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[Canadian Tire] Castrol Edge Oil -25% off. German 0-30W for 8.49!

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BTW, the Royal Purple, which kicks both Castrol 0-30 and Mobil 0-40 behinds is on sale at Advance Auto for 7.49 - the best deal ever (it sells for $15 at CT)
Non of the Royal Purple is BMW qualified which voids your drivetrain warranty.. especially for those who owns the 3.0L N54 turbo engine.. since it is now on extended warranty.
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iamalittlepepper wrote:
Aug 13th, 2012 2:55 am
Non of the Royal Purple is BMW qualified which voids your drivetrain warranty.. especially for those who owns the 3.0L N54 turbo engine.. since it is now on extended warranty.
ROFLMAO, the most ridiculous post ever; there goes my new signature !!!!!!!!!
iamalittlepepper wrote:
Aug 13th, 2012 2:55 am
Non of the Royal Purple is BMW qualified which voids your drivetrain warranty.. especially for those who owns the 3.0L N54 engine
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Go find out which Royal Purple is BMW LL01 approved.
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Aug 13th, 2012 3:42 am
ROFLMAO, the most ridiculous post ever; there goes my new signature !!!!!!!!!
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djredhat wrote:
Aug 13th, 2012 2:43 am
Plus op is talking about the REAL Synthetic which is made in Germany, not the US one that is falsely advertised as "fully Synthetic" ... In conventional stores, there are only 2 really fully synthetics - the 0-30 Castrol and 0-40 Mobil - just look at the back on the label, it says MB, BMW, VW, Porsche approved and it's made in Germany.
My Audi takes 5w40 and the manual specifically states Castrol. The bottle of Castrol in this weight says "MB, BMW, VW, Porsche approved" and I can get this oil at Canadian Tire, Walmart and other "conventional stores". Are you saying it is lying?
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djredhat wrote:
Aug 13th, 2012 2:43 am
Not a duch a good deal, WM Canada has the 4.73 Synpower for sub $20 ...

Plus op is talking about the REAL Synthetic which is made in Germany, not the US one that is falsely advertised as "fully Synthetic" ... In conventional stores, there are only 2 really fully synthetics - the 0-30 Castrol and 0-40 Mobil - just look at the back on the label, it says MB, BMW, VW, Porsche approved and it's made in Germany.

BTW, the Royal Purple, which kicks both Castrol 0-30 and Mobil 0-40 behinds is on sale at Advance Auto for 7.49 - the best deal ever ;) (it sells for $15 at CT)

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp ... yal+purple
Oops on my part, I missed the 0W30 part, but still - this is splitting hairs. Bobistheoilguy wrote extensively on motor oils and although the "German" 0W30 is certified for some brands and not others, the BMW manual specifically states 5W30 Castrol - which is NOT made in Germany - which is the appropriate oil for the car. In the end, as long as you change your oil often, it really makes no difference - and the 0W part is viscosity when cold anyway, so while it may be more useful in colder temperatures, throughout the year it will make no difference with the 5W.

iamalittlepepper wrote:
Aug 13th, 2012 2:55 am
Non of the Royal Purple is BMW qualified which voids your drivetrain warranty.. especially for those who owns the 3.0L N54 turbo engine.. since it is now on extended warranty.
That's quite false. Although it's true that none of the Royal Purple is officially certified by BMW, it won't necessarily your warranty, since assumably you go to BMW for your FREE oil changes anyway at the required intervals - and nothing is better for your car than changing oil often as long as it's the right type. Also, N54 engines are FAR from being on extended warranty - the last builds of the 335's were in February 2010, so assuming delivery within 6 months, that's like .... end of 2014 for regular warranty. The N55 didn't start deliveries until the fall of 2009.
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iamalittlepepper wrote:
Aug 13th, 2012 2:53 am
Go with big metal one like the one princess auto sells.. since it uses external air, you connect your 1/4 NTP to it and supplies it air.. when the meter say good to go, you turn off the valve and it sucks. It is much faster and metal parts don't break down like plastics one invariably do. I got mine for $80 when it went on sale.. The difference is night and day.. it takes 15min to evacuate 8L in the sump vs 1hour (2 repumping). Much less mess, since their is a place to put in the dip stick evacuator (the plastic gets coated with oil in Mityvac etc).

Harbor Freight sells the same one too but in green. Use their 20% off coupon at the back of any "guy" magazines.

http://www.princessauto.com/pal/product/8007161/
http://www.harborfreight.com/6-1-4-quar ... 46149.html

Mityvac is cute and all.. after a few years the seals go and can get pretty gross.
Thanks! This definitely sounds like a better option. The Mityvac seems like it wouldnt hold all my oil in one shot anyways. The one at Princess Auto should do the job nicely.
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jabela wrote:
Aug 12th, 2012 12:18 pm
Yes, regular price. I prefer Mobile 1 0w40 over Castrol 0w30 in bimmers.
Autozone has it even cheaper plus a free oil filter.
I do my own oil changes. It's super easy, especially on BMWs with oil filters on the top. With a vacuum extractor, you don't have to get under the car and you don't get dirty.
Why do you prefer the Mobile1?
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jabela wrote:
Aug 12th, 2012 12:18 pm
Yes, regular price. I prefer Mobile 1 0w40 over Castrol 0w30 in bimmers.
Autozone has it even cheaper plus a free oil filter.
I do my own oil changes. It's super easy, especially on BMWs with oil filters on the top. With a vacuum extractor, you don't have to get under the car and you don't get dirty.
I've heard that it is actually recommended to get the Castrol for BMWs. I get my oil for Maranellow BMW in Vaughan. Maxbimmer members get the OEM BMW 5w30 for under $7/L.
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Seems like the price of GC 0w30 has gone up over the years.

Glad I still have some left over from the crazy $5/L CT sale with coupon a few years ago.
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what;'s the difference between ow20 and ow30?
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Actually the N54 turbos now have 8 years 80k warranty http://www.e90post.com/forums/attachmen ... 1344705341 so unless you have a CPO with extended service plan.. best to stick with the LL qualified oil.. especially at the dealership I go to, when I diy my oil change I typically include the oil can label.. why cut a bit of corner and get BMW Canada to deny a claim?

One thing about the German oil in the US, for Mobil1 0W40 you can get the 4+ L cans in California.
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Aug 13th, 2012 10:09 am
That's quite false. Although it's true that none of the Royal Purple is officially certified by BMW, it won't necessarily your warranty, since assumably you go to BMW for your FREE oil changes anyway at the required intervals - and nothing is better for your car than changing oil often as long as it's the right type. Also, N54 engines are FAR from being on extended warranty - the last builds of the 335's were in February 2010, so assuming delivery within 6 months, that's like .... end of 2014 for regular warranty. The N55 didn't start deliveries until the fall of 2009.
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nothing like buying an overpriced car then trying to pinch pennies on motor oil!
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Anyone know if Castrol Edge/Syntec 5W-40 is also on sale?
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I recently did an oil change with German Castrol 0W30 and my BMW E46 M52 idles quietly and sings when redlined.

German Castrol FTW.
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FYI, Mobil 1 0w40 will be on sale at CT for $8.99 on friday.

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