Castrol Blend 15W40 a good deal at $1/qt?

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Subject says it all...my local Meijers is running sales on all of the Castrol products, and they have the price on the Blend 15W40 all the way down to $1/Qt! I had never even noticed it before, and the bottle doesn't give much info as to ratings...I think it was SL and CH-4, but it didn't list manufactuer's standards like most Delo, Delvac, etc. Searching here doesn't really give any info on it either, at least that I could find. Anyone use this stuff? Is it as good as LongLife/Delvac/Delo? Since it is cheaper than even the SuperTech 15W40, it seems like it might be a good deal?
 

Patman

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We've seen some great UOAs on here with people using 5w30 and 10w30 Syntec Blend, so this stuff probably would perform well too. At $1 it's a hellovabargain! [Razz]
 
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if I were you, I would buy all the quarts they had. 15w40..u can use that in the summer heat. I wish we had a meijers here..is advanced auto parts the same? when I go to parts america website, they say that u can return parts to any kragen, checker, or advance auto parts for refund. makes me think they are all the same company..just different names in different parts of the country
 
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I just picked up 5 quarts of it at my Meijers. I am going to look at some others. They are discontinueing this weight at in this brand at Meijers!
 
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For a $1 a quart I am going to go buy my Meijers and see if they are doing the same! I like thicker vis oils. They also work well in lawn equipment as well as cars and trucks!
 

bob555

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I emailed Castrol for info, and they sent me this spec sheet...it isn't much, but I feel a little more comfortable knowing something about it. Castrol Syntec Blend 15W-40 Inspection Data Sheet Specific Gravity, 60 F (15.5 C) 0.88 Viscosity, cSt @ 40 C 105 Viscosity, cSt @ 100 C 14.3 Viscosity, cP @ -20 C -- Viscosity, cP @ 150 C 4.0 Viscosity Index 139 Flash Point COC, F, (C) 410(210) Fire Point COC, F, (C) 430(221) Pour Point (ASTM D97) F, (C) -27(-32) Sulfated Ash % Wt., 1.0 Zinc, % Wt. 0.11 Phosphorus, % Wt. 0.1 Sulfur, % Wt. 0.5
 
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