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Castrol 0W-30 Belgium vs Castrol 0W-40 German #3535964
11/12/14 12:09 AM
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California's Wine Country
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Hello:

This is an update of a thread I posted earlier. Because of unexpected kv100 results, Blackstone retested. I also requested they do a kv40 test so we could determine the viscosity index.

Original thread was as follows. Disregard if it still exists.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/3516233/Castrol_Edge_Syntec_0W-20,_0W-#Post3516233

Updated results are as follows:

0W-30 Belgium


0W-40 German


Bottle Info


0W-30 Bottle Info



0W-40 Bottle Info



03 BMW 330Ci (Euro Castrol 0W-30)
10 Honda Element (Kendall GT1 Max 5W-30)
11 BMW 328i (Euro Castrol 0W-30)
15 Ford Focus (Redline 5W-20)
Re: Castrol 0W-30 Belgium vs Castrol 0W-40 German [Re: SLO_Town] #3535968
11/12/14 12:14 AM
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Saskatoon canada
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So basically the additive packages are the same,just the viscosity changes.
Interesting.
I wonder if the 0w-20 is the same thing b

Thanks for the data. Good info to know if choosing this brand of oil.


2006 Charger RT
Miles x 2 per oil filter
Re: Castrol 0W-30 Belgium vs Castrol 0W-40 German [Re: Clevy] #3535971
11/12/14 12:21 AM
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California's Wine Country
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Originally Posted By: Clevy
So basically the additive packages are the same,just the viscosity changes.
Interesting.
I wonder if the 0w-20 is the same thing b

Thanks for the data. Good info to know if choosing this brand of oil.


Clevy:

I put the 0w-20 in its own thread. I grouped the 0W-30 and 0W-40 because they are A3/B4, BMW LL-01, MB 229.5 oils. Notice the 0W-40 has titanium. The 0W-30 does not.

Scott


03 BMW 330Ci (Euro Castrol 0W-30)
10 Honda Element (Kendall GT1 Max 5W-30)
11 BMW 328i (Euro Castrol 0W-30)
15 Ford Focus (Redline 5W-20)
Re: Castrol 0W-30 Belgium vs Castrol 0W-40 German [Re: SLO_Town] #3536000
11/12/14 03:37 AM
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'Stralia
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I'll take the 0W30 thanks, lower VI, and higher flashpoint do it for me.

(Why I chose edge 5W30 A3/B4 in the most recent sales in Oz rather than the 5W40).

Thanks for posting these (my PM still stands).

Re: Castrol 0W-30 Belgium vs Castrol 0W-40 German [Re: SLO_Town] #3536003
11/12/14 03:57 AM
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Thanks again. Excellent TBN and Flash Points on all three samples.


'18 Sportage LX AWD Pennzoil Platinum 5w20
'13 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Castrol GTX Magnatec 5w30
Re: Castrol 0W-30 Belgium vs Castrol 0W-40 German [Re: SLO_Town] #3536015
11/12/14 05:10 AM
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UK
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So, in summary, to quote bobbydavro from here...

Originally Posted By: bobbydavro
Save your money. They are the same other than VM treat

What you may see is a small difference as in March 2014 updated formulations were launched with Titanium. (Production is later though)


wink


2017 SEAT Leon 1.4 EcoTSI 150 FR Technology DSG
2018 Volvo XC60 D4
2011 KTM 990 SMT
Re: Castrol 0W-30 Belgium vs Castrol 0W-40 German [Re: SLO_Town] #3536052
11/12/14 07:15 AM
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Kendall, FL
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Yeah, here in the U.S., I'll go with 0W-40. It's only $21.66 at WMart and they don't sell the 0W-30, that costs $39 elsewhere.


'18 Sportage LX AWD Pennzoil Platinum 5w20
'13 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Castrol GTX Magnatec 5w30
Re: Castrol 0W-30 Belgium vs Castrol 0W-40 German [Re: SLO_Town] #3536082
11/12/14 08:12 AM
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Waterloo, ON
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Im sure Amazon would sell the 0W30?


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2000 Ford Explorer 4.0 4X4
1991 BMW 735iL
"A fool and his money are soon parted" - Thomas Tusser
Re: Castrol 0W-30 Belgium vs Castrol 0W-40 German [Re: weasley] #3536133
11/12/14 09:49 AM
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3rd rock from the sun
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Originally Posted By: weasley
So, in summary, to quote bobbydavro from here...

Originally Posted By: bobbydavro
Save your money. They are the same other than VM treat

What you may see is a small difference as in March 2014 updated formulations were launched with Titanium. (Production is later though)


wink


smile blush

Re: Castrol 0W-30 Belgium vs Castrol 0W-40 German [Re: SLO_Town] #3536162
11/12/14 10:48 AM
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Mahzurrah!
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Interesting the 0w40 has the Ti but they don't appear to mention it on the bottle, at least that I noticed. They are pretty proud of the Ti in their other offerings.


09 Lincoln MKZ AWD 98k - M1 AFE 0w30
12 KIA Sedona 92k - PP HM 10w30
09 Ford Focus 131k - Supertech FS HM 5w30
00 Chev Lumina 201k - Supertech FS HM 5w30
04 Jeep Grand Cherokee gone but not forgotten.
Re: Castrol 0W-30 Belgium vs Castrol 0W-40 German [Re: KCJeep] #3536203
11/12/14 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted By: KCJeep
Interesting the 0w40 has the Ti but they don't appear to mention it on the bottle, at least that I noticed. They are pretty proud of the Ti in their other offerings.


They have recently changed the bottle to show it -


Re: Castrol 0W-30 Belgium vs Castrol 0W-40 German [Re: glxpassat] #3536235
11/12/14 11:57 AM
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So we are getting 12.8cst version in this market.


15' Toyota Sienna AWD (Mobil1 0W20 EP+ FRAM Ultra).
11' VW Tiguan 2.0T (Castrol 0W40+MANN filter)
Re: Castrol 0W-30 Belgium vs Castrol 0W-40 German [Re: edyvw] #3536251
11/12/14 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted By: edyvw
So we are getting 12.8cst version in this market.


US is getting the same formulation as the rest of the world for 0W-40 A3/B4

Re: Castrol 0W-30 Belgium vs Castrol 0W-40 German [Re: SLO_Town] #3536986
11/13/14 11:16 AM
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Interesting observation based on the numbers above. I graphed the oils here, and the 0w-40 becomes thinner than the 0w-30 @ -5c or 23f, though there's not a significant difference until you get below -25c or -13f, where the 40w is much thinner.

Re: Castrol 0W-30 Belgium vs Castrol 0W-40 German [Re: bobbydavro] #3537034
11/13/14 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted By: bobbydavro
Originally Posted By: edyvw
So we are getting 12.8cst version in this market.


US is getting the same formulation as the rest of the world for 0W-40 A3/B4



As far as I know there are three formulations: 12.8, 13.1 and 13.5.


15' Toyota Sienna AWD (Mobil1 0W20 EP+ FRAM Ultra).
11' VW Tiguan 2.0T (Castrol 0W40+MANN filter)
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