- Dec 5, 2009
- Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
I don't know. That's really strange, and perhaps they have changed their minds due to an outcry or something. Someone here, besides me, confirmed it with Castrol USA. And, Wakefield Canada Inc. specifically told me that, "Castrol 0w-30 A3/B4 is currently an available product in Canada. It is a discontinued product in the United States." Then, they gave me the list of retailers, and so forth However, that letter was dated January 26, 2017, and you have spoken to them more recently. I know there's some wisdom to tightening up their A3/B4 line on one hand, but it would be strange to offer it only in Canada and not in the U.S. One would think that the sales numbers would have dropped off a cliff with 0w-40 A3/B4 being in much more sensible container sizes on both sides of the border, but if there is still a lot of loyal support for the product and it meets the relevant specifications, there's no reason not to sell it. On the downside, up here, Castrol 1 L bottles are much, much less frequently on sale than they used to be, so buying the 0w-30 A3/B4 over the 0w-40 A3/B4 is at an even higher premium, comparing regularly priced 1 L bottles to 5 L jugs on special.
Originally Posted By: 1JZ_E46
Perhaps it is not being discontinued (or maybe just in Canada, Garak?)