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Old 14-07-2019, 12:35 PM   #31
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Yeh, I was actually keen to try it out since it's one of the lowest $/L EOs out there on discount. Will stock up when I spot a discount. The usual price is about $40 right? Or is it always $19.90 at the warehouse?



Yea still the lowest I've ever paid was through a servicing voucher stacked with discount coupon..iirc $17.xx but that time I didn't need to top up for over 4L EO.



I believe that might be to do with the viscosity of the oil. Two oils rated at 40 can be quite different. I think think the more ex oils like Liqui Moly are more viscous while offering the same protection. Oils sheer with use so closer to servicing time the car should generally feel lighter/better fc than immediately after servicing but the problem with this is the engine is protected less.

I'm not really too concerned about these things though, my primary concern is if the EO can protect the engine and fc isn't too negatively affected. New oil, imo, whichever brand offers adequate protection. Might just need to do a change sooner.

Where to get this carbo oil? Never heard of it..I think..



nola..they do make their own eo. Rather it's probably just repackaged oil from their subcontractor but it is legit..
https://www.sgcarmart.com/products/o...w.php?ID=10031



Ooh, first two checked, thanks for the heads up on Forkliftparts Enterprise..will look into that
The workshop i service my car at is using carbo oil.
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Old 14-07-2019, 11:46 PM   #32
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If u guys read the wordings on the bottle, both Toyota and Lexus oil made in UAE by SNLOC, with the Toyota one in collaboration with Idemitsu.
Car manufacturers also donít make their own spark plugs, brake fluid, water pump etc isnít it..even if their brand may be put on the box.
But people buy because of the trust in the brand, or rather the QC associated with it.

Don't expect too much out of these cheap oil though. They are cheap because they are made to just satisfy basic API ratings, which are sufficient for typical Japanese/Korean engines.
True. A lot of parts in cars are already contracted out these days to save cost. Lots of tech sharing also. It's all about the money

Most people seem to put 'conti' cars on some pedestal in SG though. A little too over the top at times. Majority of these are b&b cars in Europe/Aus/US/etc. and don't need $20-50 a liter EO. The 'conti' taxis plying the roads daily in Europe don't run on premium oil, just the basic bang for buck type that satisfy requirements and the engines keep going without issue. Here many people tend to think their conti is actually worth $200k when in actuality it's a low-mid range car. Of course Singapore's weather plays a part but still..see too many people going overboard

why change EO every 5000km? not 10000km?
The general belief(understanding?) is that cheap EO sheers faster(esp in hot, tropical weather) and with more city/heavy traffic/foot driving. Many people prefer to change early to prevent any potential damage from oil that's gotten too thin.

I personally find if the car has a bit of horses(not the 90-110bhp type) when the oil gets thinner, you can actually feel the car becoming more responsive and FC may marginally improve also. That's when it's definitely reaching time for a change.

The workshop i service my car at is using carbo oil.
Oic. May be worth a try. How much do they charge for a standard service?
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Old 15-07-2019, 07:28 AM   #33
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Some engines have a tendency to dilute the engine oil with petrol when older or worn. So it’s better to change at shorter intervals.
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Old 15-07-2019, 09:11 AM   #34
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Some engines have a tendency to dilute the engine oil with petrol when older or worn. So itís better to change at shorter intervals.
I agreed on this point.
if the car is above 8yrs old, a tendency to change EO will be at shorter interval. & if one use cheaper EO, then interval will be even shorter then usual.
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Old 16-07-2019, 02:11 PM   #35
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Some engines have a tendency to dilute the engine oil with petrol when older or worn. So itís better to change at shorter intervals.
Oil dilution would apply to both cheap and premium EOs though. Or do premium EOs maintain viscosity better with fuel mixing in? Haven't really heard about that.. Need to do some research..
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Old 16-07-2019, 03:23 PM   #36
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Yes. Doesn’t matter cheap or expensive. If there’s a leak, there’ll be dilution. Change every 5-8k kilometres anyway.
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Old 16-07-2019, 03:58 PM   #37
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Yes. Doesnít matter cheap or expensive. If thereís a leak, thereíll be dilution. Change every 5-8k kilometres anyway.
when one car is within first 5yrs or next 5yrs?
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Old 16-07-2019, 04:08 PM   #38
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I don’t exceed 8k even when the car is brand new. You honestly don’t save much dragging that few thousand kilometres.
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Old 16-07-2019, 10:15 PM   #39
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True. A lot of parts in cars are already contracted out these days to save cost. Lots of tech sharing also. It's all about the money

Most people seem to put 'conti' cars on some pedestal in SG though. A little too over the top at times. Majority of these are b&b cars in Europe/Aus/US/etc. and don't need $20-50 a liter EO. The 'conti' taxis plying the roads daily in Europe don't run on premium oil, just the basic bang for buck type that satisfy requirements and the engines keep going without issue. Here many people tend to think their conti is actually worth $200k when in actuality it's a low-mid range car. Of course Singapore's weather plays a part but still..see too many people going overboard
Agreed, 80% of the BB car cost is taxes, I would print out my rd tax,coe,receipts and etc and submerge them into $100 per litre engine oil. It may make my 100k car run better....

I do change my oil at 5-6000k km interval as I always rev my engine to the red line often...
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Old 16-07-2019, 10:27 PM   #40
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Good job. Change early and often. Won’t save much anyway.

Agreed, 80% of the BB car cost is taxes, I would print out my rd tax,coe,receipts and etc and submerge them into $100 per litre engine oil. It may make my 100k car run better....

I do change my oil at 5-6000k km interval as I always rev my engine to the red line often...
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Old 17-07-2019, 11:20 AM   #41
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why change EO every 5000km? not 10000km?
Old bolehland car oredi... Change EO at shorter interval
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Old 17-07-2019, 01:39 PM   #42
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Old bolehland car oredi... Change EO at shorter interval
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