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    Is Liquimoly Overrated?

    LM is good but not great. Ravenol specs are usually superior and can be had in the US via Blauparts.com.
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    Direct Injection Oils

    10% volatility for an oil that advertises itself as a direct injection oil - that's ironic. 10% isn't bad, but I'd like something in the 6-7% range, or lower.
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    Best substitute for Pennzoil Platinum Euro 5w-40?

    Ravenol VollSynth Turbo 5w-40. BMW LL-01. Look at the specs. If you find a better LL-01 5w-40, let me know. Order yours at Blauparts in Wisconsin.
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    Oil and Fuel Recomendations for 2018 VW Golf R

    Compare the specs, won't find a better one out there than Ravenol VST 5w-40 or RUP 5w-40.
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    Which Is More Important : KV @ 100 C. vs. HTHS In 5W30 ?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Gokhan</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style="font-weight: bold">HTHSV determines the wear protection for the bearings, fuel economy to a large extent, and oil pressure</span>. KV100 determines the oil consumption...
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    BMW N54 turbo

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by zeng</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by AirBull</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally...
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    BMW N54 turbo

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by BMWTurboDzl</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by AirBull</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div...
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    BMW N54 turbo

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by BMWTurboDzl</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The N54 is spec'd for LL01, LL01FE, LL04, LL12FE BMW "Dealer" 0w30 oil is LL01FE (A5/B5) Shell GTL. IMO being that the N54 is problematic with regards to buildup on the...
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    Which oil for modified turbo engine?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by OVERKILL</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by headoff93</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What you think about RAVENOL RCS SAE 5W-40 ?</div></div>...
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    2015 Golf R - high performance engine oil

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Trav</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Why? What makes it better? The Castrol he is using is a full synthetic and one of the top oils. <a...
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    Pat's [Goss] Perspective: thicker oil

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by oil_film_movies</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by AirBull</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I don't believe there are any data sheets on BMW's new...
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    Best 5w40 for Twin Turbo Direct Injection V8

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by edyvw</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by AirBull</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div...
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    Pat's [Goss] Perspective: thicker oil

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by oil_film_movies</div><div class="ubbcode-body">He's basically right. Although, you can actually go about an added +0.5 higher HTHS from the oil recommended in your owner's manual and it could help you when towing...
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    UOA on BMW 0w-30 on BMW F10 M5 with S63 TVDI V8

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by oil_film_movies</div><div class="ubbcode-body">One of my favorites for an HTHS 3.5-level Euro oil is Mobil1 ESP 5w30. This would be +0.5 more HTHS protection than BMW's LL-01FE level, so plenty. HTHS, not sae xwX...
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    Best 5w40 for Twin Turbo Direct Injection V8

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I kind of highly doubt you actually know what 0W30 Castrol I have in mind. And no, BMW did not move to LL01FE due to CARB.</div></div>Reminds me of an old Seinfield episode where Kramer asks "why don't...
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    Best 5w40 for Twin Turbo Direct Injection V8

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by edyvw</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Avoid Redline, you will not gain anything. S63 engine is pretty hard, however, take into consideration that Central TX heat is nothing compared to Autobahn driving conditions if you...
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    Best 5w40 for Twin Turbo Direct Injection V8

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by dbias</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by sloinker</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I would use this...
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    Best 5w40 for Twin Turbo Direct Injection V8

    I have an F10 generation BMW M5 with a Turbo Valvetronic Direct Injection (TVDI) 4.4L V8, that has two variable geometry turbochargers running BMW's Valvetronic and Direct Injection. I just changed to Ravenol VST 5w-40 (LL-01) and was suggested to consider Red Line's Euro 5w-40 with LL-04 rating...
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    UOA on BMW 0w-30 on BMW F10 M5 with S63 TVDI V8

    Interesting point. While I see what you're getting at, a lot of times it comes down to the specific product available and I'm not certain I like any of the other 5w40 LL04 options much better; (look at the VOA for the Red Line Euro Spec 5w-40, below.) If I were to go to a LL-04 in 5w-40, I'd...
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    UOA on BMW 0w-30 on BMW F10 M5 with S63 TVDI V8

    Attached is my first UOA on my new-to-me 2015 BMW M5 with 9,000 miles. The engine is a Turbo Valvetronic Direct Injection (TVDI,) twin scroll turbo 4.4L V8. The BMW dealer has apparently already performed three oil changes in the first 8,000 miles of the vehicle, so I think this vehicle has been...
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