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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Ron Burgundy, Sep 7, 2018.
Anyone here using Castrol Edge in your LS engine ?
Any thoughts ?
I am thinking of giving it a go...
No ... but Way Back When, it was a better product than Mobil One. And that’s when Mobil One was a more trustworthy product than it is now.
I’d do it.
I put it in my wife's car but never my Holden. It hasn't seized up yet.
I,ve always ran castrol oils(dad did), used to run magnatec in my Vr vy6 and Vs V8 and also in my Ls1's never a issue
Used edge for years in 6L engine used to run 10w60 in my L98's but changed to 5w30 with the L77 engine. Ls3 and cammed L98 I use 5w40.
Pulled a gfew apart for cam upgrades and nice clean engine inside
Running Edge 0w40 in my LS1, tech line told me it's there best oil. My engine likes it, quiet, maintains oil pressure even when driven hard and its PAO Ester based oil. Probably overkill but who cares.
I am looking at 5w-30
Not dexos 1 certified but it does not bother me...
Use that in wifeys VE sv6, we have a noisy ticking in the engine but it's not the oil causing it.
I thought you were a Penrite guy Ron? I used Edge for the first 100000km's, mainly 5w-40, ocassionaly 10w-60 in the early days, when I was outback, before summer holiday non stop drive to QLD, then oil change back to lighter weight, sometimes before the bags got unpacked (new car love!). Penrite makes the noisy bugger a touch quieter. But from a protection factor, who would know, apart from assuming PAO esters and zinc are good for engine health.
I might add that I used to use Silkolene pro ester in my last bike and that reduced engine chatter somewhat. Engine just felt nicer.
I ve been using Penrite for at least 10 yrs.
Just looking around to see what's out there as I dont wanna box myself in...if there is better stuff out there. I noticed lots of performance workshops/tuners use Castrol Edge so i was wondering what that was all about
let me know how you go/suitable.
I used to run 10/60 in my unopened LS1 and it was the best I found for reduced noises.
10/60 in an LS3 though i'm not sure unless you have heaps of Km's?
Why don't you just use Penrite Enviro+ GF5 5W30. It's fully synthetic, Dexos1 certified, and available at a reasonable price - around $53 for 5l and even cheaper when on special.
yeah that's stuff all
these new oils must have unbelievable sheer characteristics
blown hsv's I think still have the thinner stuff and are pumping out what 600 hp?
I run Castrol Edge 5-30. The engine is quiet and no complaints. It's all I will use now moving forward with leftover half bottles so I buy more. TBH I don't think the Penrite would be much different they are all good quality oils these days.
I usually stick to the manufacturer's recommendation re oil grade / weight. Changing it up can void warranty. Penrite all the way. But I like Nulon too. That said, I once filled my low k L77 with Penrith 10/10ths. It sounded like a chaff cutter. I put 5w30 Enviro straight back in and it's sounded sweet ever since.
I use Castrol 4T in my Bikes, but I've only used Penrite in the SSVR
Just for any penny pinchers like me got 5 X 5w40 5L Castrol edge from Supercheap for $140. Spend $200 get 30% off they are $40 on sale atm.
In my LS1 the Catrol 10w60 made it noisier but that apparently is normal
Have Castrol 5w30 for the VE V6 and hoping its not gonna be a noisy goat
Otherwise had great success with Liquimoly and Penrite
Big fan of liqui-moly products, and I've been keen to try their oils, but can't find any Dexos rated ones available here in 5w-30 (I'm sticking to manufacturers recommendations). How do you compare it against the others and which weight have you used?
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