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Old 09-02-2005, 01:00 AM   #1
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Default Who is using Motul 8100 and how do you like it?

Thinking about switching to this ester based oil. I have an email into SOA but i know they are just going to say as long as it meets the standards specified in the manual it is ok to use.

If you are using this oil how do you like?
I've heard this ester based oil is so fine that it can slip past seals and end up being burnt.
Do you find your car burning more oil now?
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Old 09-02-2005, 02:06 AM   #2
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WRC Subaru's use all Motul fluids...and I know lots of locals, here, that use it and have been using it....
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Old 09-02-2005, 09:12 AM   #3
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I switched from Amsoil (which I'd used since 7k approx) to Motul 3100 at about 48k. I now have 55k and will be switching back to Amsoil when I'm done with the 12 liters of Motul I bought. I've noticed oil temps have been approx 15 degrees Celsius higher, oil pressure seems more inconsistent, and it's more expensive. It was also a PITA to source, for me, anyway. Just my experience. I opted to try it for the reason Scotty cited.
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Old 09-02-2005, 10:26 AM   #4
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You won't find a better oil for the price. I've been running this oil in my car for over a year now.
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Old 09-02-2005, 06:36 PM   #5
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You won't find a better oil for the price. I've been running this oil in my car for over a year now.
Mobil Delvac 1 or Lubrication Engineers 8530 MONOLEC are both F A R better oils. Visit www.bobistheoilguy.com if you need any more oil info.
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Old 09-03-2005, 12:15 AM   #6
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I'm currently using Castrol GTX until 10k, then I want to switch to Motul 300V or 8100Eco.
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Old 09-03-2005, 01:57 AM   #7
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Went to super autobaks and they were out of motul 5w-40 so I went with Amsoil 10w-40.

So far I like it!
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Old 09-03-2005, 12:08 PM   #8
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The 8100 Eco-nergy 5W30 is thinner than M1 5W30. I would only use one of the 40 weights in a modified STi, unless I saw a used oil analysis on the 5W30 in another STi. Not all of the 8100 oils are not ester based, probably PAO I guess.
Check the viscosity at 100C at Motorspot.com .

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D'oh! Just saw your comment about 5W40. This is still good info for the others anyway.

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Old 09-05-2005, 05:51 PM   #9
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The 8100 Eco-nergy 5W30 is thinner than M1 5W30. I would only use one of the 40 weights in a modified STi, unless I saw a used oil analysis on the 5W30 in another STi. Not all of the 8100 oils are not ester based, probably PAO I guess.
Check the viscosity at 100C at Motorspot.com .

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D'oh! Just saw your comment about 5W40. This is still good info for the others anyway.
Wow good to know info. Going to a thicker grade i.e. 5w-40 and of course staying SOA spec could "cure" the oil from being too thin? Just curious.
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Old 09-05-2005, 06:34 PM   #10
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How about trying the Amsoil 5w-40 European Formula.
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