Printable Version of Topic

Click here to view this topic in its original format

914World.com _ 914World Garage _ Valvoline VR1 racing oil on sale at Autozone

Posted by: anderssj Mar 16 2017, 04:02 PM

Stopped in the local AutoZone (Hampton VA) today and saw that they had Valvoline VR1 20w50 racing oil (the one w/ ZDDP) on sale for $1.00 per quart. Salesman said they were closing it out--he thought the sale was company-wide.

I haven't seen it that cheap since I bought the 914 in the way-back days (back when oil came in cardboard cans).

Hope this helps!

Steve A-

Posted by: N_Jay Mar 16 2017, 06:31 PM

Thanks!

Snagged a case. 6 bottles each at 2 different stores.
Not much left in the system.

Posted by: Minerva's 914 Mar 16 2017, 06:35 PM

Web search on autozone.com does not return any hits so it maybe true. I'm going to check my local store tomorrow and stock up if this is true nationwide. Thanks for the heads up Bro beerchug.gif

Posted by: mepstein Mar 16 2017, 07:17 PM

Big deal on pelican. When you're filling 10+ quarts, it makes a difference.

Posted by: oakdalecurtis Mar 16 2017, 08:41 PM

My Autozone has it on sale, but only in 15/40 wt. I'm in warm central Cali, would that wt be ok here?

Posted by: mramber Mar 17 2017, 07:47 AM

This is for real! I had to stop at two stores but I picked up 12 quarts of 20w-50 this morning for $1 each.

Thanks for the heads up!!! piratenanner.gif

Posted by: t collins Mar 17 2017, 08:01 AM

I was too late, all gone in my area headbang.gif

Posted by: bretth Mar 17 2017, 11:35 AM

Thanks. Just picked up 6 quarts. Not even marked as a sale. Almost looks like $1 is the regular price.

Posted by: Big Len Mar 17 2017, 12:28 PM

Exactly the same Brett. 6 quarts for the price of one.

Posted by: fixer34 Mar 17 2017, 03:16 PM

Your stores must be late to the party. Checked mine and they said started clearancing it out last December. Not even space on the shelves for it.
Git while the gitting is good...

Posted by: jtprettyman Mar 17 2017, 05:09 PM

Hit a couple stores here in middle Tennessee, each had it for $1 marked as regular price (to the surprise of one of the managers!). He looked in the system and said he didn't see anything about it being clearanced out, and said he would go ahead and put an order for another 12 and call me when they come in.

Posted by: mramber Mar 17 2017, 05:13 PM

QUOTE(jtprettyman @ Mar 17 2017, 06:09 PM) *

Hit a couple stores here in middle Tennessee, each had it for $1 marked as regular price (to the surprise of one of the managers!). He looked in the system and said he didn't see anything about it being clearanced out, and said he would go ahead and put an order for another 12 and call me when they come in.


It was kind of funny when I got mine this morning. The manager walked by as I was at the checkout and commented "We don't sell oil for $1" Then he double checked everything in the system, and let me have it! I'm not sure if they are getting rid of it, or maybe they have in incorrect price on the SKU in their system.

Posted by: Steve Mar 17 2017, 05:42 PM

It's regular price at $6.50 a quart in so cal at the local auto zone

Posted by: Luke M Mar 17 2017, 05:48 PM

QUOTE(mramber @ Mar 17 2017, 04:13 PM) *

QUOTE(jtprettyman @ Mar 17 2017, 06:09 PM) *

Hit a couple stores here in middle Tennessee, each had it for $1 marked as regular price (to the surprise of one of the managers!). He looked in the system and said he didn't see anything about it being clearanced out, and said he would go ahead and put an order for another 12 and call me when they come in.


It was kind of funny when I got mine this morning. The manager walked by as I was at the checkout and commented "We don't sell oil for $1" Then he double checked everything in the system, and let me have it! I'm not sure if they are getting rid of it, or maybe they have in incorrect price on the SKU in their system.

\


I went to pick up some VR1 earlier today but my local autozone was all sold out.
The manager told me that they will no longer be selling and no longer stocking it.
He made it sound like it's company wide too. I guess that's why it's so cheap.

Posted by: Steve Mar 17 2017, 06:03 PM

In so cal it was regular price and not on the shelf, they had two cases in the back

Posted by: Big Len Mar 17 2017, 06:18 PM

Advance had a similar deal several months ago....I bought all they had. There may be some leftover at a few stores.

Posted by: jim_hoyland Mar 17 2017, 06:54 PM

None available at my local Autozone..... sad.gif

Posted by: Steve Mar 17 2017, 08:32 PM

QUOTE(jim_hoyland @ Mar 17 2017, 05:54 PM) *

None available at my local Autozone..... sad.gif

They keep it in the back, but it's not on sale

Posted by: saigon71 Mar 18 2017, 08:35 AM

Thanks for posting this Steve!

I raided three stores this morning and scored 20 quarts. I'll be in the city early next week and hope to buy some more.

Sweet deal. I love this forum! beerchug.gif

Posted by: Olympic 1.7 Mar 18 2017, 12:47 PM

Bonus. thumb3d.gif

Hit 3 Autozone stores, Got 25 Qts Will work for both the teener and the Harley.

Called my buddy and let him know to hit the Autozone stores in his area. He uses it in the racecar.

Posted by: rgalla9146 Mar 18 2017, 12:51 PM

regular price in bergenfield nj $6.99 ? 4 qts in stock

Posted by: db9146 Mar 18 2017, 03:33 PM

I was driving from Atlanta to Mississippi last night and hit 6 stores on the way out of town and 4 more once I got to Jackson. Made quite a haul but I've got an engine change in the works so I'll be able to make good use of it.

Posted by: Coloradocurt Mar 18 2017, 04:13 PM

I hit 3 stores in the South Metrto Denver area and cleaned them out (24 qts.) I checked both the O'Reilly's and Advance Auto stores who said they price-matched other local stores, but when they saw the receipt at $1/qt., did a 180° and said that they couldn't match the price. My retort: "There's a difference between 'you can't' and 'you won't' match the Autozone price.
One of the Autozone store managers confirmed that he had been told that Valvoline is discontinuing this oil, so if that's the case, the other stores should be blowing out their stock before too long. Keep checking!

Posted by: Travis Neff Mar 18 2017, 07:38 PM

I spent the last couple days easter egg hunting in the east valley. 139qts.

Posted by: GregAmy Mar 18 2017, 08:02 PM

Deet-da-dee. And I was proud of my 29...

Edit: you'd think this was something actually important, like Heady Topper or Pliney the Elder...

Posted by: Cevan Mar 19 2017, 06:40 AM

Bought 18 at one of my local Autozone's. The guys were pretty excited I was getting such a good deal.

Posted by: saigon71 Mar 19 2017, 05:34 PM

Gents:

Check back at the stores. It seems that they are still getting deliveries of this oil. After scoring another 12 today, Autozone called me and said they got more in right after I left.

I'm up to 30 qts. smile.gif

Posted by: stevend914 Mar 20 2017, 07:36 AM

hissyfit.gif Must be nice, zero quarts available in the St. Louis area hissyfit.gif

Posted by: Gulf91474 Mar 20 2017, 08:58 AM

QUOTE(anderssj @ Mar 16 2017, 04:02 PM) *

Stopped in the local AutoZone (Hampton VA) today and saw that they had Valvoline VR1 20w50 racing oil (the one w/ ZDDP) on sale for $1.00 per quart. Salesman said they were closing it out--he thought the sale was company-wide.

I haven't seen it that cheap since I bought the 914 in the way-back days (back when oil came in cardboard cans).

Hope this helps!

Steve A-

Grabbed 10 quarts in slc.. no more to be found... sad.gif

Posted by: second wind Mar 20 2017, 12:22 PM

QUOTE(Gulf91474 @ Mar 20 2017, 07:58 AM) *

QUOTE(anderssj @ Mar 16 2017, 04:02 PM) *

Stopped in the local AutoZone (Hampton VA) today and saw that they had Valvoline VR1 20w50 racing oil (the one w/ ZDDP) on sale for $1.00 per quart. Salesman said they were closing it out--he thought the sale was company-wide.

I haven't seen it that cheap since I bought the 914 in the way-back days (back when oil came in cardboard cans).

Hope this helps!

Steve A-

Grabbed 10 quarts in slc.. no more to be found... sad.gif


Hey guys.....I am freaking out that I can't get in on this deal. Could some please buy me two cases each of 30wt and 40wt VR1 Racing for a buck a quart and I will pay shipping and other expenses.....like gas and beer and lunch. Don't ask don't get as we say.....thank you very much!!
gg

Posted by: bretth Mar 20 2017, 03:28 PM

Just picked up 6 more and ordered 24 additional from other stores in the area to be sent to this new store. Only see the 20w-50 so far. Could have got another 24 too, considering it.

Brett

Posted by: Big Len Mar 20 2017, 04:09 PM

Second Wind- I think they only stocked 20W-50.

Posted by: fixer34 Mar 20 2017, 05:10 PM

Long gone in Chicago area stores...

Maybe as someone suggested, you guys with plenty available stock up and share the wealth...

Posted by: rgalla9146 Mar 20 2017, 05:55 PM

Anyone have any luck in North Jersey ?

Posted by: GregAmy Mar 20 2017, 06:17 PM

There's a discussion on The Bird's 911 forum where some guys are seriously hoarding, and a lot of others are getting butt-hurt about it...actually really does remind me of the Heady/SoS/Pliney Warz...

I snagged enough for my two cars for a couple years (<4 qts street car, ~9 qts dry-sumped race car) but I found not only 20W-50 out there, but some 50W and 60W as well. So don't just ask them about VV211 20W-5 but ask to search inventory for 50W (VV235) and 60W (VV241). Sadly, Autozone's web site does not return hits for anything VR1- related, so you can't check store inventory online. But find a knowledgeable employee and thy can do a search (I've found many to be surprisingly cooperative, especially once they recognize you've got a pretty cool "scam" going on).

I might run the straight-weight 50/60 in the street car that tends to run hot with low oil pressure in the summer, and run the multi-vis on the race car with the external cooler.

Posted by: Big Len Mar 20 2017, 07:43 PM

Rory - Since you have 4 and I have 6, I'll give you one when I see you.

Checked out Warwick yesterday and Matamorass, PA today....zilch.

Posted by: ljubodraz Mar 20 2017, 07:49 PM

QUOTE(fixer34 @ Mar 20 2017, 05:10 PM) *

Long gone in Chicago area stores...

Maybe as someone suggested, you guys with plenty available stock up and share the wealth...


agree.gif I second the lack of availability in Chicago (SW suburbs). I gave up after four AutoZone stores today.

Posted by: theleschyouknow Mar 22 2017, 08:48 PM

7 qts for 7 bucks on South Hulen tonight
woulda been 11 for 11 but the counter guy was so stoked he said i had to let him get some too! he did find it in the back for me so i was cool with that

beerchug.gif
cjl

Posted by: scallyk9 Mar 22 2017, 09:38 PM

I checked my local Autozone in Kirkland, Washington, and the manager told me they had stopped selling it a year ago, then showed me a new additive product they had just received that contained ZDDP. One can treats 5 quarts of motor oil.

Posted by: theleschyouknow Mar 23 2017, 08:24 PM

6 more tonite on 377S !
whoop-whoop

beerchug.gif
cjl

Posted by: Mr.Nobody Mar 23 2017, 10:44 PM

Still full pop here in San Diego, CA. Sucks. hissyfit.gif

Posted by: Tbrown4x4 Mar 24 2017, 02:14 AM

I'm not getting any love in Port Orchard. In fact, the price went up over $7

Posted by: saigon71 Mar 27 2017, 01:01 PM

The gig may be up in my area. Stopped in at Autozone today for my weekly check on the $1.00 VR1. Clerk said they wouldn't have it at that price anymore and the new bottle was due out next week for $6.79/qt.

I was able to stockpile 51qts sweeping all the Autozone stores in a tri-county area.

Thanks to the original poster for this info. Huge savings! $$$ beerchug.gif

Posted by: second wind Mar 27 2017, 01:20 PM

I mentioned the outlawed VR 1 to my local store and he replied.."it's back". He has two cases waiting for me.....usual price I am sure. Oh well......at least I can change my oil again. Thank you all for your time and energy.
gg

Posted by: forrestkhaag Mar 27 2017, 03:16 PM

Leave it to California to sheeplove.gif us on anything related to fuel, tires, motion, etc. /anything fun really... hissyfit.gif I will have to check in AZ as I need to make a run over there anyway..

beerchug.gif

Posted by: GregAmy Mar 27 2017, 03:25 PM

https://team.valvoline.com/get/gloves

Posted by: 767driver Mar 28 2017, 10:41 AM

I have not been able to find any at all around the northern Baltimore suburbs.

Posted by: lonewolfe Mar 28 2017, 11:58 AM

I checked our local store in Oakland last night and they were $6.99/Qt.

Posted by: Big Len Mar 28 2017, 12:31 PM

QUOTE(lonewolfe @ Mar 28 2017, 01:58 PM) *

I checked our local store in Oakland last night and they were $6.99/Qt.

Did you have the counter person scan the bar code or just read the price on the shelf? The counter people at my local store had no idea based on the shelf price, but once they scanned it, price dropped.

Posted by: 914_teener Mar 28 2017, 12:35 PM

QUOTE(forrestkhaag @ Mar 27 2017, 02:16 PM) *

Leave it to California to sheeplove.gif us on anything related to fuel, tires, motion, etc. /anything fun really... hissyfit.gif I will have to check in AZ as I need to make a run over there anyway..

beerchug.gif



So where is the evidence that California has banned high Zinc addittive oil.

Internet hoax or misinformation?


Posted by: GregAmy Mar 28 2017, 02:25 PM

It's a labeling issue. CA banned "obsolete" oils, they have to meet one standard. Search on bobistheoilguy.com some time early last year; topic was "California bans obsolete oil" or similar.

That's why it's back on the shelves at the old price: all new stock has the correct label. Did you notice all the oils you bought had differing labels? I think Autozone was gifting us a way to clear out their old stock.

Posted by: db9146 Mar 28 2017, 02:59 PM

QUOTE(Travis Neff @ Mar 18 2017, 09:38 PM) *

I spent the last couple days easter egg hunting in the east valley. 139qts.



I thought I might the be high scorer with 91 but Travis beat me!

Posted by: Travis Neff Mar 28 2017, 04:24 PM

I've got problems.. 151 including what I already had stashed.




Attached thumbnail(s)
Attached Image

Posted by: 914_teener Mar 28 2017, 04:25 PM

QUOTE(GregAmy @ Mar 28 2017, 01:25 PM) *

It's a labeling issue. CA banned "obsolete" oils, they have to meet one standard. Search on bobistheoilguy.com some time early last year; topic was "California bans obsolete oil" or similar.

That's why it's back on the shelves at the old price: all new stock has the correct label. Did you notice all the oils you bought had differing labels? I think Autozone was gifting us a way to clear out their old stock.



Yes that.s what I thought. It is the API designation if obsoleted.

So as long as the designation is compatable with an active API designation it can be sold in CA is my understanding.

So the the stores could have the SA designation and still viable oil just a labeling issue.

Posted by: Big Len Mar 28 2017, 06:09 PM

A HUNDRED AND FIFTY ONE ????
pray.gif

Posted by: Beach914 Mar 28 2017, 09:20 PM

Definitely OCD......

Posted by: GregAmy Mar 29 2017, 06:34 AM

Yeah. I was done at 40, plenty enough for the two cars for a couple years. Then I got a call from my local place, all proud they got 20 more for me, so I grabbed those too.

You should check the expiration dates on those so they don't turn into vinegar on you. Bad bad bad for the engine.






wink.gif

Posted by: mramber Mar 29 2017, 08:48 AM

QUOTE(Travis Neff @ Mar 28 2017, 05:24 PM) *

I've got problems.. 151 including what I already had stashed.

Dude! I want to party with you!!! beer3.gif

Posted by: db9146 Mar 29 2017, 08:52 AM

And he even takes the time to polish the dinner table BEFORE he lays out all 151 qrts., all turned the same way, all perfectly aligned......

Ok, ok...you win... wacko.gif beerchug.gif smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: theer Mar 29 2017, 09:58 AM

I cleaned out my Autozone, too. First the Valvoline then the Autozone brand - $1/qt.

Posted by: tygaboy Mar 29 2017, 10:25 AM

QUOTE(Travis Neff @ Mar 28 2017, 03:24 PM) *

I've got problems.. 151 including what I already had stashed.


Reminds me of that Seinfeld episode about the contraceptive sponges...

Our little cars are certainly "VR1 worthy"!

Posted by: BillC Mar 29 2017, 11:07 AM

I looked at the local Autozone, but no luck. No VR1 at all. hissyfit.gif

Posted by: Travis Neff Mar 29 2017, 11:20 AM

QUOTE(Beach914 @ Mar 28 2017, 08:20 PM) *

Definitely OCD......


That's not the half of it. You know when you walk in the front door of those stores they make that swish sound? Well if the sound doesn't sound just right you have to try going through the door again and again until it sounds just right. Same sound of satisfaction when you leave out the exit door.

Then I get home and lay out all that oil on the table and every time I leave the room someone turns one of the bottles around just to see me freak out. Then I hear some crap that I dont have an even number of oil bottles and I should do something about it because it may not be just right.

Then I go out and change my oil and so now I don't have as much and to top it off someone on pelican got 240qts of oil and now I feel like I don't have enough. laugh.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Mar 29 2017, 07:20 PM

Got the last 8 quarts in Superior WI. Nothing in Duluth MN. Sold Out

Posted by: jmill Mar 29 2017, 07:28 PM

I called all the autozones in my area and they said the sale is over and it was a dollar off, not a quart for a dollar. WTF.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Mar 29 2017, 08:20 PM

QUOTE(jmill @ Mar 29 2017, 08:28 PM) *

I called all the autozones in my area and they said the sale is over and it was a dollar off, not a quart for a dollar. WTF.gif


The Superior store told me on the phone that it was on the shelf for $ 2.00 a quart but it may ring up for less. I took a chance and drove over and it rang up at a $ 1.00 Don't believe the guy until you check it out.

Powered by Invision Power Board (http://www.invisionboard.com)
© Invision Power Services (http://www.invisionpower.com)