Fuchs Titan GT1 5W-30

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Application in question is an '04 Lancer with a 1.6L L4 (4G18) with 80,000 km (50,000 miles). I've recently completed an ARX clean phase on this vehicle with PP 10W-30, and now it's in the rinse stage with PP 5W-30. Following treatment, the plan is to switch to a full synthetic. Initially, I was determined to go with M1 0W-40. But I've been made a brilliant offer on Fuchs Titan 5W-30 for half the cost of M1. Being a European synthetic, it's a true synthetic to boot. The only problem is the specification, however. According to the manual, the oil must meet API SG or higher, ILSAC GF-3 or higher, ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4 or A5/B5. Below are the specifications for Titan 5W-30: • ACEA A3/B4/ C3 • MB 229.31 • BMW LongLife 04 Although this oil does not meet API specifications, the manual okays an ACEA A3/B4 oil - unless the oil has to meet an API SG or higher and ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4 or A5/B5. I'm thinking it would be alright to go ahead and use it, but it makes me a bit nervous. Any thoughts? Thanks!
 
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IMO, the specs you listed are much more stringent than API SG, so you should be fine. I've heard quite good feedback on Fuchs Titan oils.
 

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Thanks for the input! I'm using this oil in an ML500 with 1 year oil changes at 15,000 km (9,750 mile) OCIs and it's brilliant in that application. But I'm attempting to push 20,000 km (12,500 miles) or 1 year OCIs in the Lancer as that is its annual mileage. A UOA will tell the story. ;\) This is also the factory fill for Mercedes engines, if they haven't changed it.
 
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How much is it, if you don't mind me asking? The only problem with this oil is that you have to be careful pronouncing Fuchs. I would definitely use it.
 
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 Originally Posted By: Falcon_LS
This is also the factory fill for Mercedes engines, if they haven't changed it.
I thought MB was using M1 0w-40 as factory fill?
 
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 Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
 Originally Posted By: Falcon_LS
This is also the factory fill for Mercedes engines, if they haven't changed it.
I thought MB was using M1 0w-40 as factory fill?
Only one these models... Mercedes-Benz AMG Vehicles Mercedes SLR McLaren
 

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 Originally Posted By: BimmerMan
How much is it, if you don't mind me asking? The only problem with this oil is that you have to be careful pronouncing Fuchs. I would definitely use it.
No problem! It's $5.70 USD per litre, as opposed to $11 per litre of M1 0W-40. Yes, one should be careful about the pronunciation!
 
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I've been using Fuchs for many years,and the Mitsi shop were I am now uses Fuchs for all their oil (except Mitsubishi MSL) We have CFX for cars and Ultralube for diesels in our bulk tanks....both 15/40.I'd be happy to use it in anything.
 
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 Originally Posted By: Falcon_LS
No problem! It's $5.70 USD per litre, as opposed to $11 per litre of M1 0W-40.
Wow!! That's a good price.
 

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Definitely!
 Originally Posted By: Silk
I've been using Fuchs for many years,and the Mitsi shop were I am now uses Fuchs for all their oil (except Mitsubishi MSL) We have CFX for cars and Ultralube for diesels in our bulk tanks....both 15/40.I'd be happy to use it in anything.
Thanks for the input! I've tried their mineral 15W-40, which was a brilliant oil. But that was API certified, and it was the lack of API certification of this 5W-30 that had me a bit worried. But now that there's much endorsement to go ahead and use it, I'm definitely going for it!
 
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