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#2669680 - 06/30/12 01:31 PM "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP
Nickdfresh Offline


Registered: 03/15/06
Posts: 4015
Loc: Buffalo, NY
Just saw what was once the exclusive providence of AutoZone, then PepBoys at Advance Auto: GC 0W-30 SYNTEC. I apologize if someone has already posted this...

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#2669693 - 06/30/12 01:44 PM Re: "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP [Re: Nickdfresh]
mikered30 Offline


Registered: 09/10/05
Posts: 1378
Loc: PA
Thanks, I assume it is stamped at 2011 or 2012 with the newer bottle?

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#2669701 - 06/30/12 01:52 PM Re: "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP [Re: Nickdfresh]
friendly_jacek Offline


Registered: 05/04/03
Posts: 6414
Loc: southeast US
Are you talking about Castrol Edge 0W30 $8.79?

Available only in selected stores in my area.

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#2669714 - 06/30/12 02:09 PM Re: "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP [Re: Nickdfresh]
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AAP has arrived at the station; too bad the train left years ago.
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#2669717 - 06/30/12 02:10 PM Re: "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP [Re: Nickdfresh]
KCJeep Offline


Registered: 06/30/11
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Just checked, all my nearby stores say "call" but it does show up on the website anyway.
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#2669758 - 06/30/12 02:41 PM Re: "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP [Re: Nickdfresh]
Zako2 Offline


Registered: 04/09/12
Posts: 827
Loc: Texas
By the way, I was just yesterday at PepBoys in San Antonio waiting for car's AC check to be finished and saw that they have two Castrol formulas for German cars. One is Castrol EDGE with SPT 0W30 (made in Germany, GC) and the other was 5W40 EDGE made in USA.

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#2669786 - 06/30/12 03:04 PM Re: "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP [Re: simple_gifts]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 11459
Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: simple_gifts
AAP has arrived at the station; too bad the train left years ago.


LOL!
But only because your post is so true.
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#2669847 - 06/30/12 04:02 PM Re: "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP [Re: Zako2]
Quattro Pete Offline


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Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: Zako2
and the other was 5W40 EDGE made in USA.

Isn't the 5w-40 grade EDGE with SPT as well?
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#2669861 - 06/30/12 04:14 PM Re: "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP [Re: Nickdfresh]
volk06 Offline


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GC was at oriellys this morning for 5.99qt
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#2670174 - 06/30/12 11:32 PM Re: "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP [Re: friendly_jacek]
Nickdfresh Offline


Registered: 03/15/06
Posts: 4015
Loc: Buffalo, NY
Originally Posted By: friendly_jacek
Are you talking about Castrol Edge 0W30 $8.79?

Available only in selected stores in my area.


Castrol Edge with SYNTEC.

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Thanks, I assume it is stamped at 2011 or 2012 with the newer bottle?


Yes. All bottles were brand-spanking new and marked "Made in Germany"...

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#2671296 - 07/02/12 10:30 AM Re: "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP [Re: Nickdfresh]
friendly_jacek Offline


Registered: 05/04/03
Posts: 6414
Loc: southeast US
Does anyone know why they discontinued the well known and respected brand "Syntec"?

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#2671319 - 07/02/12 10:51 AM Re: "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP [Re: friendly_jacek]
Scum_Frog Offline


Registered: 07/25/10
Posts: 826
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: friendly_jacek
Does anyone know why they discontinued the well known and respected brand "Syntec"?


Same oil new name......marketing.
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#2671344 - 07/02/12 11:07 AM Re: "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP [Re: friendly_jacek]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 30485
Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: friendly_jacek
Does anyone know why they discontinued the well known and respected brand "Syntec"?

Back in the day, "Syntec" was their top of the line brand. With other manufacturers introducing new top of the line products (M1 EP, Pennzoil Ultra, etc.), Castrol went ahead and introduced Edge (already present in many other countries). I suppose having both Edge and Syntec in the lineup was causing some confusion among consumers. After all, Syntec "sounds like" something to do with synthetic, while Edge does not. Maybe some customers thought that Syntec was the better of the two products, while in reality Castrol wanted people to think that Edge is the better one.

So now it's all Edge, but one is Edge with Titanium and the other is Edge with SPT (Syntec Power Technology).

By the way, I'm not really sure that "Syntec" was such a respected brand. It is the brand that was associated with the whole NAD ruling against ExxonMobil (group III vs group IV/V) and was thought to be a "fake synthetic" by many.
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#2671510 - 07/02/12 12:59 PM Re: "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP [Re: Nickdfresh]
Ram01 Offline


Registered: 10/13/10
Posts: 885
Loc: New York Queens
0w30 castrol syntec are made in. New Jersey

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#2671521 - 07/02/12 01:09 PM Re: "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP [Re: Ram01]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 30485
Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: Ram01
0w30 castrol syntec are made in. New Jersey

Not all of it...

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