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Castrol Edge 0w40 A3/B4 #4800947
06/29/18 09:14 PM
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Came across this Edge 0-40 A3/B4 . It did not say US like the other Castro Edge containers Iíve seen. It meets MB 229.5. What do we know about it?




If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Castrol Edge 0w40 A3/B4 [Re: Snagglefoot] #4800958
06/29/18 09:29 PM
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Seriously?


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (FF)
Re: Castrol Edge 0w40 A3/B4 [Re: Snagglefoot] #4800963
06/29/18 09:36 PM
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That's the good stuff mate !!
It's SN/CF, A3/B4. BMW LL-01, MB 229.5, VW 502/505 and Porsche A40. A full house of Euro OEM specs.

You could put it in a boutique bottle and double it's price.

HTHS > 3.5 cP
Noack < 10 %
TBN > 10
And healthy ZDDP at about ~ 1100 ppm Zn

Last edited by SR5; 06/29/18 09:38 PM. Reason: A very stout oil

Penrite Vantage 10W40 SN & A3/B4 + Wesfil-Cooper Z154
Re: Castrol Edge 0w40 A3/B4 [Re: Snagglefoot] #4800965
06/29/18 09:38 PM
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This is the standard Canadian version of Castrol Edge 0w-40, probably made in Germany on the bottle, that's what mine say. It goes on sale regularly.


2018 RAM 1500 Big Horn EcoDiesel
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Re: Castrol Edge 0w40 A3/B4 [Re: SR5] #4801058
06/30/18 01:25 AM
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Balearic Islands , Spain
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Originally Posted By: SR5
That's the good stuff mate !!
It's SN/CF, A3/B4. BMW LL-01, MB 229.5, VW 502/505 and Porsche A40. A full house of Euro OEM specs.

You could put it in a boutique bottle and double it's price.

HTHS > 3.5 cP
Noack < 10 %
TBN > 10
And healthy ZDDP at about ~ 1100 ppm Zn


That's a stout oil, very nice.
Here in Spain it's crazy expensive though, 46,90 Eur for a 5L jug, ouch.


1975 Ford Capri II Ghia 3000 V6, - Shell Helix HX3 20W-50 w/ 20% Rimula R4X 15W-40 HDEO.

1988 Ford Escort Mk4 Xr3i Cabrio, - Shell Rimula R4X 15W-40, w/ 30% Helix 3 20W-50.
Re: Castrol Edge 0w40 A3/B4 [Re: Snagglefoot] #4801084
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Are you kidding me ???????

Re: Castrol Edge 0w40 A3/B4 [Re: Snagglefoot] #4801097
06/30/18 05:21 AM
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0w40 is too thin. laugh


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 200k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 177k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 149k Rotella T5 10w30 Supertech ST3980

Re: Castrol Edge 0w40 A3/B4 [Re: Snagglefoot] #4801132
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Shell Helix Ultra 5w40 is comparable,only £23 delivered in the UK,or for around £31 delivered to most parts of Europe.You can also get Shell Helix Ultra HX8 in 5w30 and 5W40 From Eurocarparts.

Re: Castrol Edge 0w40 A3/B4 [Re: dlundblad] #4801232
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Originally Posted By: dlundblad
0w40 is too thin. laugh


How about this? It was on the same shelf. LOL



If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Castrol Edge 0w40 A3/B4 [Re: Ether] #4801350
06/30/18 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted By: Ether
Shell Helix Ultra 5w40 is comparable,only £23 delivered in the UK,or for around £31 delivered to most parts of Europe.You can also get Shell Helix Ultra HX8 in 5w30 and 5W40 From Eurocarparts.


I was always wondering what is the difference between HX8 & Ultra? Grp. III vs GTL?


2011 Hyundai i30 1.4 CVVT Shell Helix Ultra 5w40
1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD Shell Rimula R6M 10w40
Re: Castrol Edge 0w40 A3/B4 [Re: Snagglefoot] #4801373
06/30/18 12:05 PM
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Fischer Tropsch base oil is listed in the MSDS for HX8,so they may be using the same GTL base for both HX8 and Ultra,just marketing the HX8 towards a different sector with the ECT tec.

Re: Castrol Edge 0w40 A3/B4 [Re: OVERKILL] #4801550
06/30/18 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
This is the standard Canadian version of Castrol Edge 0w-40, probably made in Germany on the bottle, that's what mine say. It goes on sale regularly.


It's on sale right now at Canadian Tire in fact, for $32.xx per 5L jug.


2018 Corvette (M1 5w30 ESP Formula & Fram Ultra)
2006 Civic EX Coupe (PUP 5w20 & Fram Ultra)
2010 BMW 328i X-Drive (GC 0w40 & Fram Ultra)

Re: Castrol Edge 0w40 A3/B4 [Re: Kamele0N] #4802801
07/02/18 12:54 AM
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Originally Posted By: Kamele0N
Originally Posted By: Ether
Shell Helix Ultra 5w40 is comparable,only £23 delivered in the UK,or for around £31 delivered to most parts of Europe.You can also get Shell Helix Ultra HX8 in 5w30 and 5W40 From Eurocarparts.


I was always wondering what is the difference between HX8 & Ultra? Grp. III vs GTL?

Would be interesting to know, HX8 is kind of rare, don't see it much in stores.


1975 Ford Capri II Ghia 3000 V6, - Shell Helix HX3 20W-50 w/ 20% Rimula R4X 15W-40 HDEO.

1988 Ford Escort Mk4 Xr3i Cabrio, - Shell Rimula R4X 15W-40, w/ 30% Helix 3 20W-50.
Re: Castrol Edge 0w40 A3/B4 [Re: Ether] #4802803
07/02/18 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted By: Ether
Shell Helix Ultra 5w40 is comparable,only £23 delivered in the UK,or for around £31 delivered to most parts of Europe.You can also get Shell Helix Ultra HX8 in 5w30 and 5W40 From Eurocarparts.

Ultra is indeed an outstanding oil given its price, i've had a mad idea of using it in my Escort by mixing some SHU 5W-40 with some Rimula R4X 15W-40 HDEO to get higher Zddp.


1975 Ford Capri II Ghia 3000 V6, - Shell Helix HX3 20W-50 w/ 20% Rimula R4X 15W-40 HDEO.

1988 Ford Escort Mk4 Xr3i Cabrio, - Shell Rimula R4X 15W-40, w/ 30% Helix 3 20W-50.
Re: Castrol Edge 0w40 A3/B4 [Re: Snagglefoot] #4807239
07/06/18 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted By: Snagglefoot
Came across this Edge 0-40 A3/B4 . It did not say US like the other Castro Edge containers Iíve seen. It meets MB 229.5. What do we know about it?




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15' Toyota Sienna AWD (Mobil1 0W20 EP+ FRAM Ultra).
11' VW Tiguan 2.0T (Castrol 0W40+MANN filter)
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