Lubro-moly 5W40 full synthetic??

Hi, I would like to know if it's a good oil for my car. I have a 95 Jetta with a 2.0L 8v. My mechanic sold this product ( I think it is Lubro-moly Vollsynthese 5W40) and he told me it's the best?? What to you think?? I need some info? Thank you
 
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This is one of those "Euro" synthetics that meets the VW 502/505 specifications for gas/diesel engines. It should work at least as well as Mobil 1, 0w-40. Most of these European formulations use a very robust additive package and have a TBN in the 10.5-12 range. If you are getting it for less than $8.00 CAN/Liter, I'd say it's a good deal.
 

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Thanks I will check how much my mechanic ask for a 5L jug. It's good that the Lubro-Moly is as good as the Mobil 1 0W-40 because I can't find this grade of Mobil 1 in my area. I can buy Delvac 1 but they only have 4L jug and I need 4.5L, so I have to buy 2 jug at 35 $can each. I will try to have info about Lubro-Moly.
 
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Originally posted by Turbo-Mazout: Thanks I will check how much my mechanic ask for a 5L jug. It's good that the Lubro-Moly is as good as the Mobil 1 0W-40 because I can't find this grade of Mobil 1 in my area. I can buy Delvac 1 but they only have 4L jug and I need 4.5L, so I have to buy 2 jug at 35 $can each.
You can get Mobil 1 0w-40 at Autozone.
 
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I was inquiring re: this oil several months ago and nobody seemed to have any experience with it. I've email Lubro-Moly on many occasions and have gotten immediate responses. Here are the stats for the 5-40 Synthetic... TECHNICAL DATA Viscosity class : 5W-40 ASTM colour : 3 Density at 15 °C : 0.85 g/cm³ Viscosity at 40 °C : 87.3 mm²/s Viscosity at 100 °C : 14.1 mm²/s Viscosity index : 138 Flash point : 193 °C Pour point : -42 °C I'm in Toronto, but have found NAPA as a readily available source (they'd have to order it though). After looking at the stats (and they never tell the whole story), I never followed through due to cost effectiveness. The stats (to me) don't paint a picture too different and don't seem better than either Havoline Synthetic 5-40 or Delvac 5-40 to justify the price. In either case, my owner's manual recommends 15-50 for temps. from -20C to 30+ C, so I'll be using M-1 15-50....and will report this winter's pumping adventures....
 
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Here is what I know about this oil. My wife's 2000 VW Eurovan came from the factory filled with this product. I was told this by Hans at Liqui-Moly in Germany, and it was confirmed by Fredrick at VW in Germany. I used this product for the first 15,000 miles, doing 5,000 mile oil changes. It seemed to work just fine, although I never had an analysis done on it. It did take a while to get as I had to either order it from the East or West coast. When we came out with our European Formula 5W40 I switched. I have several friends that have used this product for years in their BMW'S and have had good success with it. Is it any better than Mobil 1 0W40 or Delvac 1 5W40, probably not.
 

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Originally posted by Turbo-Mazout: Thanks I will check how much my mechanic ask for a 5L jug.
Just curious how much your mechanic charges you... My friend told me that the "purple" 5L jug costed him CAN$75.
 
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I'm currently running the 5W-40 in my 2002 VW (1.8T) and I will post the result of the analysis analysis after it's complete. It looks like this will be the first analysis on this oil on the board.
 
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I'm looking forward to seeing a Mobil1 0W-40 analysis as well, or any other 5W-40 analysis for that matter. The nice thing about the 0W-40 is that it's readily available now.
 
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OK...so what are the correct Viscosity Index and flash point numbers then? Enlighten us. Why do you state they are incorrect?
 
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Originally posted by Dr. T: OK...so what are the correct Viscosity Index and flash point numbers then? Enlighten us. Why do you state they are incorrect?
It is not logical for a 5W40 to have such low numbers. How many synthetics do you know with a flash point of 379.4 F ?? and this viscosity index i am sure it belongs to a mineral oil.. well....to a very bad mineral oil.. Actually the Aral's 5W40 that i am not sure whether is a PAO based or not has a viscosity index of 190... [Smile] i have already e-mailed to liqui moly and i am waiting for their replay.
 
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Originally posted by Dr. T: OK...so what are the correct Viscosity Index and flash point numbers then? Enlighten us. Why do you state they are incorrect?
i just got their e-mail(liqui moly), i believe i owe you an apology Dr. T ,you were right . It was a shock for me. Anyway here are the Aral's specifications: Applications: High-end high-performance motor oil with Aral Synthesis Technology with potential for extended oil-drain intervals. Helps to save fuel and to protect the environment. Large performance reserves even with maximum permissible oil-drain intervals and in engines with low oil consumption. Suitable for all four-stroke gasoline and Diesel (incl. direct injection and turbocharged) car engines. Required for Saab 9-3 Sport-Sedan diesel motor. Specification: ACEA A3 , B3 , B4 API SJ/CF Approval: Mercedes-Benz specification for service product sheet 229.3 BMW Approval Longlife-98 Porsche Approval VW-Norm 502 00 and 505 00 Issue 1/97 Opel GM-LL-B-025 Technical Data SAE-grade DIN 51511 5W-40 ASTM-Color DIN ISO 2049 2,5 Density at 15 °C g/ml DIN 51757 0,855 Viscosity 100 °C mm²/s DIN 51562 13,9 40 °C mm²/s DIN 51562 79 -25 °C mPa·s DIN 51377 3350 Viscosity Index DIN ISO 2909 190 Flash point COC °C DIN ISO 2592 225 Pour point °C DIN ISO 3016 - 36
 
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