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#1655142 - 11/02/09 08:13 AM Cold pour point of syntec 10w30?
ryan2022 Offline


Registered: 06/05/06
Posts: 1208
Loc: Calgary
Hi folks.

Anyone know the cold pour point of Castrol Syntec 10w30? or ANY of Castrols oils for that matter?

They dont list them anymore on their MSDS sheets. That used to be where Castrol listed them.

Thanks
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#1655229 - 11/02/09 09:52 AM Re: Cold pour point of syntec 10w30? [Re: ryan2022]
aaxb970 Offline


Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 366
Loc: Cambridge. Ontario, Canada
- 43 C according to Amsoil chart....
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#1655231 - 11/02/09 09:53 AM Re: Cold pour point of syntec 10w30? [Re: aaxb970]
aaxb970 Offline


Registered: 08/27/08
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GTX - 37 C
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#1655232 - 11/02/09 09:55 AM Re: Cold pour point of syntec 10w30? [Re: ryan2022]
ryan2022 Offline


Registered: 06/05/06
Posts: 1208
Loc: Calgary
thanks guys,

not sure why Castrol doesnt show more info on their data sheets.

Decent oil though.

If I dont run amsoil next year, I'm going to do 6 month changes on syntec. I can't beat Costco's price.
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#1655240 - 11/02/09 10:04 AM Re: Cold pour point of syntec 10w30? [Re: ryan2022]
aaxb970 Offline


Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: Cambridge. Ontario, Canada
I use GTX but was thinking of using Syntec....
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#1655244 - 11/02/09 10:09 AM Re: Cold pour point of syntec 10w30? [Re: aaxb970]
lexus114 Offline


Registered: 05/12/08
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Loc: Easton, PA
Originally Posted By: aaxb970
I use GTX but was thinking of using Syntec....


Your better off with the GTX!
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#1655255 - 11/02/09 10:21 AM Re: Cold pour point of syntec 10w30? [Re: lexus114]
aaxb970 Offline


Registered: 08/27/08
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Really....why ???
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#1655279 - 11/02/09 10:44 AM Re: Cold pour point of syntec 10w30? [Re: aaxb970]
lexus114 Offline


Registered: 05/12/08
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Loc: Easton, PA
Originally Posted By: aaxb970
Really....why ???


Well personally I have read and heard very good things re; Castrio GTX. Syntec I havent read/heard to many good things.plus the Syntec is very thin oil.
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#1655289 - 11/02/09 10:50 AM Re: Cold pour point of syntec 10w30? [Re: lexus114]
ryan2022 Offline


Registered: 06/05/06
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Loc: Calgary
In some weights this is correct.

The 5w30 is pretty thin. If I were to use it, I'd run 10w30 year round. Its average in terms of weight.

It DOES hold its viscosity well, so its a question of going with another oil, and possibly having slightly more shearing but starting as a heavier weight, OR running Syntec, starting out slightly thinner, but having less shear over an OCI.


Edited by ryan2022 (11/02/09 10:51 AM)
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#1655374 - 11/02/09 11:55 AM Re: Cold pour point of syntec 10w30? [Re: ryan2022]
erogers Offline


Registered: 06/24/07
Posts: 214
Loc: Land of Lincoln
Originally Posted By: ryan2022

not sure why Castrol doesnt show more info on their data sheets.


Who needs detailed information on a product data sheet? We're supposed to be thinking with our dipsticks!

stooges
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#1655531 - 11/02/09 02:11 PM Re: Cold pour point of syntec 10w30? [Re: erogers]
aaxb970 Offline


Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: Cambridge. Ontario, Canada
excellent point !
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#1655593 - 11/02/09 03:01 PM Re: Cold pour point of syntec 10w30? [Re: aaxb970]
addyguy Offline


Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 13429
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: aaxb970
GTX - 37 C


GTX 10W-30 does NOT have pour point of -37C. On the comparo chart, it's something like -31C.
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#1656363 - 11/03/09 07:09 AM Re: Cold pour point of syntec 10w30? [Re: addyguy]
aaxb970 Offline


Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 366
Loc: Cambridge. Ontario, Canada
Amsoil switched their charts for C to F...sorry...its -35 C or -31 F
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#1659361 - 11/05/09 12:58 PM Re: Cold pour point of syntec 10w30? [Re: erogers]
Blurry Offline


Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 44
Loc: Maine
Originally Posted By: erogers
Originally Posted By: ryan2022

not sure why Castrol doesnt show more info on their data sheets.


Who needs detailed information on a product data sheet? We're supposed to be thinking with our dipsticks!

stooges


Thanks Jimmie!
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