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      12-30-2014, 07:09 PM   #1
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Motul 300v for N20 Platforms?

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Hi,

Just wanna check, has anyone been using Motul 300v (or 8100) for their engine oil?

How is it? I am coming to the last year of my warranty, and is starting to look for better alternatives...

I came from using Motul on my track car, so I am wondering how Motul perform on our BMW...
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      01-02-2015, 03:08 AM   #2
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Yea, I asked this question few months ago and without any feedback so far!
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      01-08-2015, 11:39 PM   #3
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I use 300v in my bike. Wanna to know this too!
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      01-09-2015, 04:56 AM   #4
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I'm guessing that one of us will have to be a guinea pig to test this oil out on N20.
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      01-09-2015, 08:53 AM   #5
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I use the 8100 in my car exclusively, for what its worth. No issues.
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I've heard (and believe it's possible) that changing from one oil to another can be somewhat of a shock to the motor. The factory/dealer specified oil is good stuff, why change?
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I've heard (and believe it's possible) that changing from one oil to another can be somewhat of a shock to the motor. The factory/dealer specified oil is good stuff, why change?
Factory BMW oil is GARBAGE compared to Motul. Black carbon/varnish deposits, ticking lifters, Valvetronic and VANOS faults, etc are common on N51/N52 engines. It is false that changing oil is a "shock" to the engine, too.

Use 8100 5W40 XCess, BMW LL01 and ACEA A3/B4 approved, cheaper than the 300V line which is more for track and race engines. 300V has higher concentrations of additives that may foul catalytic converters over extended use (80-100k miles).

We've used Motul in hundreds of BMWs for millions of miles over the course of more than 7 years. They are always clean inside, quiet valvetrain / VANOS operation, street or track.
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Factory BMW oil is GARBAGE compared to Motul. Black carbon/varnish deposits, ticking lifters, Valvetronic and VANOS faults, etc are common on N51/N52 engines. It is false that changing oil is a "shock" to the engine, too.

Use 8100 5W40 XCess, BMW LL01 and ACEA A3/B4 approved, cheaper than the 300V line which is more for track and race engines. 300V has higher concentrations of additives that may foul catalytic converters over extended use (80-100k miles).

We've used Motul in hundreds of BMWs for millions of miles over the course of more than 7 years. They are always clean inside, quiet valvetrain / VANOS operation, street or track.
what do you think of Motul vs. the Liqui Moly or Meguin. as I have used Motul and it made the engine sound very very rough
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never ever use racing oil for daily cruiser!! 300v is the racing oil! 8100 is fine, but its not a longlife oil.
strongly recommend Castrol Edge, Torco SR-1, Mobile1 and so, the 4th group synthetic oil. it will clean your engine, reduce emission, and prove fuel eco. Do NOT use ESTER oil for your daily driver.
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I use Motul 8100 xcess
been using it since the first oil change on my car. no problems so far.
im at approx 60,000 KMs
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