Thread: Shaeffer Oils
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:19 PM
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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.
Please keep in mind that the LL04 spec from BMW specifically addresses additive content, along with being a low-SAPS oil. If you put any other type of oil in a d, you will significantly shorten the life of the DPF, among other things. I don't have a bone to pick with Schaeffer's (I'm switching to their bio-based additive for diesel), but it's critical for the health of a d that you stick with a low-SAPS oil.

I posted this earlier in the thread, still good info: Based on the specs for their 5W-30 diesel recommendation, I'd stick with Mobil 1 or something better. The ash content is higher on the Schaeffer than the LL04 spec (and higher than Mobil 1), and the HTHS is lower than the LL04 spec. Both are not good, given that there are better alternatives out there.

Edit: None of this may apply if your car is not a diesel, but this is the diesel section, so....

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