quote:It should be, and the dealership will probably be the only place you can get it. I doubt if Mobil will import this. It will probably be Mercedes who imports it and supplies it to the select few dealers that will be authorized to service this car. Same sort of deal with the Ferrari Enzo and its required Helix Ultra 10w60. I don't think Shell is importing this particular grade of Helix Ultra. Ferrari is doing it, just like BMW brings over the Castrol 10w60 for the M3.
Originally posted by buster: When the new Mercedez-Benz SLR hits the US, will the factory fill 5w-50 be available at the dealerships?
quote:Doug, Would it be possible for you or some of the other board members "down under" to post a UOA of this oil from an LS1.
Originally posted by Doug Hillary: Hi Buster, the M1 5w-50 A3/B3 etc. is the best selling M1 product here in Australia and has been for many years! Regards
quote:How do you figure? Just because an oil has a high HTHS doesn't mean it's likely to shear by any means. Just look at Delvac 1 for instance.
Originally posted by buster: This oil has a HT/HS of 4.2, which means it's definitely going to shear, obviously.
quote:I wouldn't be too sure about this. This car is going to cost around a half-million dollars and rumor has it that DCX is vetting the US dealerships very closely. Only a handfull will be authorized to sell and service the SLR, and you can bet every fluid that the factory specifies for it will be stocked at those dealerships.
Originally posted by Dr. T: On a serious note, the dealerships will probably use whatever they feel like.