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Castrol #4677007
02/24/18 10:25 PM
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Bullwinkle007 Offline OP
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I remember when I was in high school 91-95, Castrol synthetic was called syntec. Great name to compete against M1 at the time. Why do they have to keep changing names? M1 has always been that with a bunch of new blends. Now recently they all are. Why not stay with what they were named originally? Same with Valvoline, it was known as Syn Power, now adavanced and modern. [censored] kind of name is that? Also in 1993 M1 was 4.95 p/qt and Castrol dino was 99 cents qt at Walmart

Re: Castrol [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4677013
02/24/18 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted By: Bullwinkle007
I remember when I was in high school 91-95, Castrol synthetic was called syntec. Great name to compete against M1 at the time. Why do they have to keep changing names? M1 has always been that with a bunch of new blends. Now recently they all are. Why not stay with what they were named originally? Same with Valvoline, it was known as Syn Power, now adavanced and modern. [censored] kind of name is that? Also in 1993 M1 was 4.95 p/qt and Castrol dino was 99 cents qt at Walmart


Marketing sells. smile


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: Castrol [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4677024
02/24/18 10:35 PM
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Ask Rocket J Squirrel.


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Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 0w20
Mobil 1 M108A EP filter

Re: Castrol [Re: 53' Stude] #4677026
02/24/18 10:36 PM
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Bullwinkle007 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: car51
Originally Posted By: Bullwinkle007
I remember when I was in high school 91-95, Castrol synthetic was called syntec. Great name to compete against M1 at the time. Why do they have to keep changing names? M1 has always been that with a bunch of new blends. Now recently they all are. Why not stay with what they were named originally? Same with Valvoline, it was known as Syn Power, now adavanced and modern. [censored] kind of name is that? Also in 1993 M1 was 4.95 p/qt and Castrol dino was 99 cents qt at Walmart


Marketing sells. smile


We all know M1 is synthetic, that's what we all know, when I think Castrol, I think syntec and John force, everyone knows who he is, castrol was his main sponser for 30 years of funny car, the new marketing is a bunch of mumbo jumbo, when I was in Walmart, I took 15 min and just watched people trying to decide what brand to buy, 50% didn't have a clue what to buy or weight. There was a woman asking a store employee what kind of oil for her car, she was clueless, I stepped up and asked her like I wasn't paying attention, I asked her what kind of car, she said Acura, that's 0/20 unless it's the RDX, that's 5/30. The bottles are pretty like a soda can. They'll say the same thing without any real information. Maybe the government, should require, all the info like the food industry. Such as VI, TBN, etc. They would fight that big time. They know some would buy another brand if people knew what that information ment.

Re: Castrol [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4677041
02/24/18 10:46 PM
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The land of USA-made Subies!
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Bull, none of that would make a difference. People who don't want to know or can't be bothered to know will never change. It's actually part of the reason why there is so little information... the less there is the less the consumers think. They buy on price.

Re: Castrol [Re: SubieRubyRoo] #4677043
02/24/18 10:49 PM
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Bullwinkle007 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: SubieRubyRoo
Bull, none of that would make a difference. People who don't want to know or can't be bothered to know will never change. It's actually part of the reason why there is so little information... the less there is the less the consumers think. They buy on price.


Very true statement, price #1 decision factor for most.

Re: Castrol [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4677045
02/24/18 10:52 PM
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PP has kept the same name smile

Re: Castrol [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4677057
02/24/18 11:01 PM
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In 1978 when I first bought M1 5-20 it was $5 a qt and the Valvo 10-40 syrup I was using was about 45 cents.


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M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 55K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and MC LV
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Re: Castrol [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4677067
02/24/18 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted By: Bullwinkle007
I remember when I was in high school 91-95, Castrol synthetic was called syntec. Great name to compete against M1 at the time. Why do they have to keep changing names?


Did someone mention Syntec?



If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Castrol [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4677073
02/24/18 11:14 PM
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Anyone remember "Pennzoil synthetic with Pennzane"?


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W20

Re: Castrol [Re: aquariuscsm] #4677113
02/25/18 12:11 AM
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Waco, TX
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Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
Anyone remember "Pennzoil synthetic with Pennzane"?


No, but I **DO** remember "Pennzoil with Z-7"



"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Castrol [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4677117
02/25/18 12:13 AM
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What was wal-Mart oil called before "SuperTech" and before "Tech 2000"...??

Wasn't it called "American Pride" or something like that?


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Castrol [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4677160
02/25/18 01:48 AM
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Bullwinkle007 Offline OP
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Hmm. I only remember tech 2000, and I believe that was made by QS

Re: Castrol [Re: Linctex] #4677174
02/25/18 02:14 AM
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Wasn't it called "American Pride" or something like that?


Yep! I remember that laugh


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W20

Re: Castrol [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4677187
02/25/18 03:17 AM
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I miss the SuperFlo name by Exxon.

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