quote:Going by what is stated on this board GC is a Group V. I do have to wonder if an unsuspecting consumer has mixed the two up. I would think that with one look at the German made stuff they would think something is fishy. It has a green to it almost like antifreeze. Anyone who would spend the money on syntech prolly pays a bit of attention to their oil and would notice the color. Wonder if Autozone has had some returned due to the color?
Originally posted by MikeR: So most 0w30 Syntec users who buy at Autozone could be running any mixture of (PAO) GC and "regular" (Group III) Syntec in their crankcases? M
quote:Not so fast. . . In the twisted way Castrol works, it sells BOTH USA made and true German made "Syntec" in the 0w-30 grade. You will find them mixed randomly on store shelves. You've got to check each bottle carefully. The mix was nearly 50-50 in the Pensacola store where I found it. The front of the GC bottle lacks the yellow highlights of the USA made 0w-30, and looks like this: On the back is where you will find the critical language "Made in Germany". Look under the "SAE OW-30" block on the right side of the label. USA made bottles look similar so be careful. Here is what the true GC looks like on the back: So yes, it really does exist. As when crossing a railroad, you have to look and be careful. [ May 11, 2004, 12:54 PM: Message edited by: ekpolk ]
Originally posted by 2004_STI: 0w-30 will clearly say "Made In Germany"
quote:That was a friend of Asmodeus who was supposedly going to do the test when the machine at his work was once again operational. I guess that's not going to happen now though, that was months ago.
Originally posted by quadrun1: B) What ever happened to the lab analysis (gas chromatography) that someone volunteered to perform?