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      12-10-2012, 01:55 PM   #32

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Originally Posted by kiwi29 View Post
Would it still be okay to use? I just read it closer and it says LL98 and LL01?

Do a lot of members use mobil1 oil or just the OEM castrol oil?
I honestly don't know what others are using as a majority. (Maybe someone could create a poll?) I just know I would stick with LL-01. In a year's time I'll probably change my wife's oil again, and I'll be sure to report if it looked as thick as the stuff that came out this time.

I just checked the TBN numbers of Mobil 1 0w-40 and Motul 8100 X-cess 5W40. Mobil is at 11.8 and Motul is 10.1. It seems anything lower than 10 doesn't make the cut...