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#4462261 - 07/17/17 08:31 PM RAVENOL HPS Hypersynth A3 GF5 5W30
skyactiv Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4015
Loc: The Midwest
Can a 5W30 oil be API SN, ACEA A3 and Ilsac GF5 at the same time? It has the Starburst symbol and is marked resource conserving, too.

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#4462498 - 07/18/17 06:38 AM Re: RAVENOL HPS Hypersynth A3 GF5 5W30 [Re: skyactiv]
Garak Offline

Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 23714
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Generally, C3 should not work, because HTHS is too high. When M1 ESP 5w-30 was first on our shelves, it had the ILSAC rating, too, which seemed peculiar. The phosphorus limits are obviously within reason.
Plain, simple Garak.

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#4477960 - 08/03/17 06:49 AM Re: RAVENOL HPS Hypersynth A3 GF5 5W30 [Re: skyactiv]
supercity Offline

Registered: 06/12/12
Posts: 1139
Loc: Australia
I wouldn't buy that.

#4488807 - 08/14/17 10:38 PM Re: RAVENOL HPS Hypersynth A3 GF5 5W30 [Re: skyactiv]
1JZ_E46 Offline

Registered: 04/04/16
Posts: 727
Loc: Oregon
Ravenol is a large, reputable company. I would say it's definitely possible. Shoot them an email and ask them about it.
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#4488899 - 08/15/17 01:58 AM Re: RAVENOL HPS Hypersynth A3 GF5 5W30 [Re: skyactiv]
chrisri Offline

Registered: 06/01/14
Posts: 1731
Loc: Rijeka, EU
No, it cannot. It could meet Api SN , GF5 and ACEA C1/C2. Based on a additive package and dynamic viscosity, not on the actual performance.

Edited by chrisri (08/15/17 01:58 AM)
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