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#2674097 - 07/04/12 09:42 PM Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted
wwillson Offline

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We sent the questions to Castrol in two batches. The first answers have been returned and posted here:

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/castrol-edge-qa/

Thanks to Castrol for turning the first set of answers around so quickly.

Wayne

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#2674105 - 07/04/12 09:53 PM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: wwillson]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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Thanks.

Disappointed to see that all of our HT/HS questions went unanswered. All other oil manufacturers don't mind sharing this data. Why is it such a secret at BP?
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#2674175 - 07/04/12 11:16 PM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: wwillson]
friendly_jacek Offline


Registered: 05/04/03
Posts: 4824
Loc: southeast US
Wayne,
Thanks for doing this, but i have to say the questions were answered by marketing people with no knowlwdge about oils.
I didn't learn anything new.
I suspect the switch from Syntec to Edge is going to bite them.

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#2674178 - 07/04/12 11:20 PM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: wwillson]
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Registered: 03/11/12
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Loc: Hawaii/Ohio USA
I agree, this answer session did not provide any new information. Thanks Wayne for setting this up though!
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#2674188 - 07/04/12 11:32 PM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: wwillson]
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Years back I ask questions to Castrol about Castrol Syntec when it first hit the market. How come so cheap for a real synthetic and such. Something felt fishy about the price and saying it was a synthetic etc. . The Castrol folks were dicks back then. I stopped using their products over their attitude and replies. Then I did find out SYNTEC was not really a REAL synthetic. It was by nomenclature only. I felt lied to and deceived. That must have been or around 1993. Never used a Castrol prduct again. I won't use BP products or fuel for other reasons.
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#2674289 - 07/05/12 07:12 AM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: wwillson]
bluesubie Offline


Registered: 08/04/03
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Do they know the difference between green and gold GC? Or maybe they didn't understand the question. shrug

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#2674389 - 07/05/12 09:08 AM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: wwillson]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
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Well, a lot of the answers weren't as detailed as we were hoping for, and some seemed rather unrelated to the question at hand. Others, however, were very well answered.

My specific question was clearly and concisely answered.
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#2674622 - 07/05/12 12:40 PM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: hounddog]
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Registered: 11/15/02
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Loc: SC
Originally Posted By: hounddog
Years back I ask questions to Castrol about Castrol Syntec when it first hit the market. How come so cheap for a real synthetic and such. Something felt fishy about the price and saying it was a synthetic etc. . The Castrol folks were dicks back then. I stopped using their products over their attitude and replies. Then I did find out SYNTEC was not really a REAL synthetic. It was by nomenclature only. I felt lied to and deceived. That must have been or around 1993. Never used a Castrol prduct again. I won't use BP products or fuel for other reasons.


When Syntec was first introduced it was a full PAO-based synthetic. After it had been on the market 2 or 3 years they switched to Group III base oil.
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#2675494 - 07/06/12 08:37 AM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: wwillson]
virginoil Offline


Registered: 09/05/05
Posts: 897
Loc: western australia
I trust my question will be answered in the next set of answers.


Edited by virginoil (07/06/12 08:41 AM)

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#2679387 - 07/09/12 09:13 PM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: friendly_jacek]
river_rat Offline


Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 3402
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: friendly_jacek
Wayne,
Thanks for doing this, but i have to say the questions were answered by marketing people with no knowlwdge about oils.
I didn't learn anything new.

Yup.

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#2688074 - 07/18/12 06:40 PM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: wwillson]
BMWTurboDzl Offline


Registered: 04/15/10
Posts: 1082
Loc: Atlanta,GA
When did A3 = hths 2.9?
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#2697022 - 07/27/12 11:50 AM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: wwillson]
montero1 Offline


Registered: 01/26/06
Posts: 483
Loc: Md, USA
So, is the "Syntec," or the "w/Titanium" the better oil?
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#2697048 - 07/27/12 12:07 PM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: wwillson]
tstep Offline


Registered: 08/06/11
Posts: 291
Loc: PA
I don't know what you could draw from it, but everytime I see a sale it seems like "w/ titanitum" gets a $2 premium.

IIRC, when I had looked at the data sheets, it was my impression Syntec had a more impressive scorecard. Again, if that means anything.

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#2702855 - 08/02/12 01:20 PM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: wwillson]
Gwhaley262 Offline


Registered: 10/11/09
Posts: 64
Loc: Philadelphia, Pa.
Its been 23 days since the first answers were posted. Will get the rest? Even if they don't tell us much.
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#2755305 - 09/26/12 01:46 PM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: wwillson]
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Giving this thread a bump as it appears some of the responses on the Q&A page were updated as of 9/21.
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