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Author Topic: Price of Delo 100 40W  (Read 4904 times)
Ed Hackenbruch
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« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2009, 02:34:58 PM »

BG6,  note that the first word in my post was "usually".  Smiley  I was thinking in terms of quart containers vs. gallon containers.  We fulltime and don't own property anywhere, so i don't even consider anything larger than case size. Grin
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« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2009, 09:42:34 PM »

Thanks for all your sage input (as always).   I felt that $75 was too high, but I had no other prices to compare it to.   It was surprising to find several 5-gal pails in stock anywhere near here, but it was at a marine engine parts supplier and I know that a few of the boats in Newport Beach still use Detroits.   Tomorrow I'll call some of the boatyards there, and I'll call Southern Counties Lubricants in Anaheim on Monday (maybe they will give me the State of CA pricing that we get our fleet's lubricants for at work).   I'll also check prices on Rotella and any other available CF2 oils, and let you know what I find.

Next project is to buy a Fumoto oil drain valve, then with that and a hand pump to transfer oil from a 5-gallon pail to the engine it should be a snap to change oil.   I have some non-CF2 straight 40W in the engine now, so I want to change it before the valves get deposits.

Thanks, John
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« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2009, 08:01:08 AM »

but it was at a marine engine parts supplier and I know that a few of the boats in Newport Beach still use Detroits. 

That explains it.  Anything having to do with marine or aviation parts or service will always cost more than the same thing at a car-parts place.  And pretty much anything in Newport Beach will cost more than in Costa Mesa.

It's partly an issue of higher rents / taxes near the harbor / airport, and partly a matter of having to buy stuff for stock which they MUST have on hand, but which might not be sold for a while.  The prices on everything go up to cover their out-of-pocket for stuff that has to sit.

There are a number of major oil distributors in Orange County, so let your fingers do the walking.
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« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2009, 08:03:04 AM »

BG6,  note that the first word in my post was "usually".  Smiley  I was thinking in terms of quart containers vs. gallon containers.  We fulltime and don't own property anywhere, so i don't even consider anything larger than case size. Grin

Yep.  I was just explaining why it would be more in this case.
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« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2009, 09:08:24 AM »

You might want to figure in the risk of a spill and/or waste consuming your savings when going to the larger containers.

Lots of buses do not readily let you pour a 5 gallon pail into the engine fill.

Funnels, hoses, a step ladder and a helper make it doable.

Gallon jugs sure are easier to handle and present less risk to falling, spilling or otherwise wasting some product on all those other surfaces.

Around here, there's a deposit on the big drums, you get it back when you take the drum back.

happy coaching!
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« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2009, 08:20:46 PM »

Hi Buswarrior,

Yes, I agree that pouring oil from large containers into engines is potentially fraught with danger  -  I usually get more on the outside than inside!   My plan is to use a simple cheapo hand pump similar to this finely-crafted example of traditional post-Confucian Chinese liquid transfer technology:  http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=34679   (I heard the originals were made from bamboo and panda intestines, but the heroic socialist designers at People's Pump Factory #23 in Shanghai found a way to instead melt down priceless Tibetan artifacts and use that metal to cast the pump bodies, thus saving the workers/soldiers/peasants much money.)

John, all pumped up in overpriced Orange County
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