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#3395855 - 06/12/14 04:26 PM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: FD777]
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Edited by glxpassat (06/12/14 04:29 PM)

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#3395939 - 06/12/14 06:09 PM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: glxpassat]
Quattro Pete Offline


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Originally Posted By: glxpassat

But that's a UK spec sheet. I asked Castrol USA that question last month, and they told me that Castrol Edge 0w-30 sold in the US does not have titanium in it.

The US spec sheet is here:
http://msdspds.castrol.com/bpglis/FusionPDS.nsf/Files/9A32D5E3D16D0C5B80257C1600466D1C/$File/BPXE-9AJFL6.pdf
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#3395947 - 06/12/14 06:21 PM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: Quattro Pete]
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Quattro Pete, I share your skepticism. I'd guess the wording there was just the boiler plate for that entire Syntec line in that market.
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#3395950 - 06/12/14 06:26 PM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: FD777]
glxpassat Offline


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I would tend to believe a foreign spec sheet since the oil's made in Belgium. Castrol US doesn't have a great record on spec sheets, and since it's not bottled in the gold container, it's probably a marketing decision to not list it.

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#3396039 - 06/12/14 08:09 PM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: FD777]
Quattro Pete Offline


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It's certainly a possibility. I guess a VOA of the new stuff would help settle this.
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#3397287 - 06/14/14 09:25 AM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: FD777]
BTC Offline


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So, how long has Castrol been making the 0W-30 in Belgium, and how long has the 0W-40 been available? I was in Autozone yesterday and saw both for the first time. Has the formulation of the 0W-30 changed and/or is the 0W-40 equally magical? Autozone had both labeled as Castrol Black.

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#3397406 - 06/14/14 01:00 PM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: BTC]
Quattro Pete Offline


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Originally Posted By: BTC
So, how long has Castrol been making the 0W-30 in Belgium,

Around half a year or so.

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and how long has the 0W-40 been available?

About 1.5 years.

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Has the formulation of the 0W-30 changed

Hard to say. The TDS certainly hasn't changed, but that's not saying much when it comes to Castrol.

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Autozone had both labeled as Castrol Black.

The best deal on Castrol 0w-40 is at Walmart - $25/5qt jug.
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#3448409 - 08/06/14 09:42 PM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: FD777]
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Just bought my first batch of 0w-30 BC. Haven't put it in yet but did a side by side sniff test and it did smell different from the German version to me. More stink, less gummy bear.

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#3462482 - 08/22/14 04:41 PM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: FD777]
bobbydavro Offline


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It's exactly the same formulation just made in a different place.

Castrol EDGE 0W-30 A3/B4. This same brand name exists in the USA as your beloved GC/BC/XC

X being anywhere else it may be made.



Edited by bobbydavro (08/22/14 04:44 PM)

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#3462735 - 08/22/14 10:10 PM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: bobbydavro]
edyvw Offline


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Loc: Colorado Springs
Originally Posted By: bobbydavro
It's exactly the same formulation just made in a different place.

Castrol EDGE 0W-30 A3/B4. This same brand name exists in the USA as your beloved GC/BC/XC

X being anywhere else it may be made.


Really? Did you ever see UOA of 0W30 Made in USA?
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#3464131 - 08/24/14 10:38 PM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: edyvw]
Garak Offline


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Originally Posted By: edyvw
Really? Did you ever see UOA of 0W30 Made in USA?

If I recall correctly, though, that product wasn't an A3/B3 A3/B4 type lube, but an ILSAC rated one.
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#3464366 - 08/25/14 10:31 AM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: Garak]
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Originally Posted By: Garak
Originally Posted By: edyvw
Really? Did you ever see UOA of 0W30 Made in USA?

If I recall correctly, though, that product wasn't an A3/B3 A3/B4 type lube, but an ILSAC rated one.

I think it was Euro spec since I was using GC for years, and was always careful not to buy Made in USA. Eventually they phased out that oil.
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#3464530 - 08/25/14 03:23 PM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: edyvw]
Garak Offline


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All the 0w-30 made in the USA was ILSAC stuff, but it didn't stick around long here, either.
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#3464536 - 08/25/14 03:34 PM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: Garak]
Quattro Pete Offline


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Originally Posted By: Garak
All the 0w-30 made in the USA was ILSAC stuff,

I tried to find a picture, but wasn't very successful.
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#3464601 - 08/25/14 05:12 PM Re: FAQ - GC ( German Castrol ) [Re: edyvw]
bobbydavro Offline


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Originally Posted By: edyvw
Originally Posted By: bobbydavro
It's exactly the same formulation just made in a different place.

Castrol EDGE 0W-30 A3/B4. This same brand name exists in the USA as your beloved GC/BC/XC

X being anywhere else it may be made.


Really? Did you ever see UOA of 0W30 Made in USA?

Why would I need a UOA?

The US 0W-30 is a different oil. As mentioned it's a 2.9hths GF-5 shape

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