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Old 07-19-2007, 07:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Super tech Oil and Filter?

Anybody running Super Tech Oil and Filter? Is it a very good product?When I used to mechanic about 5 years ago, the super tech brand was bottled by major companies. Oil was Quaker State, Filter's were STP/Champion, Antifreeze was Prestone and so on. Just curious to see if this was the case with the 15/40 diesel oil.
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Re: Super tech Oil and Filter?

I had a report that the SuperTech ST3786 filter was manufactured by Mobil, in that it was the same one marketed under the Mobil 1 brand. I have been using them as the Mobil 1 filter claims to be a better filter than most.
Since Wal-Mart sells lots of Shell Rotella-T, my best guess is that the ST 15w40 diesel oil is also same. I don't use it as my truck likes Mobil Delvac better. I have used the ST oil and have had the same oil consumption issues that I have with Rotella-T.
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Re: Super tech Oil and Filter?

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Since Wal-Mart sells lots of Shell Rotella-T, my best guess is that the ST 15w40 diesel oil is also same.

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Thats kinda what I was thinking. I'll give it a shot and see what happens.

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Re: Super tech Oil and Filter?

Not necessarily so. They may even use different suppliers in different areas of the country. However, it would all be manufactured to Walmart's specs, which would probably the proper API classification and viscosity for your vehicle. Also, it may or may not be as good as the manufacturing company's own branded oil.
As far as the oil filters, a few years ago, Motorcraft filters tested out the best. For a few bucks, I won't take the chance using a cheap filter. BUT, I don't drive my Diesel very much, so oil and filters are not a major annual expense for me. Your case may be different.
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Re: Super tech Oil and Filter?

There has been lots of discussion on BITOG in the past about who produces Supertech oil. Wal-mart is so big that it depends on what region you are in.
In the midwest it is likely Warren, and elsewhere it could be another producer like Conoco, but I am pretty sure it is not Shell, the producer of Rotella.
You can tell the Warren jugs by looking on the bottom of the jug and if it has WPP embossed in the plastic it is a Warren product. Also there are two Warren's, the supertech is Warren Performance Products I think, not the other one. Either way it really is pretty good stuff for the price. You can go to the Walmart site and find the MSDS's for the Supertech 15w-40's, and there will be two different ones, one from each supplier, to find out positively who the other supplier is.
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PS. supertech filters are made by Champion Labs, who also produce the M1 filters, but they also produce a lot of other filters for different brands as well.
That does not mean that you will get the same filter material of even construction as a M1 filter, as they have many different lines and different filter media's that, as montanafan says are used to customer specs.
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Re: Super tech Oil and Filter?

Even if ST was made by Shell, which it isn't, doesn't mean it would be the same as Rotella!! The same goes for filters and other products. You need to look at the spec requirements in your owners manual. if the oil meets or exceeds these specs it is okay to use. Only UOA's will determine if your truck like it.
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Re: Super tech Oil and Filter?

I don't think I'd assume that because the container was "such and such" that the contents were "such and such".
Several years ago, when I was working at the Shell Martinez refinery, we got a railroad tank car of Pennzoil that we packaged in their own containers for them. I guess what I am saying is that Walmart MAY supply the containers to the refiner. (or may not) I don't know.
However, any Walmart oil would meet specs supplied to the manufacturer by Walmart, who does have a reputation to uphold.
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