German Castrol now available in flyover country

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Saw my first German Castrol today in one of the AutoZone stores in Champaign Illinois. The other store in town still has dusty bottles of the Made in U.S.A. type. $4.99 a quart and I didn't buy any. I'm still trying to decide if I'll use it for my next oil change. Also, the local Blains Farm and Fleet has gallons of Delvac 1 for $21.49... [ November 15, 2003, 06:42 PM: Message edited by: jsharp ]
 
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Go for it. Delvac is not a slam-dunk in gas engines like GC is. You wil probally change it twice a year anyway in terms of long-life. GC will give the maximum smoothness, based purely on my own speculation. [Big Grin]
 

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I wasn't reall considering the Delvac 1. I think it might be heavier than required for my Toyota engine. I just thought some that had commented on it's relative unavailablity might check their local Farm and Fleet stores. The GC will probably get the nod. The 0W-30 looks attractive since it's soon to be cold here. German Castrol in a Japanese truck. The axis powers are alive and well it seems... [Big Grin]
 

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GC Update - I want back and bought the only 6 quarts they had in stock. Since I really need about 6 1/2 for a change it looks like I'll be adding 1/2 quart of USA made Syntec 0W-30 to it... [Frown] They gave me a free Fram filter too. The guy looked at me really funny when I said "Great! One more more filter to cut up!" [ November 16, 2003, 12:24 AM: Message edited by: jsharp ]
 
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The autozones in NJ have it in stock...saw it in Clifton today...10 quarts...i didnt buy any as I have plenty of other oil to use up.
 

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I went to another Autozone today to find the last quart I needed for my oil change. It looks like all the new stock they're getting in is the German variety. Lets hope it's here to stay...
 
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jsharp, The Delvac1 wuld work just fine in your Toyota even with winter comeing. Remember it is a 5W40 not a 15W40. It was designed to give large diesels good cold cranking and pumping for winter use especialy!!! SO do not be afraid of the Delvac1!
 
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