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Old 10-22-2014, 05:39 PM   #1
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No more Castrol 4t?

Can't find any locally & the internet reveals either Actevo 4t, a syn blend, or RS Power- a full syn.

Castrol website doesn't list any change in availability, where is it?
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:41 PM   #2
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Bad news if true. Good thing I have a couple cases' worth.
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Old 10-22-2014, 06:32 PM   #3
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oil thread !
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Old 10-22-2014, 06:54 PM   #4
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Meh - The dino Castrol 4t has been the same price as the part-syn Actevo for a while. Dino oil is going the way of the - wait for it... Dinosaur.
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:29 PM   #5
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My local autozone auto parts store sells the Castrol 4T:
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=493838_0_0_

I switched to Valvoline 4 stroke 20W-50 motorcycle oil. But, I have no brand loyalty.
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:47 PM   #6
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probably because its had shitty reviews.
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:16 PM   #7
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It was just re-labelled BMW oil anyway...
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:39 PM   #8
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:58 PM   #9
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It was just re-labelled BMW oil anyway...
Instantly adding, what, $3-5 per quart to the price?
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:26 PM   #10
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Did you try Amazon? I bought 6 qts of the Castrol full synthetic MA2 10W50 last month for about $7 per quart and free shipping. The synthetic blend looks like it is actually more expensive.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:37 AM   #11
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According to my online chat with "Al" at Castrol.com, 4T is not being phased out currently but that "retail supply is based highly on consumer demand"...
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:49 AM   #12
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I'm super late to the party given I've never used this stuff. What made 4T special over other motorcycle oils?

Historically I used to buy the overpriced dealer oil for whatever brand of bike I was maintaining, but then our farm store and the super Wal*Mart both started carrying dino and synthetic motorcycle options about 5 years back. At that point I became price loyal vs brand loyal.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:54 AM   #13
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I'm super late to the party given I've never used this stuff. What made 4T special over other motorcycle oils?

Historically I used to buy the overpriced dealer oil for whatever brand of bike I was maintaining, but then our farm store and the super Wal*Mart both started carrying dino and synthetic motorcycle options about 5 years back. At that point I became price loyal vs brand loyal.

It was readily available.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:07 AM   #14
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The Castrol oils are some of the lower cost and more generally available options that carry the MA2 rating for wet clutches. That means they are tested to not reduce clutch friction.
Evidently, some of the newer very low friction oils developed to extend fuel mileage, like the 0W30, 0W50 oils, have modifiers which are so effective that they can prevent your clutch plates from grabbing. The MA and MA2 standards were developed for that reason.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:12 AM   #15
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Being how I am a huge Mobile 1 fan, having seen the results of a race engine being torn down every year for it's yearly re-build, I went with the Mobile 1 V-Twin 20W-50 fully synthetic.
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