Thread: Which oil spec
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:57 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by funks View Post
I believe Mobil-1 FS 0W40 meets the requirements as well (pretty sure the FS one is Type 4) but did lose it's BMW LongLife-01 spec (compared to Castrol).


API SN, SM, SL, SJ
ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4
MB-Approval 229.3
MB-Approval 229.5
VW 502 00/505 00
Porsche A40

Note: the small FS label near the handle.
I'm attempting to research this at the moment. I looked up the SDS for Mobil 1 and its looking like group III. Wonder if they changed the formulation when they lost BMW LL01 certification.

The Mobil 1 SDS says: "Mobil 1 FS 0W-40"
Revision Date: 20 May 2016
Ingredients lists 40-70% "DISTILLATES, HEAVY, C18-50 - BRANCHED, CYCLIC AND LINEAR".

I'd say that makes it a group III. It does include 10-20% decene which is a PAO.
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