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      06-23-2013, 07:36 AM   #1
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Has anyone herd of this brand?

I was picking up my beater car the other day and the guys at the shop were asking me if I've ever herd of Ardeca Motor Oil. They make a 10w60 that they say is approved by BMW. The sales guy for them is also saying Audi and Porsche are supposed to switch to Ardeca exclusively, due to a lot of issues with Mobil 1.
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It's characterized as a racing oil, yet says it is formulated for passenger cars. It has a relatively low TBN so not sure if it is suitable for BMW's extended drain intervals. Web site says recommended for BMW M cars but doesn't say anything about being BMW approved. There is a difference. I don't think BMW approves or even recommends any oil for the naturally-aspirated M cars other than TWS.

I would take the salesman's hype with a grain of salt. First of all, Audi's lubricant partner is Castrol, not Mobil 1. Porsche is tied to Mobil 1 - - very strongly.

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