My first time with GC....

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Well, after much anticipation, I finally did it. I put GC in my VW 1.8T. I could almost hear the engine say "Danke, ist dieses deutsche Castrol sogar besser, als ich mich vorgestellt hatte!" I think there should be some sort of "Wait a second, is this your first time?" GC icon for us to use. [Big Grin]
 
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My R has had a steady diet of Schaeffer 10w30 since I have owned it (almost 3 years) and I just bought an oil change worth of GC to use for a driving school event (and beyond). I need (or so I think) a durable high HTHS oil for ~1.5 hours of 5500-8500 rpm on a road course! [Burnout]
 
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Originally posted by wavinwayne: Well, after much anticipation, I finally did it. I put GC in my VW 1.8T. I could almost hear the engine say "Danke, ist dieses deutsche Castrol sogar besser, als ich mich vorgestellt hatte!"
should be DIESER castrol and, als ich MIR vogestellt hatte [Smile]
 
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Originally posted by 97tbird:
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Originally posted by wavinwayne: Well, after much anticipation, I finally did it. I put GC in my VW 1.8T. I could almost hear the engine say "Danke, ist dieses deutsche Castrol sogar besser, als ich mich vorgestellt hatte!"
should be DIESER castrol and, als ich MIR vogestellt hatte [Smile]

97tbird, ....um-m-m-m-m, you got Elves in Buies Creek?
 
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Originally posted by pscholte: ....um-m-m-m-m, you got Elves in Buies Creek?
Haven't seen any elves in Buies Creek...not green enough, I guess... ..I lived in the elf-land for about 9 yrs, though. Too bad the elves and their product were not good to my 4.6L [Frown] na ja... [Smile] was kann man machen? [I dont know]
 
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Originally posted by BrewCityR: My R has had a steady diet of Schaeffer 10w30 since I have owned it (almost 3 years) and I just bought an oil change worth of GC to use for a driving school event (and beyond). I need (or so I think) a durable high HTHS oil for ~1.5 hours of 5500-8500 rpm on a road course! [Burnout]
Obviously this is the wrong forum for questioning the green elixir, but why did you chose GC? I track my Focus and put it through the same torture (albeit at a lower RPM) so I have to look at oils from the same perspective. I went with M1 0w-40 FWIW. The Zetec now specifies 5w-20, but it used to spec 5w-30 and even 10w-30. I figured going to a 40 wouldn't kill it.
 
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Originally posted by BrewCityR: My R has had a steady diet of Schaeffer 10w30 since I have owned it (almost 3 years) and I just bought an oil change worth of GC to use for a driving school event (and beyond). I need (or so I think) a durable high HTHS oil for ~1.5 hours of 5500-8500 rpm on a road course! [Burnout]
Yup GC 0-30 or Amsoil 0-30 should serve you well....I have to ask...why are you changing in the first place? Or are you guilty (like me:)) of always looking for the best thing? Just curious.....
 
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why are you changing in the first place? Or are you guilty (like me:)) of always looking for the best thing?
I am running low on Schaeffer 10w30 (5 quarts left), but I am really unsure what oil I will end up using on a regular basis. New Schaeffer 10w30 (SM) has a rated HTHS at 3.16 (from 3.5 with SL). [Roll Eyes]
 
I'm new here so please forgive me for this question, but I have to ask.... What is German Castrol, what is all the hype about, can I use it in my 04 V6 Grand Am, and, most importantly, where can I get it??? Sorry for the 15 part question, but, again, I keep reading about it and I'm like [Bang Head] [Duh!] trying to figure out what the deal is. Any info y'all can give me would be MOST appreciated.
 
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A few answers for you...
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Originally posted by bighead: I'm new here so please forgive me for this question, but I have to ask.... What is German Castrol
You're kidding, right? Just start reading some message threads in this forum and you'll quickly come up to speed on this motor oil.
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Originally posted by bighead: what is all the hype about
No hype, just solid performance in a wide variety of vehicles. Check out our UOA section for some stellar reports of GC in various vehicles.
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Originally posted by bighead: can I use it in my 04 V6 Grand Am
Probably...what oil weight is recommended by Pontiac?
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Originally posted by bighead: where can I get it???
In the U.S. I believe the only place it's currently sold is at AutoZone stores. Look for the 0w-30 with the red label on the front. Then make sure it says "Made in Germany" on the back. Here's a pic of the rear of the label:  -
 
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Just did my 1st GC OC last Saturday on our `03 VW Golf 2.0. This car has been fed a steady diet of Rotella 5W40 over the past 40k miles. The word that best sums it up is.......smoooooooth. I'd been noticing a tiny bit of top end racket on cold morning starts w/Rotella. Not so with GC. The engine is whisper quiet from the moment I turn the key. The engine also seems to rev a bit more freely as well. The plan is run the new GC for 6500-7000mi, then send in a sample. If all is well, then I'll start increasing the OCI in 1000mi increments.
 
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