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    Thread: Castrol edge spt 5w40

    1. Junior Member VWVR624V's Avatar
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      12-14-2011 04:17 PM #1
      Castrol has upgraded there 5w40 weight with Castrol Edge SPT 5w40 which is now BMW LL-01 approved and has 501.01 for another new approval list for the new Audi R8

      http://www.castrol.com/liveassets/bp..._Sept_2011.pdf
      Last edited by VWVR624V; 05-09-2012 at 06:40 PM.

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      04-10-2012 03:15 PM #2
      This is the oil I recently got the dealer to put in my Golf.

    3. 04-11-2012 05:46 PM #3
      They are all nice specs, but they fall well below the 504/507 performance threshold. Unfortunately, these low-saps oils don't work well w/our US quality fuels.

      http://sas-origin.onstreammedia.com/.../pc/index.html

      I don't see any thing special here.

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      04-11-2012 07:27 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Apexxx View Post
      They are all nice specs, but they fall well below the 504/507 performance threshold. Unfortunately, these low-saps oils don't work well w/our US quality fuels.

      http://sas-origin.onstreammedia.com/.../pc/index.html

      I don't see any thing special here.
      nothing special audisquirt

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      04-12-2012 09:52 AM #5
      What oil do you guys run then?

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      04-12-2012 05:08 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Apexxx View Post
      They are all nice specs, but they fall well below the 504/507 performance threshold. Unfortunately, these low-saps oils don't work well w/our US quality fuels.

      http://sas-origin.onstreammedia.com/.../pc/index.html

      I don't see any thing special here.
      This is correct.

    7. 04-12-2012 09:39 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by p_rt View Post
      What oil do you guys run then?











      German Syntec is unique chemistry, and one of a handful of thicker 30 weights that make the A3 spec, instead of the typical thinner USA 30 weights that make A5 spec. Same "quality" just thinner, which is a good thing!





      Mobil 1 0w-40 is about the same as Syntec 0w-30 in the cold.

      I'm using some old M1 0w-30 SL.

      The new 504 spec oils are all 5w-30, fwiw.




      http://pqia.com

      http://sas-origin.onstreammedia.com/.../pc/index.html
      Last edited by Apexxx; 04-12-2012 at 09:49 PM.

    8. 04-12-2012 09:58 PM #8
      Looking over BMW LL-01 and LL-98, there is a substantial jump in performance.

      However, when you overlap MB 229.3, which the OLD Syntec 5w-40 already carried, plus VW 502, you see the addition of BMW LL-01 adds nothing more than a paper stamp.







      GM LL-025-A is a helava spec.

      As you can see, there isn't effectively a difference in the specs, when one oil meets them all.
      Last edited by Apexxx; 04-12-2012 at 10:02 PM.

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