Elf 5w30 C4, C3??

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What can you tell me about an oil with this rating: ACEA 2007: C4, level of performance C3 It is an Elf oil 5w30 and I am going to use it in an jeep 4.0. Do you advise against it? Reason for asking is that it is on super sale but I was looking for A3,B3 or API SJ...
 
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ACEA C3 is Low/Mid-SAPS and designed for use in vehicles which have emissions systems which are used in markets which low sulphur fuels (ULSD in the US and ULSD/Gasoline in many parts of Europe).
 

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ok, we have ultra low sulphur gas (and diesel) but also 5-10% ethanol in the 95 regular gasoline... Maybe I should go with another oil
 
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Originally Posted By: lars11
ok, we have ultra low sulphur gas (and diesel) but also 5-10% ethanol in the 95 regular gasoline... Maybe I should go with another oil
maybe see what MB or BMW use for their gasoline powered vehicles? They have both a spec which is ACEA C3 (MB 229.51 / BMW LL04) and a spec which isn't ( MB 229.50 / BMW LL01).
 
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Originally Posted By: lars11
ok, we have ultra low sulphur gas (and diesel) but also 5-10% ethanol in the 95 regular gasoline... Maybe I should go with another oil
As JAG mentioned this may not be a long OCI oil but that wouldn't deter me from using it.
 
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