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So im considering switching my 98 I30 off of M1 once i run out, I cant seem to find GC in my area but will continue to look, One thing i was thinking is about the possibility of going with BC, I really like M1 but wish it was a little thicker is BC on the thinner end of the 40wt scale? how does it compare to GC? just curious thanks
 
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Kcryan. The viscosity of BC 5w40 is 14.0 cst @ 100 deg C. GC 0w30 has a viscosity of 12.1 cst @ 100 deg C. GC meets the newer BMW LL-01 which is for lower viscosity in their newer engines and other engine makes which require a lower viscosity A3 rated oil. The Belgium 5w40 Syntec meets the older 1998 BMW LL-98 spec of a thicker weight long drain oil. [Cheers!]
 

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But the key question is, what color is this oil? I recently read something on a forum that said Hyundai was recomendng a thicker oil for my car in hot climates and this sounds like a good replacement for GC. I just want to know if it is a full PAO or a blend, although the other thread about this sounds like it is PAO.
 
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Originally posted by blupupher: But the key question is, what color is this oil? I recently read something on a forum that said Hyundai was recomendng a thicker oil for my car in hot climates and this sounds like a good replacement for GC. I just want to know if it is a full PAO or a blend, although the other thread about this sounds like it is PAO.
I believe (after waffling [no pun intended]) that Belgian Castrol definitely is built on a PAO foundation. Yes, kcryan, BC is DEFINITELY thicker.
 

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Alright so its no good for this engine...for now anyway in about 250k more miles i think i may need some thicker oil. But when that time comes i will defiently make my decision based on color. sadly im not joking
 
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Alas, difficulty in finding The Green is making so many people blue... [Frown] Baw BAW baw bawCan't find no GC Baw BAW baw bawNo matter where I look Baw BAW baw bawBeen to every Autozone Baw BAW baw bawListed in the book Baw baw baw baw baw baw baw baw baw baw Got those Castrol Green blues 'cause my oil ain't got the right hues Gonna blow a fuse Worn out six pair of shoes Haven't I paid my dues Got those Castrol Green blues... [ May 01, 2005, 08:32 PM: Message edited by: pscholte ]
 
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Quote: Baw BAW baw bawCan't find no GC Baw BAW baw bawNo matter where I look Baw BAW baw bawBeen to every Autozone Baw BAW baw bawListed in the book Baw baw baw baw baw baw baw baw baw baw Got those Castrol Green blues 'cause my oil ain't got the right hues Gonna blow a fuse Worn out six pair of shoes Haven't I paid my dues Got those Castrol Green blues... Hey pscholte Don't quit your day job .... no rhyme or reason for saying that either... lol
 
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Originally posted by Triple_Se7en: Quote: Baw BAW baw bawCan't find no GC Baw BAW baw bawNo matter where I look Baw BAW baw bawBeen to every Autozone Baw BAW baw bawListed in the book Baw baw baw baw baw baw baw baw baw baw Got those Castrol Green blues 'cause my oil ain't got the right hues Gonna blow a fuse Worn out six pair of shoes Haven't I paid my dues Got those Castrol Green blues... Hey pscholte Don't quit your day job .... no rhyme or reason for saying that either... lol
[Frown] sniff...I was only trying to express myself...
 
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