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Help me pick. 0w40 castrol edge euro or rl 5w30 #4499421
08/27/17 11:24 AM
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My oil does not get hot so I want a oil for start-up but my valve train is noisy and that is what REALLY want is something to quiet this ls7 down... redline is 12/qt. at summit and I live 2 munites from there. and my wally has 6 jugs of castrol 0w40 euro with ti in there dicount isle for 25/5qts.Car is a 2008 Corvette Z06 with 17k on it. and the heads have been adressed Thank-You VERY much for any replies.

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Re: Help me pick. 0w40 castrol edge euro or rl 5w30 [Re: 08z06] #4499427
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What is spec oil per mfr for this vette? 5w30?

What have you used before? Id go with the Castrol, simply because of price. I dont think RL would provide better protection. Try to get your oil hot once in awhile.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Help me pick. 0w40 castrol edge euro or rl 5w30 [Re: 08z06] #4499431
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Not sure it's going to quiet it down much, but I'd go the 0W-40 with the excellent pour point...

Re: Help me pick. 0w40 castrol edge euro or rl 5w30 [Re: 08z06] #4499447
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Get some 5W-40 Valvoline Synpower.

Re: Help me pick. 0w40 castrol edge euro or rl 5w30 [Re: 08z06] #4499510
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I would personally run a 0w-40, also, what do you do with the car? Daily driver, a sunday cruiser, a track car?


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Re: Help me pick. 0w40 castrol edge euro or rl 5w30 [Re: 08z06] #4499512
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In this instance the grade is irrelevant, the HTHS of the Redline is higher by a bit. I'd go with which ever one you perceive to be quieter since that is your main concern.


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Re: Help me pick. 0w40 castrol edge euro or rl 5w30 [Re: 08z06] #4499515
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Both are excellent choices, Redline just quiets engines down good as anything. Try it once, and you will see.

Re: Help me pick. 0w40 castrol edge euro or rl 5w30 [Re: 08z06] #4499518
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Castrol.


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2004 Saturn Ion: Magnatec 5w30/DW5436
2014 Polaris Ranger 570: Delo 5-40/Wix 51356
Re: Help me pick. 0w40 castrol edge euro or rl 5w30 [Re: 08z06] #4499687
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Happens every time when I recommend Synpower 5W-40. People ignore it based off either fear or unbelief; I'm not sure which.

Re: Help me pick. 0w40 castrol edge euro or rl 5w30 [Re: 08z06] #4499700
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If you really want quiet go with 5w-50 M1 makes a good one. GM says to run a 50 when tracking a vette. You'll lose some MPG but it should be quiet.


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Re: Help me pick. 0w40 castrol edge euro or rl 5w30 [Re: 08z06] #4502960
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I went with the redline. Oil pressure is up a few and the engine is quieter but still has the sewing machine thing going on. Im gonna check pr length this weekend. I got some of it on my hands and that stuff is slick!

Re: Help me pick. 0w40 castrol edge euro or rl 5w30 [Re: Merkava_4] #4503010
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Happens every time when I recommend Synpower 5W-40. People ignore it based off either fear or unbelief; I'm not sure which.


Really good oil and made in America!


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Re: Help me pick. 0w40 castrol edge euro or rl 5w30 [Re: Charlie2015] #4503049
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Originally Posted By: Charlie2015
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Happens every time when I recommend Synpower 5W-40. People ignore it based off either fear or unbelief; I'm not sure which.

Really good oil and made in America!

Yeah it's very easy to find and a reasonable price!

/s


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Re: Help me pick. 0w40 castrol edge euro or rl 5w30 [Re: 08z06] #4800312
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well i went with redline 530 and the ticking got worse after about 500 miles!! i pulled a few of my rocker arms apart and noticed excessive wear in the trunnion. I installed bronze bushings on the rocker aerms and its MUCH quieter. I am going to change my oil because i think this redline caused some of this wear ????? Im thinking penzoil ultra 10w30. Any ideas?? thanks

Re: Help me pick. 0w40 castrol edge euro or rl 5w30 [Re: 08z06] #4800314
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Originally Posted By: 08z06
well i went with redline 530 and the ticking got worse after about 500 miles!! i pulled a few of my rocker arms apart and noticed excessive wear in the trunnion. I installed bronze bushings on the rocker aerms and its MUCH quieter. I am going to change my oil because i think this redline caused some of this wear ????? Im thinking penzoil ultra 10w30. Any ideas?? thanks

It was already ticking before the Redline.

I'm sure Redline was the cause of the wear crazy


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