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Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time #4584485
11/25/17 01:54 PM
11/25/17 01:54 PM
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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.

Last edited by mclasser; 11/25/17 01:54 PM.

2018 Hyundai Elantra VE -- 4K
2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD -- 56K
2002 Honda Accord EX-L -- 211K

Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: mclasser] #4584496
11/25/17 02:07 PM
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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.

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Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: mclasser] #4584501
11/25/17 02:11 PM
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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

Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: Merkava_4] #4584510
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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

Last edited by mclasser; 11/25/17 02:20 PM.

2018 Hyundai Elantra VE -- 4K
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Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: mclasser] #4584512
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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.

Scott


03 BMW 330Ci (Euro Castrol 0W-30)
10 Honda Element (Kendall GT1 Max 5W-30)
11 BMW 328i (Euro Castrol 0W-30)
15 Ford Focus (Redline 5W-20)
Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: mclasser] #4584532
11/25/17 02:44 PM
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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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Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: mclasser] #4584537
11/25/17 02:48 PM
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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

Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: mclasser] #4584538
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“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.




Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: mclasser] #4584593
11/25/17 03:31 PM
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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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Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: mclasser] #4584637
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Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: double vanos] #4584699
11/25/17 05:51 PM
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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.

Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: Merkava_4] #4584930
11/25/17 10:17 PM
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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.


Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, NAPA Gold 7356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515
Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: Merkava_4] #4585409
11/26/17 11:35 AM
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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.

Re: Tried out Castrol 5w40 for the first time [Re: Pelican] #4585609
11/26/17 02:21 PM
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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

Last edited by jdavis; 11/26/17 02:21 PM.

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