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Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? #4489742
08/15/17 08:47 PM
08/15/17 08:47 PM
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Michigan
BobsArmory Offline OP
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So I sold my truck and bought a new 2017 FWD 4 cylinder Chevy Equinox. My Chevy Silverado with the 6 liter motor loved the Euro 0W-30 oil so I bought about 30 quarts on closeout for $2 per quart last fall.

In my stable I now have the Malibu with the 1.5 liter DI turbo motor and the Equinox with the 2.4 liter motor. Both require Dexos Gen 2 oil (the truck didn't). What do I do with this Castrol Euro 0w-30?

1. Run it in both vehicles summer and winter here in central Michigan because it's awesome, oil Certifications be [censored]?

2. Give it away to some of my less fortunate friends with older cars and only use Dexos Gen 2 approved oils?

I could go either way on this. What are your thoughts?


Keeping the forces of evil at bay
2016 Chevy Malibu LT 1.5 Liter Turbo
2017 Chevy Equinox LT 2.4 Liter
Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: BobsArmory] #4489750
08/15/17 09:00 PM
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Lynchburg, VA, USA
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Buy Dexos 2 for one of the cars and save the receipts. Run the 0w30 in the other. If you ever have a warranty issue in the one you have used the 0w30 in, you have Dexos 2 receipts to present... they won't know which car you used it in.


2014 Honda Odyssey EX-L/RES: 54K mi, M1 0w-40 & FU, VCMuzzler V2
2017 Mazda 6 Touring 6MT: 22k mi, M1 AFE 0w20, OEM Filter
Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: BobsArmory] #4489752
08/15/17 09:02 PM
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British Columbia, Canada
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Is it BMW LL-01 rated?

Sounds like some BITOG people have been having trouble finding properly rated motor oil for their BMWs. If you were in Canada I'd be interested in some of it.


2000 BMW 528i 5MT
2007 Honda Accord EX-L 4Door V6 6MT
Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: BobsArmory] #4489754
08/15/17 09:04 PM
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Clermont, Florida
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When I sold my Dodge Dakota last year I had 5 quarts of Peak 10W30 and a MicroGard filter left over from my stash. I use 0W20 in my Honda and my wife's Nissan. I donated the 10W30 and filter to a local indie garage that works with local churches and does free oil changes for single mothers and other deserving folks a few times a year. It was a very good way to get rid of oil I had no use for.


Jimmy9190
2013 Honda Civic LX Sedan
Supertech Synthetic 0W20
Fram PH7317
Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: BobsArmory] #4489761
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Originally Posted By: BobsArmory

2. Give it away to some of my less fortunate friends.......What are your thoughts?

I resemble that remark and am only a hop, skip,and jump away at MOO U! LOL.

Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: SF0059] #4489778
08/15/17 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted By: SF0059
Buy Dexos 2 for one of the cars and save the receipts. Run the 0w30 in the other. If you ever have a warranty issue in the one you have used the 0w30 in, you have Dexos 2 receipts to present... they won't know which car you used it in.


This.

Run the Castrol in the Malibu.

Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: SF0059] #4489783
08/15/17 09:36 PM
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Anything special about dex2 that the castrol doesn't meet?


95 MX-3 2.5L|Shell Helix Ultra 5W40|Wix 51356
04 Focus 1.8L|Wesfil Cooper WZ63|Valvoline MST 5W30
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Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: BobsArmory] #4489815
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Run the oil you have. It's top-notch stuff.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: BobsArmory] #4489823
08/15/17 11:34 PM
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Denver, CO
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I can buy it from you for $5.50 a quart shipped to 93012. My Ford Ranger and BMW 5 series would be very thankful smile

Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: BobsArmory] #4489826
08/15/17 11:36 PM
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Wait, I thought the Dexos1 Gen2 was a brand new spec?
I don't pay that much attention since I don't change oil in any newer GM vehicles.


2012 xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k
2010 Santa Fe: PP 0w-20/P1/8k
2007 Vue: VSP 5w-30/EcoGard/OLM
2004 F150: GTX HM 5w-20/TG2/4k
2002 F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard/1yr
1994 VT1100c: Peak 15w-40/PSL/5k



Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: BobsArmory] #4489863
08/16/17 03:05 AM
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3) buy yourself a AR15 rifle and keep on re-lubing it on a daily basis until your stash of euro 0w30 runs out smile

Be a bitoger!


2008 Toyota Yaris 1ND-TV 1.4 D4-D Elf FullTech FE 5w30
1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD Shell Rimula R6M 10w40
Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: rooflessVW] #4489910
08/16/17 05:57 AM
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Run the oil you have. It's top-notch stuff.


+1


2015 Grand Caravan SXT Plus 5w-20 PPPP/Fram Ultra Filter
1997 Honda Civic CX 5w-30 Shell Conventional/Fram Ultra Filter
Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: BobsArmory] #4489939
08/16/17 07:01 AM
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Indiana
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Where you at in Michigan? I'd buy it this oil from you.


2018 Chevy Silerado 3500HD 6.0L Gas: RLI 10w30
2010 Accord-LX K24: MaxLife 5w30 + Torco MPZ
2014 CR-V LX K24: M1 0w30
Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: BobsArmory] #4489941
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Use it as it safely applies to your current cars, summer use or all year.

If there's no way you can use it, put it up for sale at $2/qt on the "for sale" section - local delivery/pick up only. You'll sell it all soon enough. No need to give it away unless you're feeling generous. I just sold 28 qts of Castrol Edge/PP for $2/qt that didn't fit into my future plans any more.


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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: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: blupupher] #4489963
08/16/17 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted By: blupupher
Wait, I thought the Dexos1 Gen2 was a brand new spec?
I don't pay that much attention since I don't change oil in any newer GM vehicles.


dexos1 Gen 2 is not even "live" until September...


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