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Im looking at 3 oils and comparing the specs, Mercedes calls for a 0/30 to 5/40 293 spec or above. What would you choose here are the respective specs, I dont really understand what all the figures mean so need your help! MOTuL Viscosity grade SAE J 300 0W-30 Density at 15°C (59°F) ASTM D1298 0.856 Viscosity at 100°C (212°F) ASTM D445 11.9 mm²/s Viscosity at 40°C (104°F) ASTM D445 66.5 mm²/s Viscosity index ASTM D2270 177 Pour point ASTM D97 -51°C / -59°F Flash point ASTM D92 232°C / 450°F TBN ASTM D 2896 11.2 mg KOH/g Castrol Edge Relative Density 15°C ASTM D12985 0.8385 Appearance Visual Clear & Bright Viscosity 100°C ASTM D445 mm²/s 12.2 CCS -35°C ASTM D5293 cP 5800 Viscosity 40°C ASTM D445 mm²/s 72 Viscosity Index ASTM D2270 None 167 Pour Point ASTM D5985 °C -54 Flash Point PMCC ASTM D93 °C 212 Total Base Number ASTM D2896 mg KOH/g 10.3 Ash, Sulphated ASTM D874 % wt 1.0 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Mobil 1 new life Viscosity, ASTM D 445 cSt @ 40º C 78.3 cSt @ 100º C 14 Sulfated Ash, wt%, ASTM D 874 1.2 Phosphorous 0.1 Flash Point, ºC, ASTM D 92 230 Density @15º C kg/l, ASTM D 4052 0.85 Total Base Number (TBN) 11.3 MRV at -40ºC 26242 Viscosity Index 186 HTHS Viscosity, mPa•s @ 150ºC, ASTM D 4683 3.7
 
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The Mobil 1 New Life has an excellent viscosity index and good HTHS. Should work well in almost any motor. The Motul you reference is X-Lite 0w30 it looks like. That is a very high quality oil with group V (ester) basestocks. I'm almost inclined to recommend that over the Mobil assuming the price isn't too high.
 
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Yes I'd go for the Motul X-Lite as well since it is a lighter oil at all temp's to the other two choices. The only reason the Motul isn't popular in NA is it's price being at least double if not triple the price of M1.
 
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Mobil 1 can routinely be had for $6/qt in the US. The X-Lite is at least $12/qt, if not more, because it must be ordered online. Joey at Motul USA has alluded to the fact that the X-Lite 0w30 has the highest ester content of all their street oils, except for the "race" 300V stuff.
 
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Originally Posted By: CATERHAM
The only reason the Motul isn't popular in NA is it's price being at least double if not triple the price of M1.
Also because it is VERY hard to come by (south of your border, at least), even through mail order, where most (NOT all, boxcartommie wink ) dealers make one take caselots minimum. frown
 
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Originally Posted By: dailydriver
Originally Posted By: CATERHAM
The only reason the Motul isn't popular in NA is it's price being at least double if not triple the price of M1.
Also because it is VERY hard to come by (south of your border, at least), even through mail order, where most (NOT all, boxcartommie wink ) dealers make one take caselots minimum. frown
Not Europa Parts in Linden. + however many for Motul. Of course, we don't have the other oils available here at all. -Dennis
 
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Originally Posted By: bluesubie
Originally Posted By: dailydriver
Originally Posted By: CATERHAM
The only reason the Motul isn't popular in NA is it's price being at least double if not triple the price of M1.
Also because it is VERY hard to come by (south of your border, at least), even through mail order, where most (NOT all, boxcartommie wink ) dealers make one take caselots minimum. frown
Not Europa Parts in Linden. + however many for Motul. Of course, we don't have the other oils available here at all. -Dennis
Is this a 'brick and mortar' place?? As far as 300V goes, Stable Energies in Garfield will ONLY take pre-paid orders for 12 packs of 2 liter caselots for the weights they don't keep on the shelf. Which of course are the weights I would possibly use (5W-30/10W-40). frown
 
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