European Boutique oil

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I was looking at that 5w-40 Silkolene just recently too. Very spendy at over 9 bucks a liter. Buying 6 quarts plus a filter for me would be over $70 bucks for an oil change. [freaknout] Seems to have some very nice specs though.
 
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I don't know though about the flashpoint being 383F. [I dont know] Seems a little low for such an expensive oil.
 
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Tempting, but expensive. If I had a really fat car, I'd go for it. autobahnfluids.com has PentoSynth for a lot less.
 
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Fuchs oils are well known in Europe and Australia, unfortunately not here in the US. I think they are overpriced for the US market. These high oil prices are not uncommon in the EU or AU.
 
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The best synthetic lubes in the world are made right here in the US ...I wouldn't bother with the European stuff .... Seriously though, that's true ...Mobil 1 and Castrol SLX - the GC, 0w-30 - are considered two of the best oils in Europe and Amsoil, Redline, Synergyn, etc all produce world class synthetic lubes.... The PAO and/or Ester based European lubes do tend to be better than the cheap, GP III synthetics you find on retail shelves in the US and Canada .... Tooslick Dixie Synthetics
 
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not to hijack your thread, but on the topic of european "boutique oils," has anyone used lubro-moly brand oils? www.audiquattroparts.com sells several lines of their oil, (they're a good source for older audi parts by the way) but i never tried them and haven't heard of them from anywhere else i can recall.
 
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As far as the Llubro-Moly, I suppose you have to read the label to see what is the latest spec it meets and what applications is it recommended for. I suspect it is a garden-variety 1998 A3 oil. Blaufergnugen is a very reputable supply house, they might have some answers for you. I would skip it, M1 and GC should suffice, they meet the latest VW 505, 503.01 long-life specs. Again, the PentoSynth at autobahnfluids.com is cheap and might be a newer brew. The Llubro-Moly gear oils look tempting though. [ December 21, 2003, 02:38 AM: Message edited by: TSoA ]
 
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If you want to get your ester oil grove on then just buy some Redline from our Redline site sponsor! For less then $7 a quart it is greatttt stuf! It is also home grown here in the USA. It supports a site that supports this site. Just make sure you tell them you herd about them from "Bob is the oil guy" and they will give you a discount!
 
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Good point on the American made Redline. With all the revulsion towards France, why are so many here giving Germany a pass and frantically searching for the German made Castrol? How much help/hinderance with the war are we getting from the Netherlands? Is it time for me to drop Pennzoil?
 
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I use Silkolene Pro 4 10/40 in all my bikes - says made in the Uk on the pack...oooh,they won the World Cup,looks like I better find somewhere else to get my oil eh?
 
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