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dmitc
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:02 am 
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Just did 15K km with RP 15w40 in an NZE, one filter change @ 7.5k and no top up. recovered about 90% (a lil over 3.5 quarts)of the initial oil.


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hindian
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:45 pm 
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NP Ultra 20w 50 $130 a gallon and NP transmission fluid $30 per quart....The Oil Place & Auto Accessories Tacarigua. Poor man oil lol.


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Chemical
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:25 pm 
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dmitc wrote:
Just did 15K km with RP 15w40 in an NZE, one filter change @ 7.5k and no top up. recovered about 90% (a lil over 3.5 quarts)of the initial oil.


Toyota's engines are known for sludge build up. I am still a firm believer in fresh oil @ 5K intervals, therefore for me normal GTX @ $146/gallon---Dollar Savers.


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trinigamer
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:26 am 
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Switched to Valvoline 10w 30, full synthetic, $250/gallon, Penny Savers in Aranguez

Also did a MotorVac engine flush, engine seems to be running smoother.


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DSM_05
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:13 pm 
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Castol Syntec 5W50

295 per gallon.

Tracmac.


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KIRAN-TEK
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:24 pm 
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Shell Helix 20W 50...Really good oil...i had worked on a job at the Shell's blending facility in Pt. Lisas an i have seen for myself the test they carry out while the oils are beeing blended for the general market...all oils are imported an are blended in trinidad, so it's gud stuff. if the oils do not meet specified requirements they immediately cancel that batch and use it to make a different grade of oil........most of us think Shell local an their oils are no good....thats a lie they are dam good lubricants


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CD4Accord
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:10 pm 
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Kiran, no one here ever said that the locally produced Shell oils are bad...
Actually, I would struggle to find a single bad review of them diesel or gas...

That said, I havent really bought since they switched the product names simply because I have other brands stocked up.


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X_Factor
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:16 pm 
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since Farfan took over the distribution the prices went up alot and many ppl started to look for alternatives...
from being 120.00 per gallon to 185 per gallon (blue bottle)


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CD4Accord
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:21 am 
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Yep, I used to be a staunch user of the old Shell Helix Plus (blue bottle) semi-synth for YEARS and YEARS.

Then, it seems they had problems with local production and started importing, meaning that the price jumped about 35%, at which point I abandoned and switched..

Now that it is HX6 (i believe) I haven't gone back to it simply because I am getting synthetic cheaper than the Shell semi-synth..


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DSM_05
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:09 am 
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So I see NP's "Ultratec" (think it was a 10W40) is claimed to be a synth oil, exceeding API SM, and "made in the USA".

Anyone know where they're getting their basestock from?


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evolution91
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:26 pm 
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castrol magnatec 20-50 bess price, 150 in pricesmart


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uwintoday
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:15 am 
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Whats with the oil at 100 bucks a gal. Is this racing oil or somthing?


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CD4Accord
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:11 pm 
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No, just cheap oil... What $100 oil per gal are you referring to?


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X_Factor
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:38 pm 
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i dont think i've ever seen any oil sell 100.00 per gallon recently
u probably mean 100.00 per quart?


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equipped2ripp
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:57 pm 
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uwintoday wrote:
Whats with the oil at 100 bucks a gal. Is this racing oil or somthing?



not sure if srs


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A172
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:19 pm 
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using Castrol Magnatec 20/50 on a fully built forged engine revving to 8000

no issues.

same $150 p.mart


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teckie
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:41 am 
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$100 a gal. what brand is it? also what is the API rating?


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mr NZE
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:28 pm 
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anyone of you tuners know about switching from Conventional oil to Synthetic
Its for my Toyota Corolla currently I using 10W 30 PennsZoil or sometimes the Valvoline
So someone gimme some advice and pitch some ideas, how hard is it ??


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CD4Accord
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:30 am 
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http://www.carbibles.com/engineoil_bible.html

Take a good long read


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elenahusky
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:23 am 
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Refer to your car's user manual. It will outline the oil grade to use. For each oil grade there will be some price variation from brand to brand. Also, there is no "best" oil as long as you get it from a reputed manufacturer.


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Back2Studio
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:06 am 
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SR20DE, Mobil 1 15W-50 @$90 per quart, QWKWHP Debe, OEM Nissan Filter @ Motorist. Changing @ 7500-8000KM.


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DSM_05
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:41 pm 
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^^Wayyy...all that money for a GF-3 oil? Redline is GF-4 (a REAL synthetic) - 15W50 synthetic for 68.95 @ car boutique.


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Back2Studio
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:32 pm 
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Jump high, jump low, research this, research that, statistics yada yada yada .....Mobil 1 15W-50...is what I use in my SR and NOTHING else.


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DSM_05
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:06 pm 
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^^Hey, it's a good oil....no research or stats involved.

I just find it's overpriced....that's my gripe.

I'd be hard pressed to pay $90 a qt for oil.....jus' saying.


On another note, anyone know who the distributor is for Valvoline oils?


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Nasrallah
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:59 am 
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Shell Helix Ultra (grey bottle) 5w-40 $96/quart@ L&G :drinking:


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sunilboodoo
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Castrol Magnatec / 20W-50 / $175 / Pricemart, Mausica


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RoadRunnerGTR
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:20 pm 
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schaeffer's supreme 7000 - $240
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X_Factor
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:12 am 
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^ u do know that S7000 is a synthetic blend eh....personally way too much money for a blend


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DSM_05
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^^Schaeffer's has alwyas been a bit more expensive than the other "non-boutique" oils.. And yes, it's pricey for a blend.

But in certain cases for turbocharged cars running high boost etc, some people report that it resists oil burn off (blowby, whatever) better than some other full synthetics out there.

Again, it depends on the application.


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RoadRunnerGTR
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currently using that in a rb25 turbo do u guys think that's unnecessary? was thinking about switching to ams oil 20w-50


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