If I remember domestic shipping standards, hazardous liquids like this cannot be shipped by air and have a 1 liter limit. It could still be shipped, but would be 6 shipments instead of one.
I know the idea sounds crazy, but after hearing how much you guys pay for oil there, I'm extremely jealous.
I wonder: How much would a liter (quart-ish) of very high quality fully synthetic oil cost in the states?
Here in Holland I have to pay 25 euro per liter
(which is currently 32.77 USD) For 1 liter Castrol Edge-Sport, or any other comparable high-grade oil from a retailer.
Assuming that an R32 needs 6 liters (total guess, I have no idea how much mine takes), I'm looking at spending 150 euro, or 196 USD on Oil alone
Is it not an idea to buy it cheap over there, and have it shipped over and delivered? Or are there restrictions on shipping motor oil?
If it IS a lot cheaper, Anyone know a website that I could order oil from to ship to my place here?
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I was about to say..., "Isnt home heating oil meant for combustion purposes and not lubrication purposes" but it seems that you understand that point already
Dont think I'll be putting anything sub-standard in a car that I've saved years and years for haha
But: I do like outside-of-the-box-thinking! I'll give you that much
Hmm that is indeed not so bad!
Bit disappointing that the savings isnt more, but then again, sure as hell beats 150 euro for 6 liters.
Wonder why it costs so much more here.
I know fuel is taxed something crazy here in Holland, so I can understand the price for gas...but..wonder why motor oil costs so much
Thanks for the help so far, NoDubJustYet
Whatever route you take to get your synthetic, just watch out for hazardous shipping regulations. Many hazardous goods can be legally shipped, but must be packaged correctly. I've done some work with a friend who is a TSA HAZMAT inspector, and improperly packaged hazardous goods can carry fines upwards of $50,000. So, as someone who works in the air freight industry, please be careful with how you ship. Improperly packaged hazardous goods have brought down many aircraft and taken hundreds of lives over the years.
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Yep too right, Air freight is a no-no.
I'm fine with slow-boat, since I'm in no rush to get the stuff.
Will contact Pelican Parts to see what their rate is, and see if its any cheaper
Good question! I'm not sure how that works really.
I sort of think of it as an ebay buy from another country (not sure what happens, tax wise with that either).
As far as I know, I just pay the seller for the product+shipping and receive the goods at the door?
Good point though, I wonder how that would work
I often get, "Canadian" "Irish" "American".
I was born in Holland but grew up on Long Island NY.
Went back to Holland when I was 18 and lived here for the past 6 and a bit years (crazy how fast time goes )
To summarize: Accent="Polite New Yorkian"
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I get "WTF is he from" look, every time I open my mouth. Most of the time people think I am from Sweden, before switching to "Oh, you're Irish then"...... f*** off!
(Of course, the UK might have been cheaper)
THAT sounds like a much more simple solution
What is the name of this magical website you speak of, sir?
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It can be shipped on a plane pretty sure. When I was in Italy I ordered a case of Amsoil and it came pretty quick, probably not more than 2 weeks.
Miliary members in Germany can buy Mobil 1, Royal Purple, and other oils at the base for essentially the same price we pay in America.
In Italy we have to purchase oil ration coupons, but it's still pretty expensive. You can't buy a true full synthetic with them either.
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