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post #1 of 16 Old 10-22-2007, 05:45 AM Thread Starter
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i was thinking of going synthetic next spring , my local auto parts dealer wants $14.95 for a liter of oil before taxes of 13% for amsoil motor bike oil . and suzuki charges $19 for a filter , wow allmost $80 too change the oil my self . i think i will just save the oil from my deep fryer and do oil changes once a week

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post #2 of 16 Old 10-22-2007, 10:26 AM
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order filters from Oneida Suzuki, for about $6 each.
Go to Canadian Tire, look for Rotella-T Synth. It is a 0W-40 in Canada and costs around $23 for 4 Litres.

Apparently they also make a Rotella-T Synth which is a 5W-40 but I've never seen it, I suspect it is only available in the US or areas with warmer climates. I personally use the Rotella regular 15W-40 which I get at Crappy Tire for about $13 / 4 litre jugs.

I get filters at the dealer, here in Ontario they go for about $15 each. However in the bankruptcy sale I picked up half a dozen at about $7 a piece, so I am set for a little while.

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Kenworth Truck Centres sell the Shell Rotella T 5-40 full synthetic. It is in the "Blue" plastic containers for about $6.40 a litre.

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I have been using Amsoil 0W40 synthetic bike oil in my Wee for about 50,000km. You can get it at Canuck Tyre for 9.00/litre.
Filters I get at Napa, they are around 9 clams.

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I have been using Amsoil 0W40 synthetic bike oil in my Wee for about 50,000km. You can get it at Canuck Tyre for 9.00/litre.
Filters I get at Napa, they are around 9 clams.

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nearest canadian tire is 250 klm away, but will have too go there too save some bucks, was grumpy day i posted as was charged $ 4 99 for window wiper fluid for the car the day i looked at the bike oil

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post #6 of 16 Old 11-21-2007, 12:15 PM
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Rotella Full Synthetic Rant

I've decided to change over to full Synthetic oil. Rotella T 5W40. Had a hellava time finding it in my home town (London Ontario). Wallmart - no. Canadian Tire - no. Auto parts stores - no. Kenworth trucks - yes $30.00 for 4 litres, ouch. Finally found it closer to home (TSC) for a couple of dollars cheaper $27.99 + taxes = $31.99. I was in Port Huron Michigan about a week ago and seen it for $16.00 for 4 quarts. I'am headed back state side so I may pick a good supply and return the 4 litre jug from TSC. I should have picked it up in the states the first time had I known such a large disparity between the two prices. So the more I thought about this the more pissed off I became. So I called Shell oil in Calgary and asked how can there be such a large difference in pricing between Canada and United States.First I was passed along to different phone numbers to a dead end. So I called back and was given a few bullsh*t answers like - more taxes here, difference in the US & Canadian dollars, oil was purchased back when it cost more. I said not good enough. I was to be pass along to a more senior person. I was on hold for to long and then the line went busy. As I expected. So I e-mail shell with no reply as of yet. A couple of days now. I did notice I missed a phone call from Shell but no message was left. Is it me that I think Canadians are being ripped off? It appears the oil company's and/or our government is stealing from us. Thanks for letting me vent.

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My folks like to go south to play golf, so I got them to pick me up 2 jugs for $17.00 bucks each. They are on their way back now. I don't understand the price differences either, but like most Canadians I just bend over and let them have their way with me.

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Very cool avatar

It's all yours Exsporty. As you can see , I changed mine. Time for a change anyway.

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I switched to full synthetic at the first oil change. I bought my Rotella 5/40 at TSC farm supply in Bowmanville,Ont. My bike runs smoooooth!!! on this stuff.
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As soon as spring rolls around mine will have the synth in it. Canadian Tire has their 0W-40 Rotella Syn. on sale this weekend for $25.00. I got the 5W-40 from South Carolina via retired parents, so I all set. I have 8000 kms on the bike now so it's time for a change to synth. It's got Rotella 15W-40 in it now. I'll stick with stock filters though. Then I at least have a record for them should I need to use my warranty.

PS. sorry about the avatar Patio. I have had that one from my Harley days

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