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    Question about motul oil

    Hey folks, I just recently had my first oil change on my 2011 wrx. I actually had it done at a dealer and had Motul 8100 Eco Energy 5w30 put in. I was just doing some research about that oil and found that it is not API certified and the oil grade is not ILSAC gf 4 or gf 5. My manuals says it requires a SN or SM classification but on the bottle it shows a SL classification which has me a bit concerned. From my research i've also gathered from other forums that Motul oil is in such a high league that they don't need API certifications and what nots because they well exceed it. Anyone can chime in on this?

    Resolved it with SOA!
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    If the oil you used does not meet the specifications set in your user manual, the dealer sold you an incorrect part for your car.

    The oil is reputable and very good, but that's irrelevant as the warranty deals with specifications, and the oil does not meet them. "Exceeding" them may be true chemically but it also has to be true legally to be of use to you in my view; in other words, you need the bottle to have the stamp for warranty purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    If the oil you used does not meet the specifications set in your user manual, the dealer sold you an incorrect part for your car.

    The oil is reputable and very good, but that's irrelevant as the warranty deals with specifications, and the oil does not meet them. "Exceeding" them may be true chemically but it also has to be true legally to be of use to you in my view; in other words, you need the bottle to have the stamp for warranty purposes.

    Keep your receipt for future reference.
    Apparently the dealer had to get authorization from SOA before selling it.

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    I would get that SoA gave them authorization in writing and have it signed/dated by general manager, sales manager, service manager and parts manager.


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    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    I would get that SoA gave them authorization in writing and have it signed/dated by general manager, sales manager, service manager and parts manager.
    +1 definitely
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