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    Mannol ENERGY 5w30 Fully Synth

    I've just bought 20L of this stuff for 28 inc p&p

    Seems too good to be true, but I thought I'd give it a go, anyone else tried it?
    Paul
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    Never heard of it, but that's not to say it isn't any good.

    The only thing I noticed is that it's made to MB229.3 not MB229.5.

    What difference this makes, I've not got a scooby.

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    Thanks for pointing that out

    There seem to be enough people saying that either 229.3 or 229.5 is appropriate for a 450 that I'll be happy to give it a go

    I should get 8 oil changes out of the drum, so that should encourage me to do even more frequent oil changes than I do already
    Paul
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    229.3 isn't ideal for turbos but then 229.5 is too good for the engine (glazed bores) so maybe use them alternately?

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    According to this >> https://m.mannol.de/index.php?locale...Energy%205W-30
    it has MB 229.3 and 229.5 approvals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinger View Post
    According to this >> https://m.mannol.de/index.php?locale...Energy%205W-30
    it has MB 229.3 and 229.5 approvals.
    Thanks, I am now more confused than ever

    Perhaps it is old stock that was never subjected to 229.5



    I've bought several 20L drums recently, and people have been warning me about counterfeits

    These seem like fairly obscure brands, and the branding looks impeccable, so I'm not so worried

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    Paul
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    I'm more surprised that it has A CH-4 rating. Most oils are stuck at API CF a spec from 1992.

    What are you using 50 weight oils in?

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    The HPR10 is in my AJP8 Cerbera (mainly summer track use), and the Racing15 is in my 928 (mainly summer touring and some track use)

    The Mannol came from the eBay store run by Carousel Car Parts who are an official distributor

    The Penrite was more interesting, it also came from an official distributor, but based in the Czech Republic (I checked using Penrite.com.au stockist locator)
    Paul
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    For the Cerbera and 928, what specifically do you look for in oils and do they have cats?

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    Both have flat tappets and relatively aggressive cams, so high zddp is essential

    Neither have cats, so that is not a problem

    The original oil spec for the 928 20W-50, and for the Cerb 10W-40, both retain oil pressure on hot track days which is a major consideration

    Neither are used in sub zero temps

    I try to remember to change the oil before the winter, so they sit with fresh unused oil in them while stored
    Paul
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