Another very interesting lubricant in the top-Tech line from the famous German manufacturer LIQUI Moli – motor oil Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200. In General, this line of oils is characterized by very high quality products, even against the background of other representatives of the same brand.
Description of Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 oil
What is a LIQUI Moly Top Tech 4200? This is a first-class HC-synthetics, focused primarily on the cars of the famous brands VW, BMW, Mercedes, Audi. Based on the specifications of automakers, suitable for modifications with additional and built-in particulate filters.
The engine oil is manufactured taking into account the strict environmental standards of Euro 4 and 5. The required tests were carried out on turbocharged engines and exhaust gas filtration systems (catalyst), with the exception of V10 TDI and R5 engines manufactured earlier than June 2006.
Motorists are guaranteed excellent wear resistance, reduced consumption of motor oil and fuel, high-quality lubrication of working parts thanks to the base oils of excellent quality, manufactured by synthesizing technology, combined with a modern additive package.
All these properties make it possible to increase the mileage between replacements to 30-50 thousand km or two years of operation for underutilized cars, but you should definitely read the recommendations for replacement from the automaker. Oil can be successfully poured into engines running on gas.
Properties, certificates of conformity, specifications, physical and chemical parameters
General features are exactly similar to the oil 4100 of the same line. Complies with API certificates SN/CF, ACEA A3/B4 A5/B5, has tolerances of manufacturers such as Fiat, Peugeot, Citroen, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi.
The characteristics of the product can be judged on the basis of the following data:
- Pour point (⁰S) – within -42;
- Viscosity index – 175;
- Ash content – 0.7 g/100 g;
- The flash in the open crucible (⁰C) – 235;
- The viscosity (100 ° C) – 12.3 mm sq/s;
- Alkali – 6.5 mg Koh/g;
- Index viscosity (40 ° C) – 70 sq. mm/s;
- HTHS – 3.5 MPa*s;
The manufacturer recommends this lubricant for atmospheric and turbocharged engines, both diesel and gasoline. It is designed for long replacement intervals and heavily loaded ice. Suitable for Euro 4 and 5 eco-class engines with additional exhaust gas cleaning devices.
Motorists using the oil expressed in the absolute most positive experience. There is a big plus tolerance VW 505.01/506.01, which indicates the possibility of using the product for diesel engines with pump nozzles, due to the high importance of the oil grade for them.
According to reviews, one user after switching to TopTec 4200 lost the intake manifold error.
In General, there is a decrease in noise, the softness of the engine. Of the shortcomings stands out only a high price, but for the money the owner of the car gets a great German quality.
TopTec 4200 is a small test on two different DVS
There are many different checks of car oil, one of these is worth a short talk. It is very simple, the point is that applying the lubricant in two different types of engines, check the difference in their work, and draw the appropriate conclusions.
For objectivity, the work of both engines is monitored for 50 thousand kilometers. Next, noise, fuel efficiency, real replacement intervals are checked.
Engine oil LIQUI Moli Top Tech 4200 is a hydrocracking, which indicates its excellent characteristics. Diesel and gasoline power units took part in the test.
Diesel cold works quite noisy, but with the transition to TopTec 4200 work was easy, therefore, the lubricant at low temperatures good. On the petrol engine the first time the difference was not appreciable.
Further, there was a really reduced fuel consumption in the area of 2-5 %, while the operation was in different conditions – city, off-road, rural areas. A decrease in the concentration of exhaust gases was observed. Of the shortcomings can be identified except that the number of permits for cars, I would like to have more.
Regarding replacement intervals. After 30 thousand km. the oil remained clean, retained its consistency and color. This means that the product does have long service intervals.
According to the results, it was concluded about the excellent quality and compliance of the manufacturer’s words with the facts. The only flaws in the price and possibility of application for all vehicles.