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#3209743 - 12/07/13 06:10 PM Thought on Castrol Edge (with syntec)?
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Have seen it a bunch lately...have considered tossing in an Ecotec....

Not talked about too much( at least not every other thread, anyways). Has a good shot of moly, high TBN, and seems to be on the thick side for a 5w30. Thoughts?

Reminds me a bit of QSUD....
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#3209764 - 12/07/13 06:27 PM Re: Thought on Castrol Edge (with syntec)? [Re: daves87rs]
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I`m running the 10W40 version of it now and ran the 5W50 version of it last oil change. Smoothest my car has ever run. LOVE the stuff!
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#3209796 - 12/07/13 07:11 PM Re: Thought on Castrol Edge (with syntec)? [Re: daves87rs]
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I would like to try some but whenever Autozone advertises it, I go into my local store and it's never available.
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#3209887 - 12/07/13 08:49 PM Re: Thought on Castrol Edge (with syntec)? [Re: mclasser]
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Originally Posted By: mclasser
I would like to try some but whenever Autozone advertises it, I go into my local store and it's never available.


Mine has the opposite issue...
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#3211883 - 12/10/13 12:16 AM Re: Thought on Castrol Edge (with syntec)? [Re: daves87rs]
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Also to add....what about the GC version?
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#3213564 - 12/11/13 03:34 PM Re: Thought on Castrol Edge (with syntec)? [Re: daves87rs]
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Just put 0w-30 Edge with FST in my Ecotec. I can't hear a sound from my motor,not a click,clack--nothing.This is in -30 celsius
startup.Have used mobil 1 etc. By far this is the quietest my motor has been, it's almost spooky.I think this is the current version of GC. It has a -57 celsius pour point.
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#3213601 - 12/11/13 04:18 PM Re: Thought on Castrol Edge (with syntec)? [Re: daves87rs]
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My only hesitation with castrol is there are a lot of stories (with pictures too) claiming castrol synthetics produce varnish build up.

I'm sure it is a fine oil but those stories keep me from paying for it.
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#3213604 - 12/11/13 04:21 PM Re: Thought on Castrol Edge (with syntec)? [Re: daves87rs]
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Yet Edge stomped most of the competition in the TEOST test done by Amsoil. I think they are just that...stories.
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#3213911 - 12/11/13 09:19 PM Re: Thought on Castrol Edge (with syntec)? [Re: KCJeep]
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Originally Posted By: KCJeep
Yet Edge stomped most of the competition in the TEOST test done by Amsoil. I think they are just that...stories.



that could be a good point if you assume that all deposits and varnish are equal and created the same way.
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#3213924 - 12/11/13 09:37 PM Re: Thought on Castrol Edge (with syntec)? [Re: daves87rs]
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The TEOST results were with Edge with titanium so it's not relevant to the newer syntec.
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#3214038 - 12/12/13 12:39 AM Re: Thought on Castrol Edge (with syntec)? [Re: Winterpeg]
daves87rs Offline


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Originally Posted By: Winterpeg
Just put 0w-30 Edge with FST in my Ecotec. I can't hear a sound from my motor,not a click,clack--nothing.This is in -30 celsius
startup.Have used mobil 1 etc. By far this is the quietest my motor has been, it's almost spooky.I think this is the current version of GC. It has a -57 celsius pour point.



That's what I've been hearing with both the 0w and 5w30 weights of edge that makes them quiet. A buddy of mine and I were just talking about it.

Interesting enough, when the wife's ecotec went from M1 to QSUD, it did not make as much noise either.....

not sure about the varnish part though. I think that might depend on the engine too..mine are all ecotecs, which are known to be easy on oil....

I would just go QSUD or Penzoil dexos here, but Edge really has me curious, since I have not used a castrol product in over 10 years....
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#3214135 - 12/12/13 06:44 AM Re: Thought on Castrol Edge (with syntec)? [Re: daves87rs]
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Originally Posted By: daves87rs
Originally Posted By: Winterpeg
Just put 0w-30 Edge with FST in my Ecotec. I can't hear a sound from my motor,not a click,clack--nothing.This is in -30 celsius
startup.Have used mobil 1 etc. By far this is the quietest my motor has been, it's almost spooky.I think this is the current version of GC. It has a -57 celsius pour point.



That's what I've been hearing with both the 0w and 5w30 weights of edge that makes them quiet. A buddy of mine and I were just talking about it.

Interesting enough, when the wife's ecotec went from M1 to QSUD, it did not make as much noise either.....

not sure about the varnish part though. I think that might depend on the engine too..mine are all ecotecs, which are known to be easy on oil....

I would just go QSUD or Penzoil dexos here, but Edge really has me curious, since I have not used a castrol product in over 10 years....


If you decide to use it, I would be interested to hear the results. The only 0W-20 oils I can find locally are Edge w/ Titanium and M1 AFE. Normally I prefer Pennzoil Platinum but I can't find it in 0W-20.

Like you I've heard a bunch of stories about Castrol not being very clean and M1 being very noisy. Then again I hear stories of Pennzoil causing "waxy buildup" and I haven't had that experience so it's probably just rumors.
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#3214465 - 12/12/13 12:30 PM Re: Thought on Castrol Edge (with syntec)? [Re: daves87rs]
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Just curious...I looked for those "varnish" issues on the web, and found nothing. Anybody ever seen it?

Maybe it really is just rumors...
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#3214505 - 12/12/13 01:12 PM Re: Thought on Castrol Edge (with syntec)? [Re: daves87rs]
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Which Edge is thicker out of the 10W30's,the Syntec or Titanium? Anyone know the ester content of the Edge Titanium?
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#3214616 - 12/12/13 03:07 PM Re: Thought on Castrol Edge (with syntec)? [Re: daves87rs]
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Originally Posted By: daves87rs
Just curious...I looked for those "varnish" issues on the web, and found nothing. Anybody ever seen it?

Maybe it really is just rumors...


Just google BMW castrol varnish and plenty should pop up. Most of the stories are the same. A BMW which was dealer serviced for life with Castrol had its valve cover removed and everything is yellow/reddish varnished. You can also search in google images to just see pics.
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