quote:Doug, I welcome the RS series to , but when SLX is what they offer, then SLX is what you get.
Originally posted by Doug Hillary: Hi, Well you no longer see SLX for sale in Australia! We waved goodbye to it by not buying it. Castrol still have some - withdrawn from sale - in their BP Melbourne HO I believe ( according to Sprintman ) Sorry I saw two lonely 5ltr containers a couple of weeks ago in Brisbane. One was German SJ and the other SL from ??. Both are on sale for $A100+ each. They have been there for at least two years that I know of. Perhaps I should make an offer! Farewell from OZ to Castrol SLX in any form Hello from OZ to Castrol R in three different viscosities! And Good Luck to BP-Castrol! Regards
quote:Maybe Castrol has a different web site for folks in Utah. The site that's at www.castrolusa.com doesn't have any mention of a "Syntec SLX" in 0w30 or any other grade.
Originally posted by pscholte: gfcrane, Can you provide link info to that specific part of the site? I went over and saw no mention of SLX.
quote:This is incorrect. The Xw rating of an oil has nothing to do with its vis at 40°C.
Originally posted by Bill: The first number in a oil such as 0W, 5W & 10W is the viscosity of the oil at 40°C (you know this), this is the base oil used in the lubricant.
quote:Doug, I am positive Patman did not mean to offend. This is the problem with email, words in black and white can carry whatever tone the reader places on them, even though it may be far from what was intended. I believe, after seeing you guys talk about 25W70 etc, and seeing emails about the heat in some parts of OZ, he was trying to say that OZzies don't like thin oils because they believe they can't cope with the conditions. Therefore, they "crave" the thicker brews. When he sees your comments I am sure he will clear it up. In the meantime... [ October 02, 2003, 04:59 PM: Message edited by: pscholte ]
Originally posted by Doug Hillary: Hi, Patman - your comments: "The main reason this oil did not sell in Australia is simply it's viscosity isn't appealing to "thick oil hungry Australians", it's not because the quality of this oil is lacking by any means. If Castrol added a tiny bit more VII and bumped it up from 12.2 cst to 12.6cst, and called it a 0w40, it would be basically the exact same oil, but then it would sell! (I'm curious, maybe Castrol's 0w40 is simply SLX plus more VII?)" I find your uncalled for comment "thick oil hungry Australians" quite demeaning!