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Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by radautoworks: 4:39pm On Nov 13, 2018
deedee44:

2006 Toyota Camry. Thanks for your swift response

Your car uses 0w20. If it's a 6 Cylinder, 5w20.

You need

4 bottles of http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=CQO&partNumber=CQ900 for N13,840

5,000 mile Oil filter http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=RFI&partNumber=R84145 N1,486.

OR for v6 you have two oil choices

Conventional http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=CQO&partNumber=CQ610-5QT N9,735

Synthetic http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=CQO&partNumber=CQ920-5QT N16,728

http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=RFI&partNumber=R85348 N1,486

Labor for oil change including free car check and fluid top off is N2,500

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Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by dru23(m): 5:18pm On Nov 13, 2018
deedee44:

2006 Toyota Camry. Thanks for your swift response

My brother please Google is your friend... if you what to know the type oil to use on your car .. Google Mobil oil. Com ..very simple .. It will tell you what type of oil is best for your car ....
And whatever product you use ,please Google and read the reviews on it ..don't just buy for the sake of buying...

Below is the oil that I use for my car ....Mobil oil extended performance oil ....better than most oil in the market.. Again google is your friend... if you are interested let me know

Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by dru23(m): 5:22pm On Nov 13, 2018
radautoworks:


Your car uses 0w20. If it's a 6 Cylinder, 5w20.

You need

4 bottles of http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=CQO&partNumber=CQ900 for N13,840

5,000 mile Oil filter http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=RFI&partNumber=R84145 N1,486.

OR for v6 you have two oil choices

Conventional http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=CQO&partNumber=CQ610-5QT N9,735

Synthetic http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=CQO&partNumber=CQ920-5QT N16,728

http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=RFI&partNumber=R85348 N1,486

Labor for oil change including free car check and fluid top off is N2,500
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by radautoworks: 5:24pm On Nov 13, 2018
dru23:


My brother please Google is your friend... if you what to know the type oil to use on your car .. Google Mobil oil. Com ..very simple .. It will tell you what type of oil is best for your car ....
And whatever product you use ,please Google and read the reviews on it ..don't just buy for the sake of buying...

Below is the oil that I use for my car ....Mobil oil extended performance oil ....better than most oil in the market.. Again google is your friend... if you are interested let me know


Deedee44 what dru23 is saying is please buy Mobil oil from him. It's kind of his thing to troll Nairaland trying to get people to buy mobile oil from him. Maybe if you do he'll settle down for a week or so. So, can you be Nairaland's hero and buy some oil from Dru whether or not it's the right weight for your car? grin

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Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by dru23(m): 6:26pm On Nov 13, 2018
radautoworks:


Deedee44 what dru23 is saying is please buy Mobil oil from him. It's kind of his thing to troll Nairaland trying to get people to buy mobile oil from him. Maybe if you do he'll settle down for a week or so. So, can you be Nairaland's hero and buy some oil from Dru whether or not it's the right weight for your car? grin

Funny babe ..... You are so spicy.. Am sure your stuff go sweet well well....
People can always go to Mobiloil.com to find the right weight for their car ....
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by Almaiga: 8:02pm On Nov 13, 2018
Op can you specify engine and gear oil for a BMW E46 2002 model?
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by radautoworks: 8:10pm On Nov 13, 2018
Almaiga:
Op can you specify engine and gear oil for a BMW E46 2002 model?

Which of the 3-series is yours? 320, 325 or 330?
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by Almaiga: 8:12pm On Nov 13, 2018
radautoworks:


Which of the 3-series is yours? 320, 325 or 330?

325
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by radautoworks: 8:17pm On Nov 13, 2018
Almaiga:


325

Here ya go

Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by CityNGR: 8:31pm On Nov 13, 2018
deedee44:

2006 Toyota Camry. Thanks for your swift response
Dru23 has no address. No phone numbers. Be careful.
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by deedee44: 8:48pm On Nov 13, 2018
radautoworks:


Your car uses 0w20. If it's a 6 Cylinder, 5w20.

You need

4 bottles of http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=CQO&partNumber=CQ900 for N13,840

5,000 mile Oil filter http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=RFI&partNumber=R84145 N1,486.

OR for v6 you have two oil choices

Conventional http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=CQO&partNumber=CQ610-5QT N9,735

Synthetic http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=CQO&partNumber=CQ920-5QT N16,728

http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=RFI&partNumber=R85348 N1,486

Labor for oil change including free car check and fluid top off is N2,500
Thanks for this detailed info. It's 4 plug with over 170k mileage, bought 3 months ago (toks). Oil cap says 5w30 and that's what I've been using but it keeps drying up so gazzuzz recommended 5w40. As 0w20 is thinner than 5w30, don't you think it'll dry up faster?
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by deedee44: 8:53pm On Nov 13, 2018
dru23:


My brother please Google is your friend... if you what to know the type oil to use on your car .. Google Mobil oil. Com ..very simple .. It will tell you what type of oil is best for your car ....
And whatever product you use ,please Google and read the reviews on it ..don't just buy for the sake of buying...

Below is the oil that I use for my car ....Mobil oil extended performance oil ....better than most oil in the market.. Again google is your friend... if you are interested let me know

Thanks but 5w30 is drying up, that's why I want to change to a thicker oil
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by dru23(m): 10:02pm On Nov 13, 2018
deedee44:

Thanks but 5w30 is drying up, that's why I want to change to a thicker oil

Sorry I can't help u on that case... I had a similar experience. My 07 elantra was shorten oil . The previous oil before that was the local oil of the 5k ..basically the engine was abused... at the time my driver was topping oil every other week ..there was no sign of any leak and eventually the oil kept drying up
So finally I had 'ring' the engine, it cost me over 150k pictures below ...so if I was to guess the engine of your car needs either "ringing" or new engine.. Using thicker oil will not solve the problem it is a short term fix.. You might need to replace the engine eventually..

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Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by dru23(m): 10:08pm On Nov 13, 2018
CityNGR:

Dru23 has no address. No phone numbers. Be careful.

Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by deedee44: 11:54pm On Nov 13, 2018
dru23:


Sorry I can't help u on that case... I had a similar experience. My 07 elantra was shorten oil . The previous oil before that was the local oil of the 5k ..basically the engine was abused... at the time my driver was topping oil every other week ..there was no sign of any leak and eventually the oil kept drying up
So finally I had 'ring' the engine, it cost me over 150k pictures below ...so if I was to guess the engine of your car needs either "ringing" or new engine. . Using thicker oil will not solve the problem it is a short term fix.. You might need to replace the engine eventually..
Engine is still very sharp, quiet and doesn't smoke
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by dru23(m): 12:42am On Nov 14, 2018
deedee44:

Engine is still very sharp, quiet and doesn't smoke

Omo that is a tough call ...if your engine is drying up oil something is definitely wrong somewhere ..my elantra engine was very sharp and running.. It was just drying up oil.. It got to a point the my driver was topping oil almost every other week... using thicker oil is putting a band-aid over the wound.. Better take it to a reliable mechanic....

My guess is better to get another engine.. It is just a matter time before this engine packs up ..And you don't want to be driving on a journey at nite ..And than the engine packs up ..safety first
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by CityNGR: 1:17am On Nov 14, 2018
dru23:


Omo that is a tough call ...if your engine is drying up oil something is definitely wrong somewhere ..my elantra engine was very sharp and running.. It was just drying up oil.. It got to a point the my driver was topping oil almost every other week... using thicker oil is putting a band-aid over the wound.. Better take it to a reliable mechanic....

My guess is better to get another engine.. It is just a matter time before this engine packs up ..And you don't want to be driving on a journey at nite ..And than the engine packs up ..safety first
Shut up and stop with the useless advice. A lot of things can make an engine consume oil. Not just damage... Stop giving useless advice on this forum anymore.

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Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by CityNGR: 1:19am On Nov 14, 2018
deedee44:

Thanks but 5w30 is drying up, that's why I want to change to a thicker oil
Go to a standard shop and check out the reasons for the dry up. Some oil brands do that ..... Nothing beats a physical inspection at a qualified shop. Not roadside like your consultant who can't differentiate between a 10 and 7 spanner

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Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by radautoworks: 2:18am On Nov 14, 2018
deedee44:

Thanks for this detailed info. It's 4 plug with over 170k mileage, bought 3 months ago (toks). Oil cap says 5w30 and that's what I've been using but it keeps drying up so gazzuzz recommended 5w40. As 0w20 is thinner than 5w30, don't you think it'll dry up faster?


Is oil cap connected to car? If it's not, it may not be it's oil cap.
Gazzuzz and I always disagree about this. Bring it in to shop for them to take a look at it. Don't treat the symptom. Treat the disease.

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Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by dru23(m): 5:11am On Nov 14, 2018
CityNGR:

Shut up and stop with the useless advice. A lot of things can make an engine consume oil. Not just damage... Stop giving useless advice on this forum anymore.

Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by dru23(m): 5:14am On Nov 14, 2018
[quote author=radautoworks post=72948947]


Is oil cap connected to car? If so not, it may not be it's oil cap.
Gazzuzz and I always disagree about this. Bring it in to shop for them to take a look at it. Don't treat the symptom. Treat the disease.[/quote]

Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by deedee44: 5:33am On Nov 14, 2018
radautoworks:



Is oil cap connected to car? If so not, it may not be it's oil cap.
Gazzuzz and I always disagree about this. Bring it in to shop for them to take a look at it. Don't treat the symptom. Treat the disease.
Okay I will find time to bring it in. Thanks
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by Chelseafan1: 5:47am On Nov 14, 2018
radautoworks:


All fluid specs below. You have three options in descending order of preference.

An oil change should never take more than 30 minutes or someone is messing up. When I get back, we will actually offer them done within a certain amount of time or it's free!
. Thanks for your response, I mean how many miles should one go b4 considering an oil and filter change? Or how many months with the SAE 5w30 Oil
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by radautoworks: 6:22am On Nov 14, 2018
Chelseafan1:

. Thanks for your response, I mean how many miles should one go b4 considering an oil and filter change? Or how many months with the SAE 5w30 Oil

If you have a car that tracks these things, it will tell you when it's ready for a change. Otherwise, the norm is 3 months/ 3,000 miles. Synthetics are usually 5,000 miles and then you have some extended that will allow you to go as long as 15,000 miles. Those seem to be popular here but really are not intended for your typical entry level cars.
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by radautoworks: 6:24am On Nov 14, 2018
deedee44:

Okay I will find time to bring it in. Thanks

Yw
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by dru23(m): 10:00am On Nov 14, 2018
Chelseafan1:

. Thanks for your response, I mean how many miles should one go b4 considering an oil and filter change? Or how many months with the SAE 5w30 Oil
....

Most likely u are not using your car for uber ..mineral oil might be OK.. But with mineral oil ,you will have to change your oil more frequently...
Now ,with SAE 5w30 oil ...oil pass oil ..I will highly advice you to use Mobil oil extended performance.. This is the best oil in the market. With good oil synthetic oil filter you are good to go.. With extended extended performance, comes extended protection. That should last you give or take a good 15k miles.. But I will do roughly 12k miles... but the key is to get right oil filters.. It might cost you around 3k ,but it is worth it ....
Now in mine case for example, am not in the country .. So I make sure my wife's car is protected with the extended performance.. Some women are not very good with cars.. Some will forget to do oil change and stuff like that. With extended performance you have peace of mind, knowing that the car your wife is driving is protected... go for the oil ..it was listed as one of the top oil of 2018... and please do some of your own findings.. Google about the oil ,do some research before buying any product... also coolant is very essential for your car ..get with the program.... Am not only a user of extended performance, but am also a seller too ...
PS: If your car is high milage, extended performance will be highly recommended ...excellent for high miles car..

Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by TheCar: 10:58am On Nov 14, 2018
radautoworks:


If you have a car that tracks these things, it will tell you when it's ready for a change. Otherwise, the norm is 3 months/ 3,000 miles. Synthetics are usually 5,000 miles and then you have some extended that will allow you to go as long as 15,000 miles. Those seem to be popular here but really are not intended for your typical entry level cars.

Chelseafan1

To buttress her point, if you want to use Extended Performance engine oil, ensure you get a complimentary oil filter that can do 10,000 or 15,000 miles.

Don't use Extended Performance on a 3,000 miles oil filter, if you use a 3,000 miles oil filter to run Extended Performance 15,000 miles you are setting your car engine up for sludge.

The oil filter is as important as the engine oil.

If you get it right with the engine oil, also get it right with the OIL FILTER. If you get engine oil right and get oil filter wrong, you haven't done any good to your car. wink

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Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by thebigkendo(m): 11:43am On Nov 14, 2018
TheCar:


Chelseafan1

To buttress her point, if you want to use Extended Performance engine oil, ensure you get a complimentary oil filter that can do 10,000 or 15,000 miles.

Don't use Extended Performance on a 3,000 miles oil filter, if you use a 3,000 miles oil filter to run Extended Performance 15,000 miles you are setting your car engine up for sludge.


The oil filter is as important as the engine oil.

If you get it right with the engine oil, also get it right with the OIL FILTER. If you get engine oil right and get oil filter wrong, you haven't done any good to your car. wink

Oil filter can as well be changed at every 3k-5k miles.. Leaving the oil till 15k

Personally I will never use any oil over 8k miles, except it is advised by engine manufacturer..i don't care what the oil company/marketers says . I will take the advice of engine manufacturer over the oil sellers grin grin

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Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by radautoworks: 12:07pm On Nov 14, 2018
TheCar:


Chelseafan1

To buttress her point, if you want to use Extended Performance engine oil, ensure you get a complimentary oil filter that can do 10,000 or 15,000 miles.

Don't use Extended Performance on a 3,000 miles oil filter, if you use a 3,000 miles oil filter to run Extended Performance 15,000 miles you are setting your car engine up for sludge.

The oil filter is as important as the engine oil.

If you get it right with the engine oil, also get it right with the OIL FILTER. If you get engine oil right and get oil filter wrong, you haven't done any good to your car. wink

What he said. Also, what thebigkendo said. If anything, I put synthetic in car for 5,000 miles. I wouldn't do the longer ones but they are available.
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by dru23(m): 12:21pm On Nov 14, 2018
TheCar:


Chelseafan1

To buttress her point, if you want to use Extended Performance engine oil, ensure you get a complimentary oil filter that can do 10,000 or 15,000 miles.

Don't use Extended Performance on a 3,000 miles oil filter, if you use a 3,000 miles oil filter to run Extended Performance 15,000 miles you are setting your car engine up for sludge.

The oil filter is as important as the engine oil.

If you get it right with the engine oil, also get it right with the OIL FILTER. If you get engine oil right and get oil filter wrong, you haven't done any good to your car. wink

I wish people can actually do their own research.. Before asking for types of oil and coolant...... All people need to do is Google it . At least have an idea ,and they can always get a second opinion from the thread....
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by dru23(m): 12:25pm On Nov 14, 2018
thebigkendo:


Oil filter can as well be changed at every 3k-5k miles.. Leaving the oil till 15k

Personally I will never use any oil over 8k miles, except it is advised by engine manufacturer..i don't care what the oil company/marketers says . I will take the advice of engine manufacturer over the oil sellers grin grin
..

Oil pass oil my brother.. Best oil in the market is royal purple oil.. So depend on what type of oil you talking about.....
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by dru23(m): 12:27pm On Nov 14, 2018
radautoworks:


What he said. Also, what thebigkendo said. If anything, I put synthetic in car for 5,000 miles. I wouldn't do the longer ones but they are available.
..
You get time to be changing oil every 5k miles... my personal car in Yankee na 10k miles.... Save money and stress

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