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#3344616 - 04/16/14 02:14 PM Re: Mobil 1 vs Kendall full synthetic 09 SLK55 AMG [Re: riggaz]
riggaz Offline


Registered: 01/26/10
Posts: 523
Loc: England
Originally Posted By: riggaz
Originally Posted By: edyvw
Originally Posted By: riggaz
[quote=Andyslk]I recently switch from Mobil 1 0w-40 to Kendall GT-1 Full Synthetic Euro Motor Oil 10w-30 in my AMG SLK55. I'm noticing that my engine oil is running roughly 3-4C hotter than with the mobil 1. With Mobil 1 im at 100C to 103C. Now I'm running around 103C to 106C. Does anyone know if this 3-4C difference is enough to be of concern? Should I switch back to Mobil 1?

Thanks,



Basically nothing will go bang but the 229.51 is a low saps oil, it has reduced amounts of anti wear additives in to protect diesel particle filters, it's also thinner than necessary when it's hot so will have lower film strength. To be belt and braces, i'd change it out for the correct oil.

Kendal do a 5w40 which is the one for your torque fest of an engine

http://lubeoil.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Kendall-GT-1-Full-Syn-5w-40.pdf

Can you explain how 229.5 is thinner then 229.5?


Once again i think you've misunderstood what i've said

The AMG engine needs a 229.5 0w or 5w 40

The OP has put a 229.51 5w30 in

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#3344868 - 04/16/14 05:43 PM Re: Mobil 1 vs Kendall full synthetic 09 SLK55 AMG [Re: riggaz]
edyvw Offline


Registered: 03/08/12
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Loc: Colorado Springs
Originally Posted By: riggaz
Originally Posted By: riggaz
Originally Posted By: edyvw
Originally Posted By: riggaz
[quote=Andyslk]I recently switch from Mobil 1 0w-40 to Kendall GT-1 Full Synthetic Euro Motor Oil 10w-30 in my AMG SLK55. I'm noticing that my engine oil is running roughly 3-4C hotter than with the mobil 1. With Mobil 1 im at 100C to 103C. Now I'm running around 103C to 106C. Does anyone know if this 3-4C difference is enough to be of concern? Should I switch back to Mobil 1?

Thanks,



Basically nothing will go bang but the 229.51 is a low saps oil, it has reduced amounts of anti wear additives in to protect diesel particle filters, it's also thinner than necessary when it's hot so will have lower film strength. To be belt and braces, i'd change it out for the correct oil.

Kendal do a 5w40 which is the one for your torque fest of an engine

http://lubeoil.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Kendall-GT-1-Full-Syn-5w-40.pdf

Can you explain how 229.5 is thinner then 229.5?


Once again i think you've misunderstood what i've said

The AMG engine needs a 229.5 0w or 5w 40

The OP has put a 229.51 5w30 in

OK< because you are saying 229.5 and 229.51 so I am thinking how is thinner if it is same viscosity. But, yeah I get what you saying.
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#3345220 - 04/17/14 03:06 AM Re: Mobil 1 vs Kendall full synthetic 09 SLK55 AMG [Re: edyvw]
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Registered: 01/26/10
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Loc: England
OK< because you are saying 229.5 and 229.51 so I am thinking how is thinner if it is same viscosity. But, yeah I get what you saying. [/quote]

Yeah, you were completely wrong, again, I'll break it down for you since you are incapable of following a thread properly or reading and typing in English.

229.5 is a performance approval given to many different viscosities.

The SLK55 AMG oil has to be both 229.5 and an SAE 40 when it's hot.


Edited by riggaz (04/17/14 03:07 AM)

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#3376383 - 05/20/14 10:55 AM Re: Mobil 1 vs Kendall full synthetic 09 SLK55 AMG [Re: Andyslk]
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Registered: 06/13/12
Posts: 18
Loc: Honduras
GT-1ฎ Full Synthetic Euro Motor Oil

Kendallฎ GT-1 Full Synthetic Euro Motor Oil is a premium quality,
full-synthetic, low-SAPS engine oil designed to provide maximum
protection for European passenger cars under all operating
conditions. It also is recommended for other vehicles operating at extreme temperatures or under severe driving conditions, such as towing heavy loads. It is recommended for use in many gasoline
and light-duty diesel engines, including TDI diesel engines with
unit injectors and select diesel engines equipped with diesel
particulate filters (DPFs).

Applications
• Audi automobiles, gasoline engines (except R8 GT) and diesel
engines, standard drain only
• BMW automobiles, gasoline and diesel engines, except
M-series & Z8 with S54, S62, S65 or S85 engine
• Mercedes-Benz automobiles, diesel engines with or without
DPF (except BlueTEC engines), plus select gasoline engines
(M156, M159, M266, M270, M271, M271 EVO & M274)
• Volkswagen automobiles, gasoline engines and diesel engines,
standard drain only (includes diesel engines with or without
unit injector, and with or without DPF)
• Passenger cars, light trucks and sport utility vehicles that do
not require an ILSAC GF-5 oil for warranty coverage,
especially when operating under severe driving conditions
GT-1 Full Synthetic Euro Motor Oil meets or exceeds the
requirements of:
• API Service SN
• ACEA C3-10, A3/B4-08

GT-1 Full Synthetic Euro Motor Oil is fully approved for service fill under the following OEM specifications:
• BMW Longlife-04 Oil
• Mercedes-Benz Sheet 229.51
• VW Standard 505.01, 505.00, 502.00

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