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Reply to "API Mineral/Dino is not bad"

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Originally posted by Captain Kirk:
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Originally posted by snakedoctor:
German castrol is limited to Auto Zone and some Pep Boys, and some Auto Zones are discontinueing it. The reason it became popular was it is Castrols only PAO oil. It was sold here to meet some European Car specs for oil.



That PAO fact further proves that European oil is superior......the link I pasted proves that and shows that politics is the reason. The car makers in Europe have power to mandate the best motor oil instead of "just good enough" like in the U.S.

The American Petroleum Institute (API) sets minimum for performance standards for lubricants. Motor oil is used for the lubrication, c minium ooling,


MINIMUM IS THE STANDARD......NOT THE BEST

The ACEA (Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles) performance/quality classifications A3/A5 tests used in Europe are arguably more stringent than the API and ILSAC standards. CEC (The Co-ordinating European Council) is the development body for fuel and lubricant testing in Europe and beyond, setting the standards via their European Industry groups; ACEA, ATIEL, ATC and CONCAWE.
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