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#1385818 - 02/25/09 05:52 PM Castrol Edge 5w-30 with TBN
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
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Loc: Michigan
I just got this back. Not as good as I had hoped...... \:\(



Edited by ZZman (02/25/09 05:57 PM)
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#1385826 - 02/25/09 05:56 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w-30 with TBN [Re: ZZman]
buster Offline


Registered: 11/16/02
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What is wrong with it? Tbn is on par with Amsoil.
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#1385830 - 02/25/09 06:00 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w-30 with TBN [Re: buster]
Steve S Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18449
Loc: East of IGO
is it twice the oil as compared to PP ?
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#1385837 - 02/25/09 06:06 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w-30 with TBN [Re: Steve S]
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
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Loc: Illinois
I noticed the Moly is about the same with M1 5-30EP, but the Boron was higher with the M1. Also the TBN is a tad higher with Edge than M1. What do you think about the differencies?

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1335663&fpart=1


Edited by tig1 (02/25/09 06:07 PM)
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#1385840 - 02/25/09 06:09 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w-30 with TBN [Re: tig1]
pruizgarcia Offline


Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 155
Loc: Tampa, Florida
There is something in the oil we are not seeing in the VOA. You don't have a TBN of 11.5 without having something special in the mix.


Edited by pruizgarcia (02/25/09 06:10 PM)

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#1385843 - 02/25/09 06:11 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w-30 with TBN [Re: pruizgarcia]
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Registered: 10/23/06
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Kind of glad I returned mine to WM. Amsoil for me...
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#1385920 - 02/25/09 07:17 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w-30 with TBN [Re: ZZman]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 25921
Loc: Michigan
That's a really thin 30-grade... on the verge of 20.


BTW, I don't see anything wrong with that TBN. That's actually higher than GC's TBN.
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#1385951 - 02/25/09 07:41 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w-30 with TBN [Re: Quattro Pete]
ZZman Offline


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I was hoping Calcium/Phos/Zinc would be a little higher.

It is way on the low end on Viscosity.
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#1385978 - 02/25/09 08:08 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w-30 with TBN [Re: ZZman]
Fester Offline


Registered: 03/06/07
Posts: 489
Loc: your house
looks alot like GC, anyone compare the two.

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#1385989 - 02/25/09 08:17 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w-30 with TBN [Re: Fester]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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Loc: Michigan
 Originally Posted By: Fester
looks alot like GC, anyone compare the two.

Judging by the different specs that they meet, I'd say they're pretty far apart.
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#1385994 - 02/25/09 08:21 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w-30 with TBN [Re: Quattro Pete]
daman Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 10486
Loc: Bad Axe, MI
For the price of that stuff i'm not too impressed ,i thought zinc and calcium would have been higher,TBN is good yea.
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#1386563 - 02/26/09 12:08 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w-30 with TBN [Re: daman]
addyguy Offline


Registered: 09/08/05
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Loc: Canada
Hate to be blunt, but i don't see whats so different between this, and regular Syntec 5W-30. Check out some recent VOA's of Syntec 5W-30:

From 2006: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubb...true#Post478791

From 2007: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubb...true#Post884647

In those, the additive levels, TBN, and visc. are almost the same. I'm hoping the difference is in the base oil, which would need to be stouter to survive 15k miles they guarantee.
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#1386762 - 02/26/09 03:52 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w-30 with TBN [Re: addyguy]
rg200amp Offline


Registered: 02/10/08
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 Originally Posted By: addyguy
Hate to be blunt, but i don't see whats so different between this, and regular Syntec 5W-30. Check out some recent VOA's of Syntec 5W-30:

From 2006: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubb...true#Post478791

From 2007: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubb...true#Post884647

In those, the additive levels, TBN, and visc. are almost the same. I'm hoping the difference is in the base oil, which would need to be stouter to survive 15k miles they guarantee.

There can be alot of things that could make this a great oil that can not be seen in a VOA.

UOAs will tell some more about how this oil is.
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#1386769 - 02/26/09 03:59 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w-30 with TBN [Re: rg200amp]
ARB1977 Offline


Registered: 06/12/05
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TBN seems higher in the Edge.
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#1386874 - 02/26/09 06:07 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w-30 with TBN [Re: rg200amp]
momomeister Offline


Registered: 10/29/05
Posts: 224
Loc: USA
 Originally Posted By: rg200amp

There can be alot of things that could make this a great oil that can not be seen in a VOA.

UOAs will tell some more about how this oil is.


Agreed. It's just a bit premature to judge this oil. I'm withholding judgment on this oil until I see UOA's and more VOA's on this oil. I'd like to see a lot before making a decision..



Edited by momomeister (02/26/09 06:07 PM)

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