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Old 07-28-2004, 01:41 PM   #1
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castrol syntec question..

i'm switching to castrol syntec in my car and just wanted to know if there is any real difference between the american version and the german one? i remember reading to pick up the german kind, however when i bought a case today that had slipped my mind until i got home. the one i bought is the american. dont figure its going to make that much difference, just wanted to know what the reasoning was for buying the german version. thanks
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Re: castrol syntec question..

Your thinking of the Mobil1 0-30wt made in Germany.
FWIW, I do like the Castrol Syntec 5-50wt.
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Re: castrol syntec question..

No, he's thinking of the Castrol Synthetic made in Germany, which is leaps and bounds better then the American formula. It's also neon green.
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Re: castrol syntec question..

Spinner's right, it is the Castrol. Didn't know it was neon green (the bottle right?), should be easy to spot.
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Re: castrol syntec question..

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i'm switching to castrol syntec in my car and just wanted to know if there is any real difference between the american version and the german one? i remember reading to pick up the german kind, however when i bought a case today that had slipped my mind until i got home. the one i bought is the american. dont figure its going to make that much difference, just wanted to know what the reasoning was for buying the german version. thanks
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I recently started using Mobil 1 and because of information found at this group I will be purchasing it in the 5-quart container at Walmart, $20.02. The Castrol Synthetic sounds interesting. How do these brands compare with each other?
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Spinner's right, it is the Castrol. Didn't know it was neon green (the bottle right?), should be easy to spot.
No, the motor oil itself is neon green. Neat to look at, for sure.
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No, the motor oil itself is neon green. Neat to look at, for sure.
Really? I have 11 quarts of this at home for my build, but never opened any.
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Yep.
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Re: castrol syntec question..

so you say most stores stock both versions and how do they compare in price?
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so you say most stores stock both versions and how do they compare in price?
No, as far as I know and have found Autozone is the only one that carries the German made one.
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Re: castrol syntec question..

at walmart mobil 1 runs about $4.77 a qt.ive heard mobil 1 is better than syntec.
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Re: castrol syntec question..

Mobil 1 15W-50 all the way
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Re: castrol syntec question..

I'll stick with my 10W30 Mobil-1 based on results I've seen online. I'm sure the Castrol is good stuff too. (It's the German stuff that you want, based on Patman's work)

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Re: castrol syntec question..

We get mobil 1 for $3.50 a qt at work our cost wholesale. It's a killer deal.
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Re: castrol syntec question..

Whats the weight of the Castrol oil? I would like to try it, but cant seem to find it anywhere.
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