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European 5W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil

Amsoil 5W40 now meets Volkswagen's 505.01Synthetic 5W-40 European Motor Oil (AFL)
AMSOIL Synthetic 5W-40 European Engine Oil is specially formulated for the lubrication needs of European gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks.

Customers needing all ACEA Specifications will find answers here as well as several other AMSOIL Engine Oils. Few US made engine oils meet ACEA oils. This standard is superior over API specifications.

Formulated with advanced AMSOIL synthetic base stocks, premium additives and a broad 5W-40 viscosity rating. AMSOIL 5W-40 allows motorists to take advantage of the maximum extended drain intervals recommended by European automakers while providing second-to-none protection and performance in the most demanding operating conditions, especially in Turbo charged engines. Engine specifications listed below.

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Package sizes include:
1-Quart Bottle & 12 Quart Case;
5-Liter Bottle;5-Liter Bottle (Case of 2)
Drums in 30, 55 and 275 gallon.

Download this printable PDF - Data Sheet on the European 5W40

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Look up your vehicle's filters, capacities, plugs, wires, wipers and Transmission/Drivetrain Fluids.

 

Also see AMSOIL's other European 5W30 with additional ACEA & Volkswagen Specifications. (VW 504.00/507.00)

 

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
AMSOIL Synthetic 5W-40 European Motor Oil is specially formulated for the lubrication needs of European gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks. Formulated with advanced AMSOIL synthetic base stocks, premium additives and a broad 5W-40 viscosity rating, AMSOIL 5W-40 allows motorists to take advantage of the maximum extended drain intervals recommended by European automakers while providing second-to-none protection and performance in the most demanding operating conditions. Buy American -AMSOIL is the only oil produced in the United States and N. America meeting these specifications.

Maximum Engine Protection
AMSOIL 100% Synthetic European Car Formula contains high quality anti-wear additives and surpasses the tough ACEA oil specifications for high temperature/high shear viscosity. It provides outstanding protection in high RPM, hot running engines and delivers dependable long-term performance for the extended drain intervals set by European automakers.

Superior Engine Cleanliness
The excellent oxidation stability, heat resistance and detergency properties of AMSOIL Synthetic European Car Formula keep engines clean. It is specially designed to prevent sludge and varnish deposits for reduced oil consumption, extended engine life and maximum overall performance.

Popular for motorists and repair facilities who do not want to pay for the higher prices OEM product. AMSOIL has your engine specifications covered. Quality and a guarantee not available elsewhere in the industry.

Minimizes Exhaust Emissions
AMSOIL European Car Formula is designed for newer vehicle emission control systems. It meets current industry and vehicle manufacturer requirements for long life protection of gasoline vehicle catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters (DPF).

Excels in Low Temperature Protection
AMSOIL Synthetic 5W-40 European Motor Oil remains fluid at temperatures as frigid as -59°F (-51°C), permitting easy engine cranking
for fast starts and immediate start-up protection, greatly reducing engine wear and prolonging engine life.

All Season Performance
The broad 5W-40 viscosity rating, low volatility (burn-off) and wax-free nature of AMSOIL Synthetic European Car Formula make it excellent for hot and cold temperatures. Engine wear is reduced, oil thickening is controlled and vehicles start easier in cold temperatures.

Prevents Rust and Corrosion
AMSOIL Synthetic 5W-40 European Motor Oil contains special rust and corrosion inhibitors to protect iron parts, as well as copper, lead and aluminum bearing materials.

APPLICATION
AMSOIL Synthetic European Car Formula is formulated to surpass the most demanding European specifications. It is recommended for European and North American gasoline or diesel vehicles requiring any of the following worldwide specifications:

  • API SM/CF
  • ACEA C3
  • ACEA A3/B3
  • ACEA A3/B4
  • BMW LL-04
  • Mercedes Benz 229.31, 229.51
  • Porsche
  • Saab
  • Volvo
  • VW 502.00, 505.00, 505.01
  • DaimlerChrysler MS-10725
Also see AMSOIL's other European 5W30 with additional ACEA & Volkswagen Specifications. (VW 504.00/507.00)

 

Service Life
Recommended for the extended drain intervals established by the vehicle manufacturer or extend based on oil analysis. Change oil filter at time of oil change.

AMSOIL Synthetic 5W-40 European Motor Oil surpasses the most demanding European oil specifications. It is recommended for European gasoline and diesel vehicles, including but not limited to, Saab, Audi, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Land Rover, Opel, Mini Cooper, BMW, Peugeot and Porsche.

MIXING AMSOIL
AMSOIL AFL is compatible with conventional and synthetic motor oils. Mixing AMSOIL motor oils with other oils, however, will shorten the oil life expectancy and reduce the performance benefits. AMSOIL does not support extended drain intervals where oils have been mixed. Aftermarket oil additives are not recommended for use with AMSOIL motor oils.

 

 

Typical Technical Properties

 AMSOIL Synthetic 5W-40 European Engine Oil (updated as of 5/11)

Kinematic Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D-445)

13.7

Kinematic Viscosity @ 40°C, cSt (ASTM D-445)

82.2

Viscosity Index (ASTM D-2270)

174

Viscosity CCS, cP @ °C (ASTM D-5293)

5171 (-30)

Flash Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-92)

230 (446)

Fire Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-92)

248 (478)

Pour Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-97)

-43 (-45)

Noack Volatility, % weight loss (g/100g) (ASTM D-5800)

8.9

Four Ball Wear Test (ASTM D-4172B @ 40 kg, 75°C, 1200 rpm, 1 hr), Scar, mm

0.44

Total Base Number

8.0

HTHS (cP) (ASTM D-4683)
3.8

 

SUPERIOR, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 3, 2006--AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-40 100% Synthetic Motor Oil has been newly reformulated to meet the high sheer VW 505.01 requirement for the TDI oil pump and high pressure injector system, Mercedes-Benz 229.51 and BMW LL-04 specifications.

Less superior OEM products such as what a consumer would purchase at their VW dealership may pay up to $12 per quart. This is oil in which they were told there are no other equivalent or superior products.

AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-40, engineered with advanced AMSOIL synthetic technology, is the only motor oil in North America to be recommended for the latest specifications of all three major European automakers - Volkswagen (Audi) 505.01, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, as well as the latest North American API specification. AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-40 is highly versatile for multiple applications and provides second-to-none protection and performance in the most demanding operating conditions.

The reformulated AMSOIL Synthetic European Car Formula 5W-40 Motor Oil provides the following features and benefits:

-- Offers advanced protection for major European gasoline and diesel passenger vehicles.

-- Engineered for turbo direct injection (TDI) vehicles, including the Volkswagen Jetta, Passat, Golf, Beetle and Audi A3, A4, A6 and A8 models

-- Provides maximum protection for today's smaller, high RPM engines.

-- It is the only oil in North America to be recommended for the latest specifications of all three major European automakers - Volkswagen (Audi), BMW and Mercedes-Benz and the latest North American API specifications.

 

Engine technologies present new Benefits & Challenges

Many mechanical developments designed to reduce emissions and improve efficiency place added stress on lubricants and fuel systems.

Dan Peterson | VICE PRESIDENT, TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT

In recent years, mandated emissions reductions and new fuel economy
standards have been the major drivers for new engine technologies. Application of improved engine technologies is
accelerating to meet these mandates, challenging lubrication and fuel systems to operate accordingly. Two of the most
common recently improved engine technologies include turbochargers and gasoline direct injection.

Turbochargers
Turbocharged engines have gained popularity with vehicle manufacturers for their ability to maintain or increase engine power while simultaneously increasing fuel economy. Turbochargers work by harnessing hot exhaust gases to drive a compressor, which in turn pressurizes air from the intake system to generate more engine power. Since turbochargers are continually exposed to hot exhaust gases, they stress lubricants far beyond other areas of the engine. High temperatures create the potential for localized sludge and deposit build-up in critical areas, which can lead to damage to the turbocharger and other parts of the engine if not lubricated and maintained correctly. Some engines equipped with turbochargers require warm-up and cool-down periods to avoid coking, which is when motor oil becomes baked onto the internal parts of the turbocharger.

According to BorgWarner Turbo and Emissions Systems, 90 percent of all turbocharger failures are due to one of
the following causes:
1. Penetration of foreign bodies into the
turbine or compressor
2. Dirt in the oil
3. Inadequate oil supply (oil pressure/filter system)
4. High exhaust gas temperatures.

These failures can generally be avoided with regular maintenance. Maintaining the air intake and filter for example, helps keep the system running cooler and ensures that no random foreign material gets into the turbocharger.

Many new turbocharger-equipped engines are designed to be consumer friendly and require little, if any, special intervention. For example, the new Ford EcoBoost™ engine has two water cooled turbochargers that continually circulate coolant after engine shut-down to ensure that the turbo is sufficiently cooled to prevent coking. Although this addresses some of the immediate issues, oil debris and localized excessive oil temperatures can still cause long-term issues.

Gasoline Direct Injection Engines
Gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines are becoming more widely used by vehicle manufacturers because, like
turbochargers, they can maintain engine power while also increasing fuel efficiency. In a GDI engine fuel is injected directly into the combustion chamber rather than the intake side of the engine. GDI technologies from different manufacturers vary and component design is slightly different depending on the company. Some GDI engines have exhibited problems with
carbon build-up on the intake side of valves. Oily residues build up over time and deposit on the back side of intake
valves causing loss of engine horsepower, sluggish operation and poor fuel economy.

One of the larger concerns is the potential for clogging fuel injectors. GDI systems operate under very high pressures and temperatures. The fuel injector resides inside the combustion chamber, so it is exposed to continuous cycles of high heat and pressure followed by cold-soak periods. This is a much more severe operating environment and deposit issues are more
common than in engines with injectors on the intake side. Since GDI systems depend on high pressures to atomize the fuel, any disruption of the fuel flow through the small injector openings creates noticeable issues. This problem is so prevalent that a GDI deposit test was designed specifically to predict deposit formation and impact on fuel flow.

So, with more change comes more issues and opportunities. Increased use of turbochargers places more stress on lubricants and filter technology. Lubricants must hold up to excessive temperatures created by use of these systems, and they must be able to quickly pull heat away from lubricated areas. In addition oil filtration is critical as these systems continuously operate
under high load and rpm. A slug of dirt particles in engine oil can tear up key bearing components quickly. Seems like a problem specifically designed for AMSOIL motor oils and high efficiency nanofiber filters.

GDI technology has many benefits but some significant issues. The pressure cooker that is created by high temperatures,
high fuel pressures and smaller fuel injector openings can certainly cause new issues for drivers. Varying fuel quality also creates another opportunity for AMSOIL fuel additives to help prevent or eliminate the issue.

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