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15W40 oil from ADDINOL

The 15W40 engine oils from ADDINOL consist of proven base oils and innovative additives. They were developed for demanding applications in gasoline and diesel engines. We guarantee highest engine cleanliness, best dispersion, corrosion and wear protection behaviour as well as thermal-oxidative resistance according to the proven performance level. Convince yourself of our 15W40 oils. With our Oilfinder you can check if your car is compatible with our oils.

Our 15W40 engine oils

ADDINOL PROFESSIONAL 1540 CK-4

Specifications / Approvals:

ACEA E7, ACEA E9

API CJ-4, API CK-4

Renault RLD-3, Volvo VDS 4.5, Mack EOS-4.5

meets the requirements:
Caterpillar ECF-2, MB 228.31, MAN M 3575, MTU Oil category 2.1, Deutz DQC III-10 LA, Caterpillar ECF-3, JASO DH-2, MAN M 3275-1, Caterpillar ECF-1-a, Cummins CES 20086, DDC 93K222

ADDINOL DIESEL LONGLIFE MD 1548

Specifications / Approvals:

ACEA E7

API CI-4 Plus, API SL

MB 228.3, Volvo VDS-3, Renault RLD-2, Global DHD-1, Mack EO-M Plus, Cummins CES 20078, Cummins CES 20077, Cummins CES 20076, MAN M 3275-1, Deutz DQC III-10, Mack EO-N, MTU Oil category 2

meets the requirements:
DAF, Caterpillar ECF-2, Fiat-Iveco, Caterpillar ECF-1-a

ADDINOL DIESEL LONGLIFE MD 1548 M

Specifications / Approvals:

ACEA E7

API CI-4 Plus, API SL

Global DHD-1

meets the requirements:
MB 228.3, Volvo VDS-3, Renault RLD-2, Mack EO-M Plus, Cummins CES 20078, Caterpillar ECF-2, Cummins CES 20077, Cummins CES 20076, Cummins CES 20072, Cummins CES 20071, MAN M 3275-1, Deutz DQC III-10, Caterpillar ECF-1-a, Mack EO-N, MTU Oil category 2

ADDINOL PROFESSIONAL 1540 E9

Specifications / Approvals:

ACEA E7, ACEA E9

API SM, API CJ-4

Volvo VDS, Volvo VDS-2, Volvo VDS-3, Volvo VDS-4, MB 228.31, MAN M 3575, Renault RLD-3, Mack EO-O Premium Plus, Cummins CES 20081

meets the requirements:
DAF, Caterpillar ECF-2, Fiat-Iveco, MTU Oil category 2.1, Deutz DQC III-10 LA, Caterpillar ECF-3, DDC 93K218, Caterpillar ECF-1-a

ADDINOL SUPER DRIVE MV 1546

Specifications / Approvals:

ACEA A3/B4

API CF, API SM

MB 229.1

meets the requirements:
VW 501 01, VW 505 00

ADDINOL SUPER STAR MX 1547

Specifications / Approvals:

ACEA A3/B4

API CF, API SL

meets the requirements:
MB 229.1, VW 501 01, VW 505 00, MB 228.2, PSA B71 2295

ADDINOL SUPER MV 1545

Specifications / Approvals:

ACEA A3/B3

API CF, API SJ

Information about 15W40 engine oil

What does 15W40 mean?

15W40 refers to the SAE class according to which the engine oil was classified. The SAE class describes the viscosity of an oil, i.e. its flow properties as a function of the operating temperature. Engine oils of class 15W40 are multigrade oils. These have good flow properties at cold and warm temperatures. This means that the important lubrication points in the engine are optimally supplied at cold and heat. "15W" refers to the flowability at cold temperatures (W=winter). It is still pumpable down to -25 °C, i.e. liquid enough to disperse in the engine. The number "40" describes the flowability of the engine oil at an operating temperature of 100 °C. The kinematic viscosity of a 15W40 oil at 100 °C is in the range of 12.5 - 16.2 mm²/s.

Performance parameters of SAE class 15W40
Performance parameters of SAE class 15W40

Engine oils with SAE Class 15W40 function in the temperature range from -25 °C to +40 °C. In extremely harsh winters it can lead to inadequate lubrication with 15W40 oils. Whether your truck is approved for 15W40 engine oil can be found in the respective manufacturer's specifications.

15W40 mineral?

Since 15W40 engine oils must remain serviceable in a lower temperature range than, for example, 0W40 oils, synthetic or semi-synthetic base oils do not necessarily have to be processed during production. Many 15W40 oils are therefore produced from mineral base oils. Since mineral oils are cheaper than synthetic oils, 15W40 oils are also cheaper than other multigrade oils such as 0W40, which consist mainly of synthetic base oils. In addition to the price advantage, mineral oils also have disadvantages. They are thermally more unstable then synthetic base oils.

15W40 or 10W40

Engine oils with SAE classes 15W40 and 10W40 differ mainly in their cold flow behaviour. While 15W40 oils can be pumped down to -25 °C in the engine, 10W40 oils can also withstand operating temperatures down to -30 °C. The base oils may also differ, as 10W40 oils rely on fully synthetic or semi-synthetic base oils. They are comparably of higher value than the mineral oils used in 15W40 engine oils.

Mixing 15W40 and 10W40?

The engine oils of the SAE classes 15W40 and 10W40 can always be mixed with each other. The combination of mineral oil and synthetic oil is no problem. If your truck or commercial vehicle is approved for both viscosity classes, there will be no problems in the engine. If your commercial vehicle only has the release for one of the two SAE classes, we advise against mixing. Engine damage may occur if the lubricating properties of the mixture do not comply with the manufacturer's specifications.

Contact

Sven Köhler

Product Manager Automotives / Gas Engine Oils