco makes it but the consensus is it's a low cost high quality oil. I've been using the 30 w in all my Briggs engines. No issues. Anyone else use it?

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What is "30 w"???
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It has API, ILSAC and dexos certs, nothing wrong with it.
Meets the industry standards. Still a Group III synthetic.
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30 W (winter)


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Motor oil can be a very emotional subject. If one's favorite branded oil turned out to be the same as the Walmart house brand (no absolute proof of that yet), it would sort of be like finding out that one of your children was making porn movies.

I think Wal-Mart buys this oil from three or four different major oil companies. They buy huge amounts and squeeze the price. It's actually SAE 30 but the common term is 30 weight. It's good enough for a Briggs engine. I am convinced after running the crap out of it in mine.
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It's actually SAE 30 but the common term is 30 weight.
The common moronic term is weight, even though the industry has never used
it... ever... And a 30w never existed as a specification. SAE 0W, 5W, 10W and
20W are part of the SAE J300 specification and are low temperature
specification for winter time use of engine oils.
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