quote:I'm not the one who compared the color to antifreeze. The only time this oil really looks bright green is in sunlight. The rest of the time, it's amber with a green to green-blue tint. And smell is a completely subjective thing, so don't take my "gummy bear" analogy as some sort litmus test. Here's the number off the bottom of the very first bottle I purchased (from which the oil for the VOA came). M023386BTAG785 0058
Originally posted by pscholte: Just picked this up today...probably came in in yesterday's delivery M023386BTAG785 2006 I'm beginning to wonder about this...G-Man II, described a certain sweet smell and I believe an anti-freeze like green color to the German Castrol...mine is not pronounced in either smell or color (it has kind of a green tinge to it, but not what I was anticipating from G-Man's post). I'm wondering if there is some manipulating going on here...don't want to get paranoid, but still I wonder.
quote:Ah, um..... heheh, thanks G-Man, but I meant the "A1" at the end of the production number, not that other A1 (or the steak sauce). My Syntec is the "right" kind.
Originally posted by G-Man II:quote:If it says it meets ACEA A1, then it's not the German stuff. Here's what the German Syntec label looks like:
Originally posted by 4DSC: What is this A1 designation I wonder?
quote:Sorry can't post the number because the last remaining quart that I have is in my in-laws garage. Anyway as far as the reference to coolant is concerned the batch that I poured into my engine did look a lot like coolant. At first I was hesitant to pour it in because the color reminds me of coolant. Can't wait to get a UOA on this oil. Now if only I can find some more of these stuff. The store (Autozone - Artesia, CA) only had 6 quarts on the shelf.
Originally posted by YZF150: ...please quote the lot and production numbers, and the fill time that are inkjetted onto the bottom of the bottles. Let's see if this is one batch that has come to the continent, or a production series.
quote:Yes I do actually! (well technically, my "oil shrine" is in the laundry room in the basement, where it's always in the range of 68-72F year round)
Originally posted by pscholte: From what you all are saying, sounds like I need to take it out of my "oil cellar" in the basement (you all do have climate controlled oil cellars, right?)