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#707095 - 02/27/05 07:24 AM German Castrol users
zmeli Offline


Registered: 06/09/04
Posts: 91
Loc: victorville Ca
I was surprised to find the GC 0w-30 at my local AutoZone and then went out and bought 52 Quarts between five stores.

I stumbled on some 5w-40 Syntec made in Belgium. Then I thought that maybe I should use the 5w-40?

I will be running the 0w-30 in my Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, do you think It will hold up in this oil beater? My manual calls for Full-Synthetic 10w-30.

Castrol Europe website states that the 0w-30 is good up to 40/Deg C. Temperatures.

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#707096 - 02/27/05 07:30 AM Re: German Castrol users
Losiho Offline


Registered: 12/20/03
Posts: 556
Loc: Melbourne Australia
I daresay GC would be better in your Evo, based on it's stability in UOAs around this forum, and the fact that it's a full synth.

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#707097 - 02/27/05 07:30 AM Re: German Castrol users
ToyotaNSaturn Offline


Registered: 04/11/03
Posts: 11274
Loc: Spring Hill, TN
The GC is your better bet for MPG and for wear IMO. The 5w-40 looks OK and all, but stick with the green, you'll be glad you did!

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#707098 - 02/27/05 07:42 AM Re: German Castrol users
Bryanccfshr Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 5416
Loc: Durango, Co
I think the GC would work great in that little monster of a motor.

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#707099 - 02/27/05 07:51 AM Re: German Castrol users
buster Offline


Registered: 11/16/02
Posts: 29604
Loc: NJ
I'm most likely going with GC in a Honda 2.4. I also noticed BC 5w-40 at AZ for the first time.

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#707100 - 02/27/05 08:28 AM Re: German Castrol users
zmeli Offline


Registered: 06/09/04
Posts: 91
Loc: victorville Ca
I looked for GC about 10 months ago with no avail. I think the West Coast is finally stocking the GC.

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#707101 - 02/27/05 08:44 AM Re: German Castrol users
zmeli Offline


Registered: 06/09/04
Posts: 91
Loc: victorville Ca
four of the quarts were dated Batch M02 the rest were M04. Is the 02 Batch to old to use?

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#707102 - 02/27/05 11:09 AM Re: German Castrol users
vwoom Offline


Registered: 09/09/04
Posts: 713
Loc: San Gabriel Valley
Zmeli, the old batch M02 usually has high Fe..but there should be no probs to use. I also happen to have 4qts of this old batch.

So how much is GC going for up there..is the $1 clearance still on in Victorville?

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#707103 - 02/27/05 05:04 PM Re: German Castrol users
AndyH Offline


Registered: 11/07/04
Posts: 2493
Loc: MSP 'burbs, MN
Good choice with the German Castrol...I'll be running it in my Subaru WRX STi as soon as I make the switch over to synthetic.

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#707104 - 02/27/05 05:15 PM Re: German Castrol users
zmeli Offline


Registered: 06/09/04
Posts: 91
Loc: victorville Ca
I paid $5.19 a QT in Victorville.

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#707105 - 02/27/05 06:36 PM Re: German Castrol users
bretfraz Offline


Registered: 06/21/02
Posts: 2758
Loc: CarMax
quote:
Originally posted by zmeli:
I paid $5.19 a QT in Victorville.

You bought $269.00 worth of GC (not incl .tax)?

<joe dirt> Daaaaaaaaaaannnnnnngggg</joe dirt>

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#707106 - 02/28/05 08:57 AM Re: German Castrol users
zmeli Offline


Registered: 06/09/04
Posts: 91
Loc: victorville Ca
I spent about $300.00 on the German Castrol. I consider it a investment. My car cost me 30G.

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#707107 - 02/27/05 09:04 PM Re: German Castrol users
haley10 Offline


Registered: 12/28/03
Posts: 2768
Loc: Tn
quote:
Originally posted by zmeli:
I paid $5.19 a QT in Victorville.

That is the current price here, but occasional sales put it at $3.99. That's when I stock ahead. At any rate this oil should work well for your application. [Big Grin] I'd take it over the 5W-40 for this one. Good choice.

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#707108 - 03/01/05 05:59 AM Re: German Castrol users
magbarn Offline


Registered: 08/10/03
Posts: 27
Loc: So CAL
HOLY CRAP 52 quarts! my girlfriend lives up there in victorville and I bought 7 quarts for my BMW. (it has a 6.9 Q sump) There was also a whole row of at least 20 bottles of GC. I went up there 2 months later for my next oil change and they were completely gone except 2 bottles of the american crap. So you're the one.... [Frown]

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#707109 - 03/02/05 03:25 AM Re: German Castrol users
zmeli Offline


Registered: 06/09/04
Posts: 91
Loc: victorville Ca
I was told that AZ will get a shipment today. I will check after work and see if
they re-stock with the GC. I am still wondering if the 05 batch will ever show up?

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