- Advance has Castrol Edge, $5.50, should I go stock up?
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    1. 02-24-2017 11:42 AM #1
      The bottle shown on their website is with SPT bottle that has the blurb about being made for European cars.

      This is what I found at the store I went to

      It rang up at .25, that means they are discontinuing it. The dude adjusted the price to match the $5.50 from the Advance Auto website.

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      02-25-2017 06:04 PM #2
      I'd pass on both, especially the yellow label 5W-40. Its a really old formulation. Head over to Walmart and pick up a 5qt. jug of Castrol 0W-40. Most times the price is ~$27.00, but mine has it on Rollback for $23.99. VW502 rating and a solid performer. Stock up on that one instead.

    4. 02-27-2017 08:05 PM #3
      I have been seeing some really good prices on the Mobil 1 0W40.

      As far as these Castrol 5W40's and being an older formula, make any difference if it's going into a '02 1.8 motor? They called for 501/502

    5. 04-12-2017 10:36 AM #4
      I just go with the VW recommended specs--VW 502 for my inline 5. I do change it out more frequently though, around the 7,000 mile mark.

    6. 04-17-2017 08:25 PM #5
      While it should be fine, especially if you follow the factory OCI, and use good filters, it is not as good as the Belgian-made 0w-40. Truth be told, if you're following 5K OCIs, the filter choice is probably more important, as long as your oil is 502 approved. Shortybdub is on the money as far as buying at Wally World. The Castrol is normally less than $23 for 5qts at my local Super store.
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    7. 06-18-2017 01:17 AM #6
      I get that price on line, and I bought 19 quarts... I am using that in my TSI Sport,
      so far, it's been fine, in my 3rd gen EA888. Though, I change the oil every 5 weeks,
      due to mileage...

    8. 06-24-2017 03:28 PM #7
      I looked at the back of the YELLOW LABEL 5W40 I bought, like 19 quarts of the $5.50 oil:

      Look closer:

      Has the certification right there... Old formulation?

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