Castrol Edge Sport 10W-60 benefit claims - discuss

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Below is what I got off the Castrol info sheet for this oil. Two of the claims(highlighted in bold) got my attention. How exactly would oil help maintain boost pressure? Edge Sport 10W-60 "New Formulation" ________________________________________________________________________________ Applications Maximum horsepower up to 45% longer than leading competitors Race proven for highly stressed and competition engines Castrol's best Sports Performance Oil. Fully Synthetic with di-ester booster ________________________________________________________________________________ Features / Benefits · Delivers race proven power and performance · Stays in grade · Proven to maintain turbo boost pressure · Independently tested to deliver maximum horsepower up to 45% longer – even against other synthetics · The best protection for older modified vehicles · Provides protection when running fast, hot or hard · Provides confidence that your engine won't let you down when you need it most ________________________________________________________________________________ Specifications / Performance API SM/CF ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4
 
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Independently tested to deliver maximum horsepower up to 45% longer – even against other synthetics
Hmmm, maybe they are refering to their test to destruction commercial? I would assume 10W60 would help an engine last longer than 5W20 if it was set up to run on a dyno at full throttle, max rpms, until engine damage occured. Maybe the same thing with the turbo boost claim, ran full out maybe other oils start to coke up in the red hot turbo causing bearing failure before the engine with 10W60 does?
 

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 Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
"deliver maximum horsepower up to 45% longer" - and what does that even mean?
same here..do they run engine at max HP until it self destructs ?
 
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Yes torture test, ring of fire etc are common tests they advertise ;\) The 45% i believe was the engine maintained its top speed for that much longer. Check the edge site, they have videos of each apparent test.
 
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Provides confidence that your engine won't let you down when you need it most
Define when one needs their engine "most". Anyway, Castrol have some really good products...but their marketing is a bit over the top.
 
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