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

Postby dmitc » September 25th, 2011, 10:02 am

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

Postby hindian » September 25th, 2011, 7:45 pm

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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Postby Chemical » September 26th, 2011, 9:25 pm

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

Postby trinigamer » September 28th, 2011, 10:26 am

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

Postby DSM_05 » September 28th, 2011, 12:13 pm

Castol Syntec 5W50

295 per gallon.

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Postby KIRAN-TEK » October 21st, 2011, 10:24 pm

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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Postby CD4Accord » October 24th, 2011, 10:10 pm

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

Postby X_Factor » October 24th, 2011, 11:16 pm

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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Postby CD4Accord » October 25th, 2011, 1:21 am

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

Postby DSM_05 » October 31st, 2011, 8:09 am

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

Postby evolution91 » November 4th, 2011, 10:26 pm

castrol magnatec 20-50 bess price, 150 in pricesmart

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

Postby uwintoday » November 14th, 2011, 12:15 am

Whats with the oil at 100 bucks a gal. Is this racing oil or somthing?

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

Postby CD4Accord » November 14th, 2011, 6:11 pm

No, just cheap oil... What $100 oil per gal are you referring to?

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

Postby X_Factor » November 14th, 2011, 7:38 pm

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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Postby equipped2ripp » November 14th, 2011, 7:57 pm

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

Postby A172 » November 15th, 2011, 1:19 pm

using Castrol Magnatec 20/50 on a fully built forged engine revving to 8000

no issues.

same $150 p.mart

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

Postby teckie » November 16th, 2011, 10:41 am

$100 a gal. what brand is it? also what is the API rating?

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Postby mr NZE » November 30th, 2011, 6:28 pm

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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Postby elenahusky » December 24th, 2011, 2:23 am

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

Postby Back2Studio » December 25th, 2011, 9:06 am

SR20DE, Mobil 1 15W-50 @$90 per quart, QWKWHP Debe, OEM Nissan Filter @ Motorist. Changing @ 7500-8000KM.

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

Postby DSM_05 » December 25th, 2011, 8:41 pm

^^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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Postby Back2Studio » December 27th, 2011, 2:32 pm

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

Postby DSM_05 » December 27th, 2011, 4:06 pm

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

Postby Nasrallah » December 31st, 2011, 12:59 am

Shell Helix Ultra (grey bottle) 5w-40 $96/quart@ L&G :drinking:

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

Postby sunilboodoo » January 13th, 2012, 4:44 am

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

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

Postby RoadRunnerGTR » January 19th, 2012, 11:20 pm

schaeffer's supreme 7000 - $240
Tune up shop San fernando

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

Postby X_Factor » January 22nd, 2012, 11:12 am

^ u do know that S7000 is a synthetic blend eh....personally way too much money for a blend

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

Postby DSM_05 » January 22nd, 2012, 10:58 pm

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

Postby RoadRunnerGTR » January 23rd, 2012, 4:39 pm

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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