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#4388393 - 04/25/17 08:27 AM Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40
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Registered: 09/26/10
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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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#4388409 - 04/25/17 08:49 AM Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: 2015_PSD]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2973
Loc: USA
The description says it is a synthetic blend but some guy in the reviews says it is full synthetic?

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#4388471 - 04/25/17 09:56 AM Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: 2015_PSD]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12653
Loc: NE,Ohio
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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#4388483 - 04/25/17 10:03 AM Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: 2015_PSD]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6436
Loc: Texas
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) ...

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#4388510 - 04/25/17 10:28 AM Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: 2015_PSD]
m37charlie Offline


Registered: 06/08/09
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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?

Charlie
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#4388556 - 04/25/17 11:13 AM Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: m37charlie]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
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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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#4388786 - 04/25/17 04:40 PM Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: bullwinkle]
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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.
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#4391101 - 04/28/17 08:48 AM Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: 2015_PSD]
Hootbro Offline


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Loc: DELAWARE
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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#4407845 - 05/18/17 12:22 PM Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: 2015_PSD]
ToadU Offline


Registered: 03/15/15
Posts: 288
Loc: Florida
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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#4454492 - 07/09/17 05:33 PM Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: bullwinkle]
ToadU Offline


Registered: 03/15/15
Posts: 288
Loc: Florida
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.





Edited by ToadU (07/09/17 05:36 PM)

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#4454625 - 07/09/17 07:52 PM Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: ToadU]
MedicRxDoc Offline


Registered: 04/12/08
Posts: 80
Loc: Leesport, PA
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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#4472738 - 07/28/17 07:50 AM Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: 2015_PSD]
KyleP33 Offline


Registered: 07/27/17
Posts: 6
Loc: Houston
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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#4472888 - 07/28/17 09:52 AM Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: 2015_PSD]
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Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 7392
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
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 ...
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#4473840 - 07/29/17 11:30 AM Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: 2015_PSD]
BrocLuno Offline


Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 5528
Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
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


Edited by BrocLuno (07/29/17 11:31 AM)
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#4473846 - 07/29/17 11:46 AM Re: Sinopec Synthetic 15W-40 [Re: dnewton3]
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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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