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FANFARO motor oil - newly adopted my local shop. #5134971
06/15/19 01:53 PM
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mazz3 Offline OP
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Greetings,

My local auto care shop just switched from Motul to Fanfaro. They tell me it's German and is very good.

My research appears to indicate that Fanfaro is made by SCT Lubricants in Klaipeda, Lithuania.

I'm under the impression this product is being rolled out worldwide. https://www.fanfaro.de/en/products/engine-oils-for-cars-and-transporters

What bothers me is I really can't find any reviews or commentary regarding this oil. I'm curious to find out if anyone has used this oil or knows anything about it.

Thanks

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Re: FANFARO motor oil - newly adopted my local shop. [Re: mazz3] #5134977
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Like the bottle and graphics. Wonder if they will only cater to the Euro market?


2010 Kia Soul 2U - 2.0L I-4, auto; 144k miles.
Castrol GTX HM 5W-30, STP blue bottle; Fram TG 9688.

2009 Pontiac G5 - 2.2 I-4, auto, 121k miles.
Oil/filter TBD
Re: FANFARO motor oil - newly adopted my local shop. [Re: mazz3] #5135006
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Duh me, checked their website, they have API products as well.


2010 Kia Soul 2U - 2.0L I-4, auto; 144k miles.
Castrol GTX HM 5W-30, STP blue bottle; Fram TG 9688.

2009 Pontiac G5 - 2.2 I-4, auto, 121k miles.
Oil/filter TBD
Re: FANFARO motor oil - newly adopted my local shop. [Re: mazz3] #5135007
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Originally Posted by mazz3

I'm under the impression this product is being rolled out worldwide.


Hmmm... really not much fanfare for Fanfaro.....

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"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: FANFARO motor oil - newly adopted my local shop. [Re: addyguy] #5135009
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Originally Posted by addyguy
Duh me, checked their website, they have API products as well.


It says " SN/CF " on the bottle

CF?? Really? That's like from the 1980's..? (maybe the early 90's)

Maybe that means it has a lot of ZDDP... before emissions controls


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: FANFARO motor oil - newly adopted my local shop. [Re: mazz3] #5135010
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Their "news" page says they just rec'd API SN approval. No idea how old that story is though.... If it's recent, yeah, it's undoubtedly pretty new (maybe a couple years old as I'm sure the approval process takes a while). Would be curious what your local shop's motivation is although I'll bet cost is a big one. Of course they'll say it's good ! The German part though doesn't seem entirely accurate. Yeah, the name on the bottle is from a German company but are they just private-labeling it ?

Re: FANFARO motor oil - newly adopted my local shop. [Re: mazz3] #5135011
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Klaipeda is not in Germany. Educate your auto care shop.

(Most Americans have no idea where Lithuania is. One of the three Baltic Republics).

We are a nation of geographic illiterates.
(My pet peeve).


Bob CTRC USN Ret.
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Penfield NY
Roswell NM

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Re: FANFARO motor oil - newly adopted my local shop. [Re: mazz3] #5135018
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It's made by SCT Lubricants of Lithuania, see their API license (SN). It's ONLY for 5w30 grade.

http://sct-lubricants.com/en/mobile/ [Linked Image]

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Re: FANFARO motor oil - newly adopted my local shop. [Re: Linctex] #5135019
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Originally Posted by Linctex
Originally Posted by addyguy
Duh me, checked their website, they have API products as well.


It says " SN/CF " on the bottle

CF?? Really? That's like from the 1980's..? (maybe the early 90's)

Maybe that means it has a lot of ZDDP... before emissions controls

When I said they had API products, I meant I found 0W-20 and 5W-20 SN/GF-5 oils on their site.


2010 Kia Soul 2U - 2.0L I-4, auto; 144k miles.
Castrol GTX HM 5W-30, STP blue bottle; Fram TG 9688.

2009 Pontiac G5 - 2.2 I-4, auto, 121k miles.
Oil/filter TBD
Re: FANFARO motor oil - newly adopted my local shop. [Re: mazz3] #5135040
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Their lubricants are sold under Mannol name in Europe and Asia.

https://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevo...en&language_id=1&suchbegriff=sct


They sell filters,belts,pads and bulbs made here and there...
https://sct-germany.de/en/?action=about_history

Eh, Germany ...

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Re: FANFARO motor oil - newly adopted my local shop. [Re: Rollins] #5135182
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mazz3 Offline OP
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Would you all put this oil in your car? Just the 5w30?

I am hesitant.

Re: FANFARO motor oil - newly adopted my local shop. [Re: mazz3] #5135250
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Originally Posted by mazz3
Would you all put this oil in your car? Just the 5w30?

I am hesitant.



You do it first then tell us how it went.

If it's API SN then why worry?!



Re: FANFARO motor oil - newly adopted my local shop. [Re: mazz3] #5135288
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Originally Posted by mazz3
Would you all put this oil in your car? Just the 5w30?

I am hesitant.



What is the price?

I have a hard time using anything but QSUD lately due to the price/quality ratio.

If the grade you use is SN I’m sure it will work well.


2008 Silverado Z71 LT 96k Maxlife FS 5w30
2010 Ford Escape 192k QSUD 5w20
2016 Yamaha XSR900 13k, Spectro 10w40, Yamaha Filter.
Re: FANFARO motor oil - newly adopted my local shop. [Re: donnyj08] #5135303
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Originally Posted by donnyj08
I have a hard time using anything but QSUD lately due to the price/quality ratio.


That Lithuanian oil better have unicorn blood in it 😂because there's some pretty darn good oils, FS & SB, for under $20.. and even better when you up it to sub $25.

Re: FANFARO motor oil - newly adopted my local shop. [Re: mazz3] #5135362
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Originally Posted by mazz3
Would you all put this oil in your car? Just the 5w30?

I am hesitant.

How much does it cost? Since their previous "house" brand was Motul, I'm guessing it ain't cheap.

What car are you considering using it in?

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