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#728500 - 01/04/06 11:47 PM AMSOIL now meets VW 505.01?!
TexasTDI Offline

Registered: 09/16/02
Posts: 371

Looks like Amsoil 5w-40 now meets VW 505.01. Yet now it only meets API CF when it used to meet API CI-4. What's up with that? Why is it an oil that's made to meet 505.01 can't also meet CI-4? [Confused] [I dont know]

#728501 - 01/05/06 12:18 AM Re: AMSOIL now meets VW 505.01?!
The Critic Offline

Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 18539
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
Because it is now an API SM type formulation. It probably uses a reduced level of additives now; I'm guessing that they switched to an API SM type formulation to satisfy the stiffer SAPS limits required by the newer ACEA and BMW specs.

#728502 - 01/05/06 12:38 AM Re: AMSOIL now meets VW 505.01?!
wavinwayne Offline

Registered: 01/06/05
Posts: 7522
Loc: North Alabama
The other two 505.01 approved oils available in the USA also only meet API CF. Those two oils are Castrol 505.01 & Motul 505.01

It must not be possible at this time to blend an oil that will meet VW 505.01 & API CI-4.

#728503 - 01/05/06 12:43 AM Re: AMSOIL now meets VW 505.01?!
The Critic Offline

Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 18539
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
I'm suspecting that it has something to do with meeting the latest ACEA C3-04 and BMW LL-04 specs...I think those require a very low SAPS that isn't attainable with a CI-4 additive package. Just a guess...

#728504 - 01/05/06 04:55 AM Re: AMSOIL now meets VW 505.01?!
FowVay Offline

Registered: 06/02/02
Posts: 2351
Loc: Southeastern USA
I'm glad to see that it actually underwent a reformulation to meet the specification. This is evidence that they're not just rubber stamping the paperwork and making false claims.

#728505 - 01/05/06 06:45 AM Re: AMSOIL now meets VW 505.01?!
Pablo Offline

Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46883
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
You guys are a rough crowd. I mean that in a good way.

Seriously - I think for a company that must seriously guard it's formulas - Amsoil is pretty darn transparent. Name names of other companies that are abused by you jokers so much. [Smile]

#728506 - 01/05/06 07:17 AM Re: AMSOIL now meets VW 505.01?!
Master ACiD Offline

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#728507 - 01/05/06 07:20 AM Re: AMSOIL now meets VW 505.01?!
Bio-T Offline

Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 5336
Loc: London, AR
We have another thread here, so this one will be locked.