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#4752108 - 05/09/18 03:22 PM Liqui Moly 0w-40
RobM Offline


Registered: 08/23/17
Posts: 23
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
I haven't heard much about this oil and I tried searching the forum, but couldn't find anything on it. Is this a good oil compared to M1 or Castrol? Thanks.

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#4752120 - 05/09/18 03:42 PM Re: Liqui Moly 0w-40 [Re: RobM]
kschachn Offline


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It carries many of the same specifications as the other two you mention but at about twice the price. What specification do you require for your engine?
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#4752130 - 05/09/18 03:54 PM Re: Liqui Moly 0w-40 [Re: RobM]
RobM Offline


Registered: 08/23/17
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VW 502 00 for 2014 A4. Wondered if the moly disulfide really is an added benefit or just a reason to make it expensive. I know itís an excellent lubricant.


Edited by RobM (05/09/18 03:59 PM)

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#4752135 - 05/09/18 03:58 PM Re: Liqui Moly 0w-40 [Re: RobM]
kschachn Offline


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Originally Posted By: RobM
VW 502 00 for 2014 A4

I take back the statement I made before, I thought the various types they sell actually carried the specifications I had seen listed on the containers at NAPA but apparently they are only "recommended". In that case, for me, I would avoid the oil and purchase one that actually has the certification you need. I would not pay double for a recommendation. Both the Mobil 1 and the Castrol product have actual 502 00 approval.
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#4752139 - 05/09/18 04:02 PM Re: Liqui Moly 0w-40 [Re: RobM]
RobM Offline


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#4752141 - 05/09/18 04:03 PM Re: Liqui Moly 0w-40 [Re: RobM]
kschachn Offline


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Originally Posted By: RobM

Not according to the link.

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LIQUI MOLY recommends this product for vehicles that needs to comply the following specifications:

BMW Longlife-01
Ford WSS-M2C 937-A
MB 229.3
MB 229.5
VW 502 00
VW 505 00
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#4752148 - 05/09/18 04:09 PM Re: Liqui Moly 0w-40 [Re: RobM]
kschachn Offline


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There are a couple of products on their site that actually do have 502 00 approval, if you are intent on spending more then I'd look at one of those. At least one is a bit less than twice the price of Mobil 1 or Castrol.
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#4752168 - 05/09/18 04:34 PM Re: Liqui Moly 0w-40 [Re: RobM]
kschachn Offline


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Originally Posted By: RobM
VW 502 00 for 2014 A4. Wondered if the moly disulfide really is an added benefit or just a reason to make it expensive. I know itís an excellent lubricant.

Does that product actually contain molybdenum disulfide or is it just their engine treatment/additive?
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#4752173 - 05/09/18 04:38 PM Re: Liqui Moly 0w-40 [Re: RobM]
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I can't think of anything this will do better than Castrol 0W-40 or M1 0W-40. If anything, BP and XOM have the resources and OEM partnerships to out develop all these smaller companies. The big guys have the sales volume to be able sell at lower prices; don't let higher prices from competitors give the impression that they are somehow better.
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#4752198 - 05/09/18 05:20 PM Re: Liqui Moly 0w-40 [Re: RobM]
1JZ_E46 Offline


Registered: 04/04/16
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Why pay more for an oil that only has 1 OEM approval when you can get EDGE 0W-40 that has all of them? Or M1 that has all excluding BMW. By ďallĒ I mean the standard A3/B4 euro approvals.
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#4752235 - 05/09/18 05:55 PM Re: Liqui Moly 0w-40 [Re: RobM]
RobM Offline


Registered: 08/23/17
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Loc: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Good points guys. I appreciate the responses. I get emails from ECS tuning and they advertise the Liqui Moly, and I didn't know much about it, other than their website and Wikipedia.

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#4752260 - 05/09/18 06:23 PM Re: Liqui Moly 0w-40 [Re: RobM]
1JZ_E46 Offline


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Loc: Oregon
Originally Posted By: RobM
Good points guys. I appreciate the responses. I get emails from ECS tuning and they advertise the Liqui Moly, and I didn't know much about it, other than their website and Wikipedia.


Itís a good money-maker for retailers. They canít beat Walmart on Edge or M1, so they push Liqui-Moly with lots of ďMade in GermanyĒ phrases.
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#4753333 - 05/10/18 06:52 PM Re: Liqui Moly 0w-40 [Re: RobM]
IllinoisSparky Offline


Registered: 10/12/15
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Loc: Illinois USA
Originally Posted By: RobM
Good points guys. I appreciate the responses. I get emails from ECS tuning and they advertise the Liqui Moly, and I didn't know much about it, other than their website and Wikipedia.


ECS lists oils for various engines that are not "Approved" which is frustrating. I have seen that at Bavauto also.

If you do want LiquiMoly, the Leichlauf High Tech carries the VW502 Approval here: https://products.liqui-moly.us/oils/leichtlauf-high-tech-sae-5w-40-1.html

And, as the others have said, it is not better, and is more expensive. Nothing special, and it is not "Full Synthetic" per Euro rules. It is a dino/syn blend.
But, it will work if you are dying to try it.
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#4753363 - 05/10/18 07:21 PM Re: Liqui Moly 0w-40 [Re: RobM]
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As one who stands guilty of having, at times, gone for the more rarely seen oils in the US, I recommend you spend your money on the better known, more often used products like Pennzoil/Shell, Castrol or M1
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#4753394 - 05/10/18 07:43 PM Re: Liqui Moly 0w-40 [Re: pscholte]
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Be careful; we might start to steer you towards Ravenol while the elves are distracted. whistle
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