BMW High Performance Synthetic

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This stuff has been on back order for months I was told and I have to wonder if it is a new formulation called BMW Super Power Special in the UK . Click Me I just picked up a case at a little over 4 bucks a quart . I would think it beats the Syntec and Mobil oils in price vs performance ... JMO so what's your opinion ? Is this a new formula and is it a better deal than Amsoil , Mobil and OTC Syntec ? These dealers has the goods these days . BMW for the Castrol for cheap and Saab for one great true Syn Blend at 2.30 a liter ..... that oil even has the sweet aroma of an Ester [Smile]
 

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Originally posted by hungdynasty: This is probably the Castrol RS 0W40 I mentioned on another topic before. [Eek!]
It is the exact same VI @ 40c and 100c that the 0w-40 is but the MSDS notes both a color and density difference . Looks like it's a tweeked version of the Castrol RS 0W40 . It does appear to be a new engine oil though by looking at the date .
 
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I would LOVE to see Castrol put the 0w-40R and GC permanantly on the shelf. [Cool] I think in time, we will start to see higher quality synthetics hit the US retail market. More and more cars are calling for them.
 

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Originally posted by buster: I would LOVE to see Castrol put the 0w-40R and GC permanantly on the shelf. [Cool] I think in time, we will start to see higher quality synthetics hit the US retail market. More and more cars are calling for them.
I too would love to see Castrol 0w40 over here! I hope that by the time GC disappears, they'll replace it with 0w40 over here. It's pretty close to the same viscosity at 100C anyways (12.9 vs 12.2)
 

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Yes, I want that Castrol 0w40 for sure! I think it would be an excellent oil for them to start selling in North America to compete with Mobil 1.
 
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Originally posted by Motorbike: These dealers has the goods these days . BMW for the Castrol for cheap and Saab for one great true Syn Blend at 2.30 a liter ..... that oil even has the sweet aroma of an Ester [Smile]
Don't forget while you're there to pick up some G48 coolant (~$9/gal @ Saab), the pretty blue stuff used in BMW ($18/gal. @ BMW) and VW ($10/1.5litre @ VW)...beat that with a stick.
 
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