Green GC in Ottawa, Canada

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Queens, NY
was doing some late Christmas shopping at Wal-Mart on Christmas Eve... found a HUGE stash of 0501... couldn't convince the wife to let me buy a couple of quarts =) I guess buying oil on vacation isn't her idea of 'reasonable' It wasn't all that cheap either, $7.28 Cnd a quart.. with their 15% sales taxes we'd be talking over $7 USD a quart. Okay, not worth it at all.... Still though, it was nice to see some green GC. Can't find any here in Qns NY.
 

alchu

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Queens, NY
nobadges: if you're looking for it, the stash I found was in the southkeys walmart. darkjedi: didn't get in on the $4 autozone sale? Gase2: good point about the litre. My point however was that at >$6USD a quart, it's not worth it to me to get green GC when the gold stuff is available locally at $4. That's all...
 
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ottawa ontario
Ok, I found some at Parts Source on Merivale Road. Castrol Syntec 0w-30 ... I bought 1 quart and its definately green...and says "made in Germany" Now I have a couple of questions, about this stuff... 1. I have 2 Neons. 2001 SOHC and 1998 DOHC. The preferred spec oil is 5w-30. I have been running Mobil 1 5w-30...is GC 0w-30 suitable for my cars? 2. ....and is it better than Mobil 1? The GC is slightly cheaper than M1.
 
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MSP 'burbs, MN
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Originally posted by nobadges: 1. I have 2 Neons. 2001 SOHC and 1998 DOHC. The preferred spec oil is 5w-30. I have been running Mobil 1 5w-30...is GC 0w-30 suitable for my cars? 2. ....and is it better than Mobil 1? The GC is slightly cheaper than M1.
1) Yes, GC is just fine for a car that specs a Xw-30 oil. Afterall, GC is a 30-weight oil at operating temps same as any other 5W-30 or 10w-30. 2) I think it's better than some grades of M1 when used in certain vehicles. GC isn't the best for all vehicles though...you won't know until you try it.
 
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ottawa ontario
Hey thats great...thanks for the info! So if I add 1 quart...which I bought yesterday... of the GC 0w-30 to my M1 5w-30...it won't destroy my engine. Maybe thats a good way to try it.
 
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Gone
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Ok so does that mean it will not mix with M1 5w-30
nobadges, It will mix just fine...despite the fact that it will make the Elves cry... [Wink] In fact, it will improve the overall quality of your lubrication. Enjoy your concoction! [Big Grin]
 
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ottawa ontario
Ok thats great. [Big Grin] Cause I had thrown out the receipt to return it. Being that you're the Elfe Meister, when you said
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You will make the Elves cry...
I figured some disaster was in the works. [I dont know]
 
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