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    Has anyone tabulated these data?

    Has anyone seen the UOA data tabulated in a spreadsheet? I would like to run some data analysis on the data, so if anyone has seen a spreadsheet somewhere, please point me to it. Thanks!
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    New Michelin Primacy MXM4

    I am very curious to see first reviews of this tire. I had Primacy MXV4 on my SAAB and simply loved them. My kind of tire! I noticed people's responses about Michelin Energy. Energy is not my kind of tire. It has OK traction and very long tread life but that's it as far as good qualities. They...
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    Motul LL-01 specific 5W-30 or Elf Full-tech 0W-30?

    <blockquote>Quote:<hr /> Pretty sure it only meets LL-98, can't remember where I read it though(I wouldn't trust it for a oci over 5k). What I do know for sure is that it's made in the USA and it is a Group III hydrocracked oil which cannot be called synthetic in Europe. In any case, the...
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    Castrol Syntec 5w40

    Use LL-01 as specified. It is specifically formulated for double-VANOS and Valvetronic equipped BMW engines. If you want Castrol, use "5W-30 BMW Synthetic" sold by BMW dealers. It is good, robust oil.
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    Why do European cars run heavier oil than us

    <blockquote>Quote:<hr /> Have you change oil and other fluids in a Honda or Ford recently? Compare the simplicity to that of a Audi, VW, or BMW. For most Americans, good engineering isn't about complexity, it is about making things easier for the end-users. European car makers totally miss...
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    Valvoline"H.M." : any users ? If so did you ......

    It is sold in 5 quart containers at my local WalMarts. Not 1 gallon containers as you mentioned. MaxLife 10W-40 is the lowest priced ACEA A3 rated oil I could find...
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    Continental QDIS

    Finally!!! On-board oil diagnostic sensor. To be in production by 2009. See link for more info. <a...
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    Liqui-Moly 5W40 Synthoil High Tech

    I have used both LM 5W-40 and LM 0W-40. In my 1998 SAAB 900, LM 5W-40 was outstanding. Smooth, quiet -- great subjective feel. UOA indicated low wear rates for my 10k mile intervals. 0W-40 is not as good -- engine seems to run slightly rougher and louder. However, my fuel consumption went down...
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    What about dino for BMW?

    <blockquote>Quote:<hr /> BMW only specifies synthetic because of their recommended long drain intervals. If you cut back to a reasonable OCI, say 5000 miles or less, ANY quality oil will do fine. Period. Hence my suggestion to try Syntec Blend. <hr /></blockquote> I can argue that with modern...
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    What about dino for BMW?

    <blockquote>Quote:<hr /> <blockquote>Quote:<hr /> Your car is equipped with an oil life monitor. If you do a lot of city driving, the oil monitor will reflect that. <hr /></blockquote> The BMW oil "idiot" light is triggered by how much gas you are using, has nothing to do with oil per se...
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    What about dino for BMW?

    It is very simple, really. It does not matter if you use non-synthetic, semi-synthetic or full synthetic. What matters is that you use oil that has BMW approval. Meaning that it conforms to BMW performance specifications. As long as you see that BMW Longlife 01 approval on the label, you are...
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    VWAG 2.0T FSI

    Does anyone know what VWAG oil norm is spec'ed for the VWAG 2.0T FSI engine?
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    Pic of BMW "Lifetime" Diff fluid @33k vs. Virgin Redline 75w90

    Another data point here. Rear diff fluid that I drained out of my Subaru Impreza at 45k miles looked the same as fresh Mobil 1 gear oil I replaced it with. Clear golden color.
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    Oil for VW owners

    <blockquote>quote:<hr />Originally posted by robnitro: <strong> I thought amsoil didnt care about certifications haha. I love my pre VE TDI. I can use delvac 1, or rotella synthetic. BTW, vw is going to stop using PD technology in favor of sticking with common rail. Simpler for them...