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#4683778 - 03/04/18 04:37 AM Motul 8100 X-Max 0w40
jtaylor2005 Offline


Registered: 12/09/15
Posts: 11
Loc: Shropshire
So previously I have asked peoples opinions on the best 0w40 oil to use. I have found this stuff and found a video of it on youtube testing the wear protection. Compared to Castrol 0w40 it did really well. Does anyone on here use Motul 8100 X-Max? What do you guys think to this stuff?

Cheers smile

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-68993-motul-8100-x-max-0w-40-fully-synthetic-car-engine-oil.aspx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPJpHTMBC-0
Looks good on a cold test as well coming 3rd out of the bunch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc3k8dn_yWY

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#4683780 - 03/04/18 05:03 AM Re: Motul 8100 X-Max 0w40 [Re: jtaylor2005]
skyactiv Offline


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What are you thinking of putting it in?
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#4683790 - 03/04/18 06:02 AM Re: Motul 8100 X-Max 0w40 [Re: jtaylor2005]
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Registered: 05/10/15
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Loc: Frogland / Brittany
I used to use it in the Smart and Colt is in my signature, cause Motul is pretty cheap here, and although I didn't perform any analysis and this is only about my feelings, the engine is much smoother and quieter on Petronas Syntium 7000 0W40 than on Motul X-Max.

I'm currently using Shell Helix Ultra 0W40 cause I was able to get some very very cheap, but the engine is rougher than with the Motul, I plan to go back to the Petronas next OC.

I'm not really a fan of Motul (except the 300V and gear 300 series maybe), I am lucky enough to be able to buy their products at decent prices, but I think most of their regular lineup offering is just overpriced for what it gives.

But yes, for years I used the X-Max 0W40, before the Petronas was available, and I actually liked this one better (especially the new formula with "cooltech technology"). IMO the X-Max is a superior oil to the X-Cess 5W40 which is grossly overpriced compared to the Total Quartz 9000 Energy 5W40 for example (but this is OT).
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#4683810 - 03/04/18 07:01 AM Re: Motul 8100 X-Max 0w40 [Re: jtaylor2005]
d00df00d Online   content


Registered: 10/20/05
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Originally Posted By: jtaylor2005

If an oil does well in a test like this, that doesn't mean it'll work better in a real engine. Best to ignore this test and anything with a similar setup.


Originally Posted By: jtaylor2005
Looks good on a cold test as well coming 3rd out of the bunch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc3k8dn_yWY

This one is slightly more meaningful, but not much. Oil doesn't just flow passively around the engine like that; it's actually [/i]pumped[/i]. That's why the W number (e.g. the 0W in 0W-40) is based on CCS and MRV tests rather than on something like this.


It's better to compare engine oils based on the specs they meet and the approvals they carry. X-Max 0W-40 carries an impressive list of approvals that cover a lot of very tough applications (e.g. Ford Focus RS, Porsche 911 Turbo, Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG, etc.). Impossible to say whether it's "better" than any other oil with the same approvals, but it's obviously good stuff.

skyactiv's question is important: what car is this for?
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#4685206 - 03/05/18 01:11 PM Re: Motul 8100 X-Max 0w40 [Re: jtaylor2005]
jtaylor2005 Offline


Registered: 12/09/15
Posts: 11
Loc: Shropshire
Hi there,

It's only for a 2l HDI engine from a Peugeot. I am really fond of the car and will be looking after it really well! So for the sake of any extra £6 every 6 months the best oil is perfectly viable for me laugh

Cheers,
Jack

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#4685250 - 03/05/18 02:00 PM Re: Motul 8100 X-Max 0w40 [Re: jtaylor2005]
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What's the manufacturer's spec for this engine?
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#4685259 - 03/05/18 02:06 PM Re: Motul 8100 X-Max 0w40 [Re: jtaylor2005]
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Registered: 04/03/17
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
FYI.

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/motul....pdf?1492017081

100% Synthetic – Full SAPS

PERFORMANCES
STANDARDS ACEA A3 / B4
API SERVICES SN
APPROVALS BMW LL-01
MB-Approval 229.5
Porsche A40
VW 502 00 – 505 00



Edited by mightymousetech (03/05/18 02:15 PM)
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#4685261 - 03/05/18 02:10 PM Re: Motul 8100 X-Max 0w40 [Re: d00df00d]
jtaylor2005 Offline


Registered: 12/09/15
Posts: 11
Loc: Shropshire
I am not sure. But I am sure whatever standard was around in 1999 has been significantly improved upon by now laugh

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#4685465 - 03/05/18 06:05 PM Re: Motul 8100 X-Max 0w40 [Re: jtaylor2005]
Popsy Offline


Registered: 05/10/15
Posts: 892
Loc: Frogland / Brittany
If it’s a 90 or 110hp HDI, I guess the factory recommended oil was Total Quartz 7000 10W40, or some 5W30 for very cold weather.

I wouldn’t run Motul 0W40 in it, maybe more Total Quartz racing 10W50 laugh
More seriously, I would be cautious of fuel dilution, and run something with a narrower range smile I’d say Total Quartz 9000 5W40 Energy (energy is important), which is a cheap 5W40 on the thick side.

But since you asked for the better 0W40, I guess the X-Max fits better than the Petronas for your car! Or go the 300V route.
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#4686423 - 03/06/18 03:07 PM Re: Motul 8100 X-Max 0w40 [Re: Popsy]
jtaylor2005 Offline


Registered: 12/09/15
Posts: 11
Loc: Shropshire
Nice one thanks smile I have never really seen an issue with fuel dilution. The oil level has never really moved on this car. I put 4.6l in and it stays exactly on the full line until the next Service! Must be a decent engine inside I would think! laugh

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#4686511 - 03/06/18 04:44 PM Re: Motul 8100 X-Max 0w40 [Re: jtaylor2005]
Popsy Offline


Registered: 05/10/15
Posts: 892
Loc: Frogland / Brittany
What oil are you currently using?

DO keep in mind it's a French engine laugh
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#4687084 - 03/07/18 06:35 AM Re: Motul 8100 X-Max 0w40 [Re: jtaylor2005]
jtaylor2005 Offline


Registered: 12/09/15
Posts: 11
Loc: Shropshire
Currently running helix ultra 5w40.

This engine is known for its durability. There are taxis with these engines running 450k miles still on the road laugh

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#4687968 - 03/07/18 07:14 PM Re: Motul 8100 X-Max 0w40 [Re: jtaylor2005]
Popsy Offline


Registered: 05/10/15
Posts: 892
Loc: Frogland / Brittany
That’s good oil already! Total Quartz could possibly be quieter, although not by much.

Well, that’s still French stuff...although they do easily more than 250K with minimum care, so I guess with regular OC and everything, 400K+ might be doable laugh
The previous 1,8TD were doing 4/500K pretty easily. 1,9TD not so much, although it depends on year. And of course it depends on your use smile
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