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Old April 4th, 2018, 21:58   #16
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I use the 0-30 in the winter and the 5-30 in the summer. Thou I'm not sure its worth the flip-flop.

I see what your saying.. I was manly asking because I live in Michigan and some winters are so cold that one could sneeze and it might turn to sleet before it leave the nose.. I saw that it the 0W was rated for the diesel, and the easier the start up, the better, you know?
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Old April 5th, 2018, 06:51   #17
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that's not a bad deal.
what TDI do you that you have?

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Old April 5th, 2018, 16:40   #18
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The T-6 works great.
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Old April 5th, 2018, 16:43   #19
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She’ll rotella t6 that is.
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Old April 13th, 2018, 12:24   #20
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She’ll rotella t6 that is.

shell rotella works wonders in the BRM. though I change it 6000 miles because I'm scared lol
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Old April 14th, 2018, 10:12   #21
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shell rotella works wonders in the BRM. though I change it 6000 miles because I'm scared lol


You're scared? Of what?
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Old April 15th, 2018, 05:41   #22
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It has a High temperature high shear (HTHS) viscosity of 3.5 which is what you want at a minimum in these types of engines. For Pumpe Dude engines there is a school of thought that you need a higher HTHS, something at a minimum around 3.8.
The fact that this Mobil 1 507 oil had a viscosity index (VI) of 180 is a plus definitively. If you want to get deeper into the pluses and minuses you can try to find out also the NOACK volatility percentage (lower better). I do not think Mobil publishes this value (Amsoil does) but you can go to www.pqiamerica.com or www.oil-club.ru (use Google Translate) to see if you can find it.

As of about 2 years ago. Bitog mentions 5.6% Noack.

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ub...0_Noack_value?
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Old April 15th, 2018, 08:47   #23
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I think you get more for your money if you buy the 5w-30. It meets BMW longlife and VW 506 approvals. The mix of base oil is improved to meet the lower ash, longer oil life and still meet wear levels (HTHS is better)

The 0w-30 needs more phosphorus to make up for the poorer base oil mix( thinner base oil) and additional viscosity polymers, ( lower HTHS, density, higher ash)
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Old April 15th, 2018, 09:01   #24
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I see what your saying.. I was manly asking because I live in Michigan and some winters are so cold that one could sneeze and it might turn to sleet before it leave the nose.. I saw that it the 0W was rated for the diesel, and the easier the start up, the better, you know?
You will note that the 5w-30 has a pour point of -45C. As long as the temperature is 15 degrees C above the pour point you should not have starting issues or oil flow issues.
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Old April 17th, 2018, 23:11   #25
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As of about 2 years ago. Bitog mentions 5.6% Noack.
https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ub...0_Noack_value?
Yes an excellent NOACK for the 5W-30 favor. Once you research the NOACK for the 0W-30 viscosity you will find out that NOACK takes a plunge for the worse, something closer to 10%!

So you have to decide what is more important to you the low NOACK value or the high Viscosity Index of 180. Like with tires, engines oils are about compromises to a certain degree in their characteristics.
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Old November 12th, 2018, 01:11   #26
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I took delivery this morning of a case of six 1 qrt bottles of this PLATINUM EURO LX 0W30.


(Of course it is expensive as I paid $10.68 cdn per bottle + taxes).
My concern is that nowhere on the labeling does it say it is 507.00 approved only that it exceeds the requirements of 504.00/507.00

I am also wandering the circuit of cooling...will it really be better?
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Old November 13th, 2018, 13:36   #27
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I took delivery this morning of a case of six 1 qrt bottles of this PLATINUM EURO LX 0W30.


(Of course it is expensive as I paid $10.68 cdn per bottle + taxes).
My concern is that nowhere on the labeling does it say it is 507.00 approved only that it exceeds the requirements of 504.00/507.00

I am also wandering the circuit of cooling...will it really be better?
The LX 0w30 does carry the VW507/504 cert so your golden. I was on the fence in getting the same as you actually but the price just doesn't tip the scales in favor of using it. Helps though in cold places like where I am.
Was -25c (-13f) yesterday morning here and diesel clatter is already starting.nice to ensure oil flowing quickly on cold starts.
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Old November 13th, 2018, 19:55   #28
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I took delivery this morning of a case of six 1 qrt bottles of this PLATINUM EURO LX 0W30.


(Of course it is expensive as I paid $10.68 cdn per bottle + taxes).
My concern is that nowhere on the labeling does it say it is 507.00 approved only that it exceeds the requirements of 504.00/507.00

I am also wandering the circuit of cooling...will it really be better?
I believe this can be bought at Can Tire cheaper when it goes on sale plus rebates
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Old November 20th, 2018, 21:34   #29
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In the Volvo at spring oil change time I found a collapsed Fram ultra synthetic oil filter cartridge. As I remember it there was only one day during the winter when it was parked outside for sometime at a very cold temperature. I used 0-30 Mobil 1 oil and an OEM Mann filter for the latest change.

For the VW I have always used the Castrol 5-30 from the dealer but it sure seems expensive. Maybe by next oil change time I'll find another brand spec 507 oil that is more to my liking.
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