Motul 300V In Daily Driver ?

JAG

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It is safe to use, but not cost effective unless it cures or lessens a problem that less expensive and more cost effective oils don't.
 
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Never had a problem with it in the Motul 300V 5w-40 Biosynthese in my '98 Subaru Impreza. Ran it from about 150K to about 204K miles @ 3.5K OCI's...this was a daily driver/autocross car. Never had any smoke or oil consumption, it was great. I have a UOA somewhere on it as well, I'll have to dig it up.
 
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I dont think even motul recommend it for a daily driver, and certainly only for short drain perdiods, its more of a racing oil. Go the Excess 5w40, proven performer. If you want ester, most Motul oils have some of it in there, if you want more go Redline.
 
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How is an oil with a TBN of 11.1 not suitable for daily driving? I use it my Scion tC, since I can't keep myself from hammering it. And since I only change my oil twice a year, price is no big deal to me. I spend around $65 for oil changes. I'm gonna do a UOA in November. Here's the VOA I did some time ago.
 
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