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Castrol for the Win!

February 10, 2009 24 Comments

Before I bought my first car back in the States, I had some idea of car maintenance. Making sure the coolant is topped up, brake pads in good condition, sufficient air in the tires, and of course, regular oil change. However, the one thing that baffled me was the whole organic vs synthetic oil business.

So one day I asked a physics professor about it, and the good doctor explained “well organic oil is made up from polymer of varying length that average to a certain weight (for example 5W-40), but as you run the engine over a period of time the shorter polymer gets burned up and the oil gets ‘heavier’; however, the synthetic oil is made up of just one single polymer length and thus will be able to withstand and hold its characteristics much longer.”

I’ve been using mostly fully synthetic oil for my car since then.

Castrol Umbrella
photo has no relation with the advertorial, but I have this cool umbrella!

Which brings us to this article that is about Castrol EDGE fully synthetic engine oil.

The latest product , Castrol EDGE Sport 0W-40 is proved to deliver maximum horsepower up to 45% longer than other synthetics. Providing protection against engine wear, performance in extreme condition, gives higher fuel economy with good thermal control.

Sounds pretty good to me. I think I should give this product a try when the maroon lady is back in operation.

Castrol Edge

With the launch of the Castrol EDGE Sport 0W-40, there’s also a “Get Spotted and Win Contest” you can participate, and for once the online contest isn’t difficult and the prizes are actually very attractive too!

Here is how it goes:
There will be four videos of four teams changing oil for their car (hot chic, the pros, sweet young things and the geeks). All you need to do is to talk about the product and embed the youtube video (info and videos can be copied from in your blog. If you get spotted, you win a prize. Simple as that.

And if you correctly guessed the time used by the four teams in changing oil, you also stand to win weekly prizes. If you get the closest times in all four weeks, you get the grand prize!

When I say the prizes are attractive, I mean it, and here they are:
List of Prize: Total worth RM10k
Grand Prize – Sony Bravia 37″ LCD
Second Prize – Sony PS3
Thrid Prize – iPOD Touch 8GB
15x weekly winners and blog winners (Get Spotted and Win) – Sony Walkman MP3 Player

Pretty good don’t you think?

I’m not sure about you, but I will be doing the time guessing contest for sure!

Discuss : Castrol for the Win!

  1. I guess they took.. 1 hour? hahaha

  2. Haha, that umbrella is damn cool!

  3. i fell asleep reading the polymer part. lol.

  4. Tan Yee Hou

    Ya the oil will make maroon lady avoid all obstacles.

  5. Kuzco,
    Hahaha I think you’ll take even longer to do it yourself!

    It’s big enough for two. *winks*

    Hahaha well you went to UTP!

    Tan Yee Hou,
    I know! 😛

  6. LOL =D let’s see if i can make it for the sony bravia 37″ hahha… LOL jus kidding…

  7. zzzz….
    i want ps3!

  8. thenomadGourmand

    cool..mayb will try tonite..

  9. andrew,
    Hahaha, then you can give me the plasma tv! 😛

    Do it! Make it happen!

    Good luck! 😀

  10. Hmm will have to try it next time I service.

  11. Can I win your umbrella?!! err…

  12. Jade Zheng


  13. ShaolinTiger,
    Make it happen! 😀

    Hahaha but you can borrow it!

    Jade Zheng,
    Wake up!!!

  14. eh,why suddenly a lot of posts related to umbrella ella ella e eh…

  15. Lb: Coz Chris has an umbrella elle ella ella eh eh and he’s not afraid to use it. 😉

    Hmm…I think they took 15 min to change it.

  16. wah…win PS 3 also good enuff for me liow….dunwan to be so greedy….

  17. It’s time for my car to change the engine oil. Which is way overdue.

  18. Lb,
    Hahhaha, it’s the raining season!

    Huai Bin,

    Go for the win! 😀

    Simon Seow,
    DIY? 😛

  19. But I want to have it!

  20. cannot use umbrella indoor la, KY!!!

  21. and they say opening an umbrella indoors is bad luck *touch wood*

  22. eiling,
    NOoooooo it’s mineeee

    Oh got such a rule?

    Good to know, but I’m a super non superstitious person anyhow. :X

  23. aeroplane1234

    umbrella and automobile only associates to bikini bitches, not KY pls…

  24. aeroplane1234,
    Hahhaha but at least I’m skinny!

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