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Motul 300V 5W30 #1079390
02/04/08 11:04 PM
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Scuderia Offline OP
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My biggest concern is that there might not be enough detergents for everyday use. Any thoughts?

Re: Motul 300V 5W30 [Re: Scuderia] #1079466
02/05/08 05:51 AM
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Isn't Mg considered a detergent? I see it replacing Ca on a lot of new formulas lately.


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Re: Motul 300V 5W30 [Re: INDYMAC] #1079489
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Here's a good discussion (educational) thread on detergents:

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=530202#Post530202


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Re: Motul 300V 5W30 [Re: INDYMAC] #1079717
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Nice moly, calcium and boron levels. Decent to high TBN.
Does this stuff meet API SM specs?? The reason I ask is the relatively low zinc & phos. levels (especially for a 'racing' labeled oil).
They seem to have been shooting for an SM rating with those two levels???


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Re: Motul 300V 5W30 [Re: dailydriver] #1079835
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It looks like SL levels of ZDDP to me. Does Motul have a patented AW additive also that wouldn't show up on a VOA?


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Re: Motul 300V 5W30 [Re: Scuderia] #1110868
03/21/08 05:11 AM
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Well, I guess their claim that this oil "Exceeds All Standards" must have some truth behind it. Hence the relatively low zinc and phos levels.

BTW, I got 500 miles on this oil so far and one thing I noticed is that I had to readjust my shifting. Now I have to lift off the throttle a tiny bit earlier when I change gears because the engine is now easier to rev up. UOA in comming in about 6 months.

Re: Motul 300V 5W30 [Re: Scuderia] #1111086
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Look at all that Mg. Old school.

Re: Motul 300V 5W30 [Re: Scuderia] #1184395
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 Originally Posted By: Scuderia
Well, I guess their claim that this oil "Exceeds All Standards" must have some truth behind it. Hence the relatively low zinc and phos levels.

BTW, I got 500 miles on this oil so far and one thing I noticed is that I had to readjust my shifting. Now I have to lift off the throttle a tiny bit earlier when I change gears because the engine is now easier to rev up. UOA in comming in about 6 months.


Motul 300V is a "racing oil".

Re: Motul 300V 5W30 [Re: INDYMAC] #1184841
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I appreciate Indymac posting information about detergents. I have noted you doing that before and it is always so helpful. Reading the posts from 5 years ago is nostalgic in that so many topics were thoroughly discussed by wonderful minds, I think it is often forgotten or overlooked.


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Re: Motul 300V 5W30 [Re: Conan] #1192578
07/13/08 12:20 AM
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Not just a racing oil. I've investigated this and the oil is perfectly sutable for every day use, according to Motul themselves. I chose it because I have hard time staying below 3000 RPM.


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