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0w40 Mobil-1 Euro Formula Not In Canada

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It's available in one litre bottles at Canadian Tire, but at that Walmart price it's worth the trip to the States to grab a year's supply at a time (for me that would be two jugs, three oil changes' worth).

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Thanks, I didn't know it was available in 1 litre bottles. Yeah, my wife has been bugging me to cross the border to go shopping and after seeing that price, I think it's high time I go.

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My "local" store in Plattsburgh, NY, doesn't have stock nor does it appear to participate in "site-to-store" so I'll get some next time I head to Burlington, VT.

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Good point actually to remind me to phone my "local" store to see if they have some in stock. Would be a bummer to drive all that way only to have my wife buy her goodies for herself.

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Try the Esso lube stores in the big cities, they usually have a good selection of the full product line, and prices are fair (not USA Wal-Mart competitive but fair with CDN prices). There is a store in Ottawa, mostly likely every big city has one at the fuel depot. Mobil 1 also offers 5w40 formula M and ? (two kinds-one for dpf diesels and one not, plus the 0w40 euro) with the spec for our smart, Canadian Tire carries them (bigger stores) in 1L and it goes on 30-40% off every 3 months or so ($7.50-8.50/L) The other equivalents around are Valvoline Synthetic 5w40, Quaker State 5w30 (special formula, I think Euro) and several European brands available through wholesalers (Motul, Total, Fuchs, Amsoil) that the specialist shops all carry. There are lots of oils out there, just not a retail level.

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I got a jug in the new St. Albans, VT Walmart last week. It was $26+ on the shelf but rang up at $22+ on the register. They had quite a few jugs available.

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Yeah, that's where I'd normally go, but we also end up in Williston when we go to BTV -- the main Gardeners Supply garden center is half a mile from Walmart and PetSmart.

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Which begs the question: like everything else, why is this stuff so waaaay over-priced in Canada?

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Try the Esso lube stores in the big cities, they usually have a good selection of the full product line, and prices are fair (not USA Wal-Mart competitive but fair with CDN prices). There is a store in Ottawa, mostly likely every big city has one at the fuel depot. Mobil 1 also offers 5w40 formula M and ? (two kinds-one for dpf diesels and one not, plus the 0w40 euro) with the spec for our smart, Canadian Tire carries them (bigger stores) in 1L and it goes on 30-40% off every 3 months or so ($7.50-8.50/L) The other equivalents around are Valvoline Synthetic 5w40, Quaker State 5w30 (special formula, I think Euro) and several European brands available through wholesalers (Motul, Total, Fuchs, Amsoil) that the specialist shops all carry. There are lots of oils out there, just not a retail level.

Just to get something for now, I got the synthetic valvoline 0w40 european forumula for just over $8.00 a litre at canadian tire so I'm hoping it will be fine for now?

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SynPower™ motor oil SAE 0W-40

Premium fully synthetic motor oil, formulated with the highest quality synthetic base oils, enhanced with the most advanced additive technology.

Provides superior protection at start-up, even under extreme conditions

Approvals/Performance levels

SAE 0W-40

API SN/CF

ACEA A3/B4-10

BMW LL-01

MB-229.5*

Porsche A40

Renault RN 0700/0710

VW 502.00/505.00

Features and Benefits

SynPower motor oil SAE 0W-40 reduces friction, resulting in a light reduction of fuel consumption. The product fulfils the demands of major car manufacturers.

Breakdown Resistance: Extra additives protect against early breakdown of the oil.

Deposit Control: Reduces formation of sludge and varnish deposits

Applications

SynPower motor oil SAE 0W-40 provides the ultimate performance in lubrication of gasoline and diesel engines of passenger cars, delivery vans, light passenger buses, campers, utility trucks, etc.

Modern engines with turbo chargers and catalytic converters. The product is suitable for medium long drain oil change intervals.

For cars driving in very cold circumstances,

even lower than -50ºC.

Suitable for Direct Injected Diesel engines (VW DID test).

Edited by lebikerboy

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Uhhh, when I retire in 18 years with 30 years' service, my company pension will barely fill my smart's tank every month. Rather, I'm going with the milquetoast argument: why do retailers charge so much more in Canada? Because they can. And we say, "Thank you, sir, may I have some more?"

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I was just ribbing. We all know the retailers are gouging us.

That's why I'm always amused by the weekend crush at Canadian Tire, with folks thinking they're scoring hugely impressive deals on cheap Chinese sh!t, without realizing that it can be "70% off" this week because it's 300% over-priced the rest of the time!

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Off-off-topic: I changed a minor setting on the signatures so you should be able to edit yours now...

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That's why I'm always amused by the weekend crush at Canadian Tire, with folks thinking they're scoring hugely impressive deals on cheap Chinese sh!t, without realizing that it can be "70% off" this week because it's 300% over-priced the rest of the time!

:lol: A lot of junk there, but I still run for deals now and then when their really good.

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That's the Valvoline you've already bought... :lol:

Thought I recognized it :lol: Don't know why, but from your detailed post, I thought it was a new super oil that just came to market :lol:I had one more question for anyone reading this post. Is the oil supposed to be half full on the high side of the oil dip stick or on the low side of the stick. I really forgot and can't find the link. Edited by smartme
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I usually get mine in Bellingham (WA), Both Fred Meyer and Walmart usually carry it, but are out at times. Regular price is just under $7 US/quart. I have seen it go on sale at times.

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It's available in one litre bottles at Canadian Tire, but at that Walmart price it's worth the trip to the States to grab a year's supply at a time (for me that would be two jugs, three oil changes' worth).

For those living in Toronto: visit German Parts store (www.germanparts.ca). You can get a quart of Mobil-1 0W40 for $8.50 (any time) as well as many parts at reasonable price.

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"I had one more question for anyone reading this post. Is the oil supposed to be half full on the high side of the oil dip stick or on the low side of the stick. I really forgot and can't find the link. "

I'm not all that certain about your question. If you park on level ground, the oil level will be the same all around. I just fill to halfway up the hatch marks. If anything, you are probably best erring on the slightly low side, although obviously, not too low.

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Thanks. I asked because I remember someone telling me on this forum about the high side of the stick and the low side of the stick, but I can't find the post and remember what was said. If my smart is on level ground, one part of the stick would have a half full reading and the other side would read less than a third full. Always been like that with my dipstick.

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