Chevron Lubricants Q&A

click here to participate in the Chevron Lubricants Q&A

Recent Topics
Are "high mileage" oil "seal conditioners" needed?
by Ed_Flecko
6 minutes 9 seconds ago
2012 Ford F550 / Bad Report / 15w40 Mag1 Fleet
by ToadU
37 minutes 41 seconds ago
how come car parts clearance in neighborhood WMT?
by friendly_jacek
Today at 09:30 AM
NAPA GOLD #1348, 8,900k (CUT OPEN)
by car51
Today at 09:30 AM
FRAM ultra rebate?
by car51
Today at 08:55 AM
Service Champ #0F-4622, 7,900k (CUT OPEN)
by car51
Today at 08:48 AM
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
by friendly_jacek
Today at 07:43 AM
15w40 Oil Choices For 2011 Ram 3500 6.7 Cummins
by turbowhistle
Today at 05:48 AM
Any Penrite UOA's?
by B320i
Today at 03:43 AM
Garage used correct oil for my AMG?
by lanab
Today at 01:49 AM
What causes high oil pressure?
by dino33
Today at 12:04 AM
I'm becoming a double edged razor hoarder!
by The_Eric
Yesterday at 11:57 PM
Newest Members
nastyc5, SegaCD, fjones68, RLL, rutherford
53729 Registered Users
Who's Online
90 registered (01_celica_gt, 4wheeldog, aquariuscsm, 3800Series, Al, 11 invisible), 2150 Guests and 197 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
53729 Members
66 Forums
230341 Topics
3687183 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#2669680 - 06/30/12 01:31 PM "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP
Nickdfresh Offline


Registered: 03/15/06
Posts: 3835
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...

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


Registered: 09/10/05
Posts: 1331
Loc: PA
Thanks, I assume it is stamped at 2011 or 2012 with the newer bottle?

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


Registered: 05/04/03
Posts: 5930
Loc: southeast US
Are you talking about Castrol Edge 0W30 $8.79?

Available only in selected stores in my area.

Top
#2669714 - 06/30/12 02:09 PM Re: "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP [Re: Nickdfresh]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 9693
Loc: Middlesex County CT
AAP has arrived at the station; too bad the train left years ago.
_________________________
2003 Echo >361K miles; CITGO SG blend and some #132
2006 B2300;90K;ALM

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. C. Dickens

Top
#2669717 - 06/30/12 02:10 PM Re: "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP [Re: Nickdfresh]
KCJeep Offline


Registered: 06/30/11
Posts: 5282
Loc: Mahzurrah!
Just checked, all my nearby stores say "call" but it does show up on the website anyway.
_________________________
2004 Jeep GC WJ 4.0 @ 125k Castrol 5w40 w/ MMO
Napa Silver 31516
KIA Sedona 44k, Chevy Lumina 175k, Chrysler Sebring 175k, Chrysler Concorde 102k

Top
#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.

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


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 10596
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.
_________________________
12 Accord LX 30K TGMO 0W-20
09 Forester 67K PU 5W-30
02 Accord 139K GOil 5W-30
01 Focus ZX3 101K Meijer Syn 5W-20
95 BMW 318iC 150K Defy 10W-40

Top
#2669847 - 06/30/12 04:02 PM Re: "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP [Re: Zako2]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 27913
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?
_________________________
'02 530i (PPE 5W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T
'13 F700 GS (BMW HP 15W-50)

Top
#2669861 - 06/30/12 04:14 PM Re: "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP [Re: Nickdfresh]
volk06 Offline


Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 4401
Loc: Iowa
GC was at oriellys this morning for 5.99qt
_________________________
2011 F-150 Ecoboost
2012 Focus S
2001 Taurus

Top
#2670174 - 06/30/12 11:32 PM Re: "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP [Re: friendly_jacek]
Nickdfresh Offline


Registered: 03/15/06
Posts: 3835
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.

Quote:
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"...

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


Registered: 05/04/03
Posts: 5930
Loc: southeast US
Does anyone know why they discontinued the well known and respected brand "Syntec"?

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


Registered: 07/25/10
Posts: 583
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.
_________________________
2007 Dodge Nitro SLT 3.7L 4x4-QSUD 5W-30
2007 VW Jetta 2.0T 6MT- GC 0W-30

Top
#2671344 - 07/02/12 11:07 AM Re: "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP [Re: friendly_jacek]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 27913
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.
_________________________
'02 530i (PPE 5W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T
'13 F700 GS (BMW HP 15W-50)

Top
#2671510 - 07/02/12 12:59 PM Re: "German Castrol" 0W-30 @ AAP [Re: Nickdfresh]
Ram01 Offline


Registered: 10/13/10
Posts: 719
Loc: New York Queens
0w30 castrol syntec are made in. New Jersey

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


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 27913
Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: Ram01
0w30 castrol syntec are made in. New Jersey

Not all of it...

_________________________
'02 530i (PPE 5W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T
'13 F700 GS (BMW HP 15W-50)

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >