Latest technology for the ///M Engine: a modern
ultra-performance synthetic motor oil that is friendly to late
model BMWs for road and track. Based on our personal used oil
analysts of this oil, it far outperforms the Castrol TWS oil sold
by BMW and meets API SJ standards- very impressive...
Further advantages of Quartz Racing is its roots of Elf's Sport
Championé oil. A fully synthetic formula gives it an exceptional
resistance to oxidation at high temperature and its additives and
base oils work against the formation of deposits, and maintain
hydro-dynamic lubrication even at extreme operation conditions.
Your engine stays clean and maintains all of its power without
excessive detergents that can fight anti-wear additives. Quartz
Racing's viscosity rating works to maintain oil film strength,
especially important on the S54 and S62 at high temperatures one
sees on the track, whilst also maintaining its fluidity at low
temperature making it perfectly suitable for year-round use.
The bearing HTHS viscosity (High Temperature, High Shear), of
this oil provides users with ideal performance during the bearing
loads Motorsport and modified engines see. This flexible viscosity
ensures engine protection that BMW intended.
VAC Used and Recommended for:
- BMW ///M Series Engines (that call for 10W-60, like S54, S65,
- Ducati Motorbikes, Aircooled V twin, and other 4-Stroke
applications that call for 10W-60 or 20w-60 oil
We have worked with Total and found this oil to be
excellent for the M engines without the "BMW Tax" that afflicts the
over-priced Castrol TWS. In fact, we would say that this oil is
more advanced in all respects than the aging TWS and have fully
replaced TWS with Quartz Racing at VAC.
Q: What Type of oil change interval is recommended?
A: Regardless of the oil used, regardless of BMWs service
guidelines; we do not recommend extending the change interval
beyond 7500 mile intervals to insure your engines best care (base
this difference on the type of driving & use your vehicle
sees). This oil is easily capable of 5k to 7500 miles
even under stressful use.
Q: Is this oil truly Synthetic?
A: Yes, unlike many "Synthetic" oils that are actually refined from
a crude base, this is a 100% Group IV: PAO or Poly-Alpha-Olefine,
derived from the Ethylene chemistry synthetic oil meant for the
highest stresses any street or dual use vehicle will see.
Q: Can I use this oil in other engines?
A: Any 4-stroke that call for a a Xw-50 or 60 weight oil. We
expressly do not recommend using this weight in other engines that
call for 10w-40 and lower. We also believe that the "Joe Gibb's
Driven" brand oil is our choice for S14/ M88/ M10/M20/M30 and
Many stock BMW engines (especially those with hydraulic lifters)
are actually best served by 5w-30 through 10w-40 depending on their
Q: What type of use is this oil recommended for?
A: While this oil is formulated to perform like a race oil, it has
longer lasting viscosity characteristics and detergent additives
that make it suitable for use in a wide range of apps, including
street driven vehicles.
This formulation is designed to stand up to extreme temperatures
that you will likely see if you track your vehicle, but is also
formulated with detergents and the necessary cleaning agents so
it's suitable for every-day use. It meets API SJ, so it will not
foul late model cars catalytic converters.
We use this as a street fill and for HPDE use in all our customers
engines that call for 10W-60 with great results.
Q: Who is Total in the oil industry?
A: Firstly, lets know about other oil companies: Most specialty
brands of oil in the industry are from companies that do not
manufacture *any base stock*, be it mineral, hydrocracked, ester or
PAO. The staff of many 'boutique' companies is often mostly
dedicated to marketing and sales. Most of the technical development
is sub-contracted to Chemical groups such as Total, from which they
purchase their base stocks...
You may already be familiar with Elf as seen in F1, Lemans, WRC,
MotoGP and others for over 35 years. Total, as the "Elf" name
brand, has long been a favorite of exotic automobile owners in the
USA and Europe for many years, but has never before had such
excellent distribution in the US until recently...
Total Group; headquartered in France (and in NJ USA) are the Total
/ Elf lubricant brand. Total is the 4th largest oil company in the
world, they manufacturer base stocks as well as finished
lubricant products. Total extracts crude oil, operates refineries
& chemical plants, and employs 10,000 people in the US Chemical
industry alone! In short, the Total-Group engineers and
manufactures lubricants from A-to-Z. Total's Engine Oils are being
used by many of the top racing teams today. Porsches and BMWs
everywhere are switching to their high grade oil on and off the
track for exemplary low wear, lower oil temps, and longer change
intervals. For years, Total (as Elf) has been an oil of choice for
racing professionals and mechanics alike in Europe.
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