Pentosin 5W-40 and 5W-50

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Has anybody any experience with either of these two oils? Pentosin makes usually very good products, and the price of about $6 for a liter isn't too bad.
 
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German stuff...probably very, very good. BMW's usually all contain Pentosin Hydraulic fluid 7.1 or 11S (synthetic)...killer expensive...but at the price you quote...doesn't sound too bad at all...
 

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Yeah, Pentosin supplies most major German car makers with OEM fluids and lubricants. I think I may just try the 5W-50.
 
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Well, which German makes we are talking about? These are the only ones approved by MB MB sheet 229.1 approved oils ...... Pentosin Pentosynth TS 10W-40 Pentosin Pentosynth 5W-40 Pentosin Pentoturbo 15W-40 Pentosin Diesel 10W-40 MB sheet 229.3 approved oils ..... Pentosin Pentospeed 0W-30 VS
 

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I got a '96 Audi with a 2.8 12v engine. From the Pentosin site: PENTOSPEED 0W-30 VS* is approved by: BMW (Longlife) DaimlerChrysler (MB 229.3) VW 502/505 (1.97) Audi 503.01 (1/2000) PENTOSYNTH 5W-40 is approved by: BMW DaimlerChrysler (MB 229.1) VW 502/505 Porsche PENTOSYNTH 5W-50 surpasses PENTOSYNTH 5W-40, if it is used in high power engines, including multivalve petrol turbocharged engines. It may also be used in racing cars and is very well suitable for four stroke motorcycle engines.
 
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No problem... But, if you have a source for any of the following oils would you please let me know? Aral SuperTronic M SAE 5W-30 Elf Excellium 229.5 5W-30 Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL MB SAE 5W-30 Shell Helix Ultra AB SAE 5W-30 Total Quartz 5W30 Cheers
 

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I would think the German Shell site has info on the Ultra Helix. Sorry, I haven't seen any of the oils you've mentioned here in the US, but Ferrari dealers should carry the Shell Ultra Helix. I wonder if it's $20 for a liter, though. [crushedcar]
 
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Actually I live very close to Ferrari NA, many times I have though to stop and ask them about it, but not sure how I would take it when they mention the exact price ...
 

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Just tell them you'd like to find out how much the oil is before you decide on buying the Ferrari. [Razz]
 

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ECS Tuning sells Pentosin 5w-40 Synthtic for $5.99 a liter. [ June 06, 2003, 06:51 AM: Message edited by: rugerman1 ]
 
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I did a couple of runs with Pentosin 5W-40 in my VW 1.8T. If you do a search for Pentosin or Pentosynth in the UOA section you'll see the results. The oil performed very well in my application. When GC became available locally I switched to that.
 
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