Lubro Moly's Voll-Synthese 0W-40

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I recently picked-up 5-5 litre jugs of Lubro Moly's Voll-Synthese 0W-40 at a pretty decent price - ~$15/5 liter container, delivered to my door. I was just curious if there was any thing you guys know about this stuff. I have been using M1 15W-50 in my turbocharged Saab. However, I'm concerned about using the 15W-50 during the winter. I have a Chevy pick-up, also, and when the temperature goes below 20º F, I never attempt starting the Saab. I purchased this new stuff so that I could use the Saab, occassionally, when the temperature goes below 20º. Any feedback, positive or negative, will be appreciated - I can always use the stuff in the Chevy!
 
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Zeke, did you buy your LM 0w40 from Motorworks via the internet? I got 6 jugs from them. Haven't used any yet, but I do have a VOA posted on the Virgin Oil Analysis board. *Warning*: there's no moly in it!
 

zeke

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Dr. T & Stu, yes I purchased it on-line from Rocky Mountain Motorsports. It was actually $9.99/5-litres, but the shipping brought it up to $15 - still seems like a pretty good price. Guess I'll have to go back through the VOA's and see what the spec's are. Why would they call it Moly if there's none in it? [Frown]
 

vvk

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Once again, Lubro-Moly is just a trademark. Most of their modern oils have zero moly in them [Dummy!] 20'F is nothing. You will have zero problems starting your SAAB with the 0W-40 down to much lower temps. I have been using LM 5W-40 in my SAAB with good results (see UOA section). It is very high quality German-made PAO based oil. The 0W-40 seems to have a very high level of ZDDP, too [stretch]
 
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quote:
Originally posted by mph:
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Originally posted by zeke: Why would they call it Moly if there's none in it? [Frown]
I don't mean to ruin your day, but Castrol isn't made with castor oil anymore, either. And don't get me started on Grape Nuts cereal.

mph, I found Grape Nuts to be really hard on my camshaft lobes!!! [Big Grin]
 

zeke

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Thanks Guys, I appreciate the feedback. I'm going to do some more reading and maybe check out some of the VOA and UOA threads. I'm not a tribologist but do have a background in mech. eng. (thermo/fluids), inorganic chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Oh, vvk, it was Motorworks, not Motorsports. I bought it about a month ago - they were running a special internet sale. Guess I lucked out. I have to admit - I really think the M1 15W-50 works very well in my turbocharged 9000. I'm running pretty high boost pressures (24 psi, peak) and it seems that when I was using Royal Purple 10W-30, I'd use about a little over a quart between changes (5k miles). With the 15W-50 it barely goes down at all between changes. It's due for a change and I'll probably send it out to Blackstone and report back to you, thanks again.
 

vvk

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Yeah, older SAAB engines like thicker oil. My 1986 900 engine is so quiet and smooth with a 50/50 mixture of 10W-30 and 20W-50 Mobil Drive Clean. With thinner oils I get pretty bad lifter noise. My 1998 900 likes xW-40 oils much better than xW-40 oils. I get slightly better fuel mileage with the thicker stuff, too.
 
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Rocky Mountain Motorsports or Motorworks? Rocky Mountain Motorworks has Lubro Moly Vollsynthese but it is 5W40 and it is $7.95/liter or $32.95 for 5L
 

mph

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quote:
Originally posted by zeke: Why would they call it Moly if there's none in it? [Frown]
I don't mean to ruin your day, but Castrol isn't made with castor oil anymore, either. And don't get me started on Grape Nuts cereal.
 
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