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#4489742 - 08/15/17 09:47 PM Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30?
BobsArmory Offline


Registered: 03/28/10
Posts: 1311
Loc: Michigan
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?
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#4489750 - 08/15/17 10:00 PM Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: BobsArmory]
SF0059 Offline


Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 789
Loc: Lynchburg, VA, USA
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.
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#4489752 - 08/15/17 10:02 PM Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: BobsArmory]
ecotourist Offline


Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 1039
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
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.
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#4489754 - 08/15/17 10:04 PM Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: BobsArmory]
Jimmy9190 Offline


Registered: 02/17/07
Posts: 3438
Loc: Clermont, Florida
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.
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#4489761 - 08/15/17 10:10 PM Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: BobsArmory]
doitmyself Offline


Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 6164
Loc: MI
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.

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#4489778 - 08/15/17 10:26 PM Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: SF0059]
Seventh Offline


Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 234
Loc: NorCal
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.

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#4489783 - 08/15/17 10:36 PM Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: SF0059]
KL31 Offline


Registered: 06/03/16
Posts: 541
Loc: South OZ
Anything special about dex2 that the castrol doesn't meet?
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#4489815 - 08/16/17 12:07 AM Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: BobsArmory]
rooflessVW Offline


Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 3682
Loc: North Carolina
Run the oil you have. It's top-notch stuff.
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#4489823 - 08/16/17 12:34 AM Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: BobsArmory]
JimKo Offline


Registered: 01/18/08
Posts: 25
Loc: Denver, CO
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

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#4489826 - 08/16/17 12:36 AM Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: BobsArmory]
blupupher Offline


Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4337
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
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.
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#4489863 - 08/16/17 04:05 AM Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: BobsArmory]
Kamele0N Offline


Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 1947
Loc: Slovenia
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!
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#4489910 - 08/16/17 06:57 AM Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: rooflessVW]
JC1 Offline


Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 2814
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Run the oil you have. It's top-notch stuff.


+1
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#4489939 - 08/16/17 08:01 AM Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: BobsArmory]
Phishin Offline


Registered: 05/01/12
Posts: 2366
Loc: Indiana
Where you at in Michigan? I'd buy it this oil from you.
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#4489941 - 08/16/17 08:05 AM Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: BobsArmory]
69GTX Offline


Registered: 09/23/15
Posts: 3742
Loc: Connecticut
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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#4489963 - 08/16/17 08:37 AM Re: Sold my truck. What to do with my Castrol 0W-30? [Re: blupupher]
Virtus_Probi Offline


Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3824
Loc: New England
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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