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      11-08-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
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No more Castrol in 2015?

Anybody else hear about this?

http://www.am-online.com/news/2014/1...ontract/37238/

http://paultan.org/2014/11/05/shell-...-provider-bmw/
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      11-08-2014, 09:30 PM   #2
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Wow Castro has been BMW's provider for a while now. Do I have to trade in my Castrol oil cap for a Shell one now
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      11-08-2014, 11:01 PM   #3
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I don't think this means "no Castrol" in 2015. Castrol just lost the "OEM/branded" oil contract with BMW.
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      11-08-2014, 11:30 PM   #4
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I don't think this means "no Castrol" in 2015. Castrol just lost the "OEM/branded" oil contract with BMW.

I didn't say it meant that. I cannot fit the entire thread in the title. How much more spoon feeding could I give with 2 links.
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      11-09-2014, 10:23 AM   #5
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I don't think this means "no Castrol" in 2015. Castrol just lost the "OEM/branded" oil contract with BMW.
Could it be because of the Rod Bearing failures?
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      11-09-2014, 10:29 AM   #6
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Could it be because of the Rod Bearing failures?
Most certainly.
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      11-09-2014, 11:21 AM   #7
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      11-09-2014, 12:28 PM   #8
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For those who switched to a 0w40. Why not run 10w30 or 10w40?
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      11-09-2014, 01:50 PM   #9
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10W is too heavy at start up. I split the difference with a 5W. I use the Pennzoil Euro 5w40. Mobil 0w40 is an amazing oil and I've used it, but I prefer the Pennzoil.
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What I also find strange is I checked Castrols website a few weeks ago and recommended oil in the US is Edge 0W-40 but EU is 10W-60. Why would that be?

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      11-09-2014, 02:29 PM   #11
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What I also find strange is I checked Castrols website a few weeks ago and recommended oil in the US is Edge 0W-40 but EU is 10W-60. Why would that be?

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Probably the metric system.!
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      11-09-2014, 05:37 PM   #12
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I didn't say it meant that. I cannot fit the entire thread in the title. How much more spoon feeding could I give with 2 links.
How about "BMW and Castrol to part ways 2015" or "Castrol loses BMW contract in 2015" or "BMW switching to Shell in 2015" or any thousands of other ways it could have been much more accurately reflected in a consice manner in the title?
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      11-10-2014, 01:52 AM   #13
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      11-10-2014, 02:34 AM   #14
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I split the difference with a 5W.
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It will be interesting to see what BMW will recommend for M3s that currently use Castrols 10W60.
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Dang I was about to schedule my oil change today. I wonder what the out come will be for the m3 oil.
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      11-10-2014, 10:57 AM   #17
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According to Shell ....

http://lubematch.shell.com/us/en_US/...ries_EFt8Pj6D3
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I'll stick with Redline 10w-60
Ester base
Superior heat stability and film strength
ACEA Service Class A3 B3/B4
API Service Class SN/SM/SL/CF
SAE Viscosity Grade (Motor Oil) 10W60
Vis @ 100°C, cSt 25.9
Vis @ 40°C, cSt 170.4
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Pour Point, °F -49
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It will be interesting to see what BMW will recommend for M3s that currently use Castrols 10W60.
My guess helix ultra 10w60
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      11-10-2014, 03:38 PM   #20
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Good info. Interested to see how many people are going to make the switch from Castrol to Shell? And what if any differences between these two oils.
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      11-10-2014, 04:14 PM   #21
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I'll stick with Redline 10w-60
Ester base
Superior heat stability and film strength
ACEA Service Class A3 B3/B4
API Service Class SN/SM/SL/CF
SAE Viscosity Grade (Motor Oil) 10W60
Vis @ 100°C, cSt 25.9
Vis @ 40°C, cSt 170.4
Viscosity Index 187
CCS Viscosity, Poise, @ °C 65@-25
Pour Point, °C -45
Pour Point, °F -49
NOACK Evaporation Loss,1hr @ 482°F (250°C), % 6
HTHS Vis, cP 150°C, ASTM D4741
That is way too thick for the M3. Best to stick to TWS or lighter oils. If you want to use Redline run their 0w40.
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10W is too heavy at start up. I split the difference with a 5W. I use the Pennzoil Euro 5w40. Mobil 0w40 is an amazing oil and I've used it, but I prefer the Pennzoil.
How long have you used the Pennzoil Euro? Do you do Blackstones? I know they like Pennzoil Euro on BITOG.
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