Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 0W-40 availability

SFCR

Member
As we know, the Scat Pack Challenger’s OM recommends Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 0W-40. The issue I'm having is that Pennzoil indicates that this weight is sold at all automotive parts retailers and Walmart. I checked all parts stores in my area and no one has this weight. Walmart had a shelf tag, but has yet to have it on the shelf. Only one retailer, a local O'Reilly's finally told me they could order it, but a case was expensive! Pennzoil told me to call their distributor in our area, so I called and she had no clue! After a long discussion, she finally said she could order it from Atlanta, GA, but it would take about 3-4 weeks and it was also expensive... Seriously? I live in North Carolina, so it shouldn't take that long if I had decided to drop that dime. Pennzoil even offered a rebate on the 5 quart container of Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 0W-40 and Amazon didn't even have it – neither did anyone else! I’m unsure what Pennzoil is trying to do with the availability of this weight oil. I’ve been ordering it from Amazon as that’s the best price I can get so far. I had rather not change the brand as it's been doing well for my car. I know ordering it has several advantages including the availability and convenience of the 5 quart container. For anyone using this brand and weight, are you having the same availability issues? Thanks for your input!
 

SFCR

Member
I’m having the same issue.
For my 15K oil change, I had to go with Mobil-1 of the same weight.
Right now, NAPA has the quart bottles of the PUP 0W-40 for $6.09 per bottle. You might have to order it though. They've never had it on the shelf around here.
 

Sickboy

Member
Ebay has a 6.4 oil change “kit” with a filter and 7 quarts penzoil 0-40, with the srt logo on the box. $80 though.
 

SFCR

Member
Not so bad, though the same thing from Amazon is about $71.00 w/ free shipping if you have Amazon Prime. However, if Amazon changed anything, this wouldn't be a bad deal given the prices elsewhere.
 

Sickboy

Member
FWIW, ordered an art oil change pack on amazon. 7 qts art branded penzoil 0-40 and a filter $79.96. Came out to $86.96 total. Ordered on the 18th, arrived on the 23rd.
I went this route after stopping at two stores with no spots on the shelf for it. At that point I wasted enough time to warrant an extra few bucks for a guarantee. Showing 17% life left, so it’s near time anyway
 

Sickboy

Member
I gotta wonder what your/my friendly dealer would charge ? And if they have the correct oil ?
In the Buffalo ny area, $87.24.
labor. 21.00
parts. 62.90
total. 83.90
less insurance. 4.00
sales tax. 7.34

please pay. 87.24

yes, they had the right oil and mopar brand filter, so yes, I saved 28 cents doing it myself. Definitely worth the several hours worth of shopping around. And the wait. And all the work involved. At least I got an amateur job out of it
 
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