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What is most popular oil brand in Europe? #5235111 10/09/19 05:38 PM
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Is the Castrol most common oil in Europe?
Does it means it made different? Better?


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Re: What is most popular oil brand in Europe? [Re: Cheburashka] #5235137 10/09/19 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Cheburashka
Is the Castrol most common oil in Europe?
Does it means it made different? Better?


They do have different standards so they will be different, Mobil 1 could not be classified as a full synthetic oil, but only as a synthetic technology oil.

Do you remember the lawsuit Castrol-Mobil?

Re: What is most popular oil brand in Europe? [Re: Cheburashka] #5235138 10/09/19 06:15 PM
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I'm sure they sell a lot of Liquimoly over there.


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Re: What is most popular oil brand in Europe? [Re: Cheburashka] #5235147 10/09/19 06:20 PM
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Re: What is most popular oil brand in Europe? [Re: Cheburashka] #5235156 10/09/19 06:30 PM
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Shell would be my guess.


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Re: What is most popular oil brand in Europe? [Re: Pelican] #5235160 10/09/19 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Pelican
Originally Posted by Cheburashka
Is the Castrol most common oil in Europe?
Does it means it made different? Better?


They do have different standards so they will be different, Mobil 1 could not be classified as a full synthetic oil, but only as a synthetic technology oil.

Do you remember the lawsuit Castrol-Mobil?

That law is German law, hence only applies in Germany.


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Re: What is most popular oil brand in Europe? [Re: Cheburashka] #5235193 10/09/19 07:03 PM
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Thought motul would be popular in Europe.

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Re: What is most popular oil brand in Europe? [Re: Cheburashka] #5235212 10/09/19 07:32 PM
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"Popular" is not a practical term wink2
In the age of A3/B4 I think that was M1 ESP 5W-30. For finale users. Was, because his availability ends.
Mobil1 is generally "strong" brand in the EU (good old time), but there are BIG problems with falsifications...

In bikes Motul are still unassailable.

Popular in (car)companys and industry (as, sold amount / year), I mean thats Fuchs and Total/Elf. Followed by Castrol and Aral (Aral, Castrol = BP) and Shell.

Castrols esteem in engine oils are in recent years... a bit... given way (after short Edge Titanium hype). But Castrols gear oils brands Syntrans and Syntrax (for first Syntrax) are furthemore very very strong.
In the EU you think about diif oil choice something like: "Ok what I can maybe take, if I not choose Syntrax?" Mostly a one chose Syntrax wink2 Its like Motul and bikes.

Top-end are few products from Rowe and a couple from Ravenol. In gear and in engine oils. Only technically, for example, Ravenols GL-4+ (GL-4/GL-5) oils are near without competition. Worldwide. But the penetration this brands are not so big (outside EU) like anothers.

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Re: What is most popular oil brand in Europe? [Re: Cheburashka] #5235233 10/09/19 07:58 PM
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even oils made in germany for export do not have to be real synthetic i believe. thanks to castrol for that mess allowing oils sold as synthetic but being group that clouds consumers from knowing what an oil is FOREVER$$$$

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Which real synthetic are you running ?

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I cant say about all of Europe but in Germany it has to be Castrol by a wide margin followed by Shell.


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Do you remember the lawsuit Castrol-Mobil?


There was never a lawsuit It was a complaint filed with a BBB type agency.


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Re: What is most popular oil brand in Europe? [Re: simple_gifts] #5235323 10/09/19 09:52 PM
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... and despite the hand wringing that continues here today - how many that complain pony up the cash for the REAL stuff ?

Re: What is most popular oil brand in Europe? [Re: 4WD] #5235387 10/09/19 10:58 PM
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I DO.....for my 2-stroke mix....100% Ester Motul 2T. I don't care as much about my other engines, and cant afford to feed them the same smile

Re: What is most popular oil brand in Europe? [Re: TiGeo] #5235393 10/09/19 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by TiGeo
I'm sure they sell a lot of Liquimoly over there.

Not as much as you'd think, perhaps in Germany but not the rest of Europe


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