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      06-07-2011, 02:32 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Chriztofor View Post
Castrol 0w-30 and 5w-40: Does not meet API SN, Does not meet SM, meets SL, SJ, ACEA A3, B3, and B4. 0w-30 is LL-01 approved and 5w-40 is not, why?

By the way, Castrol 10w-40: MEETS API SN, SM, SL, SJ, ACEA A3, B3, and B4 but why isn’t it LL-01 approved? This oil meets two other criteria API SN and SM more than 0w-30 and 5w-40 and it is not LL01 approved or LL-98 approved, why?
Perhaps it has something to do with VANOS & whether there is a market for it to be certified for LL01. The 0w-30 is the darling for Castro with its multiple approvals.