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      03-28-2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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Kendall full synthetic??

Has anyone used/heard of Kendall full synthetic oil? Just curious as to how it performs in our cars! thanks
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      03-28-2013, 01:31 PM   #2
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I used it once and ran great! havent used it since cuz its a pain to get my hands on. Have to drive 30-40 miles for the nearest retailer of it.
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      03-28-2013, 02:06 PM   #3
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a quick search says its a bad idea
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I believe it's made by brad penn racing oils. I ran the 20w50 in my turbo 350z. Was great. Had a lot of zddp in it. This is all in regards to the Kendal titanium.
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Well I'm rolling the dice so we'll see I guess! Thanks for the input!
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If it meets BMW spec its good to go.
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      03-28-2013, 10:42 PM   #7
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I use kendall 5w-40 gt-1 and its great.
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Guess what? I took my car in to Raben Tire just to get a safety inspection so I could renew my plates and after what seemed like a long time, the guy comes out and says OK, oil change is all done and you're good to go. I was like wha? I didn't want an oil change? Then he was like oh, u just wanted an inspection and I was like right, wtf? Anyway, I got a free oil change but they used Kendall 5-30 semi-synthetic (they didn't even ask me what kind of oil I wanted; if they would have, did I could have nipped things in the bud right there) and also used a napa oil filter; no new rubber gaskets either and probably no new crush washer for drain plug. I just hope he didn't strip the drain plug. The guy also put a bunch of grease on the threads for the filter housing and I took it off and there was grease everywhere inside the filter housing; pretty sweet huh. I hope that shit didn't get to my engine. I only drove it for about 5 miles. Anyway maybe not that big a deal but I was kind of pissed and I think I'll just order a new filter and maybe some Liqui Moly 5-30 full synthetic, anybody use that stuff?
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Guess what? I took my car in to Raben Tire just to get a safety inspection so I could renew my plates and after what seemed like a long time, the guy comes out and says OK, oil change is all done and you're good to go. I was like wha? I didn't want an oil change? Then he was like oh, u just wanted an inspection and I was like right, wtf? Anyway, I got a free oil change but they used Kendall 5-30 semi-synthetic (they didn't even ask me what kind of oil I wanted; if they would have, did I could have nipped things in the bud right there) and also used a napa oil filter; no new rubber gaskets either and probably no new crush washer for drain plug. I just hope he didn't strip the drain plug. The guy also put a bunch of grease on the threads for the filter housing and I took it off and there was grease everywhere inside the filter housing; pretty sweet huh. I hope that shit didn't get to my engine. I only drove it for about 5 miles. Anyway maybe not that big a deal but I was kind of pissed and I think I'll just order a new filter and maybe some Liqui Moly 5-30 full synthetic, anybody use that stuff?
Why wouldn't you make them put it back with the same type filter and oil you had in it before they drained it?
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i would stick with bmw full, i mean its 8.50 per/L if you order it, and you have 10-15k miles to PLAN and SAVE for the 68 dollars for all new OEM stuff from tischer so why... why risk ANYTHING when its as simple as oil... just my 2 cents
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Why wouldn't you make them put it back with the same type filter and oil you had in it before they drained it?
There's no place around here to get the BMW oil/filter that I had in it. I was kind of planning on switching to the German castrol 0w-30 or Liqui-Moly anyway; I guess I could have had them buy me some of that but I just wanted to get the hell out of there....
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