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German ROWE Motor Oil #5319697 01/11/20 12:34 PM
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Watching Nurburgring videos I see races sponsored by German motor oil company ROWE. Anyone have experience with ROWE?

For my car the 5W-30 HC product shows GF-2 rating.

http://www.rowemotoroil.com.my/

https://www.autoyas.com/US/Branchburg/1815373592045162/ROWE-Motor-Oil---USA

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Re: German ROWE Motor Oil [Re: Sierra977] #5319797 01/11/20 01:54 PM
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I use their coolants and power steering fluids often, but havent seen their oil at any of my suppliers.


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Re: German ROWE Motor Oil [Re: Sierra977] #5320019 01/11/20 05:10 PM
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ROWE oil is regarded, at the moment, as the best german made oil in the german oil Forum "Oil club". Many stellar UOAs prove this.

The top of the line product is Group IV, shearstable, dont thin out over long use, and produce UOAs with very low wear metalls, even beating Mobil 1.

Have a look:
https://oil-club.de/index.php?thread/6464-rowe-hightech-synth-rs-5w-40-bmw-e87-130i-8-318-km/

https://oil-club.de/index.php?thread/4237-rowe-hightech-synth-rs-5w-40-bmw-e87-130i-7-892km/

https://oil-club.de/index.php?threa...-5w-40-ceratec-audi-rs3-8v-vfl-6-000-km/

https://oil-club.de/index.php?thread/5722-rowe-hightech-synth-rs-5w-40-bmw-n62tu-5-000km-100h/

and much more...

https://oil-club.de/index.php?board/160-5w-40/&pageNo=1


I also have changed the gear oil in my Honda S2000 and used their fully synthetic 75w-80, it works perfect. Best shift feeling i ever had.

Re: German ROWE Motor Oil [Re: Sierra977] #5320038 01/11/20 05:25 PM
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Can get a 5 qt jug on amazon for $54 and change. crzy

Re: German ROWE Motor Oil [Re: Sierra977] #5320148 01/11/20 07:06 PM
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The Rowe 0w40 Synth RS is supposed to be excellent and it's all Group IV and V according to the Russian and German oil forums,

Re: German ROWE Motor Oil [Re: Sierra977] #5320155 01/11/20 07:12 PM
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One of my vendors at work, IMC, carries Rowe and I was curious as to the quality. I might have to pick some up at some point.


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Re: German ROWE Motor Oil [Re: Sierra977] #5322642 01/14/20 04:17 PM
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Next UOA :

https://oil-club.de/index.php?threa...2-8-575-km/&postID=117291#post117291

The owner of the BMW wrote that he had some short trips, around 10 Miles. That is the reason for the little bit higher fuel level . If you read the UOA, the German word for fuel is "Kraftstoff" btw.

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Originally Posted by ChristianReske
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https://oil-club.de/index.php?threa...2-8-575-km/&postID=117291#post117291
The owner of the BMW wrote that he had some short trips, around 10 Miles. That is the reason for the little bit higher fuel level . If you read the UOA, the German word for fuel is "Kraftstoff" btw.

And the what we call gasoline in the US is benzin to them.
I read up on common tems before a trip to Italy and was horrified that US diesel was "gasolio" there and gasoline was also something like benzin...I made 100% sure I remembered that clearly before refueling my (benzin) rental car!


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Re: German ROWE Motor Oil [Re: Sierra977] #5323047 01/15/20 01:04 AM
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I used Rowe 0W40 in my '08 E60 550i during my last oil change. Didn't run a UOA on it unfortunately. I purchased it through FCP Euro but it seems that they are no longer carrying Rowe products.

Re: German ROWE Motor Oil [Re: Sierra977] #5323278 01/15/20 09:39 AM
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No experience although I've seen it advertised in the BMWCCA monthly publication (aka Roundel) for a couple of years now. Obviously because of the cost it has only been sold via euro-parts houses. It seems to offer a high HTHS vs typical euro-OE certified oils found in the US.

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Re: German ROWE Motor Oil [Re: ChristianReske] #5323289 01/15/20 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by ChristianReske
ROWE oil is regarded, at the moment, as the best german made oil in the german oil Forum "Oil club". Many stellar UOAs prove this.

The top of the line product is Group IV, shearstable, dont thin out over long use, and produce UOAs with very low wear metalls, even beating Mobil 1.

Have a look:
https://oil-club.de/index.php?thread/6464-rowe-hightech-synth-rs-5w-40-bmw-e87-130i-8-318-km/

https://oil-club.de/index.php?thread/4237-rowe-hightech-synth-rs-5w-40-bmw-e87-130i-7-892km/

https://oil-club.de/index.php?threa...-5w-40-ceratec-audi-rs3-8v-vfl-6-000-km/

https://oil-club.de/index.php?thread/5722-rowe-hightech-synth-rs-5w-40-bmw-n62tu-5-000km-100h/

and much more...

https://oil-club.de/index.php?board/160-5w-40/&pageNo=1


I also have changed the gear oil in my Honda S2000 and used their fully synthetic 75w-80, it works perfect. Best shift feeling i ever had.




Those intervals are really short for a synthetic (5k-6k miles).


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Originally Posted by ChristianReske
ROWE oil is regarded, at the moment, as the best german made oil in the german oil Forum "Oil club". Many stellar UOAs prove this.



And may be one of the most reasonably priced.

An online vendor offers an oil change service kit for a diesel VW. Rowe is the default oil with the kit. If you want another brand, this is the upcharge:

Total Ino....................+3.00
Liqui Moly................. +12
Pentosin................... +16
Genuine VW Brand.. +24
Mobil 1 ESP............. + 27


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Originally Posted by BMWTurboDzl
No experience although I've seen it advertised in the BMWCCA monthly publication (aka Roundel) for a couple of years now. Obviously because of the cost it has only been sold via euro-parts houses. It seems to offer a high HTHS vs typical euro-OE certified oils found in the US.


You are correct, their 0w-40 has the highest HTHS I've ever seen for that grade in Euro form at 4.0.

Rowe vs Ravenol SSL, the Rowe produce is also heavier (significantly) in the KV100 department:
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