Questions about GC

Status
Not open for further replies.

JMG

Joined
Dec 28, 2004
Messages
408
Location
Michigan
I have two Hondas. And I used M1. I was at Auto Zone today looking to find this GC oil that is talked about. The only one I could find was 0W30. Is that the only weight? Can I find 5W30? I might want to try this oil. Would it be good for Honda? Thanks!
 

Al

Joined
Jun 8, 2002
Messages
19,342
Location
Elizabethtown, Pa
If it says "Made in Germany" on the back..that's it. It comes only in 0W-30 here. Yes it would be fine for that vehicle. Its probably the best oil money can buy.
 
Joined
Dec 28, 2003
Messages
2,767
Location
Tn
GC only comes in 0W-30 grade and must say Made in Germany on the back. Other Syntec is not the same. GC is much hyped here and I use it, but M1 or a 5/20 or 5/30 Syntec might actually work better for Honda. [I dont know]
 

JMG

Thread starter
Joined
Dec 28, 2004
Messages
408
Location
Michigan
Thanks for the input. I may just try it to see. Any Honda users use it? Even thought Honda recommends 5W30, 0W30 would be okay?
 

blupupher

Site Donor 2021
Joined
Aug 27, 2004
Messages
7,184
Location
Katy, Republic of Texas
quote:
Originally posted by 97tbird: I wish people would stop thinking Gc is good for EVERY car
While not for every car, it does fit the bill for many cars in many different climates. Nice 0W rating for the sub zero people, and a thick 30 weight for the 100 + degree (How do you make that degree sign again?) people. Any vehicle that calls for *W-30 oil would be a good canadate for it, but as you and others have said, some cars may not like it.
 

blupupher

Site Donor 2021
Joined
Aug 27, 2004
Messages
7,184
Location
Katy, Republic of Texas
quote:
Originally posted by JMG: how do they not like it?
Some people have noted more start up noise with it. Some have had constant valvetrain noise. Some have had oil pressure problems. Every oil is like this, not just GC, some engines just don't like a certain oil. wavinwayne, thanks. [HAIL 2 U!]
 
Joined
Dec 28, 2003
Messages
2,767
Location
Tn
quote:
Originally posted by Reg# 43897: [Off Topic!] Sorry, didn't follow on the 'degree' mark instructions. Please to explain? And thanks. John.
It doesn't work for me. [Frown] ALT 24 boots me out of the post. [Off Topic!]
 
Joined
Dec 28, 2003
Messages
2,767
Location
Tn
quote:
Originally posted by rugerman1: ALT+0176 works for me° [Big Grin]
[Off Topic!] That knocks me off bitog and back to the browser. No problem, everybody knows F and C anyway. Back on topic. I love GC, but have reservations to cars calling for 5W-20. It may or may not be an ideal.
 
Joined
Apr 11, 2003
Messages
11,284
Location
Spring HIll
To find any extended characters, go here: http://www.cplusplus.com/doc/papers/ascii.html Look at the Extended OEM ASCII table. The one in question is at postion F8. Put that position, F8, into the "hex(idecimal)" field in the bottom calculator, then press the tab key. The DEC(imal) now shows as 248. Hold the ALT key down and type in 248. Note: on some keyboards you may be forced to use the number pad (with the NumLock on, of course!) where the standard keyboard numberic keys don't work. I have to do that when I type the ° [Smile] You know, it's funny that this comes up during a GC topic as PSCHOLTE uses those characters all the time in his Gümmy (ALT 129) Bärren (ALT 132) poetry! [Smile]
 
Joined
Dec 28, 2003
Messages
2,767
Location
Tn
Thanks, Toyo, I didn't have the num lock on. [Duh!] The alt 248 works on the keypad. [Big Grin] °°°C Pschycholte probably has a green German keyboard with the umlauts already on it. [LOL!] [ March 03, 2005, 12:34 PM: Message edited by: haley10 ]
 
Joined
Dec 28, 2003
Messages
2,767
Location
Tn
quote:
Originally posted by Reg# 43897: "°!" Hah! I'll go away now...
Don't go away the fun is just about to begin. I'm about to get flammed by suggesting that M1 0W-20 and 5W-30 or even the dreaded fake Syntec might actually work better in some engines that spec 5W-20. The NA Syntec is rated A5,B5 also and is a pretty good oil. Gotta love GC if you need the 12cst, though. All Fords and Honda don't necessarily need it though.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top