what do you think of Motul 4100?

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I would suggest the 300v 15w-50 instead. I use the 300v 5w-30 in three cars currently and have used the 10w-40. One car is a turbo.
 
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I used 4100 10W-40 for dozen of km to flash Honda engine when switching from 300V 10W-40 to 6100 5W-40. Quite strange, but the engine worked really better during this very short interval: very quiet and though being very small with 300V and 6100, vibration on the steering wheel during the iddling dissappeared at all. Motul calls this semi-synthetic "Technosyntese". I could notice that only the oil designated for German market gives some description: blend of mineral and synthetic oils.
 
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I'd use 300V 10W-40 or 15W-50 for track days if I really wanted to stick to Motul and money was no object. The second choice would either 8100 E-tech 0W-40 or 8100 X-cess 5W-40. They are 100% synthetic. I'd prefer to use 100% synthetic 8100 series over semi-synthetic "Technosyntese" 6100 or 4100 series. BTW, what kind of car are you driving?
 
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I would try 4100 15W-50 in warm whether if it is available here. As for 6100 15W-50, apparently it's very similar to 4100 and the only difference may be they use group III instead of group II in combination with PAO. Potentially 15W-50 would provide better protection, but many people are satisfied with 4100 quality though it is in 10W-40 grade. I liked how it was working, but I could find the difference when already switched to 6100.
 
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As you are running the car on a track I would go for the full synthetic. Preferably the 300v line, and 40-50 grade. Whilst the sales blurb sounds good, the 4100 is still just a semi syth like many others. I don't think the 6100 is availabe anymore in Oz. You are better off with a full synth in a turbo. The Motul oils are not really that expensive. I buy 4 litres of 300v for $72.00. The 8100 E-tech would be abt $80 for 5 ltrs, however I don't see the need for a 0w and I don't really like the 40 point spread. My son has a highly modded Nissan 180sx running 1.3bar of boost and he runs it hard. He has run the 300v 10-40 and is currently runnning the 5w-30. The 5w-30 is a high 30w, almost a 40 grade. He changes every 4-5000k. He does have an oil cooler, which probably helps. Subarus , from what I've seen here, like the 40-50 grade oils, but even if driven hard (I think most Wrx's are) are pretty easy on the oil. Check the UOA section, plenty of really good reports.
 

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GURU MY PRICES ARE motul 4100 $35 motul 6100 $55 i'll have to see my UOA to see if i have a need to upgrade to 6100 or even 8100 [Smile]
 
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The main reason for the full synth is that mineral oils have a tendency to coke in the turbo lines. This is more likely given that you do track work, but can happen in normal driving. For your interest sake have a look at the www.motul.com site and check out the Forum (just under the Motul logo.) Whilst Motul no longer answer quieries there is some interesting reading. Wrx mentioned a few times. Motul also has an OZ site www.motul.com.au. BTW: Unfortunately Motul is not widely available in the US and hence the lack of first hand knowledge and UOA's from there. There are several Ozzies using it though. [ January 07, 2004, 08:21 PM: Message edited by: theguru ]
 
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According to Motul: "6100 Synergie 15W-50 is formulated with a reinforced synthetic base stock therfore 6100 will provide you better performance and protection than 4100."
 
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Originally posted by Primus: I would try 4100 15W-50 in warm whether if it is available here. As for 6100 15W-50, apparently it's very similar to 4100 and the only difference may be they use group III instead of group II in combination with PAO. Potentially 15W-50 would provide better protection, but many people are satisfied with 4100 quality though it is in 10W-40 grade. I liked how it was working, but I could find the difference when already switched to 6100.
Please read "Potentially 6100 would provide better protection" instead of 15W-50. Sorry.
 
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Originally posted by theguru: It appears the product lineup here is different. Motul Australia Prduct range No 6100, but there is a 5100 which I not seen on the shelves.
5100 is for moto. 6100 in 10W-40 and 15W-50 grades are not sold on CIS market too, only 5W-40 that 8100 starting from 2003.
 

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the place i goto, has a full shelf of 6100, and it looks to be in the new style bottle aswell. so it should be recent. they sell for $59 ... but i should be able to discount to $55 [Smile]
 
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Spoke to the Aust Distributor and 6100 15w-50 is still being sold (although not on website) and as already quoted the 6100 5w-40 is now the 8100 X-cess. He did suggest that the Australian website was probably the most up-to-date and that the overseas sites may be out of date. It seems to me that are trying to reduce the range of oils. And getting back on topic. I still think a higher up the range oil would be more suitable than the 4100. [ January 08, 2004, 11:46 PM: Message edited by: theguru ]
 
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