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Bad experiences with a particular oil brand. #4474314
07/30/17 03:12 AM
07/30/17 03:12 AM
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Denmark
shDK Offline OP
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How many of you people here can say they had 1 or several bad experiences with a particular brand of oil ?

If there is something I have learned from reading this great forum. It is that all the major brands make good oil. Therefore I have used most of the major well known brands. All with great result..except 1 brand...Castrol . Castrol is probertly the most available oil brand here in Denmark where I live. All logic says it is great products, and still I have had bad experience with it several times. All on cars running perfect before.

1 time. 4 cylinder Hyundai CRDI engine. Developing timing chain noise within 5000 km after change. Had bin running on shell oil it's entire life before.

2 time. Opel corsa 1.4 petrol. Shaves off two lobes on the intake camshaft after 2000 Km.car has bin using liqui moly before

3 Mazda 6 1.8 MZR engine.. again it developed timing chain noise within 5000 km.

4 Renault Megane 1.6. Had VVT gear failure after 2000 km. Used valvoline before.

5 Suzuki swift 1.2 VVT. First oil change I used magnatec 0w-20( the engine specs 0w-20 ) the. Engine became extremely noisy during the first 2000 km. Especially the valvetrain was way more noisy. Went back to factory fill Total quartz future 0w-20. And th engine was running smooth again.

I no idea why I have so bad experience with Castrol... but I have come to a point where I feel no need to test my luck any further.

Anybody else have experienced the same with Castrol or any other brand?

Have a nice day.

Søren

Re: Bad experiences with a particular oil brand. [Re: shDK] #4474316
07/30/17 03:26 AM
07/30/17 03:26 AM
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Manchester, England
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Mobil1 0w40 increased valve train noise 10 fold in the Scirocco.

Triple QX 10w40 seems to evaporate very quickly after the first 5000 miles.


Cable ties should hold it
Re: Bad experiences with a particular oil brand. [Re: shDK] #4474319
07/30/17 03:30 AM
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Virginia
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How many total kilometers on all of those vehicles?? Any known motor issues with any of them??

Hard to believe Castrol had anything to do with all of those problems. Unless you happened to get a total batch of very bad oil that either had no additives aka API SA oil or was just some type of base oils which were not the right right viscosity at all.

I am not saying that I don't believe you. Just very, very strange. Some oils do run a bit quieter than others in certain vehicles.


Nissan Altima 3.5 Coupe
Quaker State High Mileage 5w30 Purolator Boss 14610
"Treat your family like your friends and treat your friends like your family."
Re: Bad experiences with a particular oil brand. [Re: shDK] #4474321
07/30/17 03:32 AM
07/30/17 03:32 AM
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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I haven't had any "bad experiences" with a particular brand of national-market oil, but I've had better experiences than average with some specific brands. You are right that a Major Oil Company oil is pretty much good stuff; it's just getting an appropriate duty & viscosity that matters mostly.


'57 FL Straight 50 wt
'90 Miata 1.8L w/Rotrex Supercharger [Mobil1 0W-40]
'96 Ram 1500 [3.7L Mobil1 0W-20 / 1L 15W-50]
'01 PT Cruiser [Mobil1 0W-40]
Re: Bad experiences with a particular oil brand. [Re: shDK] #4474343
07/30/17 04:39 AM
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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Garak Offline
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Originally Posted By: shDK
All logic says it is great products, and still I have had bad experience with it several times. All on cars running perfect before.

I certainly cannot explain it. Are you the Danish Arco? wink


Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, NAPA Gold 7356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515
Re: Bad experiences with a particular oil brand. [Re: shDK] #4474347
07/30/17 04:53 AM
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Denmark
shDK Offline OP
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And arco is ?

Re: Bad experiences with a particular oil brand. [Re: shDK] #4474348
07/30/17 04:54 AM
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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Garak Offline
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Our own resident ARCOgraphite, who, if he didn't have bad luck with vehicles, would have no luck at all.


Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, NAPA Gold 7356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515
Re: Bad experiences with a particular oil brand. [Re: shDK] #4474349
07/30/17 04:59 AM
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Denmark
shDK Offline OP
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No. My bad Luck is limited to the use of that one brand. But I Guess it is just bad Luck. And not the brands fault.

Re: Bad experiences with a particular oil brand. [Re: shDK] #4474380
07/30/17 06:53 AM
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I've had bad luck with Valvoline- Pontiac Grand Am seized. Other than that, never had bad luck with any other of their products such as the Steering wheel fluid or Zerex


Always Mobil 1
2014 1.6L Nissan Versa Sedan, 5 spd, 5k OCI.
2011 3.5L Chevrolet Impala, Automatic, 5k OCI.
Re: Bad experiences with a particular oil brand. [Re: shDK] #4474405
07/30/17 07:20 AM
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How did you determine that Valvoline seized the Pontiac-GA engine?



Re: Bad experiences with a particular oil brand. [Re: FermeLaPorte] #4474407
07/30/17 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted By: FermeLaPorte
I've had bad luck with Valvoline- Pontiac Grand Am seized. Other than that, never had bad luck with any other of their products such as the Steering wheel fluid or Zerex



The engine seized because of the Valvoline?


To the OP, having that many bad experiences with one brand of oil sounds astounding. You should have stopped using Castrol surely after the second incident. I've not had any bad luck with oil other than a certain brand of oil made one of my engines noisy in the the valvetrain. A friend of mine had wax in his Pennzoil but that was in the early 80's.


2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 0w20
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Re: Bad experiences with a particular oil brand. [Re: shDK] #4474413
07/30/17 07:44 AM
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Correlation is not always causality...

The other common factor in these five failures is you...

Last edited by Astro14; 07/30/17 07:50 AM.

32 Packard 15W40
02 Volvo V70 T5 0W40 M1
02 Volvo V70 XC 0W40 Edge
05 MB S600 0W40 M1
16 Tundra 1794 5W30 Pennzoil Ultra
Re: Bad experiences with a particular oil brand. [Re: PimTac] #4474459
07/30/17 08:44 AM
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Connecticut
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Originally Posted By: PimTac

To the OP, having that many bad experiences with one brand of oil sounds astounding. You should have stopped using Castrol surely after the second incident.


Agree. Why would anyone give it a 3rd test?


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2001 Lincoln Cont 4.6L DOHC/ 39K mi / QS HM 5w30 / FUG XG2
1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
1969 Ply GTX/RRs
Re: Bad experiences with a particular oil brand. [Re: shDK] #4474461
07/30/17 08:45 AM
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Pennzoil yellow bottle disappears off the dipstick very quickly every time I use it.

Mobil clean 5000 caused a valve cover leak in a 3 year old Toyota with 40K miles. Changed the oil and the valve cover leak "repaired" itself. I guess that stuff REALLY cleans.


17 Chrysler Pacifica Mobil 1 5W30
13 Yamaha XT250 Valv MC 10W40
12 Suzuki S40 Rotella 15W40
10 Acura TSX 2.4 PZL Plat 5W30
06 GMC Sierra Nextgen 10W30


Re: Bad experiences with a particular oil brand. [Re: shDK] #4474468
07/30/17 08:50 AM
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This is going to draw plenty fake news from biased reporters - it has already started.

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