formula 1 syn oil

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this may of been address previously but here goes...the formula 1 synthetic oil carried by canadain tire in canada..is it any good and who makes ??any info or who has used ? their thoughts..thanks the winemaker
 
I always thought it was made by Petro Canada, they may have had Esso do it at some point in time but I think primarily PC. I could be wrong but thats what i remember reading once.

Its basically a group 3 synthetic, so no better or worse than stuff like Valvoline, QS, Castrol Group 3's. Its not exactly cheap oil, so I say go with a proven non group 3 synthetic instead.
 
Esso bottled the F1 syn. before Shell supplied oil to CT. Not sure if Shell is the F1 syn nowadays.
 
Shell is supplying Can Tire for the Supreme. formula 1, mineral blend and synthetic.

The shell synthetic is 100% PAO
The blend may get between 40/60 % of synth.base.

The data sheet sent by Can.Tire and Shell are very similar, the only difference seems to me that they tried to make them look different.However the Shell representative is saying that the Shell oil are better quality and will exceed API requirment and C.T. oil will just meet the requirement.

Most of the info I have is in French, if you want to see it I can always try to post here

Hope this help
 
It's not a bad oil.

Cold starts at -24 degree celcius are easier with this one than with Mobil 1 5w30.
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Originally posted by DZello:
It's not a bad oil.

Cold starts at -24 degree celcius are easier with this one than with Mobil 1 5w30.
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Yep, I have noticed that N/A Syntec (which is not all gpIII, but GpIII, Shell Slack wax and PAO) does seem to start easier than Mobil 1, but what happen when it get's really cold??

For many of us this isn't a factor, though.

Some of these oils, I think are a lot better than the board is giving them credit for.
 
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Originally posted by haley10:
Yep, I have noticed that N/A Syntec (which is not all gpIII, but GpIII, Shell Slack wax and PAO) does seem to start easier than Mobil 1, but what happen when it get's really cold??

You think -24 degree celcius is not really cold ? I live in the coldest climate of north america. Max temperature is 31 in summer and minimum temperature in winter is -35 degree. -45 to -55 with wind factor adjustment.


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Some of these oils, I think are a lot better than the board is giving them credit for.
I agree with you. This one is good and nobody talks about it. I had condensation under my oil cap with Mobil 1.. It is all gone using this oil.
 
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