Good oil in canada???

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I remember reading here that there is a good synthetic oil avaible in canada but not avaible in the US, anyone know what im talking about? If you do, how does it stack up next to M1 5-30? Also how much is it? And is it legal to cross wht border with? Thanks
 

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You are probably referring to Esso Extra XD30. It is a pure synthetic desgned for diesels, but it also has an "SL" rating for gasoline engines. It has a very high total base number and, as such, could qualify for exteded drains (because it has a greater capacity to neutralize acids). It is one of the least expensive pure syntetics available in Canada. I find that it is equal to M1. Available in 0W30 or 0W40. I recently paid $3.90 per litre, about US $3.10 per quart.
 
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I think the oil they are referring to is Esso XD-3 0W-30 and 0W-40 synthetic. It is a HDEO so I think it is better than Mobil 1 5W-30. As for crossing the border with it, be brave, be daring and if you are caught, I will deny any knowledge of this communication. [Big Grin] Really I don't think there would be any problem buying in Canada and bringing it back to NY. There might be some other members who can give better advice about that.
 
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quote:
Originally posted by Frank D: I think the oil they are referring to is Esso XD-3 0W-30 and 0W-40 synthetic. It is a HDEO so I think it is better than Mobil 1 5W-30. As for crossing the border with it, be brave, be daring and if you are caught, I will deny any knowledge of this communication. [Big Grin] Really I don't think there would be any problem buying in Canada and bringing it back to NY. There might be some other members who can give better advice about that.
From a purely practical point of view, if you buy enough, you might be able to get a refund on the goods & services tax. http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tax/nonresidents/visitors/tax-e.html
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To qualify for a tax refund, you have to meet the following conditions: * you are not a resident of Canada at the time you apply for a refund; * you purchased eligible goods for personal use, eligible short term accommodation or both; * you paid GST/HST on these purchases; * you have original receipts (we do not accept photocopies, debit or credit card slips; * you have Proof of Export for the eligible goods you purchased in Canada; * the total of your purchase amounts (before taxes) must be at least CAN$200; * each receipt for eligible goods shows a minimum total purchase amount (before taxes) of CAN$50; and * the goods are removed from Canada within 60 days of the date you bought them.
"Proof of Export" is a fancy term meaning you've got to allow inspection of your purchases to show that they're actually leaving Canada. I doubt a half dozen cases of motor oil is going to freak out a border agent. Your biggest worry might be US Customs. US Customs allows for $800 duty free every 30 day period.
 
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Esso XD-3 Synthetic 0w30 Avsolutely great oil and probably even better than GC. Plus it is almost half the price.
 

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Originally posted by BlazerLT: Esso XD-3 Synthetic 0w30 Avsolutely great oil and probably even better than GC.
I wouldn't say that. We haven't seen any evidence so far which shows that Esso 0w30 gives less engine wear than GC.
 
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Canadian have no hassle bringing in goods from the US, up to a certan threshhold, providing they've been across the line for at least 48 hours, unless it has changed in the last couple of years. I suspect it works the same way if a US citizen. Check with your Customs. I suspect there is a time requirement as well. Things have opened up since the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement a number of years ago.
 
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