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Hey all,
Does anyone know why Castrol Syntec 0w30 (German SLX?) is green?
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Seriusly, though, I think its green because the Green dye in the oil represents the Environmental aspects, so it represents a political as well as pseudoscientific concept.

[ June 17, 2003, 09:29 PM: Message edited by: MolaKule ]
 
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..... Uhhh...... ? Thanks guys?!?

Glad to see that even if you don't have an answer you at least you have a sense of humour.

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No, (holy crap i cant believe i just disagreed w/ MolaKule) I think its green because the actual oil itself is prolly made by the german oil company Aral and is a colour coding thing. TotalFinaElf company's Total division is using this colour coding in its new oils so you know which one to use (each colour is application specific).

Total has like hot pink colour, orange, blue (i think,) and etc. pretty cool IMO. anyways, thats all folk!

Well...thats almost all...I said that Aral prolly makes the basestock or the whole oil itself for Castrol because, on their website you can see in one of the pictures that their oil is too is green. Nothing like Kendall used to be. The german syntec is not green like the old Kendall but rather a green highlight.

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Im at 2800mi on this german castrol change and the oil just now turned a darker brown! Ive alwayus used the pure one filters (for a V6 Mazda engine. mines a 2L 4cyl.) and the oil still had the green tinge to it even after 2K miles of use!!Im going for 6Kmiles and will be doin' a UOA to see how this new oil does.
 
According to the CIA Fact Book, the German government is a federal republic just like us.
 
Just joking around guys.
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No I don't know why its really green, but with the organic solvent dyes, you can color anything, even lubricating oils and greases.

Oil products are given coloration to represent a specific product coding, to represent a company logo (as in Redline's oils), or to represent a concept.

And while the German goverment is a federated republic on paper, it's representatives are, for the most part, socialists and members of the Green Party, very similar to our previous administration here in the US.
 
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Originally posted by MolaKule:
Why is grass green? Why is the German government socialist? WHy is Gerhard Shroeder such a p...k?

You couldn't be any "righter"!!!
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And while the German goverment is a federated republic on paper, it's representatives are, for the most part, socialists and members of the Green Party, very similar to our previous administration here in the US.

God bless George W. Bush! He isn't perfect (Someone should teach him how to say "Nuclear", and who the **** chokes on a pretzel and falls on his face???), but he's got some nuTz!
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[ June 17, 2003, 10:52 PM: Message edited by: Last_Z ]
 
Take your politics outside, please gentlemen. It's difficult enough to avoid the vitriolic namecalling and personal attack that has become the modern substitute for rational discourse and principled debate. Please don't bring that to this website.
 
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Originally posted by MolaKule:
Just joking around guys.
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No I don't know why its really green, but with the organic solvent dyes, you can color anything, even lubricating oils and greases.

Oil products are given coloration to represent a specific product coding, to represent a company logo (as in Redline's oils), or to represent a concept.

And while the German goverment is a federated republic on paper, it's representatives are, for the most part, socialists and members of the Green Party, very similar to our previous administration here in the US.


um right so explain why schaeffer's is green too
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Originally posted by YZF150:
Take your politics outside, please gentlemen. It's difficult enough to avoid the vitriolic namecalling and personal attack that has become the modern substitute for rational discourse and principled debate. Please don't bring that to this website.

Lighten up.....a lil humor never killed anyone; besides, we need a break from this oil thing.
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Stick around, Z, and get to know the players. You'll realize that it's not humor underneath.
 
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No, (holy crap i cant believe i just disagreed w/ MolaKule) I think its green because the actual oil itself is prolly made by the german oil company Aral and is a colour coding thing.

Castrol is more than capable of producing their own oils, so I seriously doubt they farm out the SLX production to another company.

For whatever reason, they have chosen this particular florescent-type green to ID this oil. Plenty of other companies use greens of varrying shades to ID their oils. Kendall used to for the GT-1 (it was PURE green, where the Castrol is sort of an amber-green), and Schaeffer dyes their oils green.
 
At one time I formulated some racing oils for a midwest racer that had an International Orange dye. I can't tell you the colloquial name they had for it, but you can probably guess it on your own.
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YZF150,

Actually, it's a little humor with political digs mixed-in, that's all. Kinda Jay Leno style?
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[ June 19, 2003, 04:04 PM: Message edited by: MolaKule ]
 
Molacule, wouldn't it be the esters that are chosen or used in the oil? Or are they all clear?
 
Good Question T:

All the esters, PAO's, and even most mineral oils arrive water clear. Now some additives are slightly amber or green or yellow, but the majority color of the finished oil is determined by the solvent dye.

See the Question of the Day VIII thread for more info.
 
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