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German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? #4534870 10/05/17 07:08 PM
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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?

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'06 Audi 2.0T GC 0w-40
'99 Honda Superhawk RT 5w-40
'17 Ducati Supersport S 939
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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.


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Re: German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? [Re: smonska] #4534936 10/05/17 08:31 PM
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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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Auto Zone was clearing it out in December 2015 at $2/qt (API SL).


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Re: German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? [Re: smonska] #4534955 10/05/17 08:56 PM
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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


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Re: German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? [Re: 69GTX] #4535115 10/06/17 04:54 AM
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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.


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Re: German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? [Re: smonska] #4535145 10/06/17 06:11 AM
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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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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)

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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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Don't fret about it.



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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.

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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


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Re: German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? [Re: Y_K] #4557952 10/29/17 12:39 AM
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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.

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Re: German Castrol 0W-30 gone from shelves? [Re: smonska] #4560420 10/31/17 05:29 PM
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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).


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