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Synthetic 5W-40 C-ESP Euro Oil

 European Car Formula 5W-40 Classic Emissions System Protection Synthetic Oil
Product Code: EFM • Brand: AMSOIL

European Car Formula 5W-40 Classic Emissions System Protection Synthetic Motor Oil (EFM) is a Full-SAPS synthetic motor oil, specially formulated for the lubrication needs of European gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks. Its full sulfated ash, phosphorus and sulfur (SAPS) formulation provides excellent protection and performance for a wide range of vehicles.

Package sizes include:

1-Quart Bottle
1-Quart Bottles (case of 12)
5-Liter Bottle
5-Liter Bottles (case of 2)
55-Gallon Drum
275-Gallon Tote

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Product Details

Product Applications

AMSOIL European Car Formula Synthetic Motor Oil is formulated to meet or exceed the most demanding European specifications. It is recommended for European gasoline and diesel vehicles requiring any of the following performance specifications:

Product Application Specs

• API SN/SM
• ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4
• BMW LL-01
• GM LL-B-025
• MB-Approval 229.3, 229.5
• Porsche A40
• Renault 0710, 0700
• Volkswagen 502.00, 505.00

Manufacturer Approvals:
Volkswagen 502.00, 505.00
• MB-Approval 229.5
• Porsche A40

Product Description

European Car Formula 5W-40 Classic Emissions System Protection Synthetic Motor Oil (EFM) Full-SAPS Synthetic Motor Oil is specially formulated for the lubrication needs of European gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks. Its full sulfated ash, phosphorus and sulfur (SAPS) formulation provides excellent protection and performance for a wide range of vehicles.

AMSOIL, the leader in automotive synthetic lubrication, produced the world's first API qualified synthetic motor oil in 1972. Trust the extensive experience of AMSOIL The First in Synthetics® to do the best job protecting your engine.

Full-SAPS Formulation for Maximum Engine Protection

AMSOIL European Car Formula contains high-quality anti-wear additives and surpasses the tough ACEA oil specifications for high-temperature/high-shear (HT/HS) viscosity. It provides outstanding protection in high-rpm, hot-running engines and delivers dependable long-term performance for the extended drain intervals recommended by European vehicle manufacturers.

Superior Engine Cleanliness

The excellent oxidation stability, heat resistance and detergency properties of AMSOIL European Car Formula help keep engines clean. It is specially designed to prevent sludge and varnish deposits, reduce oil consumption, extend engine life and provide maximum overall performance.

All-Season Performance

The broad 5W-40 viscosity rating, low volatility (burn-off) and wax-free nature of AMSOIL European Car Formula make it excellent for hot and cold temperatures. It helps reduce engine wear, control oil thickening and provide easier cold starts.

Complete Coverage

AMSOIL European Car Formula meets and often exceeds strict European manufacturer specifications. Its shear-stable synthetic base oils and high-quality anti-wear additives provide outstanding protection in high-temperature conditions and deliver dependable performance throughout the long drain intervals recommended by European manufacturers.

Excellent For Turbochargers

AMSOIL European Car Formula has a robust composition that shields engines from the high temperatures produced by turbochargers. Its thermally stable oil formulation resists deposit formation and cools turbochargers. Its low pour point protects turbo-chargers against oil starvation in subzero temperatures and ensures a rapid return to appropriate oil pressure at startup.

• Engineered to meet European manufacturers' specifications
• Excellent protection for gasoline and diesel engines
• Fights sludge for superior engine cleanliness

Emissions System Protection

AMSOIL European Car Formula features precisely balanced formulations that consider the needs of modern exhaust treatment devices. Protecting sensitive emissions systems depends on using the optimal blend of SAPS (sulfated ash, phosphorus and sulfur) to keep these systems functioning properly.

Service Life

Recommended for the extended drain intervals established by the vehicle manufacturer. Change oil filter at time of oil change.

COMPATIBILITY

AMSOIL European Car Formula is compatible with conventional and synthetic motor oils. Mixing AMSOIL motor oils with other oils, however, will reduce the performance benefits.

Aftermarket oil additives are not recommended for use with AMSOIL motor oils.

HEALTH & SAFETY

This product is not expected to cause health concerns when used for the intended application and according to the recommendations in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

Click here to view the MSDS Data Sheet for AMSOIL EFM.

Keep out of the reach of children. Don't pollute. Return used oil to collection centers.

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Technical Data
TYPICAL TECHNICAL PROPERTIES
European Car Formula5W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil (EFM)
Kinematic Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D 445)13.6
Kinematic Viscosity @ 40°C, cSt (ASTM D 445)83.3
Viscosity Index (ASTM D 2270)168
CCS Viscosity, cP @ °C (ASTM D 5293)5433 (-30)
Pour Point °C (°F) (ASTM D 97)-39 (-38)
Flash Point °C (°F) (ASTM D 92)220 (428)
Fire Point °C (°F) (ASTM D 92)238 (460)
Noack Volatility, % weight loss (g/100g) (ASTM D 5800)8.7
Four Ball Wear Test (ASTM D 4172B @ 40 kg, 75°C, 1200 rpm, 1 hr), Scar, mm0.47
Total Base Number10.1
High-Temperature/High-Shear Viscosity
150°C, 1.4 x 1.0 x 106 s-1, cP (ASTM D 5481)
3.7
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 European Car Formula 5W-40 Classic Emissions System Protection Synthetic Oil

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Product Name: Synthetic 5W-40 C-ESP Euro Oil
Current Rating: 4.96out of 5 stars
Votes & Reviews: 45 vote(s) and 41 user reviews.


A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Abe: space

Would by again

I use Amsoil lubricants in all my vehicles

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Denis: space

Great oil

I drive VW with 2.0T engine. This engine is known for consuming oil that many owners experience. I'm not one of them but I was only running it on amsoil 5w40 as long as I own the car. Sold previous one being 8.5 years old and no consumption between changes. New one is the same thing but it's only 4 years old now. After all I'm very happy about this oil

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by M8ttix: space

Love this stuff

I run the 5w40 on my built Subaru ej257 Sti I have to say I love this oil works great and had no issues. I also used the 30w breaking in when I was breaking in the motor. I have also have oil analysis done of the 5w40 and came back with nothing but positive comments. I always refer my friends to amsoil.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Rocky - Gulf coast: space

outstaning oil

I use the amsoil in all my foreign cars. Outstanding product, will always use.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Glenny B: space

Consistent

I have used in my 2006 BMW X3 for several years. Always dependable, high in quality, and a consistent product!

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Mcorvtech: space

I plan on using this oil for as long as I own my Audi

With a factory oil change recommended every 10k I like having the piece of mind of knowing the oil in my crank case is holding up and not breaking down. I have seen first hand factory recommended castrol start to sludge just before the recommended oil change interval especially in hot climates in NV and AZ.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Sam: space

Good oil

I run this in my 987.2 Porsche. Car loves it and it keeps the sewing machine noises down that these like to omit.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Todd Fly's: space

5W-40

I have been using this in my 2000 Mercedes E320 for years. I now have over 300k miles on the vehicle. This is the best oil by far.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Joe: space

Great Oil

I use this stuff in my 08 E350 4Matic. I commute 150 miles a day to NYC and back. Stop and go traffic combined with high mileage can take its toll quick so I need Oil that can handle it.
This stuff is great. I feel a noticeable difference in performance. Not to mention the oil is still relatively clean when I change it after 8k miles.
I'd recommend this to anyone looking for good engine protection.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by JRKummerle: space

The best of the best

i buy my vehicles and typically keep them for 10 years or 200K miles. most are used for towing and not what you would call lite duty applications. the other vehicles are high performance euro cars. Amsoil is the best of the best and has never failed me. i use the Amsoil products in everything from brake fluid to grease to oil, diff oil etc... none of my vehicles use, consume, or burn oil after 200,000 miles running amsoil. what more proof do i need than that?

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Tutti: space

Yes , I will like buy it again..

I like how works, in my Mini Cooper S

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Jack: space

Motor oil 5W 40 classic

OUTSTANDING!

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Moe: space

I would buy this product again

Seems to work great in my BMW. I use amsoil in all of my engines

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Tom: space

Synthetics

This is great stuff! Our 10 yr old Audi may not look new but the engine is in great shape.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by John: space

THE BEST Car or Truck Synthetic Motor Oil

You can buy from other companies but you will not find any oil for you Car or Truck that is any better than this oil. AMSOIL, is the BEST of any other and at a better price.
If you check the price you will find than this OIL and FILTERS are better an a LOWER PRICE .

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by MickeyB: space

Lot's of choices.

When it comes to motor oil I have been all over the map. There are very few oils I will use and after using many that were good and even with friction additives to bring up thier grouping and thier lubricity. I now only use Amzoil.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Flyboy: space

Very good

I love Amsoli products and have been very impressed since 1981

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Vlad.: space

The only thing I ever put in German cars.

This oil works great in my Mercedes, BMW, and my mom's Audi. Valvetrain got much quieter and can hardly hear any noise from the timing chain. Had the valve cover gaskets replaced recently on a BMW and the head was so clean you could eat out of it. Definitely a great product. Oh and I do my oil changes every 15,000 miles.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Lycanit: space

Perfect

Exactly as we expected. Fantastic oil and Superior protection

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Dreamliner: space

I have continued to use the European spec oil

The oil continues to offer great performance and I feel comfortable that my engine is protected in the best way possible.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by mrearly: space

Good stuff

I use this oil in my 2003 330i Bimmer, although it is not on BMW's recommended list of synthetic oils. As far as I know, it works well. I do have complete confidence in AMSOil products.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Nate: space

Amsoil for my VW Jetta

I have used Amsoil for the past 28 years and will not use anything else it is in my opinion the best oil made and I will not settle for nothing less. I use it in all my car's, truck's motorcycles, quad's lawn equipment, chain saws, and log splitter.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by yohnny: space

yes

solid product will continue to use

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Basshook47: space

The best is the best!!!

Used in My 2003 Jetta 2.0 L i-4. Noticed improved smoothness and acceleration.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by James: space

Best for my CC

Use the European formula in my Volkswagen CC.. great oil

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Motosylum Racing: space

The right product at the right price for VW

I use this in both VW's for the wife and daughter. It meets the required specs for the engine and has reduced the oil consumption that VW 4 cylinder engines are famous for. Combined with the EA oil filter, lab tests show no problems with the 10,000 mile service interval.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Bobtam: space

Used this oil in my Audi for years

Never had a oiling issue and change it every 7500 miles. Price is right as my car only needs VW 502.1 oil. Why pay more for lower SAPS oil?

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by dchan: space

very good product I will buy more and more

I s a good product must buy

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by MARK: space

Handles freezing cold to really hot!

We run this in our 2006 VW Passat and 2001 VW Eurovan. It's great in both vehicles, especially in our Canadian winter where it gets down to -30 to -35 Celsius. In the winter we drive the van down to Phoenix and the oil handles the outside temperature changes superbly.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Aleksey: space

Good price.

Good price for the product.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Johnny: space

Dr

Great product

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by WILLIAM: space

Best Oil

Best oil on the planet! Been running Amsoil in my VWs for years!

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by AARON: space

Worked great in my bmw

Got this for my 2000 540i bmw. Works great, zero issues.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by John: space

will be useing all the time.

use it in our sports car to keep it running smooth. The best oil for a sports car to use.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by djeden: space

Have been using this on 3 different Volvos for years now

The first few changes, at my usual 6000KM (3700 miles) produced oil that looked too clean - I've never extended my oil change intervals before but my last change at 8000KM (5000 miles) barely showed much of a difference, this is real quality stuff.

I run this in my 2.4L naturally aspirated Volvo motors year round, seeing temperatures up to 40° C (104° F) down to -35° C ( - 31° F).

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Mike: space

The best product for your car!

Oil is the blood of your car's engine. I you are like me, you want the very best products for
your car. I do all my own maintenance and I am always looking towards technology to help
keep my cars running as well as possible. At first I was skeptical about using an oil that was
not specifically recommended for my car from the manufacture. But when I read all of the comparisons between Amsoil and all the other synthetic oils, I thought I would give it a try.
That was the best decision that I have ever made. My car runs smooth, the spark plugs look clean,
and I actually save money by the longer oil change intervals. Something that I didn't expect was
the improved MPG that resulted as well! I now use Amsoil in all my cars and I couldn't be happier.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by BZ: space

Great oil

234000 miles on my 2004 r32.Used amsoil from the first oil change.Still burns zero oil.Great stuff!

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Joe the baker: space

Return buyer, first time reviewer.

Products are very high quality, customer service second to none. Oil for my Mercedes, chainsaw, and silicone spray are all the best I've found.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Silver dream: space

Great for European autos

Car runs cooler and fuel mileage went up

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by DR: space

Oil made for my motor

I have a 1998 BMW 5 series with 325,000 km, currently. I change the oil every 10,000 km. This is my 5th BMW, and the only one that doesn't leak or burn oil. I just changed the valve cover gasket a couple of months ago, otherwise this is pretty much bone stock original. It is garaged all the time when not being driven. This car even does lapping days at Mosport International Raceway, now known unfortunately as Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. I don't even need to top up after a hot run full throttle redline. I can't say it's all because of the oil, but it certainly didn't hurt.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Dr.Chaffa: space

very well made

have used Amsoil for years,with modified big marine and small tubo auto enignes . the engines ran quite and longer than i ever expected. i am using this european formula oil in a 06 vw gti, originally 200 crank HP. i have installed a bigger turbo on it now it pushing 350whp. i am at 93000 miles with these mods and their are no leaking seals and runs as good as the day i bought it. the internal parts are very clean and wear is very low. i have used this oil every oil change since i bought the car.

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