I know thereís always some variation but looking at viscosity, TBN and flashpoint this sample doesnít seem to measure anywhere close to what they are supposed to be based on the website. This ECS is supposed to have a viscosity of 8.08 @ 100C and the DFE is supposed to have a viscosity of 8.4 @ 100C which Iím hoping would be more acceptable.
Strange how the German website lists different properties (which may match up better with this VOA here!):
As others have said above, this one is meant to be a tad on the thin side, with an HTHS=2.6, to suit the Jaguar Land Rover spec. Not dexos1, but this stuff can be used in just about any non-DI, non-turbo, non-GM engine that calls for an SN GF-5 0w20.
Not good in a confirmed fuel diluter. Those 0w20-applications should probably get thicker M1 AFE 0w30 or a full-syn 5w30 to counteract fuel dilution.