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    M1 ESP 0W30 vs M1 ESP 5W30

    I am just wondering as to which applications one would select one over the other as both have similar manufacturer approvals and specs.
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    New oil with no Zinc or Phosphorus

    <a href="https://www.trucknews.com/transportation/chevron-unveils-a-lubricants-game-changer/1003095061/" target="_blank">https:/<wbr>/<wbr>www.trucknews.com/<wbr>transportation/<wbr>chevron-unveils-a-lubricants-game-changer/<wbr>1003095061/<wbr></a>
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    magnetic block heater plug

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    M1 ESP 0W30 (8200 km run for an 2018 VW Golf R)

    Five consecutive UOAs for this 2018 Golf R Earliest UOA (applicable right column) of <span style="font-weight: bold">CASTROL 0W40</span> (Applicable certificaton is 502) Next column left corresponds to the UOA of <span style="font-weight: bold">FUCHS TITAN GT1 5W30</span> (502 and dexos2)...
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    No sign of oil sample at Blackstone :(

    As a Canadian I have mailed off oil samples to BS for over a decade without <span style="font-style: italic">incident</span>. In the beginning it wasnt unusual for me to draw two samples...just in case. But for the latest mailed bottle (M1 ESP 0W30), it has been almost 2 weeks and nothing <img...
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    Is it really M1 ESP X1 0W30?

    I just picked up a case of this what I think is this oil but I see no "X1" anywhere on the box or bottle and there is no certifications listed (except for ACEA C3). (The M1 ESP X1 0W30 has a bevy of certifications shown in the online TDS eg 504/507). (I believe there was a previous ESP 0W30...
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    Up to date lists of available SN PLUS oils?

    I see Castrol shows their current offerings here <a href="https://www.castrol.com/en_us/united-states/home/motor-oil-and-fluids/new-api-sn-plus-specifications.html" title="httpswwwcastrolcomenusunitedstateshomemotoroilandfluidsnewapisnplusspecificationshtml"...
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    PP 0W40 EURO SN AND SN PLUS Kinematic Viscosity #s

    Looking at their tech data sheets one sees as their kin visc: <span style="font-weight: bold">SN:</span> <img src="https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/attachments/usergals/2019/07/full-7625-34414-older_pp_0w40_viscosities.png" alt="[Linked Image]" class="post-image"...
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    dexos2 and 502 and 0W40?

    i know there are 5W30 oils that have both certifications but are there any 0W40s?
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    M1 ESP Formula 0W40 (7600 km run for an 18 VW Golf R)

    <span style="text-decoration: underline">Four consecutive UOAs for this 2018 Golf R</span> Earliest UOA (applicable right column) of <span style="font-weight: bold">CASTROL 0W40</span> (Applicable certificaton is 502) Next column corresponds to the UOA of <span style="font-weight: bold">FUCHS...
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    How much longer?

    We have had our 2005 Pontiac Vibe since new (now at 195k km/121k miles). I had done several UOAs in the first 5 years or so and all seemed good. For the past 5 years or so the OCI has been about 1 year (no detectable oil consumption). This May 2019 will be the one year mark for this current...
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    SUPREME C3-X SYNTHETIC 5W-30

    I have used PCanada oils in the past; in their Supreme lineup. But visiting the website today I see there is a single offering for "European" vehicles. I am not sure if this is a relatively newly released product <img src="/forums/graemlins/confused2.gif" alt="???" title="???" height="22"...
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    PP EURO LX 0W30 Winter run of 7500 KM in 2018 GOLF R

    Three consecutive UOAs: Earliest UOA (applicable right column) CASTROL 0W40. Middle UOA FUCHS TITAN GT1 5W30 Latest UOA (applicable left column) Pennzoil Platinum EURO LX 0W30 (This oil was in the sump from early November to mid March, during a very cold winter) (<span style="text-decoration...
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    MRV of PP EURO 0W40 an anomaly?

    I noticed in passing that the MRV Viscosity # for this oil is 13200 (at -40C). <a...
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    Why today did oil heat up "faster" than coolant today?

    I have always found that from a cold start, the dummy coolant temp needle reaches its usual operating position (much) more quickly than will the oil temp reach 50 C (the lowest temp for which the car shows an oil temperature) (VW GOLF R) But this was not the case this morning ie with the...
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    Which 5W40 do you like best?

    There has been the steady 'movement' from <span style="font-weight: bold">5W40</span> to 0W40 to 5W30 to 0W30 and even to 0W20 (eg for the 2019 VW GTI). BUT as of today, if you if you <span style="font-style: italic">still</span> had to use a 5W40 oil which one would it be? (Which has the most...
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    Which of these 0W30s do you like the best?

    <span style="font-weight: bold">CAR</span>: 2018 Golf R <span style="font-weight: bold">CURRENT FILL</span>: FUCHS GT1 PRO FLEX 5W30 As timing has it I will be doing an oil change this week <span style="font-weight: bold">AVAILABLE for new fill:</span> Heading into winter I have these 2 oils...
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    Fuel Additive before or after an oil change?

    I read that fuel system treatment is often done at the time of an oil change. I assumed this was just a way to keep track of the application of the fuel additive. Is there any reason(s), in terms of efficacy, to put in the additive before or after an oil change or does it matter?
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    Are there many 0W30s with lower viscosity #s than Max1?

    I see that with Max1 0W30 it has a viscosity of 57.4 (at 40 C) and 10.4 (at 100 C). (Albeit I haven't looked lots but for example by comparison, PP EURO LX 0W30 has the numbers 58.7 and 11.9).
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    Signal Oil Company radio advertising

    I often listen to OTR (Old Time Radio) on my internet radio. The SIGNAL OIL COMPANY was a regular sponsor of many of these shows (eg The Whistler) so it isn't unusual for their commercials to still be part of the playback of these episodes (some from <span style="font-weight: bold">75</span>...
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