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 Post subject: Valvoline vs Castrol
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:29 pm 
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Valvoline Problend 15W40 vs Castrol GTX3 15W40 - which is the better?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Valvoline vs Castrol
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:58 pm 
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lol.

They're brands, not grades.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Valvoline vs Castrol
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:46 pm 
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i would probably go valvoline over castrol..

but i prefer penrite hpr 15. w15/60
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 Post subject: Re: Valvoline vs Castrol
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:49 pm 
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Penrite for sure

 

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 Post subject: Re: Valvoline vs Castrol
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:53 pm 
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nice, you mean Penrite HPR 10 Gas?

My car is duel fuel LPG/petrol

 

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 Post subject: Re: Valvoline vs Castrol
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:54 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
i would probably go valvoline over castrol..

but i prefer penrite hpr 15. w15/60



Is there a reason behind choosing valvoline over castrol? just wondering,
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 Post subject: Re: Valvoline vs Castrol
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:56 pm 
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AU falcon's use 10W/30 grade oil.............

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 Post subject: Re: Valvoline vs Castrol
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:59 pm 
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personal choice,

I'd co Castrol over Valvoline. and Shell over Penrite.

each to their own.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Valvoline vs Castrol
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:03 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
i would probably go valvoline over castrol..

but i prefer penrite hpr 15. w15/60


thats all i use in my own cars but at work we only use castrol but we a agent for them too
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 Post subject: Re: Valvoline vs Castrol
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:07 pm 
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EL__Fairmont wrote:
falcon1999,

AU falcon's use 10W/30 grade oil.............

Cheers



That's kind of a worry, because I talked to my mechanic today and he said they used 15W40 Grade oil (Valvoline Pro-blend) for my Falcon AU.

The car has done 290,000kms though

 

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 Post subject: Re: Valvoline vs Castrol
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:10 pm 
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Then the extra 10w would benefit.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:15 pm 
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thanks krytox

thicker oil for older engine...

sounds like syrup for grand pa

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:42 am 
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im running the 15/60 in an au engine with just over 100.000 kms on it..
i wouldnt say the oil is to thick...
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Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:00 am 
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Im a fan of the Shell stuff, Shell Helix Plus is a pretty good oil ive found.

Im using Shell Helix Plus 10w40 in my EF i6. With 220,000+kms on the clock and havent had any issues. Needed thinner oil to stop my lifters ticking like mad for a few minutes from start up.

Id say 15w50 or 60 would be ideal to use in the AU with that mileage.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Valvoline vs Castrol
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:31 am 
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KWIKXR wrote:
Im a fan of the Shell stuff, Shell Helix Plus is a pretty good oil ive found.

Im using Shell Helix Plus 10w40 in my EF i6. With 220,000+kms on the clock and havent had any issues. Needed thinner oil to stop my lifters ticking like mad for a few minutes from start up.

Id say 15w50 or 60 would be ideal to use in the AU with that mileage.



I'm with you on that one, I only use Helix Plus.

60 weight... pfft may as well slap in diff oil.

 

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