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      07-11-2011, 02:46 PM   #1
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anyone here use Pentosin Motor oil?

Heres the spec http://www.pentosin.net/pressrelease...HighPerf_2.pdf

I know most go to dealer which is where bought my last oil change from or mobil one 0w40. I found the pentosin at almost half the price.
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      07-11-2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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I haven't used Pentosin oil, but I've used thier other fluids. If you're asking people to discuss oil types and opinions you're going to open a can of worms. People's opinions are all over the place. My advice has always been that most brand name oils that are synthetic and the right viscosity will be fine for your BMW. What matters is that you change it at the correct intervals.
I recently tried Lubi moly 10w60 GT1 oil for my S54, it is quite a bit cheaper than the Castrol TWS. Both Lubi moly and Pentosin are more well known in Europe.
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      07-11-2011, 05:49 PM   #3
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Not sure if your car requires LL01 or LL98, but Pentosin makes oils that meet BMW specs. They are well regarded in Europe, so you should be fine as long as you stick with a BMW specification.
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      07-27-2011, 11:21 PM   #4
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I have just changed the wife's 328iT with Pentosin 5w-30 High Performance Synthetic, LL-01 spec and the initial results are promising, an increase from 25.2 to 25.5mpg on her weekly commute.

I was using Motul 8100 XMAXX, but I thought I would try Pentosin and so far so good!
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      07-28-2011, 07:48 AM   #5
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It's well known in europe but tends to be expensive in th US when you have cheaper alternatives. I was going to buy some SP3 but it was about $11 liter.
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      07-30-2011, 02:06 AM   #6
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If anyone has a source for the LL01 pentosin in Canada - feel free to chime in.

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The LL-01 Pentosin oil would be the 5W-30 one, in America you can not replace it with the LL-04 Pentosin 5w-40 because of fuel quality issues stick with the LL-01.
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I've used Pentosin a couple times in my 335d (LL-04 5W-40). You can buy it at O'Reilly's auto parts, so maybe in Canada, too.
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IIRC Mobil One is not LL-01 anymore due to a formula change.

I use Castrol Edge for all of our vehicles, meets LL-01 and the MB standard , and is normally around $23 bucks for 5qts with Amazon Prime.
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Smile Pentosin Motor oil

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Heres the spec http://www.pentosin.net/pressrelease...HighPerf_2.pdf

I know most go to dealer which is where bought my last oil change from or mobil one 0w40. I found the pentosin at almost half the price.
Ok, right now my 325i 2010 has been running Pentosin 5w-30 (LL-01) for about 3 months and it has been great. My car use to burn 1 quart every 1,800 miles but it has been 1,600 miles and the oil digital indicator still shows full level, not even a small change. The car runs fine as always and I have experienced a 4.5% increase in gas efficiency so let me tell you that so far it has been a good experience.

HOPE IT HELPS
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I don't know if its everywhere but the Autozone in Covina Calif. had it on clearance for $3.00 a quart 2 weeks ago.I bought 8 for $24 what a deal!!
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I don't know if its everywhere but the Autozone in Covina Calif. had it on clearance for $3.00 a quart 2 weeks ago.I bought 8 for $24 what a deal!!
Did you get the Pentosin 5W-30(LL-01)?
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Great I have had a great experience with my 325i, please let us know how did it go with you.
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It's been 3 months since you've been using Pentosin 5w-30, any experience you could share with us?
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Still runs fine, can't tell any difference.
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I don't know if its everywhere but the Autozone in Covina Calif. had it on clearance for $3.00 a quart 2 weeks ago.I bought 8 for $24 what a deal!!
nice!
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IIRC Mobil One is not LL-01 anymore due to a formula change.

I use Castrol Edge for all of our vehicles, meets LL-01 and the MB standard , and is normally around $23 bucks for 5qts with Amazon Prime.
I used Castrol Edge as well 0w40
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Itīs been 7 months since Iīve done my oil change with Pentosin 5W-30 (LL-01) and 5,800 miles and my oil level still ok, it shows me like 3/4 that means no refilling has been needed. This is one of those rare cases that you can find a product that is good, nice and cheap.
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