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#4584363 - 11/25/17 10:18 AM Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54
foe516 Offline


Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 3
Loc: NY
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

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#4584556 - 11/25/17 02:05 PM Re: Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54 [Re: foe516]
edyvw Offline


Registered: 03/08/12
Posts: 5031
Loc: Colorado Springs
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.
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13' BMW X5 35d (Mobil1 5W30 ESP+OEM filter)
11' VW Tiguan 2.0T (Castrol 0W40+MANN filter)

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#4584738 - 11/25/17 05:32 PM Re: Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54 [Re: foe516]
DS9 Offline


Registered: 07/10/13
Posts: 81
Loc: Belgrade, Serbia, Europe
And does not have any Approval.

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


Edited by DS9 (11/25/17 05:39 PM)

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#4584739 - 11/25/17 05:33 PM Re: Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54 [Re: foe516]
zeng Offline


Registered: 09/01/15
Posts: 2186
Loc: Malaysia
It's PDS and UOA is impressive.

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#4584754 - 11/25/17 05:56 PM Re: Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54 [Re: foe516]
DS9 Offline


Registered: 07/10/13
Posts: 81
Loc: Belgrade, Serbia, Europe
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

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#4584894 - 11/25/17 08:45 PM Re: Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54 [Re: foe516]
1JZ_E46 Offline


Registered: 04/04/16
Posts: 1220
Loc: Oregon
Rowe makes quality products. Iím sure itís good oil. However, whether or not itís any better than Castrol 0W-40 (also a PAO oil), is anyoneís guess. Castrol is half the price right now at WM, and itís a tried and true oil with the analyses to back it up.
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#4592216 - 12/02/17 04:09 PM Re: Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54 [Re: 1JZ_E46]
ChristianReske Offline


Registered: 09/04/15
Posts: 152
Loc: Munich, Germany
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


Edited by ChristianReske (12/02/17 04:11 PM)

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#4595249 - 12/05/17 04:47 PM Re: Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54 [Re: ChristianReske]
ChristianReske Offline


Registered: 09/04/15
Posts: 152
Loc: Munich, Germany


Edited by ChristianReske (12/05/17 04:48 PM)

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#4595268 - 12/05/17 05:22 PM Re: Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54 [Re: foe516]
zeng Offline


Registered: 09/01/15
Posts: 2186
Loc: Malaysia
Thank you for sharing.

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#4615543 - 12/27/17 09:06 AM Re: Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54 [Re: zeng]
ChristianReske Offline


Registered: 09/04/15
Posts: 152
Loc: Munich, Germany
Next UOA. Oil thinned out due to fuel dillution.

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

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#4615559 - 12/27/17 09:28 AM Re: Rowe 0W40 HIGHTEC SYNTH RS Engine Oil BMW N54 [Re: ChristianReske]
zeng Offline


Registered: 09/01/15
Posts: 2186
Loc: Malaysia
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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