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"Total" engine oil??? #4495666
08/22/17 09:15 PM
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S California
OneEyeJack Offline OP
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Anyone using Total engine oil?

Re: "Total" engine oil??? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4495671
08/22/17 09:22 PM
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Indiana, USA
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Indiana, USA
Is it like the cereal? With the same amount of additives as 12 quarts of PP, 11 of Mobil1, and 13 of QSUD? LOL

Re: "Total" engine oil??? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4495676
08/22/17 09:24 PM
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Great French company, Total. They have the best looking building of any lubricant company.

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Re: "Total" engine oil??? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4495680
08/22/17 09:30 PM
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Texas (south)
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Might be good. Can't really tell as they don't perform as well as to compete in the US


Always Mobil 1
2014 1.6L Nissan Versa Sedan, 5 spd, 5k OCI.
2011 3.5L Chevrolet Impala, Automatic, 5k OCI.
Re: "Total" engine oil??? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4495696
08/22/17 09:48 PM
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Aren't they like the sixth largest oil company in the world?


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Re: "Total" engine oil??? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4495704
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Some in the Mercedes crowd seem to like it, but I think that's just because it's foreign. I've yet to see anything that says it's clearly better than Mobil or Castrol so there's no point paying a premium for the oil because it's harder to get here in the US.

Re: "Total" engine oil??? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4495705
08/22/17 10:03 PM
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near Montreal, Canada
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They have been more and more visible in Canada in the last few years,
I often see their products in gas station convenience stores.

Total has a blending/bottling/distribution center in Montreal Quebec.

Re: "Total" engine oil??? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4495718
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From what I gather on their website, their synthetic oil is group 3 hydrocracked. Nothing wrong with that but there is no advantage of running it over the other major brands. Total is gaining in the factory fill area. Mazda Asia ex-Japan and Europe are now Total filled and recommended per the manual.


http://www.totalspecialties.com/engine-oils/engine-oils-products/synthetic.html


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Re: "Total" engine oil??? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4495782
08/23/17 02:51 AM
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Balearic Islands , Spain
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Very common French brand across Europe, they have only recently started to sell on the other side of the pond, it's a good trustworthy brand.


1975 Ford Capri II Ghia 3000 V6, - Shell Helix HX3 20W-50 w/ 20% Rimula R4X 15W-40 HDEO.

1988 Ford Escort Mk4 Xr3i Cabrio, - Shell Rimula R4X 15W-40, w/ 30% Helix 3 20W-50.

Finnish expat in Spain.
Re: "Total" engine oil??? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4495787
08/23/17 03:39 AM
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I use it and posted yesterday about running 10k on a microGreen filter.
Very slick oil.

Re: "Total" engine oil??? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4495796
08/23/17 04:11 AM
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New Jersey
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They are certainly trying to enter the US market. They bought up a lot of Texaco stations in the Caribbean and are trying to get market share in vehicle and industrial lubes.

Re: "Total" engine oil??? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4495842
08/23/17 05:46 AM
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Malaysia
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Total Quartz 7000 Energy 10W40 blend.
Blotter Spot at 10370 miles........ I consider as good ..
https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4412073/Re:_Can_I_delay_this_oil_chang#Post4412073

Re: "Total" engine oil??? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4495850
08/23/17 05:58 AM
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Europe
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Europe
Yes i use Total Oils in two different cars,very pleased with the performance and their customer service.The Quartz 9000 Synthetic range are Group III/IV blends.Ineo is their top tier Synthetic.

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Re: "Total" engine oil??? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4495858
08/23/17 06:20 AM
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Balearic Islands , Spain
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In my family we have had quite a few Citrons, Peugeots and Renaults and all recomended Total / Elf , Renault Express vans, Peugeot 205s, my Peugeot 106, a Citroen BX V6 i think.


1975 Ford Capri II Ghia 3000 V6, - Shell Helix HX3 20W-50 w/ 20% Rimula R4X 15W-40 HDEO.

1988 Ford Escort Mk4 Xr3i Cabrio, - Shell Rimula R4X 15W-40, w/ 30% Helix 3 20W-50.

Finnish expat in Spain.
Re: "Total" engine oil??? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4495896
08/23/17 06:58 AM
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Houston, Texas
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Pronounced Toe-Tal.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

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