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Old 10-19-2012, 12:34 PM   #1
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German Castrol (castrol edge 0w30) on sale at pep boys $29.99 5qts

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Just wanted to inform that the illusive German Castrol or better known as Castrol Edge 0w30 is on sale at pepboys for $29.99 for 5qts with a filter. The store I went to didnt have any filters for e46 on stock so I just got one for my mazda with 5 qts of oil.
I am going back later to get 5 more qts because they ran out of 0w30.

Also, if you are a member(or become) of pepboys(it is free membership anyway), its $27.99 for the same. I became a member too. Paid $30.43 with tax in total for 5qts plus a filter.

Regular price on a quart was mentioned as $9.99.

Also advanced auto has the castrol edge 0w30 for 5.99 on their website but the stores I called around dont carry it.

I'm moving from Mobil 1 0w40 to castrol edge 0w30, because reading a lot on this forum(GoingNuts) made me believe mobil 1 causes oil leaks.

So, good bye Mobil, welcome Castrol.

PS: people who prefer 5w40 to 0w30, castrol edge 5w40 is BMW LL01 approved as well. And the same price.


I am just making this thread to inform you all about the deal. So, dont start discussing which oil is better, there are thousands of thread for the same.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:38 PM   #2
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Fellows,
Just wanted to inform that the illusive German Castrol or better known as Castrol Edge 0w30 is on sale at pepboys for $29.99 for 5qts with a filter. The store I went to didnt have any filters for e46 on stock so I just got one for my mazda with 5 qts of oil.
I am going back later to get 5 more qts because they ran out of 0w30.

Also, if you are a member(or become) of pepboys(it is free membership anyway), its $27.99 for the same. I became a member too.
Regular price on a quart was mentioned as $9.99.

Also advanced auto has the castrol edge 0w30 for 5.99 on their website but the stores I called around dont carry it.
I'm moving from Mobil 1 0w40 to castrol edge 0w30, because reading a lot on this forum(GoingNuts) made me believe mobil 1 causes oil leaks.

So, good bye Mobil, welcome Castrol.
I'd ask Advanced if they could order it for you and have it delivered to the store. That would save you on shipping and give you another regular source for buying it.
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I'm moving from Mobil 1 0w40 to castrol edge 0w30, because reading a lot on this forum(GoingNuts) made me believe mobil 1 causes oil leaks.
First rule of E46Fanatics: You don't listen to GoingNuts.
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Thanks for the heaps up, might pick some more up.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:32 PM   #7
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You took goingnuts advice ?

Lol
Lol, I just wanted put a little humor there by mentioning the name of GoingNuts. I am sure dmax would have got it You guys took it seriously


It was time for an oil change and saw German Castrol on sale. Hence changing to Castrol and see how it runs, presumably I wont see any difference.

I know I have leaks on VCG and OFHG, not because of Mobil 1. lol.

Was thinking to go 5w40(LL01) too but I'd like to keep it to what the convention has been.
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I'd ask Advanced if they could order it for you and have it delivered to the store. That would save you on shipping and give you another regular source for buying it.
I called them up to check if they had it, the person on the phone said they dont carry it.
Pepboys and Advance auto are across each other. So, I'd rather just pick it up at pepboys than to wait for the order to be shipped.
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But BMW recommends Castrol.
Are you GoingNuts in disguise?

Just searched for GoingNuts's posts on oil and he used the same phrase on one of the oil threads.
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Is this sale shown online at the website? or at your local store. i cant find it.
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I've only used Castrol 0w30 on my car and I have an oil leak around the valve cover
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Is this it? http://www.pepboys.com/product/details/571463/618/
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Is this sale shown online at the website? or at your local store. i cant find it.
Not sure because I saw it on the flyer when I stopped by at the store. I called up another pep boys to check if they had German Castrol on stock, and they had it on sale too but were out of stock.
I thought auto parts store have the same deal across the country, just check your local ad listing on the website.
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I called them up to check if they had it, the person on the phone said they dont carry it.
Pepboys and Advance auto are across each other. So, I'd rather just pick it up at pepboys than to wait for the order to be shipped.
That is strange. I just checked the web for my local Advance store and they have Castrol Edge 0w30 in stock @ $5.99 per.

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I ran edge 5/40 this summer, and just switched to 0/30 for the winter. Wont use m1 again.... Beyond just here, there are a lot of threads on the web about the M5x engines and M1 consumption/UOA's. YMMV.
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I ran edge 5/40 this summer, and just switched to 0/30 for the winter. Wont use m1 again.... Beyond just here, there are a lot of threads on the web about the M5x engines and M1 consumption/UOA's. YMMV.
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I hope you guys know M1 0W-40 is factory fill on the $200,000 AMG S65, SL65, AMG AMG AMG ETC ETC and APPROVED for use by BMWNA. It's not just some rogue auto parts store oil.

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I am not suggesting m1 is a bad oil, based on what I've read, and since NONE OF US are Chemical Engineers working for BMW designing M5x engines, I am comfortable not using it in this application. There are other oils I can use, like Castrol 0/30, 5/40,5/30 BMW, or others. In my e36 I'm running T6.
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I am not suggesting m1 is a bad oil, based on what I've read, and since NONE OF US are Chemical Engineers working for BMW designing M5x engines, I am comfortable not using it in this application. There are other oils I can use, like Castrol 0/30, 5/40,5/30 BMW, or others. In my e36 I'm running T6.
"This application" is officially approved by BMW of North America for use w/ M1 040.
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