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Old 12-04-2012, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by 100mileperhour View Post
I totally hear what your saying, but this oil has the same SAE and API ratings that the other commercial oils have. If you ever look at the back of say Amsoil, they don't have the SAE and API ratings. That's the only reason I'm considering putting this stuff in my car.
API and SAE ratings are c$%^. BMW uses the European ACEA ratings (the EU manufacturers actually all have individual ratings, but they all distill down to ACEA + some "special additives"). BMW LL01 is ACEA A3/B3. LL04 is A3/B3/C4. The C4 is low ash, for diesel use.

There is so little relation between ACEA and SAE/API it's silly. If the Schaeffer oil (or any other) doesn't have ACEA ratings on it, you're totally on your own.

Go ask about it on There may already be answers there.
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