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Nulon 5W-30 Fully Synthetic 5L $29.99, Castrol GTX 15W-50 High Mileage 5L $12.99, Rain-X $8.39 @ Autobarn

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    Any idea if this is motorcycle compatible (ie has no friction modifiers, etc) ?

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    Fully synthetic is fully sick.

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    Nulon, not nylon.

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    Bugger that's a really good price. Repco is selling it for $35, I just bought some Valvoline 5W/30 Fully Synthetic 5L for $37.

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    With all those full synthetic oil now below $30 I wonder if anyone will pay $50-60 for it anymore.

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      Unlikely, I have 5 years supply already.

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        Does it go off?

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          Short answer: no.

          I have a few years of supply now too.

          If you don't open it, it should be fine for 5 years and probably many more.

          In the old days temperature was an issue but the additives modern oils have keep them stable at temps far greater than your garage will ever see. It's also recommended to keep them in a dry place but if they've never been opened it probably doesn't matter either. Just don't sit it in the kids shell pool for 5 years.

          Funny about the price comment above, I don't think I've ever paid over $30 for oil since using OzBargain. I did used to buy Motul oil before OzBargain was around, that cost $50-55 back then (I think that stuff costs over $80 these days).

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          @Click_It: yeah I remember paying $80 for a 5L bottle fully synthetic Mobil 1 back then. Funny Mobil 1 hardly gets discounted but I have never bought any oil for more than $35 for fully synthetic oil not long after knowing OZB.

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          @wtfnodeal:

          Yeah my ceiling has literally been $29.99 and that's for oil discounted from $50-75 typically. Have bought plenty under $20 and even got some "3 for $9" bargains a few years back. Cheap mineral oil but I had a purpose for it. I also used to buy Mobil 1 back in the day, rotated from that and Motul depending on price :)

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          @wtfnodeal:

          It was 49 at Costco a while back, spewing I didn't stock up.

          Friend was busy and couldn't go, I use his membership

          80 is still not bad better than 100

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          @Click_It: Motul has moved its production from France to Thailand
          Check the fine print but I think some of their top grade full synthetic's are still coming out of France for now, but you'll pay around $100 for 4lts
          Motorex is probably the next best thing from a bike shop
          Checking ozbargain history will lead to Mobil 1 online cheap, otherwise high nickel gas oil -jaso rated ,sounds good but I wouldn't leave it in too long
          Maybe change oil/filter every 3000 like the cops do for their fjr1300's

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          @Beach Bum:

          Didn't know about the move to Thailand (I haven't used it for 8 or 9 years now). Doesn't surprise me, everything moves off shore eventually just the way of the world. Sometimes quality remains sometimes it suffers, I had to get an ignition coil recently and the USA brand had since moved to Thailand and unfortunately quality was really hit and miss depending on who was watching on the day I think lol.

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    what's the duration of this sale. i try to search autobarn catalog from their web but no catalog available yet.

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    where? couldn't see in their catalog?

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    is Nulon better than Castrol? As the saying goes, oils arent oil…

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    My car takes 6.5 litres, What do?

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    I still have 3 bottles from the costco nulon sale.

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    Is this price available now? Online price showing the castrol still at $37.99.
    I have a camry 2001 and have done 200k+. Would it suitable to use this castrol oil?

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      Yes, no start date in the cat, can only assume sale has already started.

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      I'd probably be using something a little thicker with that many k's.

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        Crude oil?

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        I usually used 15w_40. I thought this castrol 15w-50 is thicker or very similar?

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          To anyone interested. 15w-40 & 15w-50 both have the same starting viscosity (lubricating thickness) when cold (that what "15w" means) but the 50 indicates a thicker, more lubricating oil than the 40 at operating temperatures.

          Which of the 2 to use depends on your usage and if the car is burning oil using 40. People like to say use the thicker oil once a car tops 200k. My car has 215k and I still use 15w-40 / 10w-40 / 5w-40 perfectly fine, it doesn't burn a drop of oil so I'm fine with that. I did however try 10w-30 back in 2015 (had about 200k then) and it did burn oil so 40 is the thinnest I can go.

          It also depends on driving patterns. Thinner oil will create less drag and in theory return slightly better fuel economy (probably not enough to notice). But if you're in the mountains driving up and down hills all day, or using the car for short trips only, thicker oil is recommended for extra protection - especially if you are towing anything (unlikely in a camry but anything's possible).

          If lazy and just want peace of mind, go with the 15w-50 but if you're interested in this stuff the 15w-40 might be better suited - in short, you can't go wrong with either, worst case the 15w-40 may burn off slowly.

          (I'm no expert, no mechanic, take my findings with a grain of sand)

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          @Click_It:
          Thanks for your reply.
          I have been using 15w_40 as well. I just want to stock up on oil as my next oil change due soon. And we have 4 cars in our family to service.
          I will give this a go and see if help my car oil leaking problem.
          In term of oil burn? Not sure what that means but because my engine leaks oil, iy always creates that burning smell after everytime i drive

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          @bargainfinder:

          Oil burn and leak are terms kind of used interchangeably.

          1. Oil can be burned when the cylinder walls allow oil to leak up from the bottom of the engine, past the piston and into the combustion chamber. When the fuel ignites, the oil does as well and is expelled as exhaust. The exhaust will likely have a deeper smell to it, especially on startup before the engine is warm.

          2. The other option is an oil leak. You can crawl under the car to check known areas like the oil pan for any wetness. Alternatively it may be leaking but not making it on to the ground if you have a valve cover gasket leak and that oil drips onto a burning hot exhaust manifold and subsequently burns off.

          In your case it sounds like a leaky gasket. There are gaskets all over your engine and oil components, you could have a leak under the engine such as the oil pan gasket. Shouldn't be too hard to locate, replacing is straight forward but can be time consuming depending on which gasket is failing so labour costs can vary greatly. This is why a lot of people just go to a thicker oil, that's the cheapest "fix".

          Gasket if you didn't know, is just a piece of material that goes in between 2 metal parts of a car so metal isn't hard up against metal. Over time they fail, may last 12 months or 25 years.

          And please, NEVER use any "engine flush" products on your high mileage cars, they will accelerate the likelihood of having problem 1.

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          @Click_It:
          Thank you for your detail explaination

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      If no smoke from the muffler or oil burnt just stick to the recommended oil from your owner's manual.

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        Normally manufactures don't recommend any particular oil, they just specify the range, for example no lower than N spec, 10W30 or 10W40. Only dealers insist on their branded oil to be bought (in their workshops they still use a standard oil from barrels).

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    Must be instore only today, or instore and online tomorrow or later.

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    thanks alot - now I've already changed my engine oil.

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    can't locate on the website. care to share the link please?

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    "Not recommended for diesel engines.." .. darn.

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    Is there any website to guide which oil type is suitable for which car

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    can you mix 2 different brand of oils? I've already got a valvoline in my stock but wanted to get this one as well but same 5W - 30.

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      Best not to since you dont know if they might have some bad reaction.
      Mostly its going to be fine, its just sensible to avoid unless an emergency topup.

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      YES ITS FINE!!

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      Is it better than running on low oil? Absolutely. Is using 1 brand of oil better? Yes.

      Generally speaking you'll be fine if you keep the grades similar or the same. I remember a few years ago driving a car I hadn't touched much in a few years and being hours from home realising I was dangerously low on oil. I threw in whatever oil my mate had handy in his car, it was a far different grade to what I normally ran. I did a flush soon after.

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    Nice one, almost cleared the shelf at Gregory hills…

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    I can't see Castrol GTX 15W-50 High Mileage 5L $12.99 on the website?

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    available on their eBay store, if you want to use any available code or cashback sites.
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NULON-ENGINE-OIL-LONGLIFE-5W30-5L...

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