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#4575459 - 11/15/17 07:57 PM Castrol going after Mobil 1 AP in new ad
Crispysea Offline


Registered: 04/14/17
Posts: 403
Loc: TN USA
I heard a radio ad from Castrol promoting Edge EP today. “Why spend $50 for 5 quarts of annual oil, when you can get Castrol Edge EP with titanium for a lot less? It’s good for 15,000 miles.”

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#4575462 - 11/15/17 08:00 PM Re: Castrol going after Mobil 1 AP in new ad [Re: Crispysea]
sir1900 Offline


Registered: 03/12/09
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Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan
But the AP is good for 20,000 miles, not 15,000 like the EP!

I was in the US last month. The AP was $39 at Walmart. Still too rich for my blood......
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#4575487 - 11/15/17 08:21 PM Re: Castrol going after Mobil 1 AP in new ad [Re: Crispysea]
earlyre Offline


Registered: 11/22/11
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Loc: Lima, Ohio, USA
I only do 6-8k mi/year (lots of short trips), I'm tempted to try and take the SynPower 0w20 I'm currently running to a year...which would be until mid August...

hopefully i can fight the itch that long...
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#4575525 - 11/15/17 09:10 PM Re: Castrol going after Mobil 1 AP in new ad [Re: sir1900]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2770
Loc: Wet side WA
Originally Posted By: sir1900
But the AP is good for 20,000 miles, not 15,000 like the EP!

I was in the US last month. The AP was $39 at Walmart. Still too rich for my blood......


With one small caveat or one year. The average driver drives his car 15K a year.


Edited by JohnnyJohnson (11/15/17 09:11 PM)
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#4575560 - 11/15/17 09:40 PM Re: Castrol going after Mobil 1 AP in new ad [Re: Crispysea]
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i average 21,000 per year i drove 1839 miles last month.
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#4575573 - 11/15/17 10:08 PM Re: Castrol going after Mobil 1 AP in new ad [Re: Crispysea]
ron17571 Offline


Registered: 11/25/14
Posts: 166
Loc: AZ
People get stuck on things.Myself? I don't like Castrol or Pennzoil.Mobile 1 was tested on new GM products by engineers.My father helped them and Cadillac Northstar engines showed very little if any wear. A Big Cadillac dealer had only a few engine claims in ten years.None were because of the oil and none were mechanical problems. OIl is cheap.Change it twice a year.
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#4575618 - 11/15/17 11:33 PM Re: Castrol going after Mobil 1 AP in new ad [Re: jakewells]
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Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6423
Loc: Texas
I average 7k miles on 15k oil … (going by OLM) …

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#4575636 - 11/16/17 12:02 AM Re: Castrol going after Mobil 1 AP in new ad [Re: ron17571]
Marco620 Offline


Registered: 02/25/14
Posts: 2195
Loc: Deplorable Kansan,HK fan!
Well Pennzoil/Shell got Ferrari,BMW and Maserati approval and all three of them are superior to Cadillac so Ill stick with Sopus. Mobil 1 is a good oil,but its not any better than most other OTC synthetics.
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#4575650 - 11/16/17 12:59 AM Re: Castrol going after Mobil 1 AP in new ad [Re: Marco620]
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#4575658 - 11/16/17 01:33 AM Re: Castrol going after Mobil 1 AP in new ad [Re: Crispysea]
SR5 Offline


Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 4471
Loc: Down Under
While in Europe the standard OCI on A3/B4 or even C3 full synthetic oil is 20,000 miles or 2 years.
Why not just use M1 0W40 or Edge 0W30 / 0W40 ? they are all long-life Euro oils.

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#4575688 - 11/16/17 05:05 AM Re: Castrol going after Mobil 1 AP in new ad [Re: Crispysea]
dlundblad Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 10057
Loc: Indiana
The whole thing from both sides is a gimmick.

They bank on buyers not taking it to the full 15k/20k and just running it 1 year. This can be done with any oil.. they just don't want you to know this. You need an annual oil for this job.

The new cars that do have their OCI's creep up above 10k do just fine on any regular oil. Think about all the Chrysler Pentastar engines out there filled with dealer conventional bulk running to their OLM's full oil usage...

As we all know, an oil change this long should be backed by a UOA on anything else. I am betting the general public with older stuff are still too scared to go above 3k. They don't have to check/ top off their engines this way either.
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#4575693 - 11/16/17 05:28 AM Re: Castrol going after Mobil 1 AP in new ad [Re: dlundblad]
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Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 3018
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Originally Posted By: dlundblad
The whole thing from both sides is a gimmick.

They bank on buyers not taking it to the full 15k/20k and just running it 1 year. This can be done with any oil.. they just don't want you to know this. You need an annual oil for this job.

The new cars that do have their OCI's creep up above 10k do just fine on any regular oil. Think about all the Chrysler Pentastar engines out there filled with dealer conventional bulk running to their OLM's full oil usage...

As we all know, an oil change this long should be backed by a UOA on anything else. I am betting the general public with older stuff are still too scared to go above 3k. They don't have to check/ top off their engines this way either.


Well said.
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#4575715 - 11/16/17 06:11 AM Re: Castrol going after Mobil 1 AP in new ad [Re: Crispysea]
Phishin Offline


Registered: 05/01/12
Posts: 2430
Loc: Indiana
Don't you guys all think that AP and EP is the same M1 oil with a different label and marketing strategy??
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#4575736 - 11/16/17 07:01 AM Re: Castrol going after Mobil 1 AP in new ad [Re: ron17571]
Matagonka Offline


Registered: 02/03/15
Posts: 469
Loc: NC
Originally Posted By: ron17571
People get stuck on things.Myself? I don't like Castrol or Pennzoil.Mobile 1 was tested on new GM products by engineers.My father helped them and Cadillac Northstar engines showed very little if any wear. A Big Cadillac dealer had only a few engine claims in ten years.None were because of the oil and none were mechanical problems. OIl is cheap.Change it twice a year.


Actually, the 3.6 GM engines were big oil burners.

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#4575836 - 11/16/17 09:07 AM Re: Castrol going after Mobil 1 AP in new ad [Re: ron17571]
69GTX Offline


Registered: 09/23/15
Posts: 3815
Loc: Connecticut
Originally Posted By: ron17571
.... Oil is cheap. Change it twice a year.


Actually, with the recent AAP QS clearances....oil was either free...or you were paid to buy it (after rebates). I guess you CAN change it twice per year. Well, maybe not the Mobil annual AP. I think I've seen that as low as $29.99 at my Walmart. grin
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