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    The Bugatti Veyron uses Castrol Edge

    The 8.0 V16 quad turbo Veyron uses Castrol Edge. <a href="" target="_blank"></a> Doesn't say what grade though.
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    The Bugatti Veyron uses Castrol Edge

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    Overfilled crankcase = bent conrod?

    Could over-filling an engine with oil cause a conrod to bend? Assuming that no oil got into the cylinder, and therefore no risk of hydro-lock, could an over-filled crankcase result in a bent conrod? This is a question from another forum, where an engine allegedly had 7.5 litres of oil in it...
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    No more starter?

    The combined starter-alternator will (probably) be here sooner rather than later. Many manufacturers already have prototypes running. <a href=""...
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    How to abuse a Honda Civic engine....

    <a href="" target="_blank">Honda Civic Video</a> <img border="0" alt="[crushedcar]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/crushedcar.gif" />
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    ACEA A1/B1 only, or is A5/B5 better?

    ACEA A2 (Feb 2002) <b>A2</b> General purpose oil intended for use in most gasoline engines with normal drain intervals, although it may not be suitable for some high performance engines.
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    Agip 10W-60

    I don't know if this is the oil in question, but the link below is for Agip 10W-60 Racing 4T. It is however, a motorcycle oil. <a href="" target="_blank">Agip 10W-60 pdf</a>
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    I must use 5W-20 but what if?

    <blockquote>quote:<hr /> Vehicles with the 5.7L Multiple Displacement System (MDS) must use SAE 5W-20 oil. Failure to do so may result in improper operation of the Multiple Displacement System (MDS). NOTE: This information applies to U.S. and Canada markets only. <hr /></blockquote>So what about...
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    Emailed VAG regardin oil

    wavinwayne, I can't comment on the wording on the back of the Syntec bottles, but on the European SLX bottles it states (in 4 languages): <i>For specific manufacturer approvals see box below.</i> And then in the box there is a list of spec's which include <i> VW502 00 & VW503 01 </i> None...
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    Emailed VAG regardin oil

    <blockquote>quote:<hr />M1 0W40 is the only official VW 503.01 approved oil that I can think of at the moment. <hr /></blockquote>The elves will be round shortly to remind you of another. (There's also Motul 8100 Ester E-Tech 0W-40)
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    Fuchs titan SL Long Life Plus 0w-30

    I'm not absolutely certain, but I think it's simply because before the 2000 model year, the (VW) engines didn't have the sensors fitted for on-board oil-life monitoring (OLM) for which those VW standards were conceived.
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    Fuchs titan SL Long Life Plus 0w-30

    Datasheet: <a href="" target="_blank">TITANSUPERSYN_SL_LONGLIFE_PLUS_SAE_0W-30.pdf</a> Factory fill on many VW/Audi vehicles.
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    North American vs. European OCI

    <blockquote>quote:<hr />Perhaps that shows up in the ability of corporate entities like the auto manufacturers to insist on proprietary maintenance regimens, lubricants and the like. On the contrary we in the US, fortunately I believe, have specific legal protections which encourage universal...
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    North American vs. European OCI

    <blockquote>quote:<hr /> And that is why just about every BMW or any other car in Europe throws out a "James Bond like" smoke screen going down the road becaus of how poorly maintained their cars are. Americans love their cars much more than in any other country, and American cars are more...
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    Redline - SM Update

    I've noticed something similar on bottles of Castrol Edge. I don't know if this is because of the phosphorus content, although unlike the SLX & SLX Longtech, the tech spec for Edge does not state 'low phosphorus.' Anyway, the wording of the tech spec on Castrol Edge 0W-30 is: "Meets the engine...
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    ACEA A2?

    ACEA A2 & B2 were dropped from the listings in 2004. From the ACEA 2004 Oil documentation: <i>The categories A2 and B2 are not included in this edition of the ACEA European Oil Sequences because they are unsuitable for some of the current engines and will be unsuitable for many future...
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    Oil sludge, a solution ??

    <blockquote>quote:<hr /> the service advisor said she had seen a few that went nearly 30,000 miles before the oil life monitor triggered the need for an oil change. That's scary! <hr /></blockquote>Only if the dealer/owner uses the wrong specification of oil. 12,000 to 15,000 mile OCIs are the...
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    Explosion at UK Fuel depot

    Early this morning there was a massive explosion at one of Britains biggest fuel depots. <a href="" target="_blank"></a> It's been described as 'possibly the largest explosion in Europe since the second world...
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    Impala article in NY Times

    To me, it seems that the root cause of GM's problems is that it's been run by accountants & finance people instead of 'car people.' These are people who are only interested in 'maximizing shareholder value' and stock value, not producing vehicles that consumers actually want to buy. They don't...
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    350Z owners and not changing oil

    350Z owners discuss changing, or should that be not changing, your oil. <a href="" target="_blank"></a> The post by Blue05Z is the one that got my attention.