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Old 01-31-2013, 03:22 PM
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Castrol TWS vs EDGE (both 10w60)

I picked up some bulk oil from a seller on the forums and got a mix of TWS 10w60 and Edge 10w60. Both say that they are formulated for M engines.

However, the BMW part number on the Edge is different (83 12 2 219 730) and realoem.com indicates this to be for a BMW motorcycle (HP2 Sport K29).

Now I know Castrol is in the midst of re-branding all their synthetic oils to EDGE and was wondering if some of you have started getting this oil from your dealers as well?

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I recently bought an oil change kit from Bimmerzone for my S54 and got the same stuff
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The Edge pro appears to be newer with API SM rating vs. the TWS Motorsport being API SJ rated. Both are TWS 10W-60 oils based on visuals.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:13 PM
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The Edge pro appears to be newer with API SM rating vs. the TWS Motorsport being API SJ rated. Both are TWS 10W-60 oils based on visuals.
One of my concerns is that the new EDGE Professional TWS has a lower viscosity at 100C (212F) which is the typical operating temperature. On a race track on hot days I have seen temps as high as 230-240F and viscosity will be that much lower and possibly offer less protection.

I looked at specs of a few 10w60 oils out there (Motul, Lubo Moly, Redline) and Redline has the highest viscosity - even a tad bit higher than the original TWS Motorsport.

I will try the EDGE and report back with my Blackstone reports as the year goes by.

Castrol EDGE Professional TWS 10w60
Kinematic: 22.7 mm2/s (22.7 cSt) at 100C
Color: Amber[Light]
Odor: Mild
Flashpoint: 203C (397.4)

Castrol TWS Motorsport 10w60
Kinematic: 24.5 mm2/s (24.5 cSt) at 100C
Color: Brown
Odor: Oily
Flashpoint: 200C (392F)
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Yup, BMW officially switched over to the EDGE and the TWS is no longer available.


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