BMW Longlife 04 oils are Top Tier lower SAPS1 lubricants. They are designed for use in BMW gasoline engines and light-duty diesel engines with our without particulate filters.
BMW Longlife 04 oils are typically high High Temperature High Shear. A measure of a fluid’s resistance to flow under conditions resembling highly-loaded journal bearings in fired internal combustion engines, typically 1 million s–1 at 150°C. (≥ 3.5cP) SAE 5W-30 and 5W-40 based on American Petroleum Institute. The primary oil and natural gas trade association in the United States. API operates a voluntary licensing and certification program that allows engine oil marketers to use the API Engine Oil Quality Marks if their products meet specific requirements. Group III and Group IV base oils.
The main physical and chemical requirements for BMW Longlife 04 oils are shown below:
|HTHS A measure of a fluid's resistance to flow. A fluid with a higher viscosity flows less easily.||CEC L-36-A-90||cP||≥ 3.5|
|A product of the combustion of metals commonly found in detergents. As a lubricant property, sulfated ash content is a measure of metal content (usually Zinc, Calcium, and Magnesium) and allows formulators to stay within specified limits in order to minimize the negative effects of abrasive ash particles. Sulfated ash is determined by charring the oil, treating the residue with sulfuric acid, and evaporating to dryness, the result being expressed as % by mass.||American Society for Testing and Materials. An organization that develops international standards for industry, including test methods, specifications, and best practices. Many tests that certify a lubricant to a specification are overseen by ASTM. D874||%wt||≤|
|Evaporation loss (NOACK)||CEC L-40-A-93||%||≤|
|Total Base Number||ASTM D2896||mgKOH/g||≥|
Note 1 : SAPS refers to Sulphated Metallic deposits formed in the combustion chamber and other engine parts during high-temperature operation., Phosphorus and Sulphur, the levels of which are often restricted in the latest performance specifications.
BMW Longlife 04 is usually coupled with:
- Daimler MB-Approval 229.31
- Daimler MB-Approval 229.51
- Daimler MB-Approval 229.52
- Volkswagen VW50500
- Volkswagen VW50501
- Volkswagen VW50400
- Volkswagen VW50700
- Porsche A40
- Porsche C40
- GM dexos2
For more information on BMW Longlife 04 oils, contact your Lubrizol representative.