Castrol EDGE with SYNTEC Power Technology, 1 L
BMW LL-01 'German Castrol'
The name has changed on the German made Castrol BMW LL-01 oil, it is now called:
Castrol Edge with SPT SAE 0W-30
Has 'European Formula' on the label in the lower left corner. They held off changing the label for the 0W-30 for as long as they could as it was easily identified but I guess marketing finally made them change the look.
It is the ONLY Castrol oil the sell here in Canada that meets BMW LL-01 approval. It is full synthetic made for long oil drain intervals (BMW 15,000 km.)
Attached a picture of the new bottle.
May 10, 2013
0W30 is German made and best for my BMW!
get this on sale, the 0w30 is made in germany and is the best oil out there for german cars requiring 5w30
May 7, 2013
Fair but nothing more
Used it a few times but changed to Mob 1 Advanced 0W-20. Better fuel mileage and better protection during hot summer towing & extreme cold winters.
January 12, 2013
Great for great price
Always been using castrol synthec. Never any problems. Probably best out there!
August 13, 2012
best oil for winter
i use 0w-30 oil for winter here on all my vehicles. they really help cold starts in -30'c weather. Also look for the ones made in Germany. This oil is approved by BMW, VW, Benz and Porsche.
October 11, 2011
Not Sure If It;s Worth It.
I'm not sure if the extra expense is worth it. I use it any way just to be on the safe side. The large jug is available in the US every day at $20.
May 22, 2011
Meets VW 502.00, 503.01, 505.00 STDs
I've been using the German Castrol 0W30 in my '10 GTI (2.0T). Great oil at sale price 6.99.
Was using factory oil until 5k (not full synth. Syntec 5W40). Oil change each 5k since....
My car doesn't burn oil, runs smooth, starts great in winter and fuel consumption is also great (8.2 l/100 mixed).
I can only recommend this oil (only the 0W30). For the rest of the weigh, you can get better oil elsewhere for Goupe IV synthetic.
May 22, 2011
Meets Mercedes MB 229.3 and MB 229.5 standard.
This is a great product and is imported from Germany. This oil meets Mercedes MB 229.3 and MB 229.5 motor oil standard. This is the motor oil and weight used across Europe in BMW's, Mercedes and VW's.
Although this is great stuff its availability makes it only a decent choice. This motor oil is only sold at Canadian tire in Canada. As most Mercedes require 8.5 quarts of oil I usually buy 10 bottles at a time. Many times I've have to drive out to multiple Canadian tire stores just to make sure I have enough oil to do an oil change. Luckily in the Vancouver area there are many Canadian tires stores.
I still prefer Mobil-1 0w40 as a first choice for Mercedes and BMW due to its wide availability. But this stuff is almost just as good. Not a bad second choice, especially if its on sale.
May 9, 2011
German Castrol 0w-30 FTW!
As mentioned by others, most of the Castrol synthetics are just semi-syns, as are most all other advertised synthetics such as Mobil1 etc; Clue that the GC is true synthetic? it's 0W rating, no conventional or semi-syn can reach that rating.Been using the GC 0w30 in my Mazda now for 66k, oil change intervals of 12k, coming around to the 150k mark; Engine runs smooth as silk, extremely clean and burns not a drop of oil.Cold starts are not a problem and GC offers the best protection of any oil for cold starts...I expect with this oil my engine will probably outlast the body.GC goes on sell periodically such as now and for $6.99 a litre, it's just about the best deal going for such an exceptional oil, bar none.
March 10, 2011
I bought an old Ford Escort last year that had been sitting for a few years. After an oil change with the regular stuff, there was still a lot of sludge forming in the top part of the engine which led to oil pressure loss. I thought it needed major repairws, but decided to do the oil change again and this time try Syntec. The difference was astronomical. The engine ran smoother and quieter and never developed an oil pressure problem again. Been using it ever since!
October 5, 2010
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