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Castrol 5W50 #5195075 08/23/19 11:29 PM
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Saw this at Canadian Tire today. Has anyone seen a UOA on it? With a 45 “point spread”, you would think some folks might think it would be prone to shearing down. But does it. For the Bitog Thickies. Enjoy.

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Re: Castrol 5W50 [Re: Snagglefoot] #5195100 08/24/19 12:09 AM
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It shears not a surprise.


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Re: Castrol 5W50 [Re: Snagglefoot] #5195108 08/24/19 12:46 AM
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I used the old Syntec version 5W50 in my 300ZX. It was always rare as hen's teeth here. I'v never seen it in the jugs before,only quarts.


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Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
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Re: Castrol 5W50 [Re: Snagglefoot] #5195113 08/24/19 01:04 AM
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Thickies informed me that they like the 50, however they are concerned about high amount of vm!

Re: Castrol 5W50 [Re: Snagglefoot] #5195115 08/24/19 01:08 AM
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I'm running this on my M3 at moment, only 6000 KM into this OCI. I know this is out of the 10W-60 that BWM calls for and I took that risk. Maybe it is okay maybe not.

In the interest of science, I will do a Blackstone at the end of this OCI. Stay tune.

Re: Castrol 5W50 [Re: newbe46] #5195117 08/24/19 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted by newbe46
I'm running this on my M3 at moment, only 6000 KM into this OCI. I know this is out of the 10W-60 that BWM calls for and I took that risk. Maybe it is okay maybe not.

In the interest of science, I will do a Blackstone at the end of this OCI. Stay tune.


I would be very interested to see that UOA especially if you had another UOA of Edge 10W60 from the same car to compare it to.

Back in the day I was a big Castrol Edge 10W60 user, it was called Castrol R back then. I graduated from mineral 20W50 to synthetic 10W60 and I thought it was the ducks nuts (good). Now days I would go for a narrower viscosity spread like M1 15W50.


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Re: Castrol 5W50 [Re: Snagglefoot] #5195118 08/24/19 01:37 AM
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The real gem is trying to find the 5W50 Supercar for the Ford GT. I put my Motorcraft bulk oil vendor who also is a Castrol vendor to try and get some for my Mustang. Ford won't send it to me because my work isn't a Ford GT servicing dealer.


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Re: Castrol 5W50 [Re: Snagglefoot] #5195169 08/24/19 06:56 AM
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We have Mobil 1 5W-50 in Europe, meets Porsche A40 among many other specs.
I have a friend who uses it in his Escort RS Turbo which is tuned to around 230Hp, the Turbo glows red hot after a good thrashing, it seems to hold up quite well.


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Re: Castrol 5W50 [Re: FordCapriDriver] #5195184 08/24/19 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by FordCapriDriver
We have Mobil 1 5W-50 in Europe, meets Porsche A40 among many other specs.
I have a friend who uses it in his Escort RS Turbo which is tuned to around 230Hp, the Turbo glows red hot after a good thrashing, it seems to hold up quite well.

Mobil 1 FS X2 5W-50 is available in the US as well and looks to be a very stout oil.


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Re: Castrol 5W50 [Re: bdcardinal] #5195189 08/24/19 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by bdcardinal
The real gem is trying to find the 5W50 Supercar for the Ford GT. I put my Motorcraft bulk oil vendor who also is a Castrol vendor to try and get some for my Mustang. Ford won't send it to me because my work isn't a Ford GT servicing dealer.


WorldPac stocks it and a ton of Motorcraft stuff. 110 for 12 pack, lists for 144.


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Originally Posted by rooflessVW
Originally Posted by FordCapriDriver
We have Mobil 1 5W-50 in Europe, meets Porsche A40 among many other specs.
I have a friend who uses it in his Escort RS Turbo which is tuned to around 230Hp, the Turbo glows red hot after a good thrashing, it seems to hold up quite well.

Mobil 1 FS X2 5W-50 is available in the US as well and looks to be a very stout oil.
Curiously its only current marque approvals are A40 and MB's older 229.3 for Yanks.
Good enough for the sumps of mine, though.

https://mobiloil.com/~/media/amer/us/pvl/files/pdfs/mobil-1-oil-product-specs-guide.pdf


Snagglefoot kindly forgive the threadjack!


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In stock at my local Napa in qt bottles. I have no idea if it shears significantly or not.


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Originally Posted by bdcardinal
The real gem is trying to find the 5W50 Supercar for the Ford GT. I put my Motorcraft bulk oil vendor who also is a Castrol vendor to try and get some for my Mustang. Ford won't send it to me because my work isn't a Ford GT servicing dealer.


Amazon has it by the case for $120

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Originally Posted by kstanf150
Originally Posted by bdcardinal
The real gem is trying to find the 5W50 Supercar for the Ford GT. I put my Motorcraft bulk oil vendor who also is a Castrol vendor to try and get some for my Mustang. Ford won't send it to me because my work isn't a Ford GT servicing dealer.


Amazon has it by the case for $120


They show 10W60 but not 5W50.


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Re: Castrol 5W50 [Re: Snagglefoot] #5195889 08/25/19 02:39 AM
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I wonder how my Essex 4.2 V6 (2007 F-150) would like it? shrug


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