Is Castrol Edge 0W-30 the universal motor oil?

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In the US market, 0W-20 thin is in. In Europe, 0W-40 is the standard bearer. But you'll find the same car spec'd for either oil depending on the country where it sells. To simplify, I believe I could use Castrol Edge 0W-30 in everything, whether it's a Toyota, Mazda, or BMW (not the Z4M). GC is looking like the universal motor oil for my fleet.
 

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Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
You think it's a replacement for 10w-60?
No, that would be heritical. I slipped an edit in on you there. Let's call Castrol Edge 0W-30 almost universal for my fleet.
 
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If all you want to own is a hammer, yeah, then everything is a nail. Seems as misguided as the 'why don't we just use 15W-40 in everything' thread from a few years ago. edit:almost universal means it is not. lol. j/k.
 
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Originally Posted By: SilverC6
In Europe, 0W-40 is the standard bearer.
That is changing, IMO.
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To simplify, I believe I could use Castrol Edge 0W-30 in everything, whether it's a Toyota, Mazda, or BMW (not the Z4M).
You could, but it'll probably be less than optimal for your Toyota and Mazda since they don't require high HT/HS oil. What are you gaining by using only Edge 0w-30? Is it that big of an issue to stock a second oil for your Toyota and Mazda?
 
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SilverC6,
Originally Posted By: SilverC6
In Europe, 0W-40 is the standard bearer.
Can't comment on US market, but since I am in Europe I can tell you that a way to go here is 5W-40 or 5W-30. Also, I think that Castrol sells also Edge with 5W-30 viscosity. Here is some links: ACEA A3/B4: MSDS: http://msdspds.castrol.com/bpglis/FusionPDS.nsf/Files/A7FEBAC0764B792A80257D540060FC0E/$File/BPXE-9P9HK3.pdf Some product ad: http://castroledge.com.au/oils/5w-30-a3/b4 ACEA C3: http://www.amazon.de/Castrol-EDGE-5W-30-Synthese-Motoren%C3%B6le/dp/B008EX7MH4/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1417552201&sr=1-1&keywords=castrol+edge+5w-30
 
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