- May 27, 2002
- Guelph, Ontario
I think that we all panicked too soon (myself included) when we all first spotted the gold oil inside the latest batches of GC, but based on the VOA we've seen on it, compared to Quattro Pete's VOA on Castrol SLX Longtec, it appears this is what the new gold GC is! And this oil still is 12.2 cst at 100c, has a 3.5 HTHS, passes MB 229.3 and 229.5, ACEA A3, VW 502 00, 503 01 and 505 00. So why are we worried? This new oil looks to be very good too! So once your local store runs out of the green, and only stocks the gold, don't fear it, embrace it! Love it! Castrol could've very easily put in some weak watered down 0w30 that barely gets a 3.0 HTHS rating (like Mobil 1 0w30!) but they didn't. They decided to continue getting this oil from Germany. We knew sooner or later the green stuff would be gone since Formula SLX has been gone from the shelves of Europe and Australia for a while now. So now they are simply using the latest and best version of 0w30 that Castrol has to offer. Three cheers for Castrol!