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Castrol Edge synthetic

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by m_yota, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Jun 15, 2009 at 1:34 AM
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    m_yota

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    Has anyone heard about the new castrol edge motor oil, they mentioned that it's 8x better than mobile 1. I have been using mobil 1 for years, on my first car and now my truck. I'm not really sold with this. Has anyone switch or tried it?
     
  2. Jun 15, 2009 at 1:37 AM
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    valvolines syn says there like 5 times better than mobil 1 so idk, and why do porsche and bmw and mercedes and others use it if it isnt damn good oil
     
  3. Jun 15, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    Castrol edge is an extended service oil. Mobil 1 recommends changing at the manufacturers recommended interval, while castrol edge allows for drain intervals of up to 15k. If you like Mobil 1, stick with it. Especially if you are a 3-5k OCI guy.
     
  4. Jun 16, 2009 at 12:35 AM
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    Great post guy. Thanks for the feedback.
     
  5. Jun 16, 2009 at 7:04 AM
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    neslerrah

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    I have used Mobil 1 for about 2 years. It makes my truck run great. So, I do not plan on switching over.
     
  6. Jun 16, 2009 at 7:21 AM
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    Castrol is a marketing company only they have no oil wells ect.other companies make their products
     
  7. Jun 16, 2009 at 7:53 AM
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    If you want to look at it that way, all oils are made from the same "stuff" (hydrocarbons) who cares if the company owns the well or not?

    Not sure of your source on Castrol as a pure "marketing" company, but it's entirely untrue. Castrol is BP Lubricants, one of the largest worldwide manufacturers of oils and lubes, operating in 70 countries.

    Either way, it's not important because most of us stick to the recommended 5k mile change interval, and have no need for the amped additive package in castrol edge to go 15k between changes. Mobil 1 is an excellent oil and if that's what you like, stick with it.
     
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