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Bought some GC 0w-30 in the store today #4102690 05/21/16 11:27 AM
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Pretty funny they still have this stuff in stock.





Re: Bought some GC 0w-30 in the store today [Re: jdavis] #4102701 05/21/16 11:48 AM
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It's TWO grades behind the current SN. Maybe speaking German helps it perform.

Re: Bought some GC 0w-30 in the store today [Re: HerrStig] #4102710 05/21/16 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted By: HerrStig
It's TWO grades behind the current SN. Maybe speaking German helps it perform.


API specs mean zippo for the intended usage. This is a 229.5 / LL-01 / A3/B3, A3/B4, 502.00/505.00 oil. All high-SAPS. Being less than a xw40, to meet API SM or SN, it would have to be a low or mid SAPS oil (xw40s and higher are not evaluated to that same standard). So...when someone says "it doesn't meet SN", the answer is "yes".

And it performs quite well.


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Re: Bought some GC 0w-30 in the store today [Re: HerrStig] #4102722 05/21/16 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted By: HerrStig
It's TWO grades behind the current SN. Maybe speaking German helps it perform.

It can't be SN with the specs it meets, or SM, either.


Plain, simple Garak.

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Re: Bought some GC 0w-30 in the store today [Re: jdavis] #4102820 05/21/16 02:49 PM
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You have to forgo the idea that SM and SN supercede SL...


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Re: Bought some GC 0w-30 in the store today [Re: jdavis] #4102854 05/21/16 03:44 PM
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Most of you are missing the point. Regardless of SN or SL, that bottle is still old stock. Castrol no longer uses the Syntec name; it's now called Edge just like the non-Euro versions. Also, it's made in Belgium now, not Germany anymore.

Yes, even though the Euro 0w30 is still SL, the OP's bottle is not new stock.

Here is a picture of new, recent-stock Castrol Edge 0w30:


Re: Bought some GC 0w-30 in the store today [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4102896 05/21/16 04:26 PM
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To jdavis: Where did you find it and how much was it? Kira

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Here in Maine (New England) at $9.99 per quart smile

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I'll send you 7 quarts for $10 a quart!


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Originally Posted By: jdavis
Here in Maine (New England) at $9.99 per quart smile


That isnt BITOG approved pricing. smile


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Originally Posted By: dlundblad
Originally Posted By: jdavis
Here in Maine (New England) at $9.99 per quart smile


That isnt BITOG approved pricing. smile


I only bought a quart for my snowblower, though if it was cheaper I would definitely buy it all.

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I Paid 1 dollar during the autozone $1 a quart clearance deal.


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Re: Bought some GC 0w-30 in the store today [Re: Justin251] #4103084 05/21/16 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted By: Justin251
I Paid 1 dollar during the autozone $1 a quart clearance deal.


Great deal.

Re: Bought some GC 0w-30 in the store today [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4103262 05/22/16 02:04 AM
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
Most of you are missing the point. Regardless of SN or SL, that bottle is still old stock.

Old stock or not, it can still be found fairly often at retail in the old guise, and still meets the same specifications.


Plain, simple Garak.

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That might be old enough to be the former BITOG sacred cow GREEN German Castrol!

Fantastic oil regardless though... even though older much stouter than a lot of the fresh competitors oils sitting on Wally's shelves right now.


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