castrol 5w-40 synthetic??

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does anything know anything about this oil... its not OTC, i work at a mercedes/bmw dealership, it comes in big green drums... is it a group IV maybe a german formulation or something? If its like OTC syntec group III, ill pass... how good is the OTC 5w-40 anyways?
 
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Johnny has posted that it's made for Castrol North America by PetroCanada. If that's the case, it's a Group III. However, PC makes some of the best Group III base oil around, and I'm sure the 5w40 is a lot better than the current OTC Syntec crap. Hopefully, Castrol has come to its senses and the posts we've seen on here about 0w40 and 0w30 are early indications that they are going to start selling their European synthetic formulations here.
 

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CASTROL NORTH AMERICA INC. CONSUMER MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET SECTION I: IDENTITY Product/Material Name: Castrol Syntec Full Synthetic SAE 5W-40 Motor Oil Chemical Name: Mixture Chemical Family/Classification: Synthetic hydrocarbon INGREDIENTS - CHEMICAL/COMMON NAME EXPOSURE LIMITS - TLV LD50 LC50 % Synthetic hydrocarbons and neutral oils which may contain one or more of the following: CASRN 68037-01-4, 64742-54-7, 64742-65-0, 68649-12-7, 64741-88-4, 72623-87-1, 92062-09- 4 TWA: 5 mg/m3 Suggested Oral, rat: > 5 g/kg. ND 70-100 Multi-functional additive mixture composed of organo-metallic compounds, typically containing zinc dialkyl dithiophosphate, calcium salts of alkylated phenol sulfides, magnesium sulphonate, alkylated diphenyl amines, and other proprietary.ingredients CASRN NA, Mixture ND ND ND 15-30 SECTION VI: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS Boiling Point: ND Specific Gravity (Water=1): 0.85 Vapor Pressure mm.Hg. @ 25C: ND Vapor Density Air=1: ND Percent Volatiles: Negligible Evaporation RateBuAc=1: < 0.1 Solubility in Water: Negligible Freezing Point: -22F to -40F -30C to -40C pH-Value: NA Viscosity @ 100C, cSt.: 12.8 typ. Odor Threshold: NA Coefficient of Water/Oil Distribution: ND Appearance, Odor & Physical State: Clear, amber liquid; mild petroleum odor Flash Point COC: 437F 225C min. Fire Point COC: > 450F 232C min. Section 313 Toxic Release Inventory Chemical/Category: Zinc compounds, 2.5% wt. max.
 
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Originally posted by Les: CASTROL NORTH AMERICA INC. CONSUMER MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET SECTION I: IDENTITY Product/Material Name: Castrol Syntec Full Synthetic SAE 5W-40 Motor Oil Chemical Name: Mixture Chemical Family/Classification: Synthetic hydrocarbon INGREDIENTS - CHEMICAL/COMMON NAME EXPOSURE LIMITS - TLV LD50 LC50 % Synthetic hydrocarbons and neutral oils which may contain one or more of the following: CASRN 68037-01-4, 64742-54-7, 64742-65-0, 68649-12-7, 64741-88-4, 72623-87-1, 92062-09- 4 TWA: 5 mg/m3 Suggested Oral, rat: > 5 g/kg. ND 70-100 Multi-functional additive mixture composed of organo-metallic compounds, typically containing zinc dialkyl dithiophosphate, calcium salts of alkylated phenol sulfides, magnesium sulphonate, alkylated diphenyl amines, and other proprietary.ingredients CASRN NA, Mixture ND ND ND 15-30 SECTION VI: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS Boiling Point: ND Specific Gravity (Water=1): 0.85 Vapor Pressure mm.Hg. @ 25C: ND Vapor Density Air=1: ND Percent Volatiles: Negligible Evaporation RateBuAc=1: < 0.1 Solubility in Water: Negligible Freezing Point: -22F to -40F -30C to -40C pH-Value: NA Viscosity @ 100C, cSt.: 12.8 typ. Odor Threshold: NA Coefficient of Water/Oil Distribution: ND Appearance, Odor & Physical State: Clear, amber liquid; mild petroleum odor Flash Point COC: 437F 225C min. Fire Point COC: > 450F 232C min. Section 313 Toxic Release Inventory Chemical/Category: Zinc compounds, 2.5% wt. max.
Well, those are PAO CAS#s for sure. I'd say this rules out PetroCanada. Where did you get the MSDS? I've never been able to find a source for Castrol's US oils on the web.
 

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wow... so, its a group 4 PAO? i didnt catch if it had moly in it? this stuff gets pumped by a huge oil truck into huge tanks and comes out thru a wall dispenser inside... there were also some 55 gallon drums layin around... i wish i knew if the stuff on the wall was PAO... any suggestions?
 

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Originally posted by Les: G-Man II I work for BP. They own Castrol now.
so, can you say if its a PAO/ester oil or a group III, and if it has moly?
 

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so, can you say if its a PAO/ester oil or a group III, and if it has moly?
Nope. Wish I could though. [I dont know] Les
 
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Originally posted by eldawg4100: so, can you say if its a PAO/ester oil or a group III, and if it has moly?
If the MSDS that was posted is for this oil, then it is a PAO/ester based oil. As for moly, I can't tell from the MSDS.
 
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I just saw a quart" well cases" of it while picking up some 0/40 Castrol " I just could not help it [Wink] " It says on the back of the bottle Made in Belgium and right above that it has .....www.castrolcanada.com Speaking of the topic 5/40 .
 
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Originally posted by dragboat: I just saw a quart" well cases" of it while picking up some 0/40 Castrol " I just could not help it [Wink] " It says on the back of the bottle Made in Belgium and right above that it has .....www.castrolcanada.com Speaking of the topic 5/40 .
Made in Belgium? That pretty much rules out PetroCanada I guess. [I dont know]
 

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Hehe, you guys get the Belgian stuff, we get the German stuff! I wonder what the Australians are gonna get from Castrol, Hawaiian stuff? [Smile]
 
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