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German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? #4534870
10/05/17 07:08 PM
10/05/17 07:08 PM
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Western Massachusetts
smonska Offline OP
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Western Massachusetts
Is after years of being vaunted as the ultimate oil in a 30 weight, GC 0w30 discontinued for good? The place for it on the rack is gone at my local Autozone, and all Advance Autos show it as out of stock now. I guess the 0W40 has finally replaced it.

Are we going to hold a memorial service?

Last edited by smonska; 10/05/17 07:09 PM.

67' Camaro 327 RT 15w-40
06' Audi 2.0T GC 0w-40
99' Honda Superhawk RT 5w-40
06' Dodge Cummins RT 5w-40
10' Corvette GS GC 0w-30
12' Buick Regal GC 0w-30
Re: German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? [Re: smonska] #4534890
10/05/17 07:46 PM
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I haven't seen any on the shelves in a long time. Great product.

Perhaps Castrol ending their contract with BMW in 2015 had something to do with them giving up on their LL-01 certified 30w oil?

From what I recall, BMW brand 5w30 and GC 0w30 were pretty much one in the same.

Re: German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? [Re: smonska] #4534893
10/05/17 07:52 PM
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The last Castrol Edge 0W30 I remember was the replacement orange label Belgian stuff from about three years ago.


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum HM 10W30

Re: German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? [Re: smonska] #4534936
10/05/17 08:31 PM
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USA
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I think Pep Boys still carries it. I was able to get it earlier this year during Pep Boys' annual Founders Day sale, where it was like $20 after rebate. I bought two oil change deals' worth in part because of the possibility of it being discontinued, and the rebate limit was 2.

Re: German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? [Re: smonska] #4534951
10/05/17 08:52 PM
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Connecticut
69GTX Online content
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Auto Zone was clearing it out in December 2015 at $2/qt (API SL).


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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: German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? [Re: smonska] #4534955
10/05/17 08:56 PM
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New Jersey
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my pepboys still has about 50+ qts of the stuff. I have no need for it at 9.49 a qt


2004 Toyota Solara SE 2.4 2AZFE
187,000 miles
Castrol Magnatec Semi-Syn 5W30 3 quarts and 1 quart of Valvoline Syn-Power 5W30 that I had left over
Fram Ultra XG3600 oversize 1st run
Re: German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? [Re: 69GTX] #4535115
10/06/17 04:54 AM
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Indiana
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Originally Posted By: 69GTX
Auto Zone was clearing it out in December 2015 at $2/qt (API SL).


I was able to buy some on closeout December 2016. AZ closing it out 2 years in a row isn't a good sign. I don't think AAP carries it anymore either..

It was only a matter of time anyways. Castrol has 0w40 and 5w40 still.


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 202k Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 186k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 153k Synpower 5w30 Supertech ST3980 (Ecore)

Re: German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? [Re: smonska] #4535145
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Amazon still sells it


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Re: German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? [Re: smonska] #4535332
10/06/17 11:39 AM
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N.H, U.S.A.
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I never tried the BITOG darling, elven touched Green CG from over as decade ago. Tried the Gold and my AerioSX didn't like it - though it wasn't worn in yet. It didn't like RP with synerlec either.

Must have been the filter.

or the fact that it was a Suzuki CAR engine (as opposed to the excellent GSX-R motors)

Last edited by ARCOgraphite; 10/06/17 11:40 AM.

2019 VW Jetta S,6M OCI#0 1136mi-Castrol Edge Prof? VW508+OE Filter; '17 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#6 43467mi-Valvoline Adv 0w20 + SOA Filter
Re: German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? [Re: smonska] #4551333
10/22/17 07:00 PM
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Really wonder the reason behind its popularity in US...In China because of its price and compatibility on bumper-to-bumper Volkswagen.

Tried one interval of 0W30 on my BMW N20 engine, its longevity sucks...


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Re: German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? [Re: smonska] #4551682
10/23/17 07:06 AM
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Wet side WA
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Don't fret about it.



2004 Corolla 130005
Out: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 7156 Miles
In: Havoline Pro DS 10w-30 Purolator PureOne 3-14-19 129693
2006 Duramax 74725
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4552115
10/23/17 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Don't fret about it.




That is a low SAPS oil only for use in diesels in North America.

I don't know why people lament over the loss of the 0W30, just switch to the 0W40, nearly the same oil.

Last edited by mightymousetech; 10/23/17 03:46 PM.

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2013 BMW 135i M Sport Edition Castrol 0W40, Redline MTL
Re: German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? [Re: mightymousetech] #4557908
10/28/17 11:12 PM
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Originally Posted By: mightymousetech
That is a low SAPS oil only for use in diesels in North America.


Dual usage oil. API SN

Re: German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? [Re: Y_K] #4557952
10/29/17 12:39 AM
10/29/17 12:39 AM
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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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That's technically true, but finding a gasoline vehicle in North America that calls for a 5w-30 in SN only (or SM only) is rather difficult. Most call for SN/GF-5. Infiniti/Nissan have generally called for SM or better with GF-4 as an option (i.e. my G37's manual). So, this C3 type product and others would work; Castrol even has their C3 5w-30 as part of their lube recommendations for my G37. Most OEMs aren't that liberal, though, and will call for the resource conserving part, too.


Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, Wix 57356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515
Re: German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? [Re: smonska] #4560420
10/31/17 05:29 PM
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Oregon
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Advance Auto Parts carries it in the Portland area. It was on sale for $5.50 a quart for a while. Now its $8.50 or so. I'll probably switch over to 0W-40 in our Mini Cooper once we run out of 0W-30. 0W-40 did a fantastic job in my X5 (UOA Link).


2007 X5 4.8i: M1 HM 10W-30
2016 Countryman S: Castrol 0W-40
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