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CASTROL Edge 5w20 or EP 5w20 #5443758 06/01/20 09:09 AM
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Good Morning folks. Asking for a friend that has a 14’ Corolla. Drives 50/50 city to highway driving. Told him I’d use regular edge 5w20 with a FRAM ultra. Run the oil 5k and use the ultra least 2 oci’s. What do you folks think?

Thank You

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Re: CASTROL Edge 5w20 or EP 5w20 [Re: 53' Stude] #5443817 06/01/20 10:23 AM
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I'm running Castrol EDGE Extended Performance 5w20 in my 2016 Ram 1500 with the 5.7 Hemi. Before this, it was running on PP 5w20 from the dealership. Engine runs fine, it sounds good, can't really tell the difference, except that the Castrol is cleaner and will probably stay cleaner than the Pennzoil. I made sure the motor was drained well, so I used the truck and made sure the motor was nice and warm, put it on the ramps so that it was perfectly horizontal (my driveway is sloped downwards) and let it sit for two days before I did the oil change. I'm using a Purolator Boss PBL12222 filter. After reading all the positive stuff here on the forum about Fram Ultra, I wanted to give that a try, but when I saw all the Fram filters at wally world with moisture and some with rust in them, I said [censored] no.

Also, the M1 0w-20 EP would be a great choice for your friends Corolla. It's probably the most stout xW-20 oil there is. It has 60% to 70% PAO as its base oil and a very high flash point. It's also Dexos approved if that means anything to you. I think it was specifically formulated to deal with fuel dilution and GDI and T-GDI engines. It will do just fine in your friends Corolla as well.

Just my 2 cents.

Re: CASTROL Edge 5w20 or EP 5w20 [Re: 53' Stude] #5443945 06/01/20 01:41 PM
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Use the kind of oil the book says. No FRAM filters. Wix or OEM are good.


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Re: CASTROL Edge 5w20 or EP 5w20 [Re: rob1715] #5443948 06/01/20 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by rob1715
Use the kind of oil the book says. No FRAM filters. Wix or OEM are good.

Ah yes the anti-Fram troll surfaces again.


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Re: CASTROL Edge 5w20 or EP 5w20 [Re: rob1715] #5443972 06/01/20 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by rob1715
Use the kind of oil the book says. No FRAM filters. Wix or OEM are good.



Sorry pal, but I have tons of experience with FRAM Tough Guard and ULTRA’s.

I’ll stick with FRAM as friend is gonna use a ultra and he got the edge 5w20 EP

Re: CASTROL Edge 5w20 or EP 5w20 [Re: YogiTheCat] #5443978 06/01/20 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by YogiTheCat
I'm running Castrol EDGE Extended Performance 5w20 in my 2016 Ram 1500 with the 5.7 Hemi. Before this, it was running on PP 5w20 from the dealership. Engine runs fine, it sounds good, can't really tell the difference, except that the Castrol is cleaner and will probably stay cleaner than the Pennzoil. I made sure the motor was drained well, so I used the truck and made sure the motor was nice and warm, put it on the ramps so that it was perfectly horizontal (my driveway is sloped downwards) and let it sit for two days before I did the oil change. I'm using a Purolator Boss PBL12222 filter. After reading all the positive stuff here on the forum about Fram Ultra, I wanted to give that a try, but when I saw all the Fram filters at wally world with moisture and some with rust in them, I said [censored] no.

Also, the M1 0w-20 EP would be a great choice for your friends Corolla. It's probably the most stout xW-20 oil there is. It has 60% to 70% PAO as its base oil and a very high flash point. It's also Dexos approved if that means anything to you. I think it was specifically formulated to deal with fuel dilution and GDI and T-GDI engines. It will do just fine in your friends Corolla as well.

Just my 2 cents.

Staying cleaner in my soot machine Hyundai 2.4 GDI is why I bolted from Castrol Edge and went back to Valvoline Advanced and Pennzoil PUP / Platinum.
After 4k, my Hyundai oil color was still Edge amber brown and that drew a huge flag with me.

It appears the factory fill, Valvoline Advanced and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum all did it's job cleaning my engine and Castrol Edge did not show the same results. I also spent an entire decade using Castrol in the 90s and all three of our engines were loaded with varnish.

What works for some, did not work for me. No more Castrol for this BITOG member.

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Re: CASTROL Edge 5w20 or EP 5w20 [Re: 53' Stude] #5444001 06/01/20 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 53' Stude
Good Morning folks. Asking for a friend that has a 14’ Corolla. Drives 50/50 city to highway driving. Told him I’d use regular edge 5w20 with a FRAM ultra. Run the oil 5k and use the ultra least 2 oci’s. What do you folks think?

Thank You



Totally agree with your recommendation man....

Sounds like a very good plan.

Hope that you are doing good. Hope your mom has been doing well too.

Always good to see you on here wild man.


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Re: CASTROL Edge 5w20 or EP 5w20 [Re: bbhero] #5444013 06/01/20 03:00 PM
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777: maybe your engine isn't that dirty or....

Originally Posted by bbhero
Originally Posted by 53' Stude
Good Morning folks. Asking for a friend that has a 14’ Corolla. Drives 50/50 city to highway driving. Told him I’d use regular edge 5w20 with a FRAM ultra. Run the oil 5k and use the ultra least 2 oci’s. What do you folks think?

Thank You



Totally agree with your recommendation man....

Sounds like a very good plan.

Hope that you are doing good. Hope your mom has been doing well too.

Always good to see you on here wild man.




Thanks Captain. Mom and stepdad are at Outer Banks NC. I had planned the trip but then stuff happened. Mom is doing well also. Keep CoCo in line and hope you are doing best you can Bradley smile

Re: CASTROL Edge 5w20 or EP 5w20 [Re: 53' Stude] #5444077 06/01/20 04:21 PM
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I would be running the oil 10K;


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Re: CASTROL Edge 5w20 or EP 5w20 [Re: Triple_Se7en] #5444803 06/02/20 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
Originally Posted by YogiTheCat
I'm running Castrol EDGE Extended Performance 5w20 in my 2016 Ram 1500 with the 5.7 Hemi. Before this, it was running on PP 5w20 from the dealership. Engine runs fine, it sounds good, can't really tell the difference, except that the Castrol is cleaner and will probably stay cleaner than the Pennzoil. I made sure the motor was drained well, so I used the truck and made sure the motor was nice and warm, put it on the ramps so that it was perfectly horizontal (my driveway is sloped downwards) and let it sit for two days before I did the oil change. I'm using a Purolator Boss PBL12222 filter. After reading all the positive stuff here on the forum about Fram Ultra, I wanted to give that a try, but when I saw all the Fram filters at wally world with moisture and some with rust in them, I said [censored] no.

Also, the M1 0w-20 EP would be a great choice for your friends Corolla. It's probably the most stout xW-20 oil there is. It has 60% to 70% PAO as its base oil and a very high flash point. It's also Dexos approved if that means anything to you. I think it was specifically formulated to deal with fuel dilution and GDI and T-GDI engines. It will do just fine in your friends Corolla as well.

Just my 2 cents.

Staying cleaner in my soot machine Hyundai 2.4 GDI is why I bolted from Castrol Edge and went back to Valvoline Advanced and Pennzoil PUP / Platinum.
After 4k, my Hyundai oil color was still Edge amber brown and that drew a huge flag with me.

It appears the factory fill, Valvoline Advanced and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum all did it's job cleaning my engine and Castrol Edge did not show the same results. I also spent an entire decade using Castrol in the 90s and all three of our engines were loaded with varnish.

What works for some, did not work for me. No more Castrol for this BITOG member.

+1 ... Not a Castrol EDGE 5W30 fan in my Hyundai 2.4L GDI either . I thought it was odd that after 1,500 miles with a Fram Ultra - the oil was nearly black ? This is on an engine previously using PP , PUP or Valvoline Advance 5W30 for 4K OCI's and Fram Ultra oil filters . My 2.4L GDI engine ride will get Valvoline Advance 5W30 now and when my stash is used up (non - GDI engines) then I am switching everything over to Valvoline Advance 5W30 (just to buy one oil type) .


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Re: CASTROL Edge 5w20 or EP 5w20 [Re: 53' Stude] #5444864 06/02/20 07:23 PM
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There were complaints a couple of years back about the Ultra 10358 cartridge for that car (and mine). The last ones I looked at in Walmart looked better. I may try one if you don't report any problems. I did use a TG10358, and it came out looking almost new after ~26k miles.


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