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Old 01-29-2013, 10:09 PM   #46
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Back in my ill spent youth, I remember going to a large packaging plant just south of Vancouver either in Richmond or Delta, with my father. This was back in the mid 60s and I was only about 12-14 at the time. It was an oil packaging plant. They had just finished filling up cans marked Shell, and were just changing over to a new batch of cans marked Texaco. All from the same big bulk container. There were also stacks of cans marked Pennzoil and Quaker State as well as Castrol GTX. The name on the front of the packaging plant was Castrol. So, who really knows what really is in those oil cans.

As to SG Spec. that is just fine for our bikes. It works as it should.

For sure, that happens al the time. Heck, Shell, Esso, and Petro Can gasoline all comes from the same source.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:13 PM   #47
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Only two refineries in B.C. I don't think they move the gas or oil all that far before selling it. Was in PG last summer, just about all the gas including Chevron regular/midgrade had ethanol in it, comes from the smaller Husky refinery up there.

Not sure about engine oils, would take some ( a little) digging but lots of the two stroke oils such as Stihl and others is just that, rebranded Castrol blended and packaged in Canada.

Unless they changed in the last couple years, Castrol GTX I always used should have a Zinc content of .12 or just above.

This is fairly recent but things change, don't believe it all because it is in print, best lesson I ever got from my Grandpa.

20W-50
AMSOIL (old) none
AMSOIL (new) none
Castrol GTX .12
Exxon High Performance .11
Havoline Formula 3 none
Kendall GT-1 .16
Pennzoil GT Perf. none
Quaker State Dlx. none
Red Line none
Shell Truck Guard .15
Spectro Golden 4 .15
Spectro Golden M.G. .13
Unocal .12
Valvoline All Climate .11
Valvoline Turbo .13
Valvoline Race .20
Valvoline Synthetic .12

20W-40
AMSOIL none
Castrol Multi-Grade .12
Quaker State none

15W-50
Chevron .11
Mobil 1 none
Mystic JT8 .15
Red Line none

5W-50
Castrol Syntec .10
Quaker State Synquest none
Pennzoil Performax none

5W-40
Havoline none

15W-40
AMSOIL (old) none
AMSOIL (new) none
Castrol .14
Chevron Delo 400 none
Exxon XD3 .14
Exxon XD3 Extra .13
Kendall GT-1 .16
Mystic JT8 .15
Red Line none
Shell Rotella w/XLA .13
Valvoline All Fleet .15
Valvoline Turbo .13

10W-30
AMSOIL (old) none
AMSOIL (new) none
Castrol GTX .12
Chevron Supreme .11
Exxon Superflo Hi Perf 135 .11
Exxon Superflo Supreme 133 .13
Havoline Formula 3 none
Kendall GT-1 .16
Mobil 1 none
Pennzoil PLZ Turbo none
Quaker State none
Red Line none
Shell Fire and Ice .12
Shell Super 2000 .13
Shell Truck Guard .15
Spectro Golden M.G. none
Unocal Super .12
Valvoline All Climate .11
Valvoline Turbo .13
Valvoline Race .20
Valvoline Synthetic .12

5W-30
AMSOIL (old) none
AMSOIL (new) none
Castrol GTX .12
Chevron Supreme .11
Chevron Supreme Synt. .12
Exxon Superflow HP .11
Havoline Formula 3 none
Mobil 1 none
Mystic JT8 .1
Quaker State none
Red Line none
Shell Fire and Ice .12
Unocal .12
Valvoline All Climate .11
Valvoline Turbo .13
Valvoline Synthetic .12
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:54 PM   #48
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From Mobil's website.
The 15-50 is recommended for flat tappets, but the V-Twin 20-50 has even more ZDDP.


http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/...duct_Guide.pdf

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