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5W-30 out 0W-20 In

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For my 40K service today I see that the dealer used 0W-20 synthetic oil and not the 5W-30 used 11 months ago for the 30K service. Dealer told me that 0W-20 is the new specification issued by Volvo.
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Lowes has Castrol Edge 0w20 at $23, I have 10% off at Lowes right now. Is there anywhere to get 5qt bottles of Castrol Edge 0w20 for < $20.7 rn?

Thanks guys.
^ pinche Volvo with the stupid oil specs again. Thanks. Liquid moly it is I guess.
What is specced for your engine? That Castrol is A1-B1, which is what my 09 XC90 3.2 is supposed to have. That spec has been obsoleted to A3-B3. I think the viscosity may be a little better if it crept up to 30w. I bought Mobil 1 A3-B3 0-30w from Costco. Be careful with A5-B5, though, it may not be good for earlier engines.
This is a SPA forum, so whatever you're using in your 3.2 is DEF not what is spec'd. The spec is below, and it's not even officially available in US from Castrol.

For Castrol you need to find Castrol Edge Professional V 0w20 and make sure it has VCC-RBS0-2AE on the label.
Check the below Technical Journal


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I've read that a few times and went w/ the FCP euro liquidmoly oil change kit just like everyone else.

My question remains: wtf are the dealerships using if there's no Castro pro v? The unobtanium Volvo branded oil? Is that why they charge $200 for an oil change?!?
we dont have trouble with quarts, we get 55gal drums of 0w20 castrol pro v. supply line is a little different when you go through hundreds of gallons a month compared to a couple gallons per year.
Duh. Of course. Thanks for the clarification.
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