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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby Alpha_2nr » February 13th, 2011, 6:50 am

^^Price seems a bit high :?
I could get a bottle of Syntec Blend for like 47 TTD in Stackhouse IIRC.

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Postby EVA Unit-01 » February 13th, 2011, 11:01 am

^^^was in Stackhouse (Williamsville) yesterday, was AMAZED at the wide selection of oils & Meguair's stuff there :shock: Better than MOST car places i've been to!

i saw the Quaker State Horepower Q @ $69/qt, Shell Helix Ultra @ $71/qt, and the full range of Castrol and Shell products...

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby oxidation » February 13th, 2011, 12:39 pm

yes yes stackhouse rocks

anyways my father in law put in castrol 20w-50 in my qg15 engine which is doing abt 110000 km

i have been using amsoil 10w-30 before and i was wondering if i can switch back to the 10w-30

the 20w - 50 has the car kinda lazy

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby CD4Accord » February 13th, 2011, 4:19 pm

Of course you can switch back, why not?

Go for it...

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Postby mr NZE » February 13th, 2011, 11:38 pm

A172 wrote:
4 Eyes wrote:Quaker State 20W-50

Chuna's auto supplies -$140 a Gallon


Double R $130 :mrgreen:


garage on the highway b4 caroni flyover heading north - $21 per qt

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby mr NZE » February 14th, 2011, 12:10 am

were can i get the mobile clean qt at a good price ?????

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby Chemical » February 14th, 2011, 2:00 pm

^^Just an update. The reason Total oil is relatively reasonable is cause NP is making it under license.Went to Stackhouse & they do have the oil approx $40 cheaper but the syntec is 5w 50.

They also carry the shell & total line.

Was also in p/smart & they now have the castrol magnatec 20w 50 for $150 / gallon.

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Postby CD4Accord » February 14th, 2011, 3:36 pm

Clarify your statement Chemical, NP only makes the Total Quartz 5000, I don't think they make the 7000 but its possible..

The Quartz 9000 synthetic is imported direct from France and is usually found in 5w-40
I usually pay around $180 or $190 for 4 Liters of it, aka 4.25 qt's or so..

That said, locally mixed by NP may not be such a bad thing.. Think about it, the Shell Helix Plus (blue bottle) and the Shell Rimula oils are locally made and they are excellent.. I can vouch for this from experience..

If I am not mistaken, with the old Shell products the only import was the Shell Helix Ultra..

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby konartis » February 21st, 2011, 4:32 pm

whats a good engine oil to use in a b13 car? 20w 50?? which is a good brand to use? forget the price...

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby CD4Accord » February 21st, 2011, 5:52 pm

Why not take a read and see what people been saying.. I tired repeat myself

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Postby horsepwrjunki » March 23rd, 2011, 8:33 am

used to use kendalll gt-1 liquid titanium.. $7* @ autonation performance...... $4* @ youngs auto parts ( motorist) st james
stopped by Teknet yesterday picked up a gal of amzoil...cant rember $$ will get bill and let u know

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Postby horsepwrjunki » March 23rd, 2011, 10:25 am

$276 + vat / gallon 15w 40 amzoil @ teknet...

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby dredman1 » March 24th, 2011, 11:29 pm

Anyone know where I can get Mobil 1 15W50 at a decent price? My regular source out of stock and not sure when they getting more in. Used to pay $70/quart up to early this year.

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby archangel2011 » March 27th, 2011, 9:18 pm

anybody has a number for stackhouse and some directions to this place?thanks

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby X_Factor » March 28th, 2011, 6:53 am

Farfan had a bess sale on shell oils!!
saved about 200 on a case of 10w40 synthetic blend

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby acesinghit » March 28th, 2011, 8:18 am

$166. for Castrol Magnatec and BOSCH oil filter. (Mathura's in St. James)

It's been in a Tiida 2 days now, engine has normal carbon build-up and the oil is still clear. The vehicle heats up a little quicker though and runs a bit smoother. Won't know how it stands up because the oil is usually changed promptly at 4,000kms

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby X_Factor » March 28th, 2011, 1:42 pm

for those who use a synthetic blend...
how long do you run the oil for?

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby CD4Accord » March 28th, 2011, 6:23 pm

Depends on the vehicle and your personal preference.. When I used to use the old Shell Helix Plus (blue bottle) or Castrol Syn Blend I would run it to about 7000km... I think thats a bit on the high side but the car was driving mostly highway at the time

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Postby 3stagevtec » March 28th, 2011, 7:29 pm

When I used to use the Castrol Syntec Blend, I only ran it for 5000kms.. engine had over 230,000kms on it and it oil showed signs of wear (smelt and looked kinda burnt).. the oil did it job quite well though because I am now at 260,000kms and the engine hardly burns oil..

I am using Amsoil 15W40 now btw.. changing every 10,000kms, filter every 5000kms..

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby X_Factor » March 28th, 2011, 7:56 pm

Was just checking the feasibility between using a blend or full synthetic for my car as my objective is to get most KM between changes

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby EVA Unit-01 » March 29th, 2011, 4:24 am

then go with the full synth = 10,000 km interval. match that with a good long-life filter and you have no worries!

i used to use the Mitsu OEM filter for 10,000km no probs (fingers crossed) until i found the Royal Purple filter (which i used for the first time last change)...

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby X_Factor » March 29th, 2011, 6:14 am

well u see i pay 150 for a gallon of shell synthetic blend and i can get up to 6500-7000k's with that
so 2 changes = 13,000k's which costs 300.00
average full synthetic costs 275 and more
so im getting 3000k's for an extra 25$

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby archangel2011 » March 29th, 2011, 2:47 pm

im using Eneos 5w40 and i am running it to 14000km.did 2 filter changes (luberfiner) supposed to do 3 missed one, changing the oil this week anyways.the oil is still golden with some blackness but in good condition with no burnt smell.bought the luberfiner from big Z by the Case cost about $18 each last year october/november-dont know if price has risen since.same filter working in my wingroad and my sis-in-law civic.Eneos 5w40 cost $70 per quart from yakuza.would start buying the royal purple filter though it makes sense with full synthetic.

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby CD4Accord » March 31st, 2011, 10:58 am

X-Factor, I can't say I agree with that..
I usually would pay about ~$200 for 4 liters of Total Quartz 9000, ie. Synthetic for what I consider marginally more than blend (which is usually only 25% syn anyway)..

Has the new line of mobil oils come to trinidad as yet?
It seems that they have done away with the Clean 5000 and Clean 7500 products, and instead have Super.. and then Super Synthetic..
I bought a 5qt jug the other day in walmart of the super for $13 US... not bad at alll

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby konartis » March 31st, 2011, 5:08 pm

one question, i normally use castrol gtx mineral 20W50 in my b13, was told that the thicker oil will increase friction and cause the car to respond lazy (sometimes its lazy a bit) as the oil is too thick when cold, could i use a less viscosity oil like 10W40 in that car? i heard that the thinner oil might cause the vehicle to smoke...any thoughts on this? thnks!

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby CD4Accord » March 31st, 2011, 9:14 pm

read read read konartis... Its all in the thread... I said it about 15 times before, just read

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby X_Factor » April 1st, 2011, 1:31 pm

^ how long u push the total 9000 for?
seems like a good alternative when i need oil in the future

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby Dave » April 1st, 2011, 4:39 pm

AMSOIL XL LINE
synthetic made to run 10000 miles and less than $56/qt

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby CD4Accord » April 2nd, 2011, 4:04 am

X_Factor wrote:^ how long u push the total 9000 for?
seems like a good alternative when i need oil in the future



Usually I end up doing only about 6000km, but that's over the course of usually 5 or 6 month oil change intervals..

I am seldom in the country to use the car, so whenever I am around I usually have a round of oil changes on all the vehicles...

I'm fairly sure that you would be safe doing 7500km on the TQ 9000 no problems...
It serves its purpose well for me, and has done excellently to help desludge my engine.. A slow process which may take years considering how bad things were

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Re: Post your engine oil / grade / price / location

Postby ADONI » April 11th, 2011, 9:21 am

Mobil 1 10W 30 - $65 ah quart (Auto Village in El Socorro)
(any filter beside FRAM) bought my NZE with a fram filter and in about half of turn the filter came out...

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