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#718673 - 06/28/06 12:53 AM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol )
RD400 Offline


Registered: 06/20/06
Posts: 203
Loc: SoCal
Since finding this site I've been to half a dozen AZ stores between Ocean Beach, Clairemont, and College looking for the famed GC oil for my Nissan VQ engine. Finally found some M06 gold in Mira Mesa thanks to this thread! Green/Gold, it's all G-spec, right?

[ June 28, 2006, 04:03 PM: Message edited by: RD400 ]

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#718674 - 07/07/06 09:39 AM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol )
Auto-Union Offline


Registered: 02/01/06
Posts: 3833
Loc: NEPA
Synlube is for morons. You have to "want" it to work...get it?

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#718675 - 07/18/06 04:25 PM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol )
Nickdfresh Offline


Registered: 03/15/06
Posts: 3524
Loc: Buffalo, NY
quote:
Originally posted by 99 GASE2:
http://www.torontogasprices.com/Forum_MSG.aspx?master=1&category=1054&topic=180462&page_no=1

Yup, Houckster is a asshat.

Tried discussing it with him last year.

But he won't listen.

Him & his SynLube & CM Oil Filter with no UOAs.

That Synlube site alone is very irritating. Somebody tell them it's no longer 1997...

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#718676 - 07/18/06 04:28 PM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol )
Nickdfresh Offline


Registered: 03/15/06
Posts: 3524
Loc: Buffalo, NY
German Castrol is plentiful nearby, with both of the closest AutoZones stocking almost 10-qts a piece. And the best thing is, I get a $20 gift card after about five trips of buying the stuff (for spending $20+ each visit, they stamp the a card)...

I think I may pick up some more today. [Razz]

And oh yes, the Saturn loves it.

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#718677 - 07/31/06 08:18 PM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol )
bfgun Offline


Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 23
Loc: Wheaton, MD
how would this stuff fare in an 2003 honda accord 2.4 4 cylinder engine? Gonna start looking for it now if i can find some.

Thanks!
-B

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#718678 - 07/31/06 10:41 PM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol )
FD777 Offline


Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 223
Loc: Sunnyvale, CA
bfgun,

I personally use either 5w-20 or 5w-30 in my GF's 2002 Accord (4 cyl). Then again, it's not my car and I don't love it like my own.

I'd say try GC out. It's not gonna cause any catastrophic affects (effects?) on your car.

And last, but not least: search. If that fails, start a new thread - you'll get better responses. [Big Grin]

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#718679 - 09/09/06 07:15 AM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol )
Nebraskan Offline


Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 606
Loc: SW Michigan, near Fennville
Finding a source here and there, but mostly of the M06xxxx Did find some just about 12 miles south of M050756xxxx so comming close.
Do they still manufacture the green stuff in Germany?

My 5 bottles I found are the 2005 batch.
Vern

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#718680 - 09/24/06 12:39 PM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: glxpassat]
AndyH Offline


Registered: 11/07/04
Posts: 2493
Loc: MSP 'burbs, MN
BUMP...can a mod or admin please sticky this thread again?
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'13 VW Golf R: Castrol Syntec 0W-30
'13 VW GTI: OEM Factory Fill
'05 Audi S4 Avant: Mobil 1 0W-40

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#718681 - 09/26/06 04:34 AM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: AndyH]
Buffman Offline


Registered: 08/08/05
Posts: 1225
Loc: SW Michigan
I'd have to check the 6 quarts I bought at the local Autozone, but the one in Portage (20 minutes north of me) had M06xxx GC 0w30 It was labeled European formula.
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#718682 - 09/29/06 06:10 AM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: Buffman]
daman Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 10486
Loc: Bad Axe, MI
Just got back from my AZ and all were M06xxx made in G

the green is probly long gone..
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#718683 - 09/30/06 04:02 AM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: daman]
AndyH Offline


Registered: 11/07/04
Posts: 2493
Loc: MSP 'burbs, MN
Pics of the latest GC bottle, date code "M06152..."



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'13 VW GTI: OEM Factory Fill
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#718684 - 09/30/06 04:21 AM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: AndyH]
daman Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 10486
Loc: Bad Axe, MI
Yup same stuff by me M06, is that green or gold???
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#718685 - 09/30/06 04:33 AM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: daman]
AndyH Offline


Registered: 11/07/04
Posts: 2493
Loc: MSP 'burbs, MN
daman: It is gold GC. The green GC stopped after the "M05010..." batch.
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'13 VW Golf R: Castrol Syntec 0W-30
'13 VW GTI: OEM Factory Fill
'05 Audi S4 Avant: Mobil 1 0W-40

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#718686 - 09/30/06 06:06 AM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: AndyH]
daman Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 10486
Loc: Bad Axe, MI
Thats what i thought, thanks Andy
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#718687 - 10/13/06 09:48 AM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: FD777]
ELS Offline


Registered: 10/03/06
Posts: 79
Loc: North Carolina
I had never heard of this stuff before... period.

But I read post #1 and several days later I was in an Autozone and I was able to locate and certify that I had found German Castrol.

So I say this FAQ is VERY effective/helpful.

Now I need to go learn something more about it than how to ID it.

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