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Motul is a worldwide lubricants manufacturer that is a mainstay amongst most motoring enthusiasts and racing teams. Motul Oils are developed in extreme conditions, like motor racing, to ensure that their knowledge and experience filter down into every quart of oil. Motul is constantly inventing new processes and technologies to improve the quality of their products, thereby invoking their pioneering spirit.
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TYPE OF USE SPECIFIC LL-04 5W-40 Gasoline and Diesel oil for EURO IV engines 100% Synthetic Specifically designed for BMW and MINI cars fitted with EURO IV engines (M43CNG, M47/TU2, M57TU, M57TOP, M57TU2, M67TU...) that require "Mid SAPS" lubricants : low Sulphated Ashes (<0.8%), low Phosphorus and (< 0.08%), low Sulphur (< 0.3%). - For Diesel engines fitted with diesel particulate filter, Specific LL-04 must be used whatever the country. Specific LL-04 is also suitable for use into diesel engines without diesel particulate filter. - For Gasoline engines, Specific LL-04 is only recommended for use in European Union countries, Switzerland, Norway and Liechtenstein. In those countries, Specific LL-04 can be used where BMW LL-01, LL-01 FE or LL-98 is required except for M3 and M5, refer to BMW recommendation. PERFORMANCES STANDARDS ACEA A3 / B4 / C3 - API SL / CF APPROVALS BMW Long Life-04 Engines compliant with EURO IV anti pollution regulation are fitted with sensitive systems for exhaust gas post treatment : - Sulphur and Phosphorus inhibit catalytic convertors operation and can damage catalytic components : inefficient exhaust gas treatment. - Sulphated Ashes clog diesel particulate filters : shorten regenerating cycle, higher fuel consumption and engine power loss. BMW developed BMW LL-04 standard for "Mid SAPS" lubricants (low Sulphur, Phosphorus and Sulphated Ashes) compatible with post treatment systems. Those oils allow reaching extended drain intervals managed by computer on board. RECOMMENDATION Drain interval : refer to manufacturers'recommendations and tune to your own use. Do not mix with lubricants not BMW LL-04 compliant. PROPERTIES Viscosity grade Density at 15°C (59°F) Viscosity at 100°C (212°F) Viscosity at 40°C (104°F) Viscosity index Pour point Flash point TBN SAE J 300 ASTM D1298 ASTM D445 ASTM D445 ASTM D2270 ASTM D97 ASTM D92 ASTM D 2896 5W-40 0.851 13.9 mm2/s 84.9 mm2/s 167 -36°C / -33°F 215°C / 419°F 7.4 mg KOH/g