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Motul 300V Power or 8100 X-Cess or Redline?

So which 5W-40 should I be running in a Lotus Elise SC?

8100 is substantially cheaper than 300V Power....but is it ester based? Motul's website doesn't say and didn't give the 1100 ppm ZDDP rating either.

What about Redline? Anything comparable?

What's the oil capacity...will 5 quarts be enough to do an oil change? I searched and found the Evora takes 6 quarts....Sector 111's website says the 5 quart 8100 container is enough for an oil change, but didn't specify Elise or not.

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Regarding doing an oil change, and many other things, this is your answer: http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f115...rthread-25131/

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Regarding doing an oil change, and many other things, this is your answer: http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f115...rthread-25131/
Thank you, sir!

***EDIT*** I've been reading much of that thread rather than working today....but I still haven't seen my question about the types of Motul oil answered....anyone else know if the 8100 is ester based and 1100 ppm ZDDP rated?

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You are fine either way

300 for serious track use, 8100 for regular use, redline, amsoil,

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300 for serious track use, 8100 for regular use, redline, amsoil,
Thanks....I noticed the 300 isn't that much more expensive (relatively speaking) than the 8100 (roughly twice the price) and I don't mind spending the extra money if there's even a slight benefit.

Which one do you use (I know you're a Motul proponent)?

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300V does not have the detergents you need to run the oil for any extended period of miles. It is a track oil.

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300V does not have the detergents you need to run the oil for any extended period of miles. It is a track oil.
Thanks....8100 it is then. Thanks so much.

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Ya, I saw that on their site....just didn't know if the 300V "Above existing Motorsport standards" (again from their site) would be better still....and wasn't listed b/c it's completely unnecessary for non-tracked cars. "Unnecessary" is fine; I don't mind throwing away money on something I perceive to be "better"....harmful b/c it lacks the proper detergents isn't.
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