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OCI using castrol edge vs mobil1 #4674814
02/22/18 09:26 PM
02/22/18 09:26 PM
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New Jersey
93cruiser Offline OP
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Engine is Toyota 5.7, 159000 miles. Have been using Mobil 1 0w20, OCI's range from 8-10K. I recently came across 10 gallons of free Castrol Edge 0w20 full synthetic oil. Who thinks it is safe to use the Castrol in the same manner I have used the Mobil 1 in the past? Also, no, I have never had an oil analysis done, and don't want to.

I also have a lot of Idemitsu 0w20. Would you run this over the Castrol?

Last, the Castrol edge has to be better than toyota bulk oil, right? If a Rav4 I have was doing 10k on bulk "synthetic", a junk blend in reality, I would assume I could go 10K on the Castrol, right?
Thanks




Last edited by 93cruiser; 02/22/18 09:27 PM.
Re: OCI using castrol edge vs mobil1 [Re: 93cruiser] #4674821
02/22/18 09:31 PM
02/22/18 09:31 PM
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Use it.



Re: OCI using castrol edge vs mobil1 [Re: 93cruiser] #4674827
02/22/18 09:36 PM
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I would use the Castrol with no issues whatsoever.


2018 MB AMG GLC43 3.0L Coupe - Castrol 0W-40/Purflux
2018 MB C300 2.0L - M1 0W-40/OEM
2015 F-250 6.7L PS Diesel - Delo 15W-40/CQ Blue
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Re: OCI using castrol edge vs mobil1 [Re: 93cruiser] #4674839
02/22/18 09:59 PM
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Sure

Re: OCI using castrol edge vs mobil1 [Re: 93cruiser] #4674845
02/22/18 10:08 PM
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nice find

Re: OCI using castrol edge vs mobil1 [Re: 93cruiser] #4674851
02/22/18 10:14 PM
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Cincinnati
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Castrol edge, vanilla M1, Synpower, PP are pretty much all equal in performance and quality.

Id have no trouble calling them interchangeable grade for grade.


2008 Silverado Z71 LT 90k Maxlife FS 5w30
2010 Ford Escape 172k QSUD 5w20
2016 Yamaha XSR900 12k, Rotella 15w40 Yamaha Filter.
Re: OCI using castrol edge vs mobil1 [Re: 2015_PSD] #4674871
02/22/18 10:29 PM
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Exactly. Castrol is very good oil indeed. And donnyj08 is right on with the analysis about it.


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Re: OCI using castrol edge vs mobil1 [Re: 93cruiser] #4674874
02/22/18 10:34 PM
02/22/18 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted By: 93cruiser
Engine is Toyota 5.7, 159000 miles. Have been using Mobil 1 0w20 ...
Last, the Castrol edge has to be better than toyota bulk oil, right? ...


Do NOT underestimate Toyota 0W-20 oil. it is a VERY good oil!
Based on my research, it is made by Mobile 1 (0w-20) for Toyota plus it has some additives that Toyota has specified for their engines.

Now I have a friend who says his cars runs much smoother on Toyota 0W-20 oil and has less ticking sound. That I am still researching and not sure about but just passing on the info. I have doubts but you'll never know!

Re: OCI using castrol edge vs mobil1 [Re: 93cruiser] #4674889
02/22/18 10:54 PM
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I don't think the 5.7 will mind any flavor oil you feed it. FWIW, my 2011 Tundra with the 5.7 came with conventional oil as the factory fill. Once the Toyota Care free maintenance was over, I tried several different synthetics by basically picking up what was on sale or had rebates. Thus far I have used Castrol Edge Black Bottle 5w20 & 0w20, Penn Plat 5w20, Mobil 1 EP 0w-20, Mobil 1 AFE, Mobil 1 5w20 and TGMO 0w20. I can't tell much difference in any of them. I have some Mobil 1 EP 5w20 I'm going to put in when I change the oil in April.


Wife: 08 Honda CR-V 4WD, M1 5W-20
Me: 11 Toyota Tundra DC 4WD 5.7L, PP 5W-30
Me Work: 06 Ford Explorer 4WD 4.0L, Pennzoil 5W-30
Son: 14 Toyota Corolla S, M1 AFE 0W-20
Re: OCI using castrol edge vs mobil1 [Re: 93cruiser] #4674906
02/22/18 11:06 PM
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I'd run (and do run) Castrol Edge at the same OCI's as Mobil 1 without any concern.


2013 F150 XLT SCrew Eco-Boost
5w-30 Magnatec, Fram XG10575, Spectre Air Filter

2016 Ford Escape SE Eco-Boost 2.0L
5w-30 Edge EP, Fram XG3614




Re: OCI using castrol edge vs mobil1 [Re: klt1986] #4674907
02/22/18 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted By: klt1986
I don't think the 5.7 will mind any flavor oil you feed it. FWIW, my 2011 Tundra with the 5.7 came with conventional oil as the factory fill. Once the Toyota Care free maintenance was over, I tried several different synthetics by basically picking up what was on sale or had rebates. Thus far I have used Castrol Edge Black Bottle 5w20 & 0w20, Penn Plat 5w20, Mobil 1 EP 0w-20, Mobil 1 AFE, Mobil 1 5w20 and TGMO 0w20. I can't tell much difference in any of them. I have some Mobil 1 EP 5w20 I'm going to put in when I change the oil in April.


good to know. that's what I thought ...

I am not even sure about the special additives that Mobile 1 supposedly puts in for Toyota! but that's what I was told and have not confirmed it yet.

Re: OCI using castrol edge vs mobil1 [Re: 93cruiser] #4674910
02/22/18 11:12 PM
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I run conventional oil out to 8,000 miles so these oils can probably do it too.

Re: OCI using castrol edge vs mobil1 [Re: 93cruiser] #4674957
02/23/18 12:43 AM
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The fact itís free completely dominates over any technical decision. Use it.


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: OCI using castrol edge vs mobil1 [Re: Snagglefoot] #4675085
02/23/18 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted By: Snagglefoot
The fact itís free completely dominates over any technical decision. Use it.


This


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17 Cadillac ATS (wife)
05 Toyota Camry (daughter)
11 GMC Canyon off-road (daily)
Re: OCI using castrol edge vs mobil1 [Re: OilUzer] #4675102
02/23/18 08:03 AM
02/23/18 08:03 AM
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Southern VA
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Originally Posted By: OilUzer
Originally Posted By: klt1986
I don't think the 5.7 will mind any flavor oil you feed it. FWIW, my 2011 Tundra with the 5.7 came with conventional oil as the factory fill. Once the Toyota Care free maintenance was over, I tried several different synthetics by basically picking up what was on sale or had rebates. Thus far I have used Castrol Edge Black Bottle 5w20 & 0w20, Penn Plat 5w20, Mobil 1 EP 0w-20, Mobil 1 AFE, Mobil 1 5w20 and TGMO 0w20. I can't tell much difference in any of them. I have some Mobil 1 EP 5w20 I'm going to put in when I change the oil in April.


good to know. that's what I thought ...

I am not even sure about the special additives that Mobile 1 supposedly puts in for Toyota! but that's what I was told and have not confirmed it yet.


I have heard the same thing about TGMO. Toyota may have specified a specific amount of a certain additive and whoever produces TGMO for Toyota was happy to take their money. I do think it is a good oil but Walmart is a lot closer and cheaper for me.

I forgot to mention that I have also used Valvoline WB 5w20, as the dealer I purchased it from gave me a free oil change. They use bulk Valvoline products.

Last edited by klt1986; 02/23/18 08:05 AM.

Wife: 08 Honda CR-V 4WD, M1 5W-20
Me: 11 Toyota Tundra DC 4WD 5.7L, PP 5W-30
Me Work: 06 Ford Explorer 4WD 4.0L, Pennzoil 5W-30
Son: 14 Toyota Corolla S, M1 AFE 0W-20
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