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#4584485 - 11/25/17 12:54 PM Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time
mclasser Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 2223
Loc: The Northeast
This is in my Infiniti. I ran 10w40 in the summer and this Castrol seemed like a good choice for the winter. So far, it's smooth and quiet, just like the VML 10w40 was.

Got it at AZ for $26.99 along with an STP XL filter.


Edited by mclasser (11/25/17 12:54 PM)
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#4584496 - 11/25/17 01:07 PM Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: mclasser]
HondaBroMike Offline


Registered: 11/02/17
Posts: 312
You must do predominant, majority, highway driving to the exclusion of city unless it is to only to exit highways, amIrighhhhhttt? Hiel, this time of the year, I figure everyone is on that 0 weight something juice and concoction.


Edited by HondaBroMike (11/25/17 01:08 PM)
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#4584501 - 11/25/17 01:11 PM Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: mclasser]
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Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
Your Infinity is supposed to be running with 5W-30. What do you have to say for that ? grin

2002 INFINITI I35 3.5L 6 -cyl Engine VQ35DE
VISCOSITIES:
All TEMPS....5W-30 SAE 5W-30 is preferred.
Above 0 F....10W-30
CAPACITIES: With filter 4.2 quarts After refill check oil level.
TORQUES: Oil Drain Plug...22-29 ft/lbs
Source: Amsoil

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#4584510 - 11/25/17 01:18 PM Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: Merkava_4]
mclasser Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 2223
Loc: The Northeast
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Your Infinity is supposed to be running with 5W-30. What do you have to say for that ? grin

2002 INFINITI I35 3.5L 6 -cyl Engine VQ35DE
VISCOSITIES:
All TEMPS....5W-30 SAE 5W-30 is preferred.
Above 0 F....10W-30
CAPACITIES: With filter 4.2 quarts After refill check oil level.
TORQUES: Oil Drain Plug...22-29 ft/lbs
Source: Amsoil

These engines are known shearers. UOA's consistently show they love 40wt oils.

And c'mon Merk, this wouldn't be BITOG if everybody used the spec'd oil. How boring smile


Edited by mclasser (11/25/17 01:20 PM)
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#4584512 - 11/25/17 01:22 PM Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: mclasser]
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Registered: 03/03/11
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I'm pretty much a Castrol guy and have used their 5W-40 in my son's 50K mile old 2005 Ford F-150 4.8 liter V8. It was noticeably quieter on that stuff than it was the 5w-30 Mobil 1 he had in it. FWIW, YMMV.

For some reason that Castrol 5W-40 gets a bad rap here on BITOG, but I think you will be fine using it in your 125K mile old Infiniti. Whether or not you're using 5W-40, don't excessively rev cold motors. I've taught my wife and boys this from the very beginning.

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#4584532 - 11/25/17 01:44 PM Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: mclasser]
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Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4026
Loc: North Carolina
I wouldn't say that Castrol 5W-40 necessary has a bad rep around here, it's just that Castrol's own 0W-40 "Edges" it out (get it? get it?) for less money.

It's still a fine oil and should be great in your VQ.
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#4584537 - 11/25/17 01:48 PM Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: mclasser]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
Originally Posted By: mclasser
And c'mon Merk, this wouldn't be BITOG if everybody used the spec'd oil. How boring smile


Everybody is always saying you're supposed to use the spec'd oil.
"How dare you recommend 5W-30 when my car calls for 0W-20."

I'm not using the spec'd oil either. Somebody sent me some free Valvoline 5W-40. grin

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#4584538 - 11/25/17 01:50 PM Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: mclasser]
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Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 4229
Loc: Soviet State of Washington
“Whether or not you're using 5W-40, don't excessively rev cold motors. I've taught my wife and boys this from the very beginning.“



Some very sound advice there. Good to see ya around SLO_Town.
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#4584593 - 11/25/17 02:31 PM Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: mclasser]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: mclasser

And c'mon Merk, this wouldn't be BITOG if everybody used the spec'd oil. How boring smile


grin I mix a li'l 15W-50 in with my 0W-20 for a li'l extra "kick"! grin
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#4584637 - 11/25/17 03:39 PM Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: mclasser]
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#4584699 - 11/25/17 04:51 PM Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: double vanos]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5208
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
5W-30 called for in my car except where it's real hot so 10W-30 gets an OK.
I use Mobil1 0W-40 now 'cause it's, "...closer to a 30..."
My car seems to like it. Quiet is good.

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#4584930 - 11/25/17 09:17 PM Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: Merkava_4]
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Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 24574
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Your Infinity is supposed to be running with 5W-30. What do you have to say for that ?

Probably the same thing I do, Merk: pffft. I'd have recommended he go with the Castrol A3/B4 0w-40, since it is a bit better oil for the money, but that's another matter.
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#4585409 - 11/26/17 10:35 AM Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: Merkava_4]
Pelican Offline


Registered: 11/28/12
Posts: 148
Loc: Ajax,Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Your Infinity is supposed to be running with 5W-30. What do you have to say for that ? grin

2002 INFINITI I35 3.5L 6 -cyl Engine VQ35DE
VISCOSITIES:
All TEMPS....5W-30 SAE 5W-30 is preferred.
Above 0 F....10W-30
CAPACITIES: With filter 4.2 quarts After refill check oil level.
TORQUES: Oil Drain Plug...22-29 ft/lbs
Source: Amsoil


A lot of cars recommending 5W30 were built before 0W40 was conceived, the only remote concern I'd have is if the passages were a bit too narrow for a 40 weight oil, but as I said I'm not sure if that is a valid concern. I'd say go for it.

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#4585609 - 11/26/17 01:21 PM Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: Pelican]
jdavis Offline


Registered: 12/22/05
Posts: 675
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: Pelican
the only remote concern I'd have is if the passages were a bit too narrow for a 40 weight oil


lol nope


Edited by jdavis (11/26/17 01:21 PM)

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