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Which is Better: Old or New Castrol Edge 0W-40? #5190877 08/19/19 01:18 AM
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I'm thinking about buying a jug of old Castrol Edge 0W-40 from a second-hand goods website. Here are photos of the front at back of the jug:

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I believe this is old stock. From what I can make out from the photo of the back it appears to say "Made in Belgium".

Is this oil better or worse than the new Castrol Edge 0W-40 (i.e. with Titanium), made in Germany and Belgium?

Incidentally, which is the better new Castrol Edge 0W-40, the German or Belgium stock?


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Re: Which is Better: Old or New Castrol Edge 0W-40? [Re: nielkfj] #5190881 08/19/19 01:24 AM
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Both stocks, German and Belgium have same formula.
That version is as good as new one, if not better considering it is majority PAO.


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Re: Which is Better: Old or New Castrol Edge 0W-40? [Re: edyvw] #5190886 08/19/19 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by edyvw

That version is as good as new one, if not better considering it is majority PAO.

Says who?

http://www.worldpac.com/tagged/Motor_Oil_-_Castrol_-_0W-40_Edge_A3_B4.pdf


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Re: Which is Better: Old or New Castrol Edge 0W-40? [Re: nielkfj] #5190932 08/19/19 05:07 AM
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This jug looks like what I can find in stores around...is it old stocks, or here in Canada we only get the newest stuff a while after the US ?


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Re: Which is Better: Old or New Castrol Edge 0W-40? [Re: nielkfj] #5190974 08/19/19 06:22 AM
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Re: Which is Better: Old or New Castrol Edge 0W-40? [Re: nielkfj] #5191055 08/19/19 08:13 AM
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One jug / one oil change interval ? Does it really matter ? Whether "old" or "new" formula (which there's no certainty the formulation changed) it won't make a bit of difference over one change. It's a quality oil in either bottle.

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Originally Posted by The Critic
Originally Posted by edyvw

That version is as good as new one, if not better considering it is majority PAO.

Says who?

http://www.worldpac.com/tagged/Motor_Oil_-_Castrol_-_0W-40_Edge_A3_B4.pdf

That data sheet you reference shows 50% to 55% PAO.

But that is an old 2014 data sheet. Here is a 2018 data sheet.

https://msdspds.castrol.com/ussds/amersdsf.nsf/Files/8EACC10D462B89EF8025828F005297C4/$File/11351149.pdf

Although the OP was asking about 0W-40 oil, the kissing cousin 0W-30 seems to have a different formulation than the 0W-40.

https://msdspds.castrol.com/ussds/amersdsf.nsf/Files/C078CF625AFE007B8025840E00528391/$File/2486738.pdf

FWIW,

Scott

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Re: Which is Better: Old or New Castrol Edge 0W-40? [Re: The Critic] #5191253 08/19/19 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by The Critic
Originally Posted by edyvw

That version is as good as new one, if not better considering it is majority PAO.

Says who?

http://www.worldpac.com/tagged/Motor_Oil_-_Castrol_-_0W-40_Edge_A3_B4.pdf

50-55% constitute majority as far as I know, which is what I said.
Also, some later versions as far as I remember are 50-75%. Current one is 25-50%.
Now, I am not sure what was your point?


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Re: Which is Better: Old or New Castrol Edge 0W-40? [Re: The Critic] #5191752 08/20/19 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by The Critic
Originally Posted by edyvw

That version is as good as new one, if not better considering it is majority PAO.

Says who?

http://www.worldpac.com/tagged/Motor_Oil_-_Castrol_-_0W-40_Edge_A3_B4.pdf


The old stock looks better to me. The datasheet you posted (467465-BE02, Version 2, 11/20/2014) shows 50-55% PAO and only 10-15% refined oil. Whereas the datasheet for the current product (467465-BE02, Version 4.03, 05/15/2018) shows only 25-50% PAO and 25-50% refined oil:
https://msdspds.castrol.com/ussds/amersdsf.nsf/Files/8EACC10D462B89EF8025828F005297C4/$File/11351149.pdf

I bought the second-hand oil earlier today from a seller on Kijiji. One sealed 5l jug, and one unsealed jug with 4l remaining, all for only CA$25. If I would have bought new stock at retail price it would have worked out to about CA$106 for 9l. Fantastic deal!


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Re: Which is Better: Old or New Castrol Edge 0W-40? [Re: nielkfj] #5191991 08/20/19 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by nielkfj
Originally Posted by The Critic
Originally Posted by edyvw

That version is as good as new one, if not better considering it is majority PAO.

Says who?

http://www.worldpac.com/tagged/Motor_Oil_-_Castrol_-_0W-40_Edge_A3_B4.pdf


The old stock looks better to me. The datasheet you posted (467465-BE02, Version 2, 11/20/2014) shows 50-55% PAO and only 10-15% refined oil. Whereas the datasheet for the current product (467465-BE02, Version 4.03, 05/15/2018) shows only 25-50% PAO and 25-50% refined oil:
https://msdspds.castrol.com/ussds/amersdsf.nsf/Files/8EACC10D462B89EF8025828F005297C4/$File/11351149.pdf

I bought the second-hand oil earlier today from a seller on Kijiji. One sealed 5l jug, and one unsealed jug with 4l remaining, all for only CA$25. If I would have bought new stock at retail price it would have worked out to about CA$106 for 9l. Fantastic deal!


Not that it wasn't a good deal but you can buy new 5L jugs at CT on the regular (one or two weeks a month) for $30 each.

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