Motul 8100 5W-30 replaced by 0W-40

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I drive a Mazda 6 with the 2.0 141 hp engine (European model) here in Greece. Mazda recommends 5W-30 SJ oil and their dealers here use Divinol 5W-30 SJ. I do not know how good Divinol is (any feedback?), therefore I plan on switching to Motul 8100 5W-30. However I was informed by the Motul importer that this will not be available anymore and will be replaced by 0W-40 or 5W-40. Will the 0W-40 be OK to use? I live in Greece and temperatures in the summer can easily go up to 105 - 110 F, while in the winter they seldomly go below 25 F. There is also a 0W-40 ARAL synthetic oil available in the local market, as well as Mobil 1 5W-30, Shell Helix Ultra etc. Any advice will be appreciated. FYI my car's factory oil was replaced at 1500 Km with the Divinol mentioned above. I also replaced the oil filter with a new Mazda filter. The car now has almost 5000 Km and I am ready for the second oil change. [Smile]
 
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I've never heard of Divinol before. Motul 0w40 is a very thin 40w, almost a thick 30w. It should be fine if that's all that is available to you. If a 5w30 is recommended, and that's what you'd like to run, then maybe Mobil 1 5w30 is a better choice.
 
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I can't comment on the Divinol however the Motul 8100 5W-30 and Motul 0W-40 and 5W-40 should all make very good choices. Just about any 0W-30, 5W-30, 0W-40 or 5W-40 motor oil that is ACEA rated A5/B5 or A3/B3 or A3/B3/B4 should perform very well in your new Mazda. The technical data for Motul oils looks very good. web page [Welcome!] [ July 16, 2004, 06:07 AM: Message edited by: Sin City ]
 
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The best 5W30 oil you can use is the german fuchs titan supersynth.It has all the approvals a modern oil can have. Specifications: SAE 5W30 ACEA A3/B3/B4 API SL /CF Approvals and performance: Mercedes Benz 229.1/229.3 VW 502 00/505 00 GM-LL-B-025 (for oil change intervals in diesel engines up to 50.000 km!!) BMW Longlife 98 Porsche
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Flash point   225 C
Pure point    -45 C
Viscosity
at 40  C     72.1 mm2/s
at 100 C     12   mm2/s

Viscosity index  164

 

 
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