Castrol Edge 5w-50 high zinc oil

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True, but good luck finding it. Syntec 20W-50 was the same deal - looked like a GREAT product, but hardly anybody on here has ever seen it in a store, and we'd be the ones that would notice!
 
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Originally Posted By: dparm
Several places by me have it. Last time I was in Pep Boys it was on the shelf.
Edge or Syntec. The Edge is new and seems to be a step forward for the company in the quality of oil in that grade. The Syntec is everywhere and usually commands a premium. I agree, Syntec 5W-50 is common and a favorite for certain older cars.
 
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I picked up some Syntec 5W-50 for my Europa this past summer on clearance for 4 bucks/L. This grade is not popular any more since it is no longer specified as an option by most manufacturer's like Porsche. We used to get M1 5W-50 but that has been removed from the Cdn market entirely.
 
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Originally Posted By: dparm
Hmm, I don't remember. Didn't know they were doing Edge 5w50.
I tend to think you saw Syntec 5W-50. Edge 5W-50 is great because it updates an old product and is virtually the only real oil that you can get in that grade. CATERHAM, Eneos makes a 0W-50. Perhaps you woul dbe interested in that for the Europa? I see you got away from 20W-50 for her. Syntec 5W-50, replaced the unicorn-like Syntec 20W-50 which i have NEVER seen in real life, and never will since its been replaced by 5W-50, which i have seen IRL: 1) http://www.castrol.com/castrol/genericarticle.do?categoryId=82915470&contentId=7032644 2) http://www.castrol.com/castrol/sectiongenericarticle.do?categoryId=9027819&contentId=7050795 3) http://www.lubricants.com/BuyersGuide/EngineOil/Automotive/CastrolSYNTEC5W-50.php Edge 5W-50, SN, new: Searching. Could have sworn i saw it on gold bottle last night, announced. Ill sniff around for it and edit this to reflect it when i do. http://www.castrol.com/liveassets/bp_int...S_april2011.pdf Castrol EDGE with SYNTEC, Black bottle: = New Syntec. Castrol EDGE with TITANIUM (Gold bottle) - New Edge.
 
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Originally Posted By: 45ACP
Edge 5W-50, SN, new: Searching. Could have sworn i saw it on gold bottle last night,
Yeah, the 5w-50 uses the black bottle...
 
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Originally Posted By: 45ACP
Originally Posted By: dparm
CATERHAM, Eneos makes a 0W-50. Perhaps you woul dbe interested in that for the Europa? I see you got away from 20W-50 for her.
The only reason I was still using the spec' 20W-50 was because the Europa consumes almost as much oil as gas. Yes, I would be interested in the Eneos 0W-50 for the Porsche and BMW blended with some Toyota 0W-20. Now if I could find some for 4 bucks/L.
 
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Originally Posted By: CATERHAM
Originally Posted By: 45ACP
Originally Posted By: dparm
CATERHAM, Eneos makes a 0W-50. Perhaps you woul dbe interested in that for the Europa? I see you got away from 20W-50 for her.
The only reason I was still using the spec' 20W-50 was because the Europa consumes almost as much oil as gas. Yes, I would be interested in the Eneos 0W-50 for the Porsche and BMW blended with some Toyota 0W-20. Now if I could find some for 4 bucks/L.
You cant but im PMing you a link to the Eneos 0W-50 mail order. It sounds like an extremely good oil, and if these oils get as thick at operating temp as other 50s then i dont see why your well-worn Europa would use that much of it. (btw, i checked out the Europa. Sounds like you kept the original twin-cam Strombergs. I have to applaud that. I just hope she runs strong!) http://www.autabuy.com/Vehicles/Details.cfm?VID=221744&CollectionAdded=1 Quattro Pete, thank you for the picture of SN 5W-50. Appreciated!
 
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