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#2755583 - 09/26/12 07:01 PM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: wwillson]
wwillson Offline

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All,

We asked Castrol to 'push the limits' on some of their answers, so they did. You can see their updated responses here in the Q&A:

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

Thanks to Castrol for listening to us and responding.

Wayne

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#2757056 - 09/28/12 11:06 AM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: wwillson]
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Registered: 06/13/12
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Loc: Staffs, UK
Could Castrol Edge Syntec be added to Castrol TWS?

Would like to experiment with lowering with viscosity just a little down to a 55 or so.

I have Castrol TWS 10w60.
Castrol Edge here only come in 5w40 no more.

I wonder how the TWS and Edge would mix?

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#2773613 - 10/15/12 05:49 PM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: wwillson]
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While in WM today I was reading the backs of Castrol Edge Syntec and Edge Syntec Titanium.None of them had "Made In Germany" on them. shrug
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#2773993 - 10/16/12 05:45 AM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
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Good grief!
Only use German oil in German engines is the golden rule in Germany. I might be in Germany, but when I buy parts I always look for a made in Germany label, even though I drive a Volvo with a Renault block. If it says made in the USA it will be too expensive and if it says made in France, it means some chap in China has copied the label!

Originally Posted By: BlueOvalFitter
While in WM today I was reading the backs of Castrol Edge Syntec and Edge Syntec Titanium.None of them had "Made In Germany" on them. shrug

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#2773995 - 10/16/12 05:47 AM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: skyship]
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Originally Posted By: skyship
Good grief!
Only use German oil in German engines is the golden rule in Germany. I might be in Germany, but when I buy parts I always look for a made in Germany label, even though I drive a Volvo with a Renault block. If it says made in the USA it will be too expensive and if it says made in France, it means some chap in China has copied the label!

Originally Posted By: BlueOvalFitter
While in WM today I was reading the backs of Castrol Edge Syntec and Edge Syntec Titanium.None of them had "Made In Germany" on them. shrug


The only edge in the US that will be made in Germany is GC 0w-30 which is harder to find and you won't find it at Walmart. Oriellys and advance auto parts carries it.
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#2837070 - 12/16/12 04:22 PM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: volk06]
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I stocked up on GC a few years back at Autozone when it was SL rated.

Now that GC has been rebadged "Edge" it still has a SL rating from what I saw at Autozone recently. So is Edge GC still a Holy Grail oil here on bitog.com like it used to be be 3-4 years ago.....?
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#2837641 - 12/17/12 06:59 AM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: Quattro Pete]
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Registered: 06/12/12
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Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
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?


Interesting. HTHS is available for the Edge w/ Titanium FST range we get here. None are lower than 3.6 though.

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#2852810 - 12/30/12 05:33 PM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: Crusader]
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Loc: Las Vegas, NV
Originally Posted By: Crusader
I stocked up on GC a few years back at Autozone when it was SL rated.

Now that GC has been rebadged "Edge" it still has a SL rating from what I saw at Autozone recently. So is Edge GC still a Holy Grail oil here on bitog.com like it used to be be 3-4 years ago.....?


Not sure. I picked up some yesterday at Autozone and changed the oil today in my GTO. I haven't run it in a couple of years so I decided to give it another try. I finally blew through my Mobil 1 supply.

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#2853304 - 12/31/12 07:18 AM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: wwillson]
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Registered: 12/10/10
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In AZ yesterday looking at the two Edge products trying to figure the diff and why Titanium cost $2 more and manager likened them to M1 and M1 Extended. He further stated that at a recent seminar he attended with "Castrol people" they stated that one was a 10K oil and other 15K. Although I didn't buy either he offered me either K&N or M1 filters instead of Bosch if I preferred. Sale is on thru Jan so I may go back and get a couple jugs.
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#2853873 - 12/31/12 04:15 PM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: wwillson]
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Loc: South Carolina
When Edge gold bottle first showed up in stores here it was not the Titanium stuff they market now, but it did say on the bottle it could be used up to 15k miles for normal or non-severe service. I think it was Castrol's answer to Mobil 1 EP line of oils. Long ago they got rid of the 15k mile limit from the bottle for unknown reason. I cashed in on some rebates and got some of that original Edge for $2 or 3/qt. Never bought any more afterwards though. I have to get Castrol pretty cheap to use it in anything I own or service. I do keep some GC on hand though.


Edited by bmwtechguy (12/31/12 04:17 PM)

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#2876960 - 01/19/13 08:11 PM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: tc1446]
GT Mike Offline


Registered: 12/27/03
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Loc: Oshkosh, WI
Originally Posted By: tc1446
...he offered me either K&N or M1 filters instead of Bosch if I preferred.
Nothing to be gained... All three are made by Champion Labratories, and most likely have the same "guts" in them. Even their cheaper STP line would be just as good of a filter.
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#2878191 - 01/20/13 07:19 PM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: GT Mike]
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"Champion Labs",,, that rings a bell.
That's who makes the filters that my local Suzuki dealers used. They seemed to be good enough for the 3k oil changes that I adhere to. But I had no idea that they make filters for all those other companies. Cool!

But as for Castrol motor oil, , that's all I've used in any of my cars for the past 12+ years.
It has served me well. Dino=YES, Synth=NO.

Cheers Mates!
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#2900142 - 02/09/13 04:52 AM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: wwillson]
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Just written to Castrol to find out what the difference is between the add packs of normal Edge 5/40 and Turbo Diesel Edge 5/40. The base stock looks the same, but for some odd reason Volvo and Castrol say use the normal one in my TDI. It might be related to the different Zinc levels, as the Diesel Edge is DPF approved, but that's only a guess.
The new Diesel version is much cheaper than the old 5/40 where I am for some odd reason and is even cheaper than LM Synthoil and M1 0/40.

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#2902296 - 02/11/13 07:09 AM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: skyship]
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Originally Posted By: skyship
Just written to Castrol to find out what the difference is between the add packs of normal Edge 5/40 and Turbo Diesel Edge 5/40. The base stock looks the same, but for some odd reason Volvo and Castrol say use the normal one in my TDI. It might be related to the different Zinc levels, as the Diesel Edge is DPF approved, but that's only a guess.
The new Diesel version is much cheaper than the old 5/40 where I am for some odd reason and is even cheaper than LM Synthoil and M1 0/40.


Just got the reply from Castrol and it is good news:

Dear Mr --
Thank you for your email
Absolutely no problem using the EDGE Turbo Diesel 5W-40 where the EDGE 5W-40 is recommended they are both compatible
Kind regards
Andy Griffin
Automotive Lubricants - UK & Ireland
Lubricants - Advanced Technical Support


So next but one UOA results will be the Brits vs the Germans, with the Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech team against the best diesel team from Castrol. Volvo think the Castrol team will Edge out the LM one, but I have already rigged the result slightly against the Castrol boys by planning to change my dirty air filter.
Note: Castrol Edge TD is cheaper than the normal Edge and is on special from Fleabay.

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#2961344 - 04/03/13 05:07 PM Re: Castrol Edge Q&A Answers posted [Re: montero1]
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Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: montero1
So, is the "Syntec," or the "w/Titanium" the better oil?


Any idea which is the better product?
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