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Castrol GTX Ultraclean ? #5420620 05/04/20 09:36 AM
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Is this a new oil or I have I just been missing it? I just saw a jug on the store shelf last week. I'm intrigued. I have never used any Castrol oil before. Seems like you don't hear too much about it on this forum either.
I'm intrigued for mainly my Explorer 4.0L, it seems they have an issue with sludge, from what I have heard.
Interesting side bar: I have never been on Castrol's website either, so I checked it out to look at this oil. I used their "oil finder" tool, just for kicks. For each of my vehicles, it recommended EDGE HM, except for the Explorer, it recommended the Ultraclean.
Does anyone know anything about this oil or have any experience with it? I did a quick scan of a couple of the threads (this one, analysis, etc.) and didn't see any mention of it.


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Re: Castrol GTX Ultraclean ? [Re: AJB0009] #5420629 05/04/20 09:52 AM
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I first saw it here in Spain 2 years ago, here it only exists in 10W-40 A3/B4 form.
However i have never seen a VOA or UOA of it.


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Re: Castrol GTX Ultraclean ? [Re: AJB0009] #5420635 05/04/20 09:57 AM
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It's on the new side but has been out a couple months I think. It's just the new trending of oil companies admitting that their "conventional oils" have been syn blends for a while...

Re: Castrol GTX Ultraclean ? [Re: AJB0009] #5420661 05/04/20 10:30 AM
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Re: Castrol GTX Ultraclean ? [Re: AJB0009] #5420662 05/04/20 10:31 AM
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It's good oil. There is no bad oil these days if it meets all the requirements of your vehicle. Castrol, pennzoil, shell, Quaker state, valvoline.. even napa auto or super tech all good oils.

Re: Castrol GTX Ultraclean ? [Re: AJB0009] #5420833 05/04/20 02:00 PM
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Syntec Blend’s replacement?


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Re: Castrol GTX Ultraclean ? [Re: aquariuscsm] #5420863 05/04/20 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by aquariuscsm
Syntec Blend’s replacement?

No this is the entry level PCMO. Magnatec was the synblend replacement.


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Re: Castrol GTX Ultraclean ? [Re: farrarfan1] #5420946 05/04/20 04:07 PM
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Thank you for all of the links farrarfan1. It does appear to be pretty darn good. I believe that I may try it in my old Explorer next change.


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Re: Castrol GTX Ultraclean ? [Re: dave1251] #5421103 05/04/20 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by dave1251
Originally Posted by aquariuscsm
Syntec Blend’s replacement?

No this is the entry level PCMO. Magnatec was the synblend replacement.



True indeed dave1251....

Good to see you back on here wild man...

Hope you have been doing good.


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Re: Castrol GTX Ultraclean ? [Re: AJB0009] #5421118 05/04/20 07:39 PM
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Re: Castrol GTX Ultraclean ? [Re: AJB0009] #5421124 05/04/20 07:47 PM
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Re: Castrol GTX Ultraclean ? [Re: AJB0009] #5421154 05/04/20 08:20 PM
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Castrol has discontinued conventional Group II+ GTX for SAE 5W-20 and 5W-30.

GTX Ultraclean is a Group II+/III synthetic blend, and it's available for 0W-20, 5W-20, and 5W-30.

Conventional Group II+ GTX is only available for 10W-30, 10W-40, and 20W-50 now.


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Re: Castrol GTX Ultraclean ? [Re: farrarfan1] #5421307 05/05/20 01:22 AM
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Valvoline DuraBlend 10W40 SN & A3/B4 semi-synthetic + Valvoline V06 synblend media filter
Re: Castrol GTX Ultraclean ? [Re: AJB0009] #5421320 05/05/20 03:04 AM
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I've looked at the TDS of the European A3/B4 10W-40 UltraClean and it seemed much of the much, nothing that speial.


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Re: Castrol GTX Ultraclean ? [Re: bbhero] #5421535 05/05/20 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by bbhero
Originally Posted by dave1251
Originally Posted by aquariuscsm
Syntec Blend’s replacement?

No this is the entry level PCMO. Magnatec was the synblend replacement.



True indeed dave1251....

Good to see you back on here wild man...

Hope you have been doing good.

Thank you sir. It's much appreciated.


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