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Motul 6100 FlexMax 5W30 for Mom's Mini? #4617771
12/29/17 12:19 PM
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speedyswede Offline OP
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I found a good deal on 5 ltr jugs of Motul Technosynthese 6100 Flexmax 5W30(w/BMW LL01 approval) and was considering using it for my retired parents gently driven `12 Mini Cooper Base. It's not their primary vehicle and is driven less than 4000mi/yr, and only during the Spring/Summer months. I used Mobil1 0W40 when they purchased the car 2 years ago. There's only about 6000mi on the M1, but it is 2yrs old so I figured an OCI was probably due. The Motul is less expensive than the M1(even @ Wally prices) and I thought it might be a good alternative given the circumstances. Any thoughts?

Re: Motul 6100 FlexMax 5W30 for Mom's Mini? [Re: speedyswede] #4617790
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What's a great deal $$$$?


2004 Corolla 126649
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74478
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Motul 6100 FlexMax 5W30 for Mom's Mini? [Re: speedyswede] #4617801
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speedyswede Offline OP
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$20/5ltr jug via a wholesale supplier

Re: Motul 6100 FlexMax 5W30 for Mom's Mini? [Re: speedyswede] #4617837
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Return it to WP. Their 20L jugs of Motul 8100 Xcess 5W40 is a much better product for the same price.


2011 Toyota Prius - 178k - Various 0W-20 (Brew)
2007 Honda Accord 2.4 - 133K - Mobil 1 EP HM 5W-30
Re: Motul 6100 FlexMax 5W30 for Mom's Mini? [Re: The Critic] #4617859
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speedyswede Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: The Critic
Return it to WP. Their 20L jugs of Motul 8100 Xcess 5W40 is a much better product for the same price.


Good pick up on the supplier! I have no doubt that the 8100 X-cess 5W40 is a superior product. I've used it myself in my Audi A4(have since switched back to Castrol Edge 0W40). However, buying motor oil in bulk(even only a 20 liter jug) isn't really practical for me. Like I said, this is basically for a low mileage, annual OCI on a vehicle which has a tachometer that never really gets a 'good workout'. I just thought the semi-syn Motul made sense in this application.

Re: Motul 6100 FlexMax 5W30 for Mom's Mini? [Re: speedyswede] #4617986
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Sounds like a great deal for a LL-01 oil. Care to share your supplier? PM me if they ship.


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