Canadian Tire motorcycle oil

Discussion in 'Canada' started by TonyT, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. canridertj

    canridertj CANRIDER

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    the bottles and not contents are made in canada......it's probably cleaned up chip oil...:evil
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  2. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    I would go with the Rotella T6. CT sells it and it's relatively cheap. I wouldn't buy anything that didn't have the API class on it.
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  3. 250senuf

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    +1.
    I'm not interested in having to cross check some chart or another, put the info on the label of the product.
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  4. preppypyro

    preppypyro Been here awhile

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    You guys that are using 15/40 heavy duty shell diesel oil, are you guys running bigger bikes.

    I have a 950 ktm SM and I have all kinds of 0/40, 5/40, and 15/40 shell oil sitting around that I use in my diesel equipment, but I didnt realize I could throw that in my bike. I was always worried about slipping clutch's.


    I dont have a pail in front of me right now, but is there anything in a heavy duty diesel oil that wouldnt be safe to use in our bigger bikes?
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  5. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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  6. jon_l

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    I have used Rotella in 1 cylinder to 4 cylinder bikes. Mostly the synthetic (now called T6), and in one, old, high mileage thumper, I used the 15-40 because I had read synthetic oil could cause leaks in old machines with marginal seals and gaskets. No issues.

    Last time I looked, the cost for 15-40 in the big jug at CT is $4.40/liter including 13% sales tax.

    T6 was around $22 gallon (3.78 liters) in the US (~$6/liter) last year, and I usually bring 2 or 3 jugs back when I go South.
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  7. gunnerbuck

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    T6 Synthetic goes for $37 at wally world Canada for a 5 liter jug so once again the dollar being equal doesn't mean anything.... I get that jug through Shell for a few dollars less ... So currently at $7-$7.50 per liter up here it is still less than half the price of the moto specific stuff... I used to buy it by the 20L pail to get a bit more savings but I didn't like forking out the $120-$130 all at once...
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  8. FlyingDutchman

    FlyingDutchman Dirt Biker

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    Eh, Triplenickel, Have you unsubscribed?
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  9. daysgoneby

    daysgoneby Been here awhile

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  10. jon_l

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    In Ontario at Can Tire, the 5 (US) gallon (18.9 L) pail of Rotella T 15-40 Diesel Motor Oil (Product #28-7932-6) is $76 + 13% tax, so $4.54 / liter. I used the 15-40 in an old DR350, and it ran fine. I wouldn't hesitate to buy this if T-6 wasn't available.

    The same 15-40 oil at Walmart in NC this week was $13 / gallon, + around 6% sales tax, so still a good deal at $3.54 / liter, and easier to handle than a pail.

    The T-6 Rotella 5-40 synth I brought back was around $22 / gal + tax, which works out to $6.15 / liter

    At Can Tire, T-6 Rotella 5-40 synth 4L jug is currently listed at $43 + 13% tax, so $12.15 / liter. No bargain in my opinion, though it does go on sale occasionally.
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  11. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Are you sure the Canadian Tire stuff wasn't in a 5 Liter jug? The 4 liter jug seems to be a thing of the past in the box stores out this way... That being said, even if it is a 5L jug the $43 crappy tire price seems pretty high as Wal-Marts regular price runs around $37...
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  12. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Less flow, more Gnar

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    Rotella T was $59 here in BC Can Tires two weeks ago for the 19l bucket, so app. $3 a litre. From reading some of the links posted here, however, it appears that the consistency of synthetic oils lends it to be friendlier for cold weather applications. Now, at 1.1 liters per oil change per 5000km's as recommended by Yamaha, I should have enough oil in one bucket to change the oil in my XT225 for the next 85,000km's.:D
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  13. 250senuf

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    85,000 km on a XT225. Wow! Do you think you'll live long enough? :D :wink:
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  14. KLR2Sundre

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    Check out the Bob is the Oil Guy web forum. A couple searches there convinced me that Canadian Tire oil comes out of the same tank in their Ontario refinery as Shell's brand name oils.
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  15. jon_l

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    You may be right about the jug size, as I do recall ours used to be 5L. If so, Can Tire is using a US photo, because their site shows a 4L jug. http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brow...la+T+Synthetic+Diesel+Motor+Oil.jsp?locale=en
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  16. 250senuf

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    And the description underneath the pic states 4.4L. :huh
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  17. Cal

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    Was there yesterday looking at the Castrol and the old jugs in the rack were 5l and the ones on sale were 4.4l
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  18. GreatWhiteNorth

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    Here in Wpg Cdn Tire stores Castrol GTX automotive oil is sold in both 4.4 litre and 5 litre jugs. I've seen both sizes go on sale... usually never at same time.
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  19. TonyT

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    So, does Rotella T-6 qualify as one of those "Special Oils" referred to in my R1150R owner's manual?
    Anyone using it in BMW Oilheads?
    Cheers,
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  20. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    I run it in my oilhead in the spring and fall but I go to 15-50 Mobil 1 in the heat of summer. I run it in my Suzook year round. It is probably fine in the BMW all the time.

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