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Old December 20th, 2017, 08:16   #1
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can anyone tell me if Castrol Edge Bio-Synthetic is an appropriate oil for a diesel engine. I was looking through the specs and I can't see whether it is CG-4 rated or higher or if it is an oil that can be used with a diesel engine. I have been using Castrol Edge Extended Performance 5W30 Full SYN and was on the fence on whether to switch or to stay with what I'm already using.

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Based on the product data sheet I would say it is NOT an appropriate oil for a Diesel Engine. I am not an oil guru so others may feel differently but I would not use this oil in my Diesel car. If using Castrol, I would use... Castrol EDGE Turbo Diesel 5W-40 (VW 502.00/ 505 00/ 505 01) or Castrol EDGE 5W-30 (VW 504 00/ 507 00. Fulfils the requirements of the former VW 503 01 specification)
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I would definitely use a 5w40 in a Florida ALH.
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