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#4469809 - 07/25/17 09:13 AM Motul 8100 X-cess
bigj_16 Offline

Registered: 07/03/17
Posts: 1267
Loc: Douglas County, Colorado
Anyone have any thoughts on this oil in 5W-40?

#4469822 - 07/25/17 09:21 AM Re: Motul 8100 X-cess [Re: bigj_16]
drtyler Offline

Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 404
Loc: GA
Forum member GermanAutohaus has posted several UOA & VOA reports. The oil appears to do well in its intended applications and extended drain intervals.

Price is not bad either through some stores.

I'm not sure that it's better than the less expensive Euro oils available at Wal-Mart, but it's a solid choice if your car needs A3/B4, VW 502/505, BMW LL-01, or MB 229.5.

#4469877 - 07/25/17 10:08 AM Re: Motul 8100 X-cess [Re: bigj_16]
KenO Offline

Registered: 10/29/07
Posts: 1670
Loc: Auburn, GA
It's what I use in my shop for all BMW LL-01 vehicles (street cars at least).
1995 Volvo 960 ShagginWagon
1995 BMW 328ti
1997 Chevy C2500 5.7l V8
2003 BMW 530i (deceased :()
1998 Mercedes E300 Turbogreasel

#4470143 - 07/25/17 03:15 PM Re: Motul 8100 X-cess [Re: bigj_16]
dparm Offline

Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 13466
Loc: Chicago, IL
It's a decent oil, the problem is that you have a bunch of oils with equivalent performance & certifications for less money on store shelves (Mobil 1 0w40, Castrol Edge 0w40, etc).

I wouldn't pay more than $6/qt for it.
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

#4470162 - 07/25/17 03:33 PM Re: Motul 8100 X-cess [Re: bigj_16]
DeepFriar Offline

Registered: 10/31/13
Posts: 1367
Loc: Georgia
If 5-40 is your choice have a look also at the 5-40 Sport oil. Harder to find and specifically higher ester content (for whatever that's worth to you) with an HTHS of 4.0, full SAPS. Also available is the 0-40 Xmax, HTHS 3.6, increased ester content but not to the Sport level. 0 weight maybe useful due to your location, your call there. Dparm is right though, there are less expensive choices.