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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby love my beast » May 17th, 2017, 11:09 am

Hi.. Im searching to find the best way to import a suv from england. The movt and duties Calculation escapes me.. So i am requesting some assistance on that as well.. YEAR: 2017... ENGINE: 2976 cc... Price before shipping: 47,590.00 gbp... A breakdown of your equations would be very appreciated.. Thanking you guys in advance.. Nice to know you can always count on trinituner..

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby purple_heart77 » June 3rd, 2017, 10:04 am

SR wrote:Kendall in all my euros

At 5K km in my vehicle and looks good so far,

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby MrJWW » July 14th, 2017, 10:07 am

Good Day All,

Volkswagen Passat (B5) currently using Castrol 5w40 Fully Synthetic..

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby aaron17 » July 17th, 2017, 4:17 pm

If I have Castrol 5w40 and I want to top it off . Can I use SHELL HELIX ULTRA 5W-40? The castrol kinda outa the way to get. Eventually I would switch all the way to shell.

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby aaron17 » July 17th, 2017, 4:37 pm

Need to know asap ..thanks

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby X_Factor » July 17th, 2017, 4:40 pm

shell is overpriced

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby aaron17 » July 17th, 2017, 4:49 pm

X_Factor wrote:shell is overpriced


Oh ok but in general, can it be mixed without any problems?

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby eliteauto » July 17th, 2017, 6:19 pm

aaron17 wrote:
X_Factor wrote:shell is overpriced


Oh ok but in general, can it be mixed without any problems?

Yes

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby *KRONIK* » July 17th, 2017, 6:34 pm

aaron17 wrote:
X_Factor wrote:shell is overpriced


Oh ok but in general, can it be mixed without any problems?

Yes
Its states so on the bottle

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby TURbero » August 21st, 2017, 2:21 pm

engine: 5w40 Castrol full syn .....to full to spec: 1 gall +1/2 liter
tranny: pentosin CVT, complete change tran oil change 7 qts. for tranny only: 5 qts.

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby Morpheus » May 8th, 2018, 6:37 pm

Engine: Amsoil 5w30. May try 5w40 next
Tranny: no change yet
Coolant: What do you guys recommend? (seeing this G12,G12+ & G12++) in the OM. And where can I get it? Seeing "red coolant" but none specifically marked G12 etc.

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby dcarman » May 9th, 2018, 10:45 am

If you going to change coolant, best to go with G12++ or G12+, but don't mix them

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby Morpheus » May 10th, 2018, 5:42 pm

dcarman wrote:If you going to change coolant, best to go with G12++ or G12+, but don't mix them


Yeah I read that much, I just need a brand, etc.

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby sweeks » May 28th, 2018, 8:51 am

2002 C200 Kompressor with M111.955 engine

My mechanic uses Mobil 1 synthetic (euro spec). 7 quarts at $85 per quart.

I run it for 10 000km minimum. (I tend to use mileage not time for my service intervals)

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby Monk BANzai » May 29th, 2018, 10:01 am

Morpheus wrote:Engine: Amsoil 5w30. May try 5w40 next
Tranny: no change yet
Coolant: What do you guys recommend? (seeing this G12,G12+ & G12++) in the OM. And where can I get it? Seeing "red coolant" but none specifically marked G12 etc.

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i've moved to Bizol (same Spec : 5w40). I use the Bizol G12 coolant as well. no issues.

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby Morpheus » May 29th, 2018, 1:00 pm

Thanks man

Never heard of that brand tbh

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby Krystal Car Part Imports » May 29th, 2018, 6:53 pm

I have MANNOL oil. Anyone willing to try?

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby Krystal Car Part Imports » May 29th, 2018, 6:55 pm

Monk BANzai wrote:
Morpheus wrote:Engine: Amsoil 5w30. May try 5w40 next
Tranny: no change yet
Coolant: What do you guys recommend? (seeing this G12,G12+ & G12++) in the OM. And where can I get it? Seeing "red coolant" but none specifically marked G12 etc.

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i've moved to Bizol (same Spec : 5w40). I use the Bizol G12 coolant as well. no issues.
Where are you buying Bizol locally?

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby Monk BANzai » May 29th, 2018, 8:10 pm

Krystal Car Part Imports wrote:
Monk BANzai wrote:
Morpheus wrote:Engine: Amsoil 5w30. May try 5w40 next
Tranny: no change yet
Coolant: What do you guys recommend? (seeing this G12,G12+ & G12++) in the OM. And where can I get it? Seeing "red coolant" but none specifically marked G12 etc.

Audi A4 B8


i've moved to Bizol (same Spec : 5w40). I use the Bizol G12 coolant as well. no issues.
Where are you buying Bizol locally?


i get it from a Massy Technician. Massy uses Bizol on their VW's.... but before that i was good with the PentoSynth...

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby Aaron 2NR » May 30th, 2018, 4:45 pm

Valvoline synpower 5w40 MST .... vw and audi oem approved... we use it in our vehicles that are maintained at the firms etc as well


https://sharena21.springcm.com/Public/D ... 162d889bd1

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby MG Man » September 5th, 2018, 11:34 am

started using Motul in everything form the MGF to the Swift

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby Kinday » September 5th, 2018, 10:37 pm

Monk BANzai wrote:
i get it from a Massy Technician. Massy uses Bizol on their VW's.... but before that i was good with the PentoSynth...


Same here. Bizol is pretty good

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby Gool » September 6th, 2018, 9:48 am

MG Man wrote:started using Motul in everything form the MGF to the Swift


Started stocking and using Motul as well.
recently put it in the Sh5 forester

The other vehicles still on Shaeffers for now. never had an issue with shaeffers. very capable oil.

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby Krystal Car Part Imports » October 2nd, 2018, 12:33 am

Mannol Elite 5w40 in the Opel. Mannol ts4 15w40 truck special in d van

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby A33_VQ35 » October 2nd, 2018, 2:16 am

Monk BANzai wrote:
Krystal Car Part Imports wrote:
Monk BANzai wrote:
Morpheus wrote:Engine: Amsoil 5w30. May try 5w40 next
Tranny: no change yet
Coolant: What do you guys recommend? (seeing this G12,G12+ & G12++) in the OM. And where can I get it? Seeing "red coolant" but none specifically marked G12 etc.

Audi A4 B8


i've moved to Bizol (same Spec : 5w40). I use the Bizol G12 coolant as well. no issues.
Where are you buying Bizol locally?


i get it from a Massy Technician. Massy uses Bizol on their VW's.... but before that i was good with the PentoSynth...
Massey sells Castrol edge 5w 40 for vw which is wat I use. Hard to get in the east.
I think massey uses Castrol in all brands

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby A33_VQ35 » October 2nd, 2018, 2:18 am

Morpheus wrote:Engine: Amsoil 5w30. May try 5w40 next
Tranny: no change yet
Coolant: What do you guys recommend? (seeing this G12,G12+ & G12++) in the OM. And where can I get it? Seeing "red coolant" but none specifically marked G12 etc.

Audi A4 B8
Using original vw/audi G13 coolant...

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby Krystal Car Part Imports » October 2nd, 2018, 2:30 am

Morpheus wrote:Engine: Amsoil 5w30. May try 5w40 next
Tranny: no change yet
Coolant: What do you guys recommend? (seeing this G12,G12+ & G12++) in the OM. And where can I get it? Seeing "red coolant" but none specifically marked G12 etc.

Audi A4 B8
Our friend is right about not mixing g12 and g12+ coolants. G13 superceded G12++ as it is made using glycerol as opposed to g12's ethylene glycol. None of this has any real impact on us in the Caribbean as glycols are used to prevent coolant from freezing and don't contribute to corrosion protection.

As far as my research has revealed, almost all long life coolants (NAPS free or lightly silicated) are more or less the same (Havoline, zerex, Shell , genuine VW mannol, bizol etc etc) and it really doesn't matter what brand you buy genuine or aftermarket. I can sell.you a shell extended life coolant that's lightly silicated just like a G12+ coolant. The only substantial difference is the colour and price. (Whatever colour you prefer to see on your expansion tank )

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby MG Man » October 2nd, 2018, 10:00 am

Running this in the Cooper D, and Motul Inugel coolant in this and the Focus
IMG_4313.JPG

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby purple_heart77 » October 3rd, 2018, 8:41 am

Wolf Oil?

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Re: WHAT OIL YOU USING IN YOUR EUROPEAN CAR?

Postby theGlen35 » October 30th, 2018, 6:15 am

Good day, i have a Peugeot 206 5FWD. I have used SHELL 50 when it was $165 but i think Belair store in marabella has it for that price still. Now i am using ULTRA PREMIUM 20W50 $148 in Allied Home Center San Fernando but my engine is noisy with that oil so i am going to use BESTLINE Engine Treatment already ordered it. For the gearbox i use RAVENOL 75W-80 ordered it from Amazon 2Liters cost me around $500 total.

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