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Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 #4388393 04/25/17 08:27 AM
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Any thoughts about this oil? Seems like a good deal at $56 per 5 gallons ($11.20 per gallon) and has a number of specifications on it. I have plenty of CJ-4 for the next 10 OCs or so, but thought I would pass it on:

Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40



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Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: 2015_PSD] #4388409 04/25/17 08:49 AM
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The description says it is a synthetic blend but some guy in the reviews says it is full synthetic?

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Its regular 15w40,

I can usually find delvac,delo, or rotella for ~$12 so name brand for a buck more? I'd pass on the t600..


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Chinese state owned oil company trying for a sizable market share in a number of areas ...
Personally I prefer real companies traded in the market and not having it both (or more) ways ...
(Yes I know they are listed blah blah) ...

Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: 2015_PSD] #4388510 04/25/17 10:28 AM
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look carefully at the picture. "18L"; that is 18.99 qt. Last time I did the arithmetic 5 gal was 20 qt.
Trying to cut corners by shorting a quart/liter?

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Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: m37charlie] #4388556 04/25/17 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted By: m37charlie
look carefully at the picture. "18L"; that is 18.99 qt. Last time I did the arithmetic 5 gal was 20 qt.
Trying to cut corners by shorting a quart/liter?

Charlie
Good catch-there's a lot of weird stuff going on there-Amazon advertising a syn blend as a full syn, and 18 liters as 5 gallons, in addition to being a Chinese manufacturer.


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Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: bullwinkle] #4388786 04/25/17 04:40 PM
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Yes, he did make a good catch. Our pails up here are often 18.9 L, to make it 5 U.S. gallons.


Plain, simple Garak.

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Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: 2015_PSD] #4391101 04/28/17 08:48 AM
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It is a synthetic blend. Not a bad price either. Supertech conventional though, comes in a few pennies cheaper and I would trust more at this point.

http://sinopeclubricants.com/v/vspfiles/downloadables/pds-D-T6001540-SP.pdf


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Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: 2015_PSD] #4407845 05/18/17 12:22 PM
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I've used Sinopec 5 gallons grease. Usually don't buy Chinese lubricants but my supplier substituted for my usual Mag1 grease due to a back order.

I suppose the grease was fine. It was slippery. I personally wouldn't trust a Chinese oil product. The grease is used on the slider booms on my tow trucks and for pivot points--not chassis or wheel bearings. So really anything slippery works.

Personally. I wouldn't buy their oils. Just can't trust what's in it.

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Originally Posted By: bullwinkle
Originally Posted By: m37charlie
look carefully at the picture. "18L"; that is 18.99 qt. Last time I did the arithmetic 5 gal was 20 qt.
Trying to cut corners by shorting a quart/liter?

Charlie
Good catch-there's a lot of weird stuff going on there-Amazon advertising a syn blend as a full syn, and 18 liters as 5 gallons, in addition to being a Chinese manufacturer.


How is it cutting corners by shorting a quart/ liter? The container says 18L. If the container in fact has 18L inside of it the there is no shorting. If the container claims to have 18L and has less than 18L that's fraud and shorting.

Just because it's in a bucket doesn't mean the bucket will be 5 gallons, especially since the US is pretty much the only place measuring things in gallons. Sinopec is a Chinese company and if you go to China buckets of things are typically in 18L quantities. Everything from sauces to soap to oil.




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Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: ToadU] #4454625 07/09/17 07:52 PM
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The item listing description is where it says "5 gallons" so it doesn't match the advertisement. It could be an Amazon.com typo error since they are the listed seller.

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all very good points, maybe this guy can tell us more about the 5 gallon synthetic 15w40 sinopec oil

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-03-30/why-jpmorgan-s-scott-darling-likes-sinopec-video

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Thoughts?

1) it passed API; listed.

2) it's sourced from an area that I am very skeptical of based on experiences in Quality Control Engineering and Supplier Quality Assurance


It would make me feel better to pull a VOA from each pail. But then the cost advantages disappears ...


The act of preventative maintenance, in and of itself, is FAR MORE important than brand/grade/base choices among lubes and filters.
- under maintaining something is akin to abuse/neglect; that can kill equipment by shortening the lifespan
- over maintaining something has never been proven to be anything but a waste of time and money
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I don't doubt it's OK oil ...

But I have been amazed at some of the very sketchy lubricants that come out of Harbor Freight engines, pumps, etc.

I ALWAYS change them immediately.

They usually run fine on USA oil. But the OEM oils are just weird black semi-slippery something - don't look good, or smell good ... frown

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Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: dnewton3] #4473846 07/29/17 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted By: dnewton3
Thoughts?

1) it passed API; listed.

2) it's sourced from an area that I am very skeptical of based on experiences in Quality Control Engineering and Supplier Quality Assurance
Singapore has poor quality control?


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