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Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54 #4584363
11/25/17 10:18 AM
11/25/17 10:18 AM
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foe516 Offline OP
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anyone ever use this oil, looks to be pretty good and fcpeuro just started carrying this as 40$ for 5L and free shipping over 49$. would be going in a twin turbo bmw n54 highly modified which sees about 10 track days a year. i have been using castrol 0w40 from walmart and have been pretty happy. just sent a sample to blackstone. this car will be more of a weekend car now that i have a work truck and daily toyota corrola to drive during the winter. i found this online for a data sheet
http://rowe-mineraloel.com/produktdatenbank/pi.php?artNr=20020&lang=gb

and this for a uoa from a european user


just looking to see if anyone here has any info or opinions on this oil. thanks

Re: Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54 [Re: foe516] #4584556
11/25/17 02:05 PM
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It is OK oil. Stick to Castrol 0W40, it is better! Just because oil is made in Germany does not mean it is best thing after sliced bread. Sites like fcpeuro carry these oils because they get them cheap and people fall for it because it is German oil.


15' Toyota Sienna AWD (Mobil1 0W20 EP+ 2qt of M1 0W40 + FRAM Ultra).
11' VW Tiguan 2.0T (Castrol 0W40+MANN filter)
Re: Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54 [Re: foe516] #4584738
11/25/17 05:32 PM
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Belgrade, Serbia, Europe
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And does not have any Approval.

Good/excellent german oil - Fuchs, Addinol, Ravenol, Liqui Moly

Last edited by DS9; 11/25/17 05:39 PM.
Re: Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54 [Re: foe516] #4584739
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It's PDS and UOA is impressive.

Re: Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54 [Re: foe516] #4584754
11/25/17 05:56 PM
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It would be no wonder that the small producer (like Rowe) sometime outperform giants.

Very nice
http://rowe-mineraloel.com/wp-content/up...7-DE-GB-WEB.pdf

Re: Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54 [Re: foe516] #4584894
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Rowe makes quality products. Im sure its good oil. However, whether or not its any better than Castrol 0W-40 (also a PAO oil), is anyones guess. Castrol is half the price right now at WM, and its a tried and true oil with the analyses to back it up.


2007 X5 4.8i: M1 HM 10W-30
2016 Countryman S: EDGE 0W-30
Re: Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54 [Re: 1JZ_E46] #4592216
12/02/17 04:09 PM
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This oil is regarded as one of the best oils currently aviailable here in Germany at the German Motor oil Forum.
It is regarded superior to Castrol.
Its has no Approvals, yes. Some customers care about approvals, some not.

https://oil-club.de/index.php?thread/657-rowe-hightec-synth-rs-0w-40/&pageNo=1

Last edited by ChristianReske; 12/02/17 04:11 PM.
Re: Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54 [Re: ChristianReske] #4595249
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Last edited by ChristianReske; 12/05/17 04:48 PM.
Re: Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54 [Re: foe516] #4595268
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Thank you for sharing.

Re: Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54 [Re: zeng] #4615543
12/27/17 09:06 AM
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Next UOA. Oil thinned out due to fuel dillution.

https://oil-club.de/index.php?thread/310...29545#post29545

Re: Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54 [Re: ChristianReske] #4615559
12/27/17 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted By: ChristianReske
Next UOA. Oil thinned out due to fuel dillution.

https://oil-club.de/index.php?thread/310...29545#post29545

Blotter Spot test of this 10,000 km oil appears rather weak with greyish centre zone.


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