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German Castrol = SLX in the U.K. ? Formula SLX 0w-30 Unique fuel saving characteristics - free flowing qualities and exceptionally low frictional characteristics This is most likely why this oil makes most engines quiet. They list 2 other 0w-30 syntecs. The other, is a very light viscosity version that is used in Volvos and appears to be as thin as the old American stuff. SLX - R Tec 0w-30
 
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buster, Thanks for providing these links. Unless they change the label on GC to reflect A5/B5 it still has to have an HT/HS > 3.4. So the new stuff must have a high shear resistance even though it has been reported as being "thin."
 

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pscholte, the Formula SLX 0w-30 isn't thin. It's 12.2 cSt at 100C. The link at the bottom is the thin stuff, which I thought might have been the old American 0w-30. What I am saying is that the SLX is GC. [Smile] It also lists the HT/HS of 3.5 for the SLX which I'm almost positive is the GC here in the US. If you read the PDS and what it says about it, it's clearly that oil.
 
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Just to muddy the waters a bit, this version of SLX has now started appearing on shELVES over here. SLX Longtec It was occupying the space where the great green [bowdown] SLX should have been [Eek!] . And, no I don't know what colour it is: The bottles have a tamper-proof seal on them, and the staff in auto stores start getting stropy if you open the bottle up to view, sniff and taste the oil [Razz]
 

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Paranoil, I believe that is the same one as posted above. How many Syntec Lontec 0w-30's are their over there? What is the difference between this SLX and Lontec? Castrol is a pain in the @ss!! [Bang Head]
 
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